Spring is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about giving your home a good Spring clean! Here are our top 5 Spring cleaning tips and tricks to get your home looking sparkling clean.
1. Start with a declutter
Spring is a great time to start afresh with a tidy and orderly home. So before you begin cleaning, why not start with a declutter? Take each room one by one and consider which items are gathering dust. Try to be as ruthless as you can and really think about what you need. When it comes to decluttering your wardrobe, ask yourself if you have worn the item in the past year. If you haven’t, it’s time to get rid and make space. And remember, your items don’t have to go to waste. If they are in good condition, many charities are happy to accept donations of clothing, bric-a-brac and more. Once you have decluttered, it is time to get cleaning.
2. Gather the essentials
Before you begin cleaning, it’s important to make sure you have all of your Spring cleaning essentials. This will ensure you have everything on-hand to get the job done and you won’t be stopped in your tracks. Here are a list of some of the items you may need:
- cleaning cloths
- rubber gloves
- multi-surface spray
- glass spray
- floor cleaner
- carpet cleaner
- mop & bucket/floor steamer
3. Give carpets a deep clean
We often forget that our carpets can harbour a lot of dirt. hair and bacteria. That is why it’s a good idea to give your carpets a deep clean as part of your spring cleaning plans. A deep clean will help get rid of dirt as well as restoring the colour and texture of your carpets. This VAX SpotWash 1-1-142359 Carpet Cleaner makes cleaning your carpet simple. It removes stains and dirt with powerful suction and can be used on carpets, upholstery, stairs and sealed hard floors. Alternatively, you can sprinkle carpet cleaner powder or baking soda onto your carpet, then use warm soapy water and a sponge/brush to scrub the carpet. Then allow the carpet to air dry and once dry, vacuum to bring all of the dirt to the surface.
4. Tackle the oven
Cleaning your oven is probably a task that you have been putting off for a while. Now is the perfect opportunity to tackle the grime and get your oven sparkling clean. Start by removing the wire racks from your oven, then use a damp sponge to remove any loose bits of food and grease. If your oven has a self-cleaning cycle, then the next step is to simply turn this on and open your windows to minimise odours and smoke build-up. If your oven doesn’t have a self-cleaning function, then you should use an oven cleaner and let it sit for the specified time to loosen stubborn grime and grease. While you wait, wash your wire racks in the sink with soapy water and a brush until nice and clean.
Once your ovens self-cleaning cycle is finished it is important to wait until it is fully cooled down. Once cool, you can go in with a wet cloth to clean out any ashy bits that have gathered in the bottom of the oven. If you used oven cleaner, you can now wipe it away with a wet cloth and rinse the interior of the oven with water. Finally, put the wire racks back in the oven and clean the glass of the oven door with glass cleaner.
5. Don’t forget appliances
You are probably used to giving your kitchen countertops and surfaces a clean regularly, but what about your appliances? A stainless steel cleaner is ideal for cleaning steel cookware, dishwashers, cook tops, sinks and more to remove bacteria and make your kitchen shine. Another handy tip is to use a mug of water to clean your microwave. Simply heat a mug of water inside the microwave for 2-3 minutes until the water starts to boil. The steam produced will help to soften stains and the interior can then be wiped clean using a warm, damp cloth and washing-up liquid. To get rid of any odours, you can place a cup of water with some lemon juice inside and heat for 2 minutes.
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