Top Spring Cleaning Tips
Traditionally spring makes us think of the better weather, the lovely spring flowers and giving our home a spring
clean. A thorough spring clean can be time consuming and seem like a real chore. We have some top tips to make
First decide how you would like to tackle your spring clean, will you work room by room or do it job by job? Once
you have decided create a list of all the jobs that need doing, not only will this mean that nothing gets missed but
you will also be able to see your progress as you tick things off. Make sure that you have all the cleaning supplies
you will need to hand.
Spring Cleaning Tasks
For all rooms you will need to clean light fittings, windowsills, curtain poles, wipe down skirtings, door handles and
plug switches. Blinds and curtains should be cleaned. Each room should be hoovered or floored cleaned, moving
furniture so you can clean underneath or behind. Hoover soft furnishings. In your bedroom don’t forget your
mattresses, rotate these and hoover them. Give your carpets a refresh with a carpet deodorizer or a sprinkle of
baking soda (we would always recommend a patch test first), leave these to work for a few minutes before vacu-
uming the carpet to remove the powder.
When spring cleaning it’s an ideal time to make sure that appliances in the kitchen are sparkling! For stubborn
stains and splatters in microwaves you can help to soften and remove these by steam cleaning, use a large micro-
wave-safe bowl with a cup of water and a chopped lemon, orange or some vinegar, turn the microwave on high
until the solution boils and the glass is steamy, then leave to cool for five minutes before opening the door. Care-
fully remove the bowl and wipe with a sponge or cloth.
Give your oven a thorough clean, if it doesn’t have a self-cleaning function use a hot wet cloth on burned on dirt to
help soften before using either an oven cleaner or baking powder to remove, rinse and wipe dry. Give your fridge
shelves and all its conta