Spring clean­ing can be fun

Tips on how to make sea­sonal clean­ing less of a chore

The Covington News - - Showcase Of Homes -

Warmer weather may mean flow­ers in bloom and longer days, but with it comes grass stains on clothes, mildew, and muddy foot­prints on car­pet. But with a job, a house­hold and a fam­ily to man­age, who has time to clean? Fear not. With a few handy tips from the mak­ers of Greased Light­ning mul­ti­pur­pose cleaner and de­greaser, clean­ing can be a breeze.

“Clean­ing the house is a ne­ces­sity, but it doesn’t have to take away time on the week­ends that you would rather spend do­ing some­thing fun with your loved ones,” says Hel­mut Baker, vice pres­i­dent of house­hold chem­i­cals at Home­care Labs, mak­ers of Greased Light­ning.

Greased Light­ning of­fers th­ese tips to make your chores go faster:

• Mul­ti­task. First, put a load of clothes into the wash and pre-treat the nas­ti­est stains. Next, spray the bath­room sink, toi­let, tub, tiles and shower cur­tain with a multi-pur­pose cleaner. While the cleaner at­tacks those stains, grab the vac­uum. Then, wipe down the bath­room and switch out your laun­dry for the next load.

• No way around it, bar­be­cues are a pain to clean. When you’re ready to cook, turn your grill on and let it come to full heat. Be­fore cook­ing, take half an onion and rub it over the grill. When done cook­ing, re­peat with the other onion half. This pre­vents that built-up gunk on your grill and al­lows your food to cook evenly.

• Open that fridge; toss any old food and con­tain­ers and be sure to wipe down the shelves. Next, load up the dish­washer and don’t for­get about the sponges. Sponges are a hang­out for con­tam­i­nates and can eas­ily spread germs to other parts of the kitchen — stick­ing them in the dish­washer keeps them fresh and clean.

• Wipe down your coun­ter­tops and cup­boards to make them shine. Look for tough spots like wine stains or syrup that can seep into cracks and cor­ners, leav­ing a yucky mess. And fi­nally, be­fore you mop, do your­self a fa­vor and skip the broom. The vac­uum is an easy way to pick up any­thing hid­ing on your kitchen floor.

• An ef­fec­tive way to save time with your chores is to use one mul­ti­pur­pose prod­uct, such as Greased Light­ning. Ef­fec­tive on most sur­faces, Greased Light­ning cleans cloth­ing stains, car­pet stains, pet stains, kitchens, bath­rooms and even pa­tio furniture. For more in­for­ma­tion and clean­ing tips, visit www.greased-light­ning.com.

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