1. Brighten up the room with a quick wipe down.Don’t forget about your light bulbs when spring cleaning. According to professional organizer and author Donna Smallin Kuper, a dirty bulb emits 20 percent less light than a clean one. To get your light bulbs shining their brightest, wipe t hem down with a dampened microfiber cloth when turned off, Kuper says.
2. Make glass shine by not using cleaner. Have smudges on your mirrors, windows or stainless steel appliances? Forget paper towels, as they will leave behind lint, streaks and a cloudy film. Instead, Kuper swears by using microfiber cloths and water. Just spritz and wipe. For best results, choose a microfiber cloth designed for glass. “It’s a finer weave than larger microfiber cloths,” she explains. To clean the cloth afterward, toss in the washing machine—sans fabric softener—and air dry.
In many cases particularly for dusting and glass cleaning, like windows, mirrors and auto glass all that is needed is a microfiber cloth along with a mister bottle filled with water.