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With winter come and gone and the promise of warmer weather upon us, a proper spring cleaning is probably in order. Spring is traditionally the time to give your house an overhaul, and for good reason. Giving your house a deep and thorough cleaning in spring can jumpstart your entire year and attitude, making it more likely you’ll keep your New Year's resolutions.
Maybe you don’t feel like you have the time or equipment to give your house the cleaning it deserves, though. A deep cleaning often takes specialized gear that a lot of us don’t have regular access to. That being said, there are some simple ways around this. Below we’ve gathered 5 of our best budget-friendly tips for cleaning your house this spring.
To get a really deep clean there’s certain equipment you just can’t do without like sanders, polishers, carpet cleaners, or pressure cleaners, for example. Instead of incurring the expense of buying these items and then having to store them the rest of the year, why not see if you can borrow from a family member or neighbor, or failing that, rent them. Both options are far cheaper than purchasing them on your own.
There are all kinds of fancy, expensive cleanings solutions clogging the market today. But you know three that will never fail you? Vinegar, baking soda, and bleach. They’re also the cheapest. If you don’t have money for the newest and greatest cleaning products out there, then stick to the basics. They’re often able to do as much, if not more, than the costly stuff.
The rags you use for spring cleaning are going to be inevitably gummed up and filthy by the end of it. Instead of using your nice dishcloths and having to throw them away and by new ones once you’re done or wasting mountains of paper towels, simply cut up an old shirt into squares for a few dedicated spring cleaning rags. That way, you can just throw them out when you’re done without worrying about having to clean them.
Though you may never have thought of it, your appliances often need to be cleaned as much as the rest of your house. AC filters should be replaced, refrigerator coils vacuumed, and dryer vents washed out. Cleaning all three of these often overlooked dirt magnets will make your appliances last longer, draw less power, and save you money.
While you're cleaning, instead of throwing out everything you don’t need, keep what you can and throw a garage sale once you’re finished. There’s truth in the saying that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and you’d be surprised by how much of what you don’t need other people are willing to pay good money for.
Having a garage sale is a great way of recouping some of the money you’ve spent on cleaning supplies or equipment, and it might even put a little extra in your pocket at the end of the day.
Everyone deserves to have a clean house and armed with these 5 tips you’re more than ready to kick your cleaning game into high gear. Another good way of starting spring and the new year fresh is with a signature installment loan. Signature installment loans are a fast cash option that could net you up to $900 to handle any pressing bills or other emergency expenses, so why not see if it could be the right choice for you?