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Late Spring Cleaning Tips

April 22, 2020

Late Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring is coming to a close, but the good news is, it's never too late to start the spring clean. We have some great spring late spring cleaning tips to get your home looking sparkling this season. 


Remove clutter

The first step to a cleaner home is the dreaded declutter. It's finally time to sort through everything, whether that be clothes, books, trinkets and so on. Start by removing clutter from floors, coffee tables and other surfaces before you start cleaning. Carry around a large basket or box, putting each item in to be tidied away. Once you have cleared all surfaces, consider which of these belongings you should be keeping. If you haven't used it in over a year, is it really of that much use to you? If you are struggling to decide which items to keep, consider investing in self storage or donating to charity shops.


Dust

Before you bring out harsh chemicals, it's time to get rid of any dust that has been building up in your home. Start from the top of the room and work downwards, as you don't want any grime falling onto a clean floor. Get a duster and work your way around the top of the walls, including the ceilings if you can. Ensure any cobwebs and clumps of dust are tackled, and then begin to work down the walls. Then, thoroughly dust any surfaces. Horizontal surfaces are a main collector of dust, as well as ornaments, so give these a little extra attention. 


Work by room

This tip is a great way to ensure every space in your house gets the attention that it needs. Working by room lets you keep track of your progress, and allows you to work to a solid schedule. 


Kitchen

We advise starting in the dirtiest of places, the kitchen. The kitchen is the hub of the home, and food and bacteria can get pretty much everywhere. Here are some quick tips on how to clean certain appliances:

  • Microwave - Add some white vinegar into a mug, and mix well with some water. Place the mug into the microwave for only a few seconds. Remove the mixture and wipe clean the inside of your microwave with a cloth. This will get rid of those stubborn stains and works just as well as an antibacterial.
  • Oven - Don't give in to hiring an oven cleaner for this one. Simply remove the racks from your oven. Cover the inside of the oven with a baking soda and water mixture. Leave this on overnight and then wipe it away in the morning. This will leave your oven looking gleaming.
  • Fridge - Firstly go through every food item and remove anything that is out of date. Simply wipe down the shelves, and if you have any tough stains, use a toothbrush and some warm soapy water.

 

Bathroom

It's then time to tackle the grimiest place of them all, the bathroom. The humidity in the bathroom acts as a perfect breeding ground for bacteria, so having a regular clean of this room is essential. Here are our tips to help you get started on the two grubiest of things in the bathroom:

  • Shower - Remove the shower head. Then, fill a plastic bag with white vinegar, and secure this bag around the top of the shower head. Leave this bag for a couple of hours, or even overnight. The white vinegar will lift any limescale and dirt.
  • Toilet - Ensure that you constantly clean the toilet bowl with bleach and a brush, to ensure thorough elimination of bacteria.

Lounge

The main problem with the lounge is the build up of clutter. Once you have tackled the clutter, move onto cleaning upholstery items such as your sofas and pillows. Use a vacuum to hoover these, working thoroughly across each cushion. You can also use a fabric spray to make your sofas smell great.





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