There was great joy in the house when my fiancé and I took the plastic off of our windows. While it helped insulate our older windows in the winter
, the spring sun shining in reminded us we hadn’t fully aired out our humble abode for an entire season. I noticed how smudged the glass was, how much dust had accumulated on the blinds, and that it was probably time for a spring cleaning.
I wasn’t in a rush to fill our place with chemicals, so I was happy to find this all-natural guide to spring cleaning
. The most helpful tip has been the recipe for wood cleaner, as we have a fondness for wood furniture and exclusively hardwood floors.
The homemade recipe is simple: Mix two parts olive oil with one part lemon juice. The two liquids don't mix well, but dunk a cloth in anyway (like dipping bread in olive oil), and rub it into your wooded areas for a gleaming result. It’s not just shinier; it helps coat any scuff marks and imperfections.