4 AMAZING Spring Cleaning Tips That Can Be Done In A Jiffy

4 Speedy Spring cleaning tips that can be done in minutesLet’s pull back those curtains to let the sun beam in so I can show you some speedy Spring cleaning tips that can be done in minutes!  If we’re honest, we all want to find those house cleaning tips that help the house look great without us putting forward much effort.  AmIright?!  Well, I think you’ll love these home hacks that’ll freshen up the homestead in no time!

Spring cleaning tips

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.

How to clean coffee maker

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.

How to clean dishwasher

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 

How to clean washing machine

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!

How to clean oven

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.
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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.


4 Speedy Spring cleaning tips that can be done in minutes

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  1. 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. March 28, 2018 / 10:00 am

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

    • March 28, 2018 / 10:50 am

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


  3. 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.

    • March 28, 2018 / 4:37 pm

      Same here, Rose! Hope it helps!


  4. 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!

    • March 28, 2018 / 4:37 pm

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


    • March 28, 2018 / 4:38 pm

      Yay! Thanks, Paula!


    • March 28, 2018 / 5:24 pm

      Yes, the MOST important thing! haha


    • March 28, 2018 / 5:24 pm

      Hope it’s helpful, Mimi!


  5. 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!

    • 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!


  6. 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!

    • March 29, 2018 / 8:18 am

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


  7. 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!

    • March 29, 2018 / 8:18 am

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


  8. 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!!

    • March 28, 2018 / 7:18 pm

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


  9. March 28, 2018 / 11:24 pm

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

    • March 29, 2018 / 8:12 am

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


  10. 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?

    • 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!


  11. 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

    • March 29, 2018 / 8:15 am

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


    • March 29, 2018 / 8:15 am

      Yay! Go Dads!!!


  12. March 29, 2018 / 8:04 am

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

    • March 29, 2018 / 8:16 am

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


  13. 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!

    • March 30, 2018 / 8:27 am

      Yay, Jessica! Congrats on that. 😉


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

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

    • March 30, 2018 / 10:14 am

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


    • April 10, 2018 / 12:00 pm

      Same here, Chris. You are welcome!


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