Spring Cleaning Tips: 4 AMAZING Hacks To Quickly Refresh Your Home

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Let’s pull back those dusty curtains to let the sun beam in so we can start with some some speedy Spring cleaning tips that can be done in minutes!  If we’re honest, we all want to find those Spring cleaning hacks and declutter tips to make our home feel fresh as things start to warm up outside! I’ve got some quick house cleaning tips that’ll help the house look great without us putting forward much effort. I think you’ll love these home hacks that’ll freshen up the homestead in no time!

Spring cleaning tips showing a woman cleaning windows with yellow gloves on


I don’t know about you, but winter slows me down and I find myself doing just the bare minimum – especially with cleaning house. I just don’t have the energy or gumption.  Are you like that? If so, here are a 4 Spring cleaning tips to put a little pep in our step so we can fall in love with our homes again. Here’s what we’re working on:

    • coffee maker
    • dishwasher
    • washing machine
    • oven


I mean, if we’re going to do this, let’s do it right and start with what’s most important – coffee.  I’m only kidding (well, sort of).

The thought of mildew and germs collecting in the warm places of my coffee maker that I can’t see makes me cringe.  I have a Keurig also, but most days I used my archaic, 12-cup, automatic drip coffee maker.  Let’s use my favorite of the Spring cleaning tips here:

  1. Mix 1/2 cup of vinegar to 1/2 cup of water and add to the coffee maker to brew.
  2. Let the machine follow through with the brewing for just a couple minutes and then turn the coffee maker off.
  3. Set a timer for 20 min and let the coffee maker soak while you do the next of the spring cleaning tips.
  4. After 20 minutes is up, let the coffee machine finish brewing the rest of the water.
  5. Remove the coffee filter and replace with a new one.  Fill the water chamber all the way up with fresh water only.
  6. Allow the coffee maker to completely brew this second time to completion.

Now you are ready for a super clean, fresh pot of coffee to be enjoyed.  I guarantee you that it will taste better than the last one.  The vinegar smell may linger for a few hours but will go away.


Sounds weird to talk about how to clean the dishwasher when it does so much cleaning for us almost every day.  But it’s important to give that dishwasher a thorough spring cleaning now and then to take care of germs, stains, and build up from our water.

  1. Simply use Affresh Dishwasher Cleaner and follow the directions of the container.
  2. Run one load with this amazing dishwasher cleaner.

Easy Peasy!

Affresh Dishwasher Cleaner 


Again, it seems odd to discuss how to clean the washing machine when we aren’t used to thinking about cleaning the washing machine itself.  The washing machine does need disinfecting though and a thorough scrubbing.

Thank goodness, two ingredients do the job we that we don’t have to.

  1. Add equal parts of distilled white vinegar and baking soda (I use a cup of each) to a full load of
    hot water.
  2. Let the mixture sit undisturbed in the washing machine for one hour while you complete the other spring cleaning tips.
  3. After one hour, turn a deep cleaning setting on with one big, old towel in the wash.
  4. Let the cycle run completely and it is sparkly clean!

4 Speedy Spring cleaning tips that can be done in minutes


This is one I don’t typically do but my oven needs it badly.  I never really loved those spray cleaners from the store because the fumes are intoxicating.  So, here’s a better idea:

  1. In a bowl, stir 3 Tablespoons baking soda and a couple drops of water.
  2. Add drops of water until a thick but moist paste is created.
  3. Remove racks from the oven and allow them to soak in soapy water in the sink.
  4. Spread the baking soda paste on the dirty surfaces of the oven.
  5. Don’t be alarmed when the paste turns dark.
  6. Let the paste soak for at least one hour.
  7. Wipe out the excess of baking soda with a wet rag into the trash can.
  8. Use a clean wet rag to clean the remainder of residue from the oven until clean.
  9. Leave oven open to dry for 30 minutes.


  1. Why is spring cleaning important?  Although totally up to every keeper of their home, most women are ready for a refresh and a way to clean up all the ‘winter junk’ that may have piled up during the cold months like all the bulky clothing, gear, blankets, and messiness. Spring typically makes everyone want to clear out and clean up!
  2. What do you do for spring cleaning?  The beauty is… whatever you want to make your home feel deep cleaned and fresh. Typically I try to deep clean areas that are always forgotten as I’ve listed above like the dishwasher and washing machine. A refresh can also happen throughout the house with a closet declutter. Think of what would make your home feel deep cleaned!


I hope you find this simple Spring cleaning tips helpful and fast.  Let me know how you do!

What other Spring cleaning tips did I miss?  Share with our community all about your favorites in the comments.


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  1. Stephanie
    March 28, 2018 / 7:57 am

    Thank you for sharing these tips! As spring approaches I get super motivated to clean everything, and these are things I might have overlooked!

  2. Keri
    March 28, 2018 / 10:00 am

    These are great tips! I definitely need to clean the coffee maker!

  3. Rebecca Strength and Sunshine
    March 28, 2018 / 10:31 am

    I need to clean out oven (which I don’t think has ever been cleaned!)

    • Shan
      March 28, 2018 / 10:50 am

      I hear ya, Rebecca. I rarely do it either but this is EASY!


  4. rose
    March 28, 2018 / 10:59 am

    Awesome information. Cleaning is not one of my favorite things to do but I do like to be clean.

    • Shan
      March 28, 2018 / 4:37 pm

      Same here, Rose! Hope it helps!


  5. Melanie
    March 28, 2018 / 11:15 am

    Thank you! I was going to buy oven cleaner to clean my oven, but I am going to try your method instead!

    • Shan
      March 28, 2018 / 4:37 pm

      I’m so glad you saw it in time. Let me know what you think!


  6. Paula I'm Busy Being Awesome
    March 28, 2018 / 12:28 pm

    So ready to start Spring cleaning, great tips!

    • Shan
      March 28, 2018 / 4:38 pm

      Yay! Thanks, Paula!


  7. Paula I'm Busy Being Awesome
    March 28, 2018 / 12:29 pm

    I need to clean my coffee maker… I mean, it’s the most important item in my house XD

    • Shan
      March 28, 2018 / 5:24 pm

      Yes, the MOST important thing! haha


  8. Mimi
    March 28, 2018 / 12:30 pm

    These are great tips, I’m always trying to keep my oven clean

    • Shan
      March 28, 2018 / 5:24 pm

      Hope it’s helpful, Mimi!


  9. Tara | i Dream of Simple
    March 28, 2018 / 1:14 pm

    These are great tips for spring cleaning! These are things that don’t get cleaned often and if I don’t know how to clean something I usually just don’t clean it! Great step by step directions that look super easy to do!

    • Shan
      March 28, 2018 / 7:18 pm

      Same here, Tara. When it’s overwhelming – I usually try to ignore it until I ‘have’ to deal with it. Not a good plan. lol Hope it helps!


  10. Sara
    March 28, 2018 / 1:19 pm

    Thanks for including the how to ideas in the list.. this post makes the dreaded spring cleaning less daunting!

    • Shan
      March 29, 2018 / 8:18 am

      So glad it was helpful, Sara. THANK YOU!!! 🙂


  11. Samantha
    March 28, 2018 / 2:12 pm

    Spring cleaning is such a hot topic because it gives us motivation to clean. Thank you for the ideas!

    • Shan
      March 29, 2018 / 8:18 am

      Gotta be done – let’s get it done together! 🙂


  12. Jaime
    March 28, 2018 / 6:58 pm

    I’m definitely trying your oven plan. I hate the chemical cleaners for the oven, fumes make my head hurt.
    Great tips!!

    • Shan
      March 28, 2018 / 7:18 pm

      Me too, Jaime! I hope it’s helpful. You’ll have to let me know how it goes!!!


  13. Hannah Savage
    March 28, 2018 / 11:24 pm

    This is great, because honestly, I do not know this type of stuff. Thank you!

    • Shan
      March 29, 2018 / 8:12 am

      Awe, so glad it was helpful, Hannah. You reach out anytime I can help!


  14. Helen Little
    March 29, 2018 / 7:07 am

    Love these tips, especially the washing machine tip. Baking soda is such a great cleaner. Can I ask, why do you put a towel in?

    • Shan
      March 29, 2018 / 8:15 am

      Absolutely you can ask, Helen. In my mind, it works as a bit of a “scrubber” around the washer as the cleaner is sloshing around. Catches anything left behind!


  15. suzanne
    March 29, 2018 / 7:09 am

    OK, this totally reminds me that I need to clean my coffee maker. Oops. Thank you for the tips! xo

    • Shan
      March 29, 2018 / 8:15 am

      Funny, Suzanne! Glad it was helpful to ya! 😉


  16. Erica Gwynn
    March 29, 2018 / 7:43 am

    My dad did a vinegar rinse on our dishwasher not too long ago – leave it to dads to know how to get the job done!

    • Shan
      March 29, 2018 / 8:15 am

      Yay! Go Dads!!!


  17. April Kitchens
    March 29, 2018 / 8:04 am

    How often do we forget to clean the machines that clean for us?! Lol, great tips.

    • Shan
      March 29, 2018 / 8:16 am

      Exactly! Seems weird but they need it too for sure!


  18. Jessica Martin
    March 30, 2018 / 7:22 am

    This post is so timely for me as I’m getting my current rental ready to show!! I need to clean the diswashwer dryer, and oven!

    • Shan
      March 30, 2018 / 8:27 am

      Yay, Jessica! Congrats on that. 😉


  19. Kelsey
    March 30, 2018 / 9:32 am

    OMG amazing tips!! I will def be implementing some of them! xo

    • Shan
      March 30, 2018 / 10:14 am

      Thanks, Kelsey! Hope they are helpful to you! 🙂


  20. Chris
    April 10, 2018 / 10:24 am

    I need to do the dishwasher that’s one appliance that I always forget to do. Great tips. Thanks

    • Shan
      April 10, 2018 / 12:00 pm

      Same here, Chris. You are welcome!


  21. James N. Landry
    May 22, 2018 / 12:31 am

    This is a great post. Your spring cleaning tips are fantastic. I have a coffee maker but I can’t clean properly. This is helpful tips for me. Vinegar is essential for cleaning.
    Thanks for sharing. Keep up such an excellent post!

  22. caroline
    August 31, 2018 / 6:52 am

    4 great tips. And so quick and easy to do as well. These are the type of tips that people will actually follow.

  23. Jessica Elliott
    September 17, 2018 / 1:12 am

    Hey, Thanks for coming to me at the right time. I have a coffee maker. I need to clean it every time. But I think I can’t flush properly. After reading this article, I found here some useful tips about this. I am going to try these from today. Hope so it will be work for me. If you had more insight into it, I would much appreciate it.

  24. Brenda Rodas
    April 18, 2019 / 9:34 am

    Great tips! This made the cleaning task easy and enjoyable. I’ll definitely share this blog with friends.

    • Shan
      April 18, 2019 / 12:16 pm

      Thank you!


  25. Emily Hopper
    June 2, 2019 / 4:15 am

    I’ve been into cleaning this past few weeks and I learned a lot of tips from this post. Thanks!

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