• Michelle Yarn

Thorough, Quick & Painless Spring Cleaning


Just because we like a clean house doesn’t mean we want to spend the whole season getting it that way! So here are some tips to make your spring cleaning thorough, quick and painless.

Out with the old and in with the new! It’s time to make more space at home and if the thought of de-cluttering has you stressing out, start small. I like to go through all my toiletries first and toss anything that’s expired or past its prime. Prescriptions and other meds are a given. But also check seasonal items like your sunscreen. Did you know they have an expiration?! And makeup, too, like your mascaras - you should really toss them after a few months. Once you’ve tossed the little things it’ll build momentum for de-cluttering bigger items!

The next way to make your spring cleaning a little easier - get lazy! Lazy Susan’s are probably one of my favorite organizational solutions around the house. You can use one for cleaning products under the sink. Use one for spices in your cupboard. You can even add a Lazy Susan to your fridge! Just one spin to access things in the back will cut down on spills and make your next spring cleaning that much easier. Just move the Lazy Susan out and you’re ready to clean the fridge or cabinet shelves!

Another time saver? Stock up on the right cleaners to get the job done quickly. You can tackle the whole house with just a few products. Jelmar understands that cleaning isn’t everyone’s favorite task and their CLR® and Tarn-X® products are manufactured to make cleaning as easy and quick as possible providing great results without wasting valuable family time. Here’s all you need:

CLR® Calcium, Lime & Rust Remover. This is a Powerful formula designed to dissolve calcium and lime deposits and rust stains from bathtubs, toilet bowls, shower heads, washing machines, dishwashers, most and more. The product is also a part of the EPA's Safer Choice Program, recognizing it as a safer alternative to chemicals.

CLR Bath & Kitchen® Cleaner is a Multi-use cleaner that quickly cuts through dirt, soap scum and calcium, lime and hard water deposits on tubs, sinks, ceramic tile, fiberglass, white grout and caulk and more. The product is also a part of the EPA's Safer Choice Program, recognizing it as using safer chemistry.

CLR® Mold & Mildew Stain Remover. This gets rid of mold and mildew stains on a range of surfaces, including painted walls, ceramic tile, hardwood floors, baseboards, marble, laminate countertops, wood, grout, fiberglass and more. The product is also a part of the EPA's Safer Choice Program, recognizing it as using safer chemistry.

● Tarn-X® Tarnish Remover - Removes tarnish from sterling silver, silver plate, platinum, copper, gold and diamonds with no rubbing or scrubbing. This original "wipe & rinse" tarnish remover is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a redesigned product label.

See! Just a few bottles and you’re set! And as a bonus, many of Jelmar’s products have been reformulated to align with EPA standards, making them safer for the environment! They showcase their recognition as a part of the EPA’s Safer Choice Program with a seal right on the label.

And the final tip to make spring cleaning quick and easy, put your microwave to work. It does more than heat your food. Your microwave is great for breaking up caked on food and grime before you wipe it clean. Fill a microwave-safe bowl with a cup of water and some white vinegar and zap it for a few minutes to steam and loosen the mess. Then just wipe away with a sponge. You can microwave your wet sponge for 2 minutes to kill bacteria, too!

With these tips you’ll be enjoying a spring ready home in no time.

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