Spring Cleaning time has sprung. The whole family has been stuck inside all winter, so it’s time to clear the clutter you’ve been ignoring since the holidays and rediscover the beauty of home. If the idea of deep cleaning your house makes you want to hide under your unmade bed, never fear: Boxed is here! Getting cleaning supplies delivered in bulk means you have more time back to devote to the things and people that matter. With green cleaning options and multipurpose solutions, efficiently cleaning your home has never been easier. Here are 5 of our fave cleaning hacks to make spring cleaning a breeze.
1. Use A Hanging Shoe Organizer To Hang Diapers & Wipes
Photo: Oh Joy
Looking for the best way to store bulk? Design guru Oh Joy came up with this why-didn’t-I-think-of-it organizing hack for storing baby wipes and diapers just for Boxed. Simply hang a clear shoe organizer over the door, then fill the slots with diapers, wipes, baby lotion, and anything else you need easy access to. It’s a great way to store all kinds of everyday items to help open up precious space in your home. Ahh, much better.
2. Wipe Away Winter
Winter can be tough on shoes, especially those oh-so-stylish white sneakers you’re trying to keep fresh. Here’s a pro tip: use a Prince & Spring Ultra Scrub Eraser to keep those white sneakers extra clean. The fun doesn’t stop there. Prince & Spring Ultra Scrub Erasers are also great for cleaning these everyday items:
- Computer keyboards
- Concrete birdbaths
- Scratches/stains on plastic dolls
3. Discover The Secret to Soap-Free Scrubbing
There is no harder worker than the unsung kitchen sponge. We reach for it to clean up spills, wipe down counters, scrub at that unidentifiable goo on our pots and pans. Yet we only really notice it when it starts to….shall we say smell not so fresh? Experts recommend that you replace your sponge once a week for an optimal clean. If you’re going to stock up on sponges in bulk, you want to make sure the sponge you’re using stands up to the tasks at hand.
Enter Scrub Daddy Sponges (yep, the ones featured on “Shark Tank”). They’re made of FlexTexture material that allows the sponge to change texture depending on the temperature of the water you use with it. Use warm water for a soft sponge perfect for wiping down counters and washing dishes, or cold water for those pots and pans you’ve been avoiding — er, soaking — in the sink. It can even clean car upholstery (apple juice spill in aisle 3). Bonus: It’s shaped like a smiley face, so you can maybe even convince the kids that it’s fun to use. After all, the family that spring cleans together gets to play in the park sooner together.
4. Baby Wipes FTW
There are wipes for everything: face wipes, pacifier wipes, hand wipes…forget ’em. Dove Baby Wipes are multi-purpose so you can safely use them on babies, kids, toys, even yourself to clean up after a diaper disaster. We’ve all been there. You’ll be missing these days when they’re teenagers, we swear.
5. Toiletry Toss
If you live in fear of what’s hiding under your sink, you’re not alone. We’re all guilty of holding onto toiletries and makeup beyond their expiration dates. Trust us, you’ll feel so much better with a fresh start. If you brush your teeth twice a day, you should be replacing your toothbrush every three to four months to avoid bacteria buildup and broken or bent bristles that don’t clean as effectively. Stocking up on toothbrushes in bulk is a great way to keep your mouth fresh and greet overnight guests. Wondering when to toss that mascara wand? Experts say after three months to avoid bacteria buildup. Lip gloss should be fine for six months, lipstick a year.
Speaking of a bathroom refresh, experts recommend washing your towel after every 3 uses. (Yep, we deliver laundry detergent in bulk, too.)
Have spring cleaning hacks of your own? Share them with us in the comments!