As the summer days come to a close, the excitement of a new school year looms ahead. Before the academic journey commences, it's essential to ensure that all the back-to-school materials are sparkling clean and ready for use. Cleaning these items not only ensures better hygiene but also extends their lifespan, saving you money in the long run. Here are ten easy and practical cleaning hacks to get your school materials in top-notch condition:
Erase Whiteboard Woes
Start with a clean slate by wiping off old marks and stains from your whiteboard using a soft Jumbo Microfiber Cloth dampened with water and a few drops of mild dish soap. For stubborn marks, rub gently with a whiteboard eraser or a paste of baking soda and water.
Refresh Tired Backpacks
Empty out your backpack and shake away the dust and debris. Toss it in the washing machine (if safe for the material) or gently clean it with a damp reusable Wowables® dishcloth and mild detergent. Hang it to air dry for a fresh start.
Lunchboxes can harbor bacteria, so wash them thoroughly with warm soapy water and gently scrub with Pot Brite™ All Purpose Scrub Sponge. To eliminate odors, use a mixture of baking soda and water to scrub the inside before rinsing.
Tidy Up Textbooks
Wipe down the covers of your textbooks with a slightly damp Jumbo Microfiber Cloth to remove dust and grime. For stubborn marks, use a little rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball, being careful not to damage the cover.
Dust Off Electronics
Electronics like laptops and tablets collect dust over time. Turn off the device, unplug it, and carefully clean the screens and keyboards with a Jumbo Microfiber Cloth or specific electronic cleaning wipes.
Revive Writing Instruments
Have pens that have stopped working? Soak the tips in a cup of warm water for a few minutes to loosen dried ink. For whiteboard markers, dip the tips in rubbing alcohol to revive them.
Polish Up Art Supplies
For markers, crayons, and colored pencils, wipe them down with a damp cloth to remove any dirt or residue. Organize them in a container to keep everything tidy and easily accessible.
Dust and Shine Bookshelves
Before placing books back on the shelves, dust them thoroughly using 360° Duster Kit to prevent dust mites and allergies. Use a furniture polish or a mix of equal parts vinegar and water to give the shelves a sparkling finish.
Clean Up Desk Chaos
Declutter your desk space by removing unnecessary items. Wipe down the desk surface and organize your stationary and supplies in containers or trays for easy access.
Freshen Up School Uniforms
Machine wash or hand wash school uniforms following the care instructions on the tags. Add a cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle to remove any lingering odors and keep colors vibrant.
By following these ten easy back-to-school material cleaning hacks, you'll be well-prepared to kick off the academic year with a clean and organized setup. Not only will this help maintain the hygiene and appearance of your belongings, but it will also set a positive tone for the year ahead. So, roll up your sleeves, put on your favorite playlist, and get cleaning – a fresh start awaits!