Spring Cleaning Tips

Sometimes in assistance of the spring cleaning comes ideas that seem absurd. Such advice your mother will never give you, however, can reasonably use them for work.

Let’s start from the closet where several months stand your beautiful new shirt, but you cannot wear it due to an annoying ink stain. No, do not rush to dispose of and give it a second chance, dipped it into a solution of two parts milk and one part white vinegar. Leave the shirt to stand overnight in the solution, and in the morning, the stain will be just a bad memory.

  • While it is known as one of your favourite soft drinks, Coca Cola or Pepsi can help clean the toilet.
  • The citric acid in an aluminium can promote a sufficient cleaning effect. The cherry flavour is preferred, but it is essential to spray the toilet and leave it to stay overnight thoroughly. In the morning, rinse the car with water.
  • Replace paper towels for cleaning (or well-known household rolls) with newspapers. It turns out that paper napkins are not always the most effective for cleaning surfaces, especially glass. While paper towels gloss over oily patches on the smooth surface, newspapers cope smoothly, leaving the glass shiny. This is especially true for windows, but can’t use it, and tiles, glass tables, kitchen countertops and more.
  • If you find patches of colour on your freshly washed dishes, it is time to run the dishwasher on “idle.” The appliance should only be cleaned by simply dropping it to perform a cycle with a packet of citric acid crystals (you can buy it from any grocery store). Then, start another process with regular detergent. To avoid such a problem, the next time clean the vessels from coloured food before placing them in the dishwasher.
  • Filters and openings of ventilation and air conditioning systems can be waxed with liquid wax after previously well having them cleaned. Thus, dust will accumulate so quickly, and the air will flow better and be cleaner.
  • To clean the carpets after the long winter, it is better to call a cleaning company. After the main cleaning, you need to keep your carpet regularly.

With these practical tips, you are ready to welcome spring in a clean and refreshed home!

DIY: decorations from empty old wine bottles

The wine is an art, a sensation. It’s not a simple alcoholic drink, but it makes you feel like in Italy, Spain, California, or Chile. The wine is a ritual of sharing: feelings, thoughts, moments, yourself. Wine is a pleasure. It’s classy. It’s a “bottled poetry”, some people say. And you are a wine lover – someone with a glass of wine, talks passionately with his friends and celebrates every success. Thus, you end up with lovely memories from the last night and too many empty wine bottles. The one option you have is to recycle the glass and to forget about it.

But for goodness sake, wine brings you imagination and creativity. Use them wisely!

Make them shine

This is maybe the easiest way to turn the used wine bottles into pieces of art. Wash all the bottles properly and get rid of all the labels. Go to the supermarket and buy lights with batteries that do not need to be connected with electricity. They are almost like the lights we use on the Christmas tree. Come back home and put them carefully in the bottles and voilà!

Write to them

All we have is words. They are impressive and straightforward. They could quickly turn the most ordinary object into something enthralling and unique. So buy blackboard (chalkboard) paint and dye the previously well-washed bottles. You should, after that wait, until they dry up and write something inspiring. It should not be too long, and yet it’s only a bottle.

Something like “Be curious” and “Desire” is suitable, or you could write “Love” or “Be joyful”.

Make a vase

This is again a facile solution. You can paint the bottles in different colours and do not make them black. You can leave them how they are and only remove the labels. You can be creative – you can draw on them, or adhere something. Free your imagination. Thus, they quickly turn into vases, and you can spread them around the house and put flowers in them. You have no idea how lively your home is going to be.

Make a candle holder

This one is a little bit more difficult, but not impossible. You can again do it at home with no need for a handyman. You now have to cut the glass, which can happen quickly with a yarn, some nail polish remover, and lighter and cold water. It would be best if you wrapped the string around the bottle, then tie it and take it off. Put it in the nail polish remover and then back on the bottle. Use the lighter and heat this part of the wine bottle. After 30 seconds, put it in cold water. And you are ready. Then you can use both parts. You can put candles in part in the bottom making one kind of candle holder, and you can cover the candles with the other part, thus getting another kind.