Yes, we want our homes to have the delightful scent of fresh air and lemony cleaners that can only come from a good spring clean. But we don’t want it to take forever, not when we’ve waited so long for this season of bike rides, picnics, gardening, and wrestling our kiddos in the grass.
So here are of some of our favourite spring-cleaning hacks, shortcuts and tricks that will get the job done properly once. Because the only thing we like less than washing our windows is washing our windows twice.
1. Wash windows on a cloudy day
It may seem like you need sunshine to get this job out of the way, but you’re better off waiting until it’s overcast. Why? Sunshine makes your windows dry too quickly, which leads to streaks. Mix a bucket with equal parts white vinegar with warm water, then scrub with Viva® Vantage* paper towels. The fact that Viva® paper towels are woven with 40 percent more fiber and less air than other brands means they’re super stretchy and won’t fall apart mid-scrub.
2. Clean your faucets with a lemon
Is there anything this delightful little fruit can’t do? Use a wedge of lemon on your stainless steel faucets to clear water stains and make the kitchen and bathroom smell great.
3. Use car wax on your stovetop
After you have elbowed-greased your way through cleaning your stove, burners and all, try this easy hack. Take a tiny amount of car wax and buff the surface with a clean Viva® towel. Tomorrow morning’s scrambled-egg spill will come off in a fraction of the time. Plus, no matter how big or small the mess, with Choose-A-Sheet* you can grab just the right amount of paper towel to clean-up, with no waste.
4. Try the dishwasher for other household items
Talk about an ‘aha’ use! It turns out the dishwasher isn’t just for dishes anymore. Use it for other things that could use a good sterilizing, like hair and makeup brushes, dog bowls, plastic toys, dusty light fixtures (use the china or delicate setting), kitchen sponges and the shelves from the fridge.
5. Clean door tracks with vinegar
We love our sliding doors to the deck, but their tracks are dead giveaways for our less-than-stellar upkeep in this super high-traffic area. Luckily, a vinegar-soaked Viva® towel will have them shiny clean in no time. You’ll need the Viva® V-Flex Weave* technology to stand up to those metal tracks. Plus the softness of the weave won’t leave our hands crying out for a manicure when the day is done—though we think we richly deserve one, don’t you?
So, whether it’s everyday messes or the deep clean that comes with the change of seasons, Viva® Vantage* paper towels deliver. We know they will stretch your expectations of what a paper towel can do.
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