Remember the old baking soda and vinegar volcano experiment? You can use it to clean your drains! Just pour in 1/4 cup of baking soda, followed by 1/2 cup of vinegar. Let it bubble for 20 minutes, then rinse with hot water. For a final rinse, run the cold water for 1 minute.
To keep your floors in good condition for years to come, clean all wood floors, tile and linoleum every week. For shiny hardwood, fill a bucket with boiling water and two teabags. After 3 to 5 minutes use a soft cloth, dampened only, to mop.
Spend 90 minutes cleaning today for a fresh house all week. Open a window, and throw your sheets and towels in the wash. Vacuum and dust all surfaces, then wipe down sinks, counters, toilets and tubs. Replace kitchen towels and sponges. Put on fresh bedding, spritz a little air freshener — and enjoy the rest of the day.
If the mower, blower and other power tools didn't get a tune-up and sharpening last fall, take them in for service now. Don't wait until you need them on a weekly basis — or the shop is mobbed by everyone else's tools later in the spring.