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Thankfully, we have 11 spring home hacks that will transform your property and ensure your home feels fresh and in tune with the season.

Sprinkle cinnamon The idea of sprinkling powder on your property isn't the first thought people have when it comes to freshening up your home but sprinkling this spice on a rug or carpet will provide your home with a sweet scent. All you need is two or three tablespoons and you will have a home that feels fresh and favourable just in time for spring and summer. Of course, you want to make sure that you vacuum the cinnamon power into your rug to ensure it doesn't stain. This way you get the benefit of the smell but there is no lasting issue with respect to appearance.

Using a lint roller If you've ever used a lint roller to get fluff off of your clothes, you will know how vital a tool it can be around the home. However, did you know that you can use the same roller on lampshades and even some couches and chairs? If you want to collect the stubborn dust that sometimes leaves your home looking far from fresh, this is a fantastic option to consider.

Clean your mirror with shaving foam This is another tip that sounds counter-productive but sometimes making your home messy, for a few seconds, can lead to a cleaner and more presentable property. A good example of this is squirting shaving foam on a bathroom mirror at home and then wiping it off with a clean cloth. This helps to remove smears from your mirror, ensuring you get a much better look at yourself when you look in the mirror!

Olive oil can shine up your kitchen in no time While olive is very handy to have in the kitchen, it isn't just something that you should use for cooking. A small amount of olive oil, placed onto a cloth, will make stainless surfaces or kitchen appliances look like new. If your kitchen is beset with fingerprints and smears, this is a highly effective way to create a stylish finish.

Use rubber gloves Okay, you probably think that rubber gloves are an essential piece of clothing when you are doing dishes but did you know that they can help you to remove stubborn fair from couches, seats and carpets? If you have pets at home, you know that it can sometimes be difficult to remove their hair, but wearing rubber gloves will help to remove hair quickly and effortlessly.

Add some baking soda to freshen up If you're looking to freshen up your bed or couch, you will find that baking soda is the ideal tool. You should look to sprinkle the baking soda and then leave in place for at least an hour, but perhaps as long as eight hours, if you want to create a really fresh sensation in a room. Once you have left the baking soda in place for long enough, be sure to vacuum it up.

Use your microwave as a sanitiser Most people and families would accept the chance to sanitise their kitchen items if it can be done easily, and this is something that can be achieved with sponges. All you need to do is saturate your sponge with water and then place it into your microwave for at least one minute. This will ensure that your sponges are sanitised, saving you a bit of money but giving you a lot of peace of mind.

Harness the power of vinegar A lot of people are aware of the cleaning qualities of vinegar, and this can be used in various places around the home. Vinegar, used on a cloth or on a cotton wool ball can remove stains and smears from taps in your kitchen or bathroom. You'll also find that vinegar is pretty handy at removing lime scale too. As an additional tip, if you want your glasses to be sparkling, a drop or two of vinegar and then a vigorous clean with a cloth will have a huge impact.

Run a dishwater tablet through your washing machine If you want to prevent lime scale in your washing machine or kill bacteria, you will find that running your washing machine, twice a year, with a dishwasher tablet will leave it looking as good as new.

Use your laundry detergent outside If your laundry detergent doesn't contain bleach, it is the ideal liquid to add to water and then clean the outside of your home. If you're looking for the best results with a pressure washer, you'll find that laundry detergent and water is the perfect way to blast your decking and paths clean.

Use your dishwasher more often Rather than just using your dishwasher for dishes and cutlery, you can also use it to give your kids toys a good once over. You should remove all batteries from the toys before you start but that aside, a quick spin will ensure your kids toys are clean and safe to play with again.

These home hacks should help you have a sparkling home without having to spend a lot of money on major-label cleaning products.

Published on 28 April 2017

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