It’s that time of year we all dread. Spring cleaning.

No one likes to do it, but inevitably we all have to. Hopefully we can help you kickoff your spring cleaning right and make it a little less painful with some helpful tips for some of those not-so-fun chores.

1. Clean your windows and window screens.

Did you know your windows and window screens should be cleaned at least once a year? Not only will this improve the lifespan of your windows, but it’s a great way to maintain your home’s curb appeal.

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Looking for the ultimate window cleaner? Check out this DIY recipe here.

2. Clean your window tracks.

Window tracks are often overlooked causing dirt and grim to build up inside them. This can lead to your window not operating properly. So take the time, at least once a year, to get rid of that buildup.

What’s the best way to clean window tracks? It’s easy! All you need is white vinegar and cotton swabs.

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Simply dab a cotton swab in vinegar and use it to wipe off any grim. (via Home Depot)

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3. Get the gunk off your kitchen cabinets.

Have you looked at your cabinets lately? Gunk can buildup on your cabinets pretty quickly, especially around the handles.

So how do you get rid of the gunk? With this two ingredient DIY cleaner.

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All you need is vegetable oil and baking soda. Mix them into a paste and apply to your cabinets. Then simply brush or wipe off. (via One Good Thing)

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4. Dust your ceiling fans.

Ceiling fans are often neglected because they’re hard to reach and awkward to clean. Here is an awesome, easy way to dust those fan blades with ease.

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Use a pillow case! All of that dust from the fan will be collected in the pillow case and afterward you can just throw it in the washer. (via Realsimple)

5. Wash your pillows.

Did you know you should wash your pillows at least twice a year? Yikes! Luckily, we found this “miracle whitening solution” that will take your pillows from dingy to bright white. (via One Good Thing)

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Looking for more cleaning tips? Find more here.