8 Smart Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Home


Spring is upon us, and with the fresh spring air (and hint of warmer weather) typically comes the cleaning bug. Is your goal to clean smarter this year? Throw open those windows, turn on your fans and use these brilliant tips to tackle spring cleaning your home:


1) Clean windows with a windshield squeegee

Struggle with paper towels or cleaning wipes when cleaning your windows? A windshield squeegee (the same you use for your car windshield) helps get those windows sparkling without the streaks.


2) Freshen blankets and pillows by airing them outside

Sometimes instead of a wash, blankets and pillows that have been sitting inside just need a fresh air infusion. Hang them up on a clothesline or let them sit in the sun and let nature do the spring cleaning.

3) Use vinegar to remove mineral deposits

Did you know you can use paper towels soaked in vinegar to remove lime buildup around faucets and other surfaces in your bathroom? If you have dirty or closed shower head jets, vinegar can also be used to clean off built up mineral deposits.

4) Rent a professional carpet cleaning device

Many home improvement stores offer professional-grade carpet cleaning devices for rent. This offers a much deeper clean than simply vacuuming, and at a much cheaper cost than hiring professionals.

5) Wipe down your walls

Often walls get neglected when it comes to home cleaning, even though they get dirty from falling dust and other debris. Clean your walls by using a sponge mop or wet towel with watered down dish soap.

6) Disinfect your sink disposal with lemon

Over time, your sink disposal can get somewhat stinky and have food build-up. Send some cut-up lemon, ice and salt down the disposal to help rub off food particles and get rid of any unwelcome smells.

7) Protect shower doors with a water repellent

Once you’re done cleaning shower doors, apply a coat of auto rain repellent — the same as you would on your car’s windshield. The water will bead and slide off instead of building up on your glass.

8) Get rid of unworn clothes and garments

Use this rule of thumb: If you haven’t worn it in a year or more, ditch it! Clearing your clothing clutter will create much-needed space in your closets and drawers.


Spring is the season of growth and rebirth, making it the perfect time to make a change. Do you need help obtaining a mortgage this season? We can help! Contact a member of our experienced Capital Mortgages team today and we’ll talk you through the process.