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Squeaky Clean: Tips For Spring Cleaning!

With Spring just lurking around the corner, it’s time for cleaning! In this article, we are going to discuss a few cleaning tips that you’ll wish you knew all along. These tips are easy to follow and very effective. So put on your gloves and get ready to clean!

Cleaning The Microwave

cleaning the microwavePlace a microwaveable safe bowl with 1 cup of water in the microwave. Add several tablespoons of vinegar. If you do not like the smell of vinegar, add a chopped up lemon, lime or an orange. Turn the microwave on high for several minutes or until the solution boils. At this point the microwave will get kinda steamy. Turn the microwave off and let it cool for about 15 minutes. Do not open the microwave door. The steam helps loosen all the gunk. After 15 minutes, open the microwave door clean it inside and outside. Use a regular kitchen sponge to wipe off all the grime.

Hiding Floor Scrapes and Nicks

nicks and scrapesMost Korean homes have laminated wooden flooring. Overtime wear and tear is normal, especially when most schools use the same apartment for foreign teachers year after year. At times you can get flooring that has scratches, scrapes.

furniture touch-up markerFor most basic scrapes and nicks you can use Furniture touch-up markers. Select a marker that match the color of the floor. Use the marker on the scratches and scrapes. The marker will effectively conceal the scratches by making them less visible.

In order to deal with more serious gouges and deeper scratches try Laminate floor repair kit. All you need is Laminate flooring compound filler, a plastic putty knife and a paper towel. Simply wipe the area with the scratch with the paper towel first. Next rub the compound filler into the scratch. Rub it in evenly using the putty knife. Finally, wipe off the excess with the paper towel and voilà! These floor repair kits are readily available online.

Cleaning The Stainless Steel Sink:Tackling Rust Spots

cleaning the rust spotsTypically Korean kitchens come with a stainless steel sink. At times, especially in older apartments, rust can be an issue. Good news is it’s not that difficult to clean. All you need is some vinegar and baking soda. Mix the vinegar and baking soda until you get a paste-like consistency. Spread the mix onto the rust spots and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. After 5-10 minutes, scrub the area with a scrubber and rinse off with water. Repeat the process a few times until you get the desired results.

Cleaning Lime Deposits From The Sink

lime depositsWhite stains on the sink can be an ugly eyesore. Removing the these tough stains is pretty simple. All you need is vinegar.Soak paper towels in vinegar. Apply the paper towels to the areas with the lime deposit or hard water stains. Leave it for 10-15 minutes, then scrub and rinse the area.

happy cleaningIf you want a sparkling clean home this spring season, try these tips. You’re guaranteed to end up with a flawlessly clean house.

Happy Cleaning!