We Carry Your Favorite Spring Cleaning Necessities
It's out with the old and in with the new! Spring is all about renewal and regrowth, so naturally, it's the perfect time to clean and start fresh. Winters in Vermont lead to an accumulation of dust, dirt, and grime from having windows kept shut tight and wood stoves frequently burning. With warmer temperatures and longer days, now's the time to take care of the chores that may have begun piling up during the winter. Make an investment in your home and your wellbeing with our selection of tried-and-true cleaners and cleaning tools. Not sure where to begin? Below are some practical tips to jumpstart your springtime housekeeping.
Find Environmentally Conscious Ways to Clean
At The Vermont Country Store, we keep the environment in mind and are constantly thinking about how we can better our routines for the benefit of the earth. Because of this, we carry a selection of cleaning tools that will help your home sparkle without waste. Our Multi-Purpose Euro Scrubbies are made from 100% cotton with a patented all-natural coating that tackles stuck-on messes while remaining gentle enough so as not to scratch your surfaces. Use these scrubbers on marble, tile, glass, and more.
Another conscious product we carry are the Multi-Purpose Reusable Cleaning Cloths that will quickly become your choice over standard paper towels. These cloths are made from natural wood fibers and last for hundreds of uses. They also biodegrade in as little as 12 weeks once they become worn. Pair this paper towel alternative with our At-Home Disinfectant Maker, which makes a 99.9% effective germ-killing solution with tap water and salt—in only ten minutes. These are practical choices for your spring cleaning needs.
Open Your Windows for a Fresh Spring Breeze
Don't let old windows get in the way of you enjoying spring air throughout your home. As we know, harsh New England weather can have an impact on old window sashes. This can cause windows to unexpectedly slam shut once they've been opened. That's where our simple and efficient Pine Window Jacks come in handy. Each jack has three levels, allowing you to position your windows open at different heights. Made from unfinished pine, these window jacks are natural, neutral, and can be stained or painted to match your home's decor. Circulating the air in your home is a great way to get rid of pollutants and improve the air quality indoors.
Clear the Dust with a Classic Broom or Mop
Clear the Dust with a Classic Broom or Mop With spring comes an increase of dust and pollen, on top of what has built up during winter. Thankfully, we have a traditional broom to take care of the dirt that accumulates. Our straw whisk broom has been handcrafted by the Pennsylvania Amish and holds up better than the synthetic bristles on modern-day brooms. This whisk broom is small but mighty, for cleaning up dust bunnies in hard-to-reach places. It even comes with a conveniently attached metal ring for easy storage.
For a broader dusting, turn to the wooly dust mop made from natural wool lanolin. This dust mop has a long handle and a foot-wide mop head that swivels for easy maneuverability. Not only does this trap and hold dust, dirt, and hair with ease, but the mop head can be removed and laundered for its revival and continued use.
Protect Your Hands While Getting the Job Done
Of course, when cleaning, you'll want to keep your hands protected. For that, we carry heavy-duty household gloves that are perfect for everything from dishwashing to protecting your skin from household cleaners. Unlike the usual gloves you'll find, ours are made from durable vinyl and have a 100% cotton lining for comfort. Pair these gloves with our Bon Ami Cleaning Powder and Jubilee Kitchen Wax, two classic multi-purpose cleaners that will help freshen your home this spring.