It’s great feeling to come back to a clean home. Spring cleaning is time consuming and many people would be avoiding it but by following these tips we hope to make it easier for you. Ideally, you should allocate at least one full day to clean your property from top to bottom. Believe us, at the end you will be feeling quote rewarded. Of course, you can opt in for a professional cleaning company to provide you with spring cleaning service if you don’t have the time. The steps provided on this article are for those who are willing to work a little bit extra to get their home back into shape.
Doormats are great way to trap dirt coming from the outside. We would recommend you to have two doormats. One outside the front door and one as you step in your house. Ensure that you vacuum regularly the doormats as they will be absorbing a lot of dust and dirt.
External window cleaning will not always be possible to be done by yourself depending on your property. You may need someone to come and clean them externally for you using extension pole but if possible to do them yourself wait for a sunny day and clean them from inside and out. Clean windows will transform the interior and exterior of the house and will add fresh look to your property. There are plenty of window cleaner products on the market which you can use to clean your windows.
Depending on how often you cook, the oven is one of the most used cleaning appliances. As such it would accumulate a lot of dirt if used regularly. We would advise you to clean your oven regularly with natural cleaning methods rather than once in a while with harsh chemicals. Please note that the oven cleaning products could be quite harmful and if used the oven needs to be very well wiped and cleaned after treatment to ensure that there aren’t any residue left.
- Grocery Bags
Clean your grocery bags on regular basis as they will get grimy with time. By cleaning your grocery bags you will be able to remove bacteria which will not be passed to your food.
- Cutting boards
You might be thinking that those nasty marks on your cutting boards can’t be removed but you might be mistaken. Cut a lemon and run it over the board to remove bad odour and marks. For some tougher stains first add some baking soda first and then run the lemon over.
- The Fridge
Please note that the fridge/freezer is one of the most important appliance for storing food and as such a special care needs to be given so that you can preserve the food free from bacteria. The storage of food is very important as if not stored properly any developed bacteria will be passed onto yourself. Therefore, it’s important that you take out the shelves and wash them with warm soapy water on regular basis.
- Pots and Pans
Ensure that you clean your pots and pans with Brillo pads to remove any stick on bits and burnt marks. Ketchup can dissolve dirt on copper pots and other copper accessories. Rub the ketchup on the surface and add a bit of salt to remove stubborn stains.
- Kitchen Cupboards
Search online for cleaning products that will remove grime without damaging the surface of your kitchen cupboards. Don’t forget to clean on top of kitchen cupboards as this is where most of the dust will accumulate
- Stainless steel Cooker hood
Stainless steel are notoriously known difficult to clean surfaces. There are some products on the market you can use, but some people use some products that can be made from home and applied immediately. Mix a drop of dish soap with a cloth dipped in hot water and rub the surface. Then rinse with water and dry cloth.
- Kitchen Bin
The kitchen bin is another neglected item in your kitchen. Quite often the bin bags leak and the dirt goes into the bin. You need to wash with soapy water the bin regularly to prevent any bacteria formation.
- Shower Curtain
Did you know that you can wash your plastic curtain in your washing machine. Don’t put it by itself and add some towels along with detergent. After washing has completed hang it to dry properly.
Please note that regular cleaning of the tiles in the bathroom will significantly increase the life of your grout. Instead of doing re-grouting, ensure that you clean your bathroom tiles with designated bathroom cleaner.
- Shower Drain
Freshen up your drains by mixing baking soda with table salt. Pour the mixture with heated vinegar. Leave it for at least 15min and then run hot tap water. This is only to freshen up your drain not to unblock it.
You will be surprised to find out how much dust had accumulated behind your furniture. Pull you sofa and vacuum behind and under it. Do the same with your bed, wardrobe and other heavy furniture that you haven’t moved for some time.
Curtains absorb a lot of dust and should be cleaned on regular basis. If you want to do it yourself if washable put the curtains in the washing machine and after dry them and iron them. In order to have fresh bedroom and lounge curtains should be cleaned regularly.
Your library will need regular cleaning too. You will have to remove your books and clear the dust under them. This is an appropriate time to reorganise your bookshelves too.
Don’t forget that spring cleaning service is more about cleaning those areas that are not normally cleaned on regular basis. One such area is the ceiling. Remove all accumulated dust from corners, cobwebs and dust the light fittings.
We would assume that you will clean your bedding on regular basis, but what about your mattress. Vacuum your mattress thoroughly and if possible, steam clean it to freshen it up. If you have hired a cleaning company to provide you with a spring cleaning service ask them to steam clean the mattress for you.
- Washing machine
The washing machine is another very important appliance that will need cleaning especially the rubber cover and the washing powder equipment. If your rubber cover has developed mould patches you may have to remove it and sink it into a bleach for at least 24h. This may require some know-how and if you haven’t done it yourself it may be better to call in professionals to do it for you.
- Vacuum cleaner
As you can see on this article we have mentioned many appliances that would need cleaning and the vacuum cleaner is not an exception. Ensure that you replace the bag and clean the filters.
Here you have it. Simple yet practical 20 tips for spring cleaning. If you are short of time and would like someone else to do the spring cleaning for you, please click here to find out more. Our spring cleaning service can be booked 7 days a week and comes with extras such as equipment and fully vetted and insured cleaning teams.