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Our Top 10 Spring Cleaning Tips


Top 10 Spring Cleaning Tips

Our Top 10 Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring has sprung! As tradition dictates, it is time to address all of the chores you have been putting off throughout the year. A seemingly never-ending checklist. Check out our Preparing Your Home For Spring blog, which is full of advice to further prepare your home and garden for spring. To start off the spring preparations we have devised our top 10 spring cleaning tips:

  1. Work from the top down. Work from the top-down in every room, this can also be applied to the house in general – start upstairs and work your way downstairs.
  2. Dust before you vacuum. Use a clean, slightly damp microfibre cloth to wipe dust from surfaces. Do not forget to dust up high; lampshades, the tops of furniture and cupboards as these often get missed. And always vacuum last, once the dust has settled.
  3. Dump or donate. Create designated ‘dump’ and ‘donate’ piles. If clothes and furniture are in good condition donate them to your local charity shop or look at ‘upcycling’ them.
  4. Get clean, go green. You do not have to spend a fortune on cleaning products and chemicals to make sure your home gets a deep clean. To make an all-purpose cleaner simply mix 6 tablespoons of vinegar and 3 tablespoons of baking soda into 2 litres of water, pop it in a spray bottle and use as required.
  5. Do a Kitchen deep clean. Wash your walls, doors and window ledges with hot soapy water. Use soda crystals to clean kitchen cupboards and drawers. Remove any outdated tins of food, old kitchen gadgets, pans and chipped mugs and crockery.
  6. Flip your mattress. This should be done every few months but often gets forgotten. Rotating the mattress from head to foot is also good idea to breathe new life into your mattress and help promote a good nights’ sleep!
  7. Deep clean your carpets. Deep cleaning your carpets can help remove hair, dirt, dust and help revitalise the colour and texture. To breathe new life into your carpets enlist the help of a professional carpet cleaner who can do a very thorough job. Check out our list of approved local carpet cleaners here.
  8. Remove pet hairs. One of our favourite tips is to use a pair of rubber gloves to remove pet hairs. The material the gloves are made from naturally enables the hairs to stick to the glove; definitely worth a try.
  9. Clean the oven. We all try to dodge this job. However, short of getting in the professional oven cleaners the best way to approach an oven clean is; mix bicarbonate of soda with water, apply to the oven (avoiding the heating elements) and leave overnight. In the morning, the dirt should simply wipe away. If any soda remains, simply wipe away using vinegar.
  10. Use your dishwasher power. Finally, use your dishwasher to clean childrens’ plastic toys (remove the batteries first!). Simply place the toys into the dishwasher, along with your normal washing tab. This will remove any lingering germs on the toys with minimal effort!

If you find your spring clean is turning into a larger task than you first anticipated, be sure to call in a professional cleaner to help. You can find a list of local, professional cleaning businesses across Birmingham and Warwickshire by simply visiting Quickfind directories at www.quickfinddirectories.co.uk.


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3rd January 2019