Welcome to Your No-Sweat Guide to Spring Cleaning, a month-long series that puts the fun (yep, for real!) back into cleaning. We’re talking spruce-ups that take less than five minutes, why-didn’t-I-think-of-that hacks, and hands-off cleaning tasks that basically…do themselves—plus our trustiest tools and helpers. The goal: clean less, go outside more.
Cleaning can sometimes (most times) feel like a never-ending battle, and no matter how well you scrub during your monthly deep clean, the grime still persists. Particularly with all the time spent at home this year, I’ve found myself resentful of the dust buildup in my bedroom, the sticky cooking residue in the kitchen, and the dishes that just seem to keep multiplying. And unfortunately, I’ve also found that the only way to prevent an out-of-control cleanup is to incorporate some cleaning habits into my everyday routine.