Spring Cleaning Tips, a leading online provider of in-depth content and quick tips for better, faster and healthier housekeeping, offers the following spring cleaning tips to help your readers get rid of their winter blues.

Boise, ID, February 16, 2008 --( Spring Cleaning Tips:

• Manageable Cleaning - Break a spring cleaning marathon into manageable segments. Rather than emptying every cupboard or removing every light fixture, clean one area or one room at a time. This way, if your enthusiasm wanes or you need to turn your attention elsewhere, the whole house will not be left in disarray.

• Safety First - Spring cleaning often requires climbing to new heights. Be sure to use a sturdy ladder - not a wobbly chair or stepstool - and keep long-handled cleaning tools handy to extend your reach. For instance, a flat mop with a clean microfiber pad is great for dusting walls from floor to ceiling.

• The Two-Bucket Method – Use the two-bucket method for heavily soiled surfaces to avoid transferring dirty water to the surface you are cleaning. Dip a clean sponge or cloth into one bucket with cleaning solution, clean an area, and then rinse the cloth in a second bucket with clean water. Repeat the process, changing rinse water as needed.

• The Wall Test - A quick swipe will help to determine whether your walls will benefit from a thorough cleaning or if they can wait another year. If you do not see a noticeable difference, simply spot-clean with a mild solution of dish soap and water (an inexpensive rubber sponge, often called a “dry sponge” or “chemical sponge,” available at many hardware stores, also works well for this purpose). A thorough dusting behind pictures and up near ceilings or vents is often all that is needed.

• Light Fixture Cleaning - Lay a washcloth on the bottom of a sink filled with warm (not hot) sudsy water. Rest the fixture on the bottom of the sink – rather than holding it in the air – to clean (this way, you’re less likely to drop it), rinse and then dry with a soft dishtowel.

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Jennifer Manocchio