Spring cleaning made easy

April 3, 2008 8:35:24 AM PDT
The flowers are blooming, the birds are serenading, and houses still feel like they are stuck with the winter blues. Spring cleaning is a tradition that allows homeowners to freshen up their spaces and get a head start on the hectic seasons of spring and summer. What do you need to get started on spring cleaning? Kelly Edwards of DESIGN ON A DIME has a few helpful and affordable tips to make spring cleaning easy.

1. All Natural Cleaning Supplies. Going "green" is easy with these cleaning products.

  • Parsley Plus All Purpose Cleanser ($4.55)
  • Howard Naturals Stainless Steel Cleaner ($8.99)
  • Ecoover Non Chlorine Bleach ($5.19)
Available at Greenmakers, 2500 N. Pulaski, Chicago, IL 60639

2. Not just a calendar, a great way to take stress out of spring cleaning.

  • Real Simple magazine's Period Table of Cleaning (FREE)
Available at realsimple.com

3. One stop shop cleaning supply. Baking Soda and all its uses.

  • Baking Soda ($1.19)
Available at Jewel, 210 North Clark, Chicago, IL 60610

4. Donate, Give Away, Garage Sale, Keep. How to organize your spring cleaning?

  • Cardboard boxes, $3.99
Available at Target, 1154 S. Clark, Chicago, IL 60605

ABOUT KELLY EDWARDS:

Kelly Edwards is the co-host and design coordinator of the Chicago production of HGTV's hit show DESIGN ON A DIME. A national radio host recently named Kelly as the "MacGyver of design" and with a $1,000 budget, being creative is just what she loves to do. A former teen beauty queen from Romeoville, Kelly is a do-it-yourself design darling with a passion for finding creative home accessories and building unique furniture pieces to adorn all types of interiors. Known for her ability to repurpose everyday items into extraordinary collectibles, Kelly is also an astute home organizer. For more information about Kelly, visit http://www.kellyedwardsinc.com.


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