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Spring Cleaning: seven cost-effective cleaning tips

To celebrate Earth Day we hosted a clean-up around our community farm. We also hosted a DIY cleaners workshop, where we made some easy low-cost cleaners and shared our cleaning tips.

We've compiled a list of some of our favourite tips from Sonja and Amanda on our Parent programming team to help you save on your own spring cleaning!

  1. Use lemon and water to clean your shower. Cut a lemon in half, dip one-half in salt and scrub away. The abrasives in the salt and acidity of the lemon eat away at the scum and mineral build-up.

  2. Use water and vinegar to clean your microwave. Put equal amounts of water and vinegar in a microwave-safe bowl, along with a small wooden object (such as a toothpick) to prevent boiling. Set it on high for 10-15 minutes. Wait a couple of minutes to let it cool. Afterwards, all you have to do is wipe down the inside of the microwave with a sponge or paper towel. Voila!

  3. Get rid of pet hair using rubber gloves. Put on a pair of rubber gloves and simply rub fur into balls and remove.

  4. Use toothpaste to clean your sneakers. All you need is an old toothbrush and a little white toothpaste to get the white parts of your sneakers looking like new again!

  5. Make your own window and glass cleaner. Pour 3 Tablespoons of vinegar and 2 Tablespoons of rubbing alcohol into a spray bottle using a funnel. Fill the bottle with water and shake.

  6. Use dryer sheets to sweep your baseboards.

  7. Clean your shower head with vinegar. Fill a sandwich bag with white vinegar and attach it to your shower head with a rubber band, leaving it to soak overnight.

If you want to share any of your own cleaning tips, feel free to respond in the comments below!

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