50 Ways of Clean: Top Ways to Dominate Dirt This Valentine’s Day

Is your floor looking a bit off-color? Doorknobs a little dirty? White linens turning a few different shades of gray? To help you whip your place into shape, we’ve put together 50 ways to get a good, deep clean to refresh your home before summer and the company starts pouring in!

1. Dust the light fixtures
2. Wipe down the table and chairs
3. Sweep the floor clean
4. Put the dishes away and organize
5. Clean the dishwasher
6. Replace the water filters
7. Wipe down the kitchen cabinet faces

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9. Scrub the kitchen sink
10. Scrub out the trash cans
11. Take out the trash and replace the bag
12. Wipe down the front of the refrigerator
13. Clean the refrigerator shelves
14. Sanitize the refrigerator handle

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16. Sort the mail
17. Dust the furniture
18. Dust the shelves

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20. Replace the vacuum filter
21. Vacuum the blinds or curtains
22. Vacuum the couch

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24. Wash the clothes
25. Wash the towels
26. Wash the sheets
27. Wash the pillows
28. Wash the blankets
29. Clean the washing machine
30. Clean the lint filter
31. Wipe down the dryer
32. Fold the laundry
33. Put the laundry away
34. Vacuum the mattresses
35. Make the beds
36. Organize the linen closet
37. Wash the bathroom mirror
38. Sanitize the bathroom sinks and counters
39. Scrub the bathroom or shower

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41. Remove any hair from the drains
42. Wash the shower curtain or door
43. Clean the showerhead
44. Wipe down the bathroom cabinet faces
45. Clean out the bathroom cabinets
46. Clean the toilet
47. Mop the bathroom floor
48. Wash the dishes
49. Sweep the porch

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Get the tools to make cleaning painless and hassle free.  We have everything waiting for you at your at your neighborhood Orchard Supply Hardware store or online at osh.com.
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Rainy Day Project: Tips For an Efficient and Cool Kitchen Space

Glidez™ 12-in Sink Sliding Organizer

First step to a cool and efficient kitchen space is to clear out your drawers and cabinets. Get rid of anything you don’t need, YOU KNOW that grater from college let’s toss it!  Have things that are expired or broken?  Donate or trash.  Then, clean everything you’re keeping with disinfectant wipes (they come in handy with built up grime). Now it’s time to get organized.

Plan your every move.

Think about your kitchen routine, and try to keep everything you need for regular tasks together. Keep glassware next to the sink or refrigerator. Store cookware and utensils by your food prep area. Organize your spices and cooking oils so you can reach them from your stove. Get handy sized trash cans with smell good liners to make your kitchen smell nice even when the smelly hits the can!

Use specialized items.

Helper shelves can elevate an otherwise out-of-reach corner. Lazy Susan’s in the refrigerator keep your leftovers rotating so nothing can hide in the back and spoil. Cupboard dividers make it easy to separate out miscellaneous items and keep them from getting lost.

Glidez® 11.5-in D Sliding Organizer

Go vertical.

Free up valuable drawer and counter space by hanging long-handled utensils, oven mitts, aprons, and more on hooks. Serving platters can do double duty as art when displayed on your kitchen walls. Create a cookbook stand on your wall with railing, or an adhesive ledge.

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Until this rain lets up we suggest a fun and inspiring project! Visit your neighborhood Orchard Supply Hardware® store to find solutions for your  cool and efficient kitchen makeover!