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A DIY Valentine’s Day Gift: Gifting Your Parents the Gift of Cleaning for Valentine’s Day

by admin - February 5, 2021

Been there, done that is usually the attitude of most parents with valentine’s day. Unlike us younger ones still burning with passion and love, it can be challenging to get your parents out on a valentine’s date. With enough cores around the house to keep them busy, they can only do so much and still try to appreciate this valentine. That is where you all come in; to put yourself in charge of housekeeping so you can present a sweet home enough to make their hearts flutter.

Take care of the unpleasantness

Start with the difficult room since they are usually the toughest to clean. By difficult and unpleasant rooms, I mean the toilet shower, sink, and tub.

Toilet and shower  

Use distilled white vinegar to spray the toilet rim and scrub the grime out with a toilet brush. You can let the vinegar sit in for a few minutes and flush it down. If there is any left, use a dry microfiber cloth to wipe away residues. You can use the same combination to remove hard water stains from the shower and wipe clean with a microfiber cloth.

Sink and tub

Bathtubs and sinks could either be made from porcelain, enamel, acrylic, etc. This knowledge will help you determine the most appropriate cleaning method to use. You should only use a cleaning solution that is recommended for the tub. Alternatively, use water, baking soda, and microfiber cloth.

Take care of the dust and vacuum

The next step after washing the toilet and sinks is to dust the house before vacuuming to eliminate dust build-up after vacuum. Since this task is considerably easy, all you need to do is use some dry microfiber cloths and a duster to wipe the dust off tools, gadgets, baseboards, ceiling fans, and blinds. Protect your eyes and lay a sheet to catch falling debris if you are dusting a hard-to-reach part. Next is to vacuum the floors for valentine. After dusting, the floor should be dusty and quite messy. Take care of this by vacuuming through the house. You can use baking soda to neutralize unpleasant odors for a lovely smell. If the dust is on a piece of furniture, hover the cleaner above it to suck the dust without stress.

Washing hands in sink

The kitchen is essential to valentine cleaning

Clean the stovetops, cabinets, and countertops with warm water and liquid dishwashing liquid and wipe them clean with a microfiber cloth. However, rinse the cloth as you work to prevent leaving residues on the surface. Empty the boxes that need to be emptied and keep them away from sight. You should also take care of the dishes as no valentine’s day is really valentine if the sink is filled with dirty dishes. Take time with this routine, especially if you intend to prepare the valentine’s day meal.


Making your parents happy is not too much to ask for. Although it is not your responsibility, you can make this valentine’s day a memorable one for your folks. Use these tips to keep them away from work and let them enjoy themselves whether indoors or outdoors for as long as they want. If you have the time, do the laundry to give your parents the wholesome valentine’s day treatment.