- Clean Your Ceiling Fan
Despite my rationalizations, ceiling fans get dirty and eventually need to be cleaned. Here is the most painless way to tackle a dusty ceiling fan:
You will need:
• A pillowcase
• A ladder
• Dusting spray (optional)
Directions: Spray the inside of your pillowcase with dusting spray (this will help clean the blades AND help repel more dust from accumulating), climb ladder, and cover fan blade with pillowcase. Then, gather the top of the case together and slide it off of the blade, taking all the dirt and grime with you.
Repeat on all fan blades. This chore used to take lots of time, effort, and paper towels.
- Clean and Freshen Your Mattress
While it’s impossible to wash your mattress, this cleaning trick will have it smelling and feeling fresh in no time!
You will need:
• Baking soda
• Essential oil (optional)
• Vacuum cleaner with furniture attachment
Directions: Strip the mattress of all bedding. Put a cup of baking soda into a container with a tight-fitting lid, add 4-5 drops of your favorite essential oil (I love lavender!), replace the lid, and shake! Now sprinkle the mattress liberally with the baking soda mixture. Allow the baking soda to sit on the bed for an hour or two. This allows the baking soda time to soak up any body oils. Then, use the vacuum’s furniture cleaning attachment to vacuum up the baking soda. Go over it several times, in different directions, to ensure optimal results. Your mattress is refreshed, and the lingering smell of the lavender essential oil will ensure a good night’s sleep!
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