Spring cleaning is not the absolute necessity it used to be, thanks to innovations in insulation, ventilation and the Eisenhower interstate highway system. But if you are of a mind to replicate inside the home the metaphysical cleansing represented by spring thawing outside the home, you should know that your most useful tool may well be an empty plastic bottle of bleach.
Scouring Pad Holder
What would spring cleaning be without a scouring pad? For effective scrubbing of the most caked-in dirt and grime that has been allowed to collect since Christmas, nothing beats your preferred brand of scouring pad. Only problem is that if you allow them to touch anything metal while they are still wet, the warm air spring will speed up the natural tendency for rusting. Cut off the bottom of a bleach bottle and you’ve got a cheap but effective anti-rust cup for holding wet scouring pads.
Water Distribution System
Don’t consider an empty bleach bottle just a bottle when it comes to spring cleaning. You need water. Everywhere. Maybe sometimes you need a lot of water and sometimes not. Punch a few holes (or use a drill to make things easier) and suddenly you’ve not just a constant water supply not too heavy to tote around, but a water supply that can be poured, sprinkled, drizzled or trickled out, depending on how many caps you use and how many holes are in them.
Spring Cleaning Holster
Cut a hole in the bottom of a bleach bottle at an angle, slap one half a Velcro bond on the side and the other hand on your pants and you’ve got a convenient holster to carry your supplies. What kind of spring cleaning supplies could a bleach bottle holster make convenient for carrying from room to room. Cleaning brushes. Rubber gloves. Trash bags. Wipes. Sponges.
Portable Trash Can
Spring cleaning is bound to mean coming across a bunch of small stray items. Legos. Broken bits of crayon. Buttons. Batteries. You may even get lucky enough to come across some nickels, dimes, quarters or even possibly some dollar bills. The same concept mentioned above of bleach bottle holster is one fantastic labor-saving device come spring cleaning. Just plop anything small right into the open bottle. No more having to get up and move to the trash can.
Dual Purpose Wet/Dry Supply Conveyance System
Spring cleaning often means a quick and repetitive transformation of a nice dry decontamination supply welcome on any surface into a mushy, filthy mess that you can’t find anywhere suitable for disposal not requiring moving your entire body elsewhere. Your spring cleaning bleach bottle bonanza concludes with the advice to create a holster on each side of your body. One for dry supplies prior to use and one for yucky supplies after use.