Spring is in the air, and spring cleaning is on everyone's mind! If you were planning to take to Pinterest to find the best spring cleaning tricks, there's no need — we've done that part for you! Here are the most popular cleaning hacks that everyone on Pinterest is trying right now.
1. Make Your Old Cookie Sheets Look Like New
When you're baking up a storm, there's no time to stop and deep-clean those cookie sheets, but they can get totally grimy if you don't really scrub them once in a while. This hack from One Good Thing by Jillee uses the hard-working combo of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to zap baked-on grease, without scrubbing!
See it on Pinterest: Make Your Old Cookie Sheets Look Like New from One Good Thing by Jillee
2. How to Clean and Re-Season a Rusty Cast Iron Pan
Lots of people think that once a cast iron pan starts to rust, there's no going back — but that's just not true! This advice on Hometalk is very similar to ours and calls for a damp cloth, kosher salt, cooking oil, and an oven. The skillet ends up looking as good as new.
See it on Pinterest: How to Clean and Reseason a Rusty Cast Iron Pan from Hometalk
3. Seven Amazing Scents to Make Your Home Smell like Spring
One of the best things about spring is the fresh air. If it's not quite warm enough to open the windows in your neck of the woods, this roundup by Chasing Foxes includes wonderful scents you can cook up on your stovetop — like a lemon-rosemary combo and a lime-clove blend — to get your kitchen smelling great.
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4. How to Descale a Kettle the Easy Way
Tackling small appliances is a spring-cleaning must, but the problem with cleaning things once a year is that it can be hard to do when you finally get around to it! This crazy-easy hack from Cleaning Tutorials uses vinegar to rinse limescale away from an electric kettle.
See it on Pinterest: How to Descale a Kettle the Easy Way from Cleaning Tutorials
5. Clean Stove Burners Without Scrubbing
Most of us swipe the stovetop when we have splatters or a spill, but forget about the burners, which get just as dirty! If you haven't tackled them for a while, Cleaning Tutorials says to tuck each burner into a zip-top bag with hydrogen peroxide and baking soda, seal it up, and let science work its magic overnight.
See it on Pinterest: Clean Stove Burners Without Scrubbing from Cleaning Tutorials
6. Get your Glass Stovetop Sparkling in Minutes
Even if you're good about wiping up spills, over time grime can build up on your glass stovetops. This combo of dish soap and baking soda, plus and a bit of scrubbing, will have your glass stovetop squeaky-clean with little effort! Thanks, My Thirty Spot!
See it on Pinterest: Get your Glass Stovetop Sparkling in Minutes from My Thirty Spot
7. How to Clean Your Greasy Cabinets
Your kitchen cabinets take a beating from exposure to greasy food particles, plus grubby hands constantly opening and closing the doors. They get super-greasy! This guide from Wrapped in Rust offers step-by-step instructions for using dish soap, baking soda, and vinegar to get them back in shape. Be sure to check out our advice on this too!
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8. How to Clean and Polish a Stainless Steel Sink
Despite having "stainless" right in the name, stainless steel sinks can get dirty from leaving dishes in there or not being wiped down after use. But this hack from Centsable Momma makes it easy to clean them, using just baking soda and water — adding cream of tartar and hydrogen peroxide, if necessary — to get your sink sparkling.
See it on Pinterest: How to Clean and Polish a Stainless Steel Sink at Centsable Momma
9. How to Clean Window Tracks Like a Pro in No Time Flat
Sure, you may have noticed that your kitchen window panes get dirty over time, but have you had a look at the tracks? Yuck! This easy trick from The Intentional Mom uses vinegar, baking soda, and a couple kitchen tools to scoop up food bits, pet hair, dust, and more.
See it on Pinterest: How to Clean Window Tracks Like a Pro in No Time Flat from The Intentional Mom
10. Use Mayonnaise to Remove Water Marks on Wood
Because you can't always play the role of Coaster Police, sometimes your wood coffee table is going to get watermarks. The solution from Budget Savvy Diva? Smear a glob of mayo on it and leave it be for at least eight hours.
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11. How to Clean Your Dishwasher in 3 Easy Steps
The dishwasher can get clogged and dirty as bits of food, soap scum, and grease build up in its drainage. This pin (another one from One Thing by Jillee) offers steps to figure out if you have a bigger problem, then suggests using vinegar and baking soda to get your dishwasher's interior as good as new. Our instructions also call for baking soda and vinegar — and a little more elbow grease.
See it on Pinterest: How to Clean Your Dishwasher in 3 Easy Steps from One Thing By Jillee
What's the best cleaning tip the internet ever gave you?