It is that time of year again. The sun is starting to grace us with its presence, for a short amount of time at least. The days are getting slightly longer, and the clocks have changed. Spring is here. And, with the spring comes the all-important spring clean.
Spring cleaning is a great way to shake the winter blues from your home and give yourself a great freshen up ready for the summer months. It will allow you to feel good about your home, which may have got to be quite stuffy over the last few months if the heating has been on lots and the windows have been closed.
So, here are some top tips for making sure that you have the best spring clean in your home.
Start Off With The Windows
Get your windows open wide and let some fresh air in your home. Then, take down your curtains and wash them if you can. If you have blinds, take them off and dust them thoroughly with a damp cloth. Get all of the dirt and grime out of them.
Following this, give both the insides and the outsides of your windows a clean and make sure the ledges on both sides are also clean. Often, damp and condensation can cause mold spores to form around the edges of windows, so make sure you get right in there. If you notice mold, use rubber gloves and use bleach in hot water to make sure you get it properly clean.
Kitchens And Bathrooms
When it comes to cleaning your kitchens and bathrooms, you need to be very thorough. Get into every corner of your room and clean it with a mixture of hot water, detergent, and bleach. Grease can often form in the kitchen, and mold in the bathroom. You need to make sure that you clean it all well.
Clean your drains. Don’t just clean the visible part of the drain. Put a highly concentrated drain cleaner inside. If you have a blockage of grease or hair in your drain that is preventing water from running smoothly, you may need to use repeat the process until the water is able to run smoothly. If the problem is further down and causing a severe blockage, you may require the assistance of a professional Drain cleaning company.
Bedrooms And Living Rooms
You may well keep on top of vacuuming these living spaces, but a lot of dust can gather in soft furnishings such as on sofas, cushions, mattresses, and in bedding. Where possible, put cushions and duvets through the washing machine. Wash the covers of large cushions on your sofas and chairs, and take any large soft furnishings outside and beat the dust out of them. It is surprising how much they can accumulate.
Make sure and vacuum behind all of your furniture. It is amazing how things can get down there.
Radiators are an area that are often overlooked when it comes to cleaning. The backs od radiators can become a haven for dust. If you are able to lift your radiator off the wall to clean behind it, do so. Alternatively, use a feather duster to clean behind. Make sure you wash the front and top of the radiator.