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Spring Cleaning Prep: 10 Supplies You Need

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03.07.16

Spring is right around the corner, which means it’s almost time to pick flowers, wear pastel clothing and deep-clean your home. If you want to do a cleaning job that would make the producers of Hoarders proud, you’ll need the right equipment! Before you dive plastic-gloves-first into spring cleaning, make sure you have these ten tools in your arsenal.

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1. Microfiber Dust Cloths

Paper towels are for amateur cleaners. Microfiber cloths are for the pros. These handy wipes can be used all over the house – everything from the kitchen sink to carpets. The best part? When it gets dirty, simply throw it in the washer and reuse it again and again. We call that cost-effective cleaning awesomeness.

2. Toothbrush

When it comes to cleaning hard-to-reach areas like the grout between your tiles or the caulk seal around your sink, an old toothbrush is your best friend.

3. Vinegar

Vinegar is one of our favorite all-purpose cleaners. It can pulverize pet odors, clean coffee makers and even unclog a showerhead!

4. Baking Soda

The acidic vinegar wouldn’t be nearly as useful without its base counterpart! Make sure that you have a few boxes of baking soda in the house so you can take care of business.

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5. Cleaning Apron

If you think aprons are silly or unnecessary, think again. When you’re knee-deep in spring cleaning, those extra pockets turn into lifesavers! If you’re looking for a stylish option, check out this classy apron from Anthropologie.

6. Broom and Dustpan

Brooms can boldly go where no man or woman has gone before. Knock the cobwebs off your ceilings, remove the bunnies from behind the stove and sweep ‘em up and out of your life forever (or at least until fall)!

7. Mop 

You can sweep and vacuum until the cows come home, but the cracks and depressions on your hardwood floors won’t get clean without a mop.

8. Glass Cleaner 

Not only is glass cleaner great for windows and glass tabletops, but it can put a shine on your mirrors, too! Tip: Pair your glass cleaner with coffee filters for best results.

9. Spray Bottle 

Fill it with your favorite all-purpose cleaner or homemade disinfectant and keep it close by – much like a cowboy keeps his six-shooter handy to deal with snakes.  

10. Vacuum 

You probably already have one of these, and that’s great! Cleaning a carpet can turn into a pretty big hassle without one. Just make sure your vacuum is cleaned and well-maintained before putting it into action!

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