7 Simple Ways to Spring Clean Your Home Faster

Looking for ways to spring clean your home in no time? Good. I’ve got some tried and tested ways that I’m going to share with you. Spring cleaning is one of my favorite things about the spring season, but unfortunately, I can’t enjoy it to the fullest since my schedule is always overloaded. So I’ve found a few ways to spring clean my home fast that are also great for those who don’t like cleaning.

1. Clean mini blinds
Yes, I want to start with the worst part about spring cleaning. I’m sure many of you would agree that cleaning mini blinds is a great pain. However, I’ve learned a small tip that makes it really easier. Just take your mini blinds down and wash them in the bath. They’ll be cleaner in no time!

2. Wash your walls
If you used to wash your walls by hand, this spring try washing them with a mop instead. This will save you a lot of time, I promise! Now that I know this little trick, washing my walls isn’t a big problem anymore. Give it a try and you will never think of washing the walls as a great pain.

3. Clean your oven
I don’t understand those people who clean their oven by hand when they have a self-cleaning one. A self-cleaning oven works amazingly and is so easy to operate. If you have a self-cleaning oven, just turn it on and it will do its thing. While it’s cleaning, the oven gets extremely hot and there can be a terrible smell, but you can go outdoors to avoid the smell, or do another chore to complete your spring cleaning faster.

4. Give your carpets to the professionals
If you have carpets, I suggest you to hire them done. It’s better and easier. It’s also incredibly time-saving. The professional knows what they’re doing and they can be more experienced at stain removal than you are. If you can afford, give your carpets to the professionals.

5. Purchase a ceiling fan cleaner
Purchase a ceiling fan cleaner so that you don’t have to climb up and take it all apart. Indeed, there’s a great device that you can purchase that cleans the ceiling fan. It’s like a duster but created to fit over every blade. While you still should clean the globes, it helps save you immense amounts of time and headache.

6. Clean your curtains
If you have trouble cleaning your curtains, I recommend doing all of your curtains at once. Take the day, take your curtains down and wash them. After washing, hang your curtains back up. Don’t forget to check the instructions and learn how to properly launder them. Maybe your curtains are dry clean only ones. Follow the instructions on the label and you won’t have any problems.

7. Don’t do it alone
If you share a home or if you have a big family, don’t do your spring cleaning alone, it’s just too much for one person. Have everybody muck in and help and you’ll get it done quicker and you will even have time for a spring picnic or family BBQ.

Follow these tips and you will do your spring cleaning faster and easier. Which tricks do you use to do your spring cleaning quicker? Share them with me, please, I will certainly try them all!

AALIYAH FOR MAC IS OFFICIALLY HAPPENING, THANKS TO A YEARS-LONG FAN PETITION

Back in 2015, Aaliyah superfan Jennifer Risinger began a petition calling for MAC to create an Aaliyah-inspired makeup collection. “Aaliyah stands for MAC’s mission of ‘All ages, All races, All sexes,” she wrote at the time. It garnered thousands of signatures. And now those efforts are coming to fruition: MAC announced on Thursday that Aaliyah for MAC will officially debut in the summer of 2018.

“Aaliyah is truly one in a million — an unstoppable icon whose groundbreaking work in R&B music and film inspires us all,” the brand wrote in an Instagram post announcing the news. “Today we join her countless fans in celebrating her with the announcement of the MAC Aaliyah collection. You made it happen! Stay tuned in 2018.”
So far, details are scarce about the specific products that will comprise the collection, but it’s safe to say that lipsticks will most likely be at least one component of it.

This isn’t the first time MAC has created a fan-requested collection that pays tribute to a young star whose life came to an all-too-early end: The brand’s Selena-inspired collection debuted in 2016 to overwhelming success. So it was no doubt that MAC was eager to respond to calls for another fan-driven collection — but it was simply a matter of whether Aaliyah’s family was on board.

“There is a certain something about each of our collaborators that inspires MAC — with Aaliyah it was the incredible passion from her fans that was everywhere we turned,” said Catherine Bomboy Dougherty, MAC’s Senior Vice President of Global Communications in a statement to Fashionista. “We admire Aaliyah because she was a not only an exceptionally talented artist, but a risk-taker and innovator who still influences the worlds of music, fashion and beauty. She continues to be a role model whose legacy inspires us all to follow our hearts. We are honored the family trusted MAC to bring Aaliyah and her fans’ vision to life. We made a lot of people really happy today and that feels good.”

‘What do you actually do?’: Ivanka Trump showed off her fan mail and got ruthlessly roasted for it

Ivanka Trump took to Twitter to share pictures of her fan mail and the Internet swiftly roasted her for it.Win McNamee/Getty Images
President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter and White House adviser Ivanka proudly shared a picture of her fan mail on Thursday (24 August) and the Internet is ruthlessly mocking her for it. The 36-year-old took to Twitter and Instagram to share photos of herself going through a pile of colourful, handwritten letters and drawings from children covered with hearts and smiley face.

“Overjoyed by these beautiful letters,” Trump tweeted. “Reading them is one of the highlights of my week.”

thanked for? Seriously.”

“And for this nonsense you get a top security clearance?” one person chimed. “You’re a hypocrite.”

Many also joked that the letters were probably from her father.

“Your dad’s handwriting has improved greatly!” one Twitter user wrote. Another person added: “I wish your dad would spend more time studying policy and less time writing you all these letters.”

Other social media users speculated that the letters were written by White House staffers and pinpointed various details in the letters saying they seemed to be written by an adult using different markers. Keen observers zoomed in on one smiley face that showed a smiley face with dollar signs for eyes.

“Whatever staffer made these fake letters to Ivanka Trump, I loved this little touch – was it a commentary on being blinded by greed?” one person wrote.

Another person suggested: “Sarah Huckabees part time job is writing cards to Ivanka.”

Many people also seized the opportunity to share fan letters of their own to Ivanka.