Spring is here, and it's time to give your house the deep clean it deserves! From the inside of your car to the corners of your garden shed, there are plenty of areas that often get overlooked during the winter months.
But don't worry, we've got you covered! We put together a list of ten things that you won't want to forget when tackling your spring cleaning this year. Whether you're organizing your garden tools, decluttering your closet, or scrubbing your windows, these tips will help you get your home in tip-top shape!
So grab your cleaning supplies and let's get started on refreshing your home for the season ahead!
- Hot glue gun
- 4 - 2 in PVC pipes cut to 14 in
- 6 strips 1x4 in pine boards cut to 3 in
- 1.5" nails
- You can buy pine boards cut to 3 ft.
- You can have 2” PVC pipes cut to 14 inch lengths
- Nail the boards together, nail or hot glue PVC pipes
- Nail unit onto garage wall studs
- Add garden tools
- 1 small mason jar
- 3/4 cup of baking soda
- 5 drops of essential oil
- Scoop baking soda into the mason jar 1/4 full.
- Add essential oil to baking soda.
- Cut a small round piece of burlap that will fit on top of the lid.
- Screw on seal.
- Place in any cup holder.
- Shake it up every few days to keep it fresh and replace every 6 weeks.
- Fruit boxes
- Wood stain or paint
- Caster wheels
- Cut plywood using jigsaw (trace size from fruit boxes)
- Stain or paint boxes
- Screw boxes down
- Attach caster wheels
- An old picture frame you have laying around your house
- Recycled cans
- Decorative paper
- Sand paper
- Chalk paint
- Spray acrylic
- Hot glue/glue gun
- Needle nose pliers
- Take a can, clean and use a needle nose pliers to get rid of the rough edges.
- Once clean, use chalk paint and coat once around the outside of the can.
- Let it dry and then sand it down for rustic look.
- Once dry use acrylic spray for extra coating in case it gets wet.
- Add lace and wrap around the different size cans.
- Use jewelry that you no longer want to wear and place embellishments onto can.
- Once cans are decorated use a hot glue gun to glue together for one big piece.
- Use a metal and glass glue to glue the bottom of the cans onto the frame.
DIY Disinfecting Wipes Items:
- Mason glass jar/container
- Face cloths/rags (or, you can cut up old towels)
- 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
- 3/4 cup distilled water
- 12 drops Essential Oil
DIY Stainless Steel Cleaner Items:
- 1 cup Baking soda
- 1/2 salt
Instructions for Disinfecting Wipes:
- Pour the liquids into the container.
- Fold the towels into quarters and stack them into the container – they will soak up the liquid.
- Use on all surfaces in the kitchen to disinfect. If you are using a paper towel, discard after each use. If you are using a bamboo towel, simply rinse under hot water and place back into your cleaning solution.
Instructions for Stainless Steel Cleaner:
- Spray the vinegar over the steel surface.
- Rub away dirt and stains with the rag.
- Turn the rag over, place a few drops of olive oil onto it.
- Polish the steel surface until it shines!
- Copper Lock
- Binder clip
- X-Acto knife
- Using your pattern, trace onto copper sheet using dry erase marker (will wipe off).
- Place your ruler on the lines and using the x-acto knife score several times until excess breaks off.
- Sand all edges.
- Using Copper Lock (or E6000) take longer piece and glue to the back of the larger.
- Let dry.
- Bend the ends to create the envelope, glue and let dry.
- Bodice Template
- Foam Core
- Desired Fabric
- Laced Ribbon (or any design that you want to use for your sash)
- Hot Glue Gun (low temp) / Hot Glue
- Spray Adhesive
- Gold Cording Trim (or Desired Embellishments)
- Print out a bodice template and trace onto foam core.
- Cut out foam core.
- Lay fabric flat on a table.
- Spray adhesive onto bodice.
- Place adhesive side onto the table as flat as possible.
- Cut excess fabric around bodice.
- Fold over fabric and glue to the back.
- Design your bodice by gluing on ribbons in a crisscross pattern
- Cut a piece of tulle (desired size for the skirt).
- Glue the tulle onto the bodice by doing pleats and gluing as you go ( **You can fold it and double it up to give it a thicker look.)
- Measure and cut the material that you have for your sash to fit the width of your bodice (around the waistline).
- Measure and cut about 4 ribbons to fit the length of your tulle.
- Glue your ribbons to the back of your sash.
- Lastly, wrap and glue your sash around the waistline of your design (over your tulle.)
- TIP: Don’t worry about imperfections, your sash will cover it.
- TIP: Be sure to cut at least an inch out of your bodice to have room to fold over the back.
- TIP: Best to use straight sides first to have an anchor.
- TIP: Cut as you fold to fit the bodice properly.
- TIP: You’ll want a snug fit.
- TIP: Be sure to space out your ribbons enough to fit the width of your hair bows
- 1” x 24” wooden dowels (or desired length if bigger door)
- Heavyweight, strong and sturdy material (table cloth, burlap)
- Hot glue gun / hot glue
- Fabri-Tac glue
- Canvas bags
- Door wreath hanger
- You'll want to start with your 1”x24” wooden dowel TIP: If you purchase your wooden dowel at the hardware store, they will cut it to size for you.
- Take your heavy-weight fabric and lay it out. Cut the width to be about 1” wider than your dowel on both sides. TIP: Length of the fabric is dependent on your door size.
- Then, you’ll fold and glue in the fabric about an inch on each side, leaving the fabric to be the width of your dowel. TIPS: You’ll want to fold it in so that the ends don’t fray. You can use hot glue, Fabri-Tac or hem tape.
- Glue your fabric to the wooden dowel with hot glue AND Fabri-Tac.
- Then, on the backside of the dowel, staple the fabric to it as well for extra security.
- Roll over the fabric to hide the dowel.
- Use hot glue AND Fabri-Tac to attach your canvas bags to the fabric. TIP: Space them out according to the size of the bags. Let Fabri-Tac set for 24 hours.
- Attach ribbon to the dowel with a stapler and hot glue gun, and use a door wreath hanger to hang your shoe organizer.
- Mixing bowl
- Brown glass bottles, either 4oz or 8oz
- Funnel that fits bottle
- Measuring utensils
- 4oz spring or distilled water
- 2oz of witch hazel
AUTUMN AMBIENCE SPRAY:
- 10 drops of sweet orange oil
- 5 drops of ginger oil
- 5 drops of cardamom oil
- 5 drops of patchouli oil
- 5 drops of clove bud oil
EFFORTLESS INHALE SPRAY:
- 10 drops of sweet peppermint oil
- 5 drops of eucalyptus oil
- 5 drops of oregano oil
- 5 drops of tea tree oil
SOOTHING SHOWER SPRAY:
- 10 drops of vetiver oil
- 10 drops of neroli
- 5 drops of frankincense
- 5 drops of red thyme oil
- Clear matte contact paper
- X-acto knife or scissors
- Printed label
- Mix the witch hazel and water in a bowl, whisk until blended.
- Add the oils from desired recipe to mixture.
- Mix the oils together thoroughly with a whisk.
- Transfer the spray to the bottle, place the funnel in the opening of the bottle and pour the spray in. Close the bottle up and clean any overpour with an alcohol wipe or soap and water.
- To create a waterproof label, print out desired label, cut to size, place face down on adhesive side of contact paper. When you do this don’t peel the backing all the way off, you will need to smooth it back on to trim the contact paper to about ½” around the edge or your label.
- Lastly, adhere the label to the spray bottle and enjoy!