Spring is an excellent time to give your home an intensive deep clean. It’s traditionally a time for renewal and fresh starts, so why not use this time to get your home in order? Spring cleaning is an annual tradition in many homes around the world. By giving your home a deep clean at least once a year, you may find it easier to stay on top of the weekly and monthly cleaning tasks.
In this article, we’ll share some excellent tips for getting your home in order this spring. You don’t need fancy cleaning tools to give your home a deep clean. All you need is a bit of elbow grease and a plan of action.
Declutter your home
It’s difficult to keep your home clean if you are always dealing with clutter. When your home is cluttered, you might find your time is eaten up by moving items around and trying to make things look tidy. This leaves you less time for actual cleaning. And this means your annual spring clean will be a lot more difficult to complete. Spend some time decluttering your home to make it easier to keep on top of cleaning.
Refresh your fabrics
You might wash your bed linen, towels and kitchen linens regularly, but what about the other fabrics in your home? Curtains, upholstery and headboards can trap smells and thwart your cleaning efforts. If you can’t machine wash your fabrics, consider dry cleaning or professional steam cleaning. You’ll be shocked at the change a clean sofa and curtains can make to your living room. See here.
Tackle smells at the source
If you find yourself trying to mask bad smells in your home, this is a great time to go direct to the source. Most kitchen and bathroom smells come from the plug hole, so don’t forget to clean this often forgotten part of your home.
You can clean a plug hole using simple ingredients like baking soda and vinegar. Simply pour the baking soda down the drain and then add a cup of vinegar. You should hear it fizzing and see bubbles rise to the surface. Let this sit and then rinse it away. If you’re tired of drain smells, you can find more tips to help you get rid of them and stop them coming back here.
Give your floors a deep clean
Hoovering carpets and mopping hard floors once a week is great for keeping on top of the dust and dirt, but once a year, you should consider giving them a deeper clean. Professional carpet cleaning machines can be hired for the weekend for a low fee. Carpet cleaners work by driving the cleaning solution deep into the carpet pile. Then it agitates the fibres before sucking up the wastewater. You’ll be shocked at how much this can transform tired and dingy looking carpets.
Hardwood floors should be treated with a specialist cleaner. This will help to remove any cleaning product build-up and condition the wood. And finally, tile and linoleum floors can be steam cleaned to get them hygienically clean.
Don’t forget outdoor spaces
While you’re doing your spring cleaning, you might forget to look at the outdoor spaces. Small things like trimming your hedges, cutting back the edge of your lawn and power washing your patio or deck can help to transform an outdoor space and get it ready for the summer months.
If you have a spell of dry weather, you should also consider protecting your wooden garden furniture with a weatherproof stain. This will restore the natural lustre of the wood and ensure your garden furniture lasts for years to come.