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Finally it feels like Spring is around the corner. It is this time of year like no other time in the year, I get a big urge to clean. I just love to throw open the windows and give the house a good air. Jobs that have been neglected for ages such as cupboards and skirting boards suddenly seem high on my to do list. I am no expert in cleaning, but being a food teacher I do think I’m good at elbow grease. So here are my Spring Cleaning Top Tips.
Get the windows open and let some fresh air into the house. Washing smells better when dried outside too. I just love to bring that feeling in the whole house. Plus it’s so much easier to shake your duster outside.
I neglect my washing machine and dish washer for too long. Now is the time to pop a cleaner in and stick them on a hot cycle. You’ll be amazed how much better they smell and function after one of these.
3. Clean with steam!
Having heard about spray cleaners I am so pleased that I have just bought a steam cleaner. You don’t have to use any chemicals and with the different attachments you can clean everything from the windows to the floors, even the fiddly scummy bits around the taps. Plus its a gadget so now Hubby is more interested in helping with the Spring Cleaning.
Now is the time to get the most most your vacuum. Do the carpets, move the furniture and do the bits you normally miss too! I also love to do the mattresses! You’ll be amazed and horrified when you first do them. If you haven’t got a powerful enough one. There are some great ones available at latest deals.
Hubby often jokes that the only time I clean the fridge is when someone has died. It seems that these events also send me into a cleaning frenzy. But to be fair because I don’t have meat in our fridge at home, it doesn’t need cleaning as often as our ones at school. Spring is a great time to empty the fridge and freezer. Have a good sort of what’s in date and what that mystery tuppa ware box is containing in the freezer. Then bung the shelves and salad drawers through the dishwasher.
Swapping over from winter to summer bedding is a good chance to give them a clean before going into storage. Take them to the cleaners and get a good service wash. There is nothing worse than hitting October finding your winter duvet has developed strange stains over the summer in storage and then having to wait for it to be cleaned.
7. Your wardrobe.
Now you’ve tackled the house. I always like to do my wardrobe as well. In part because we don’t have a lot of storage space so I swap my Winter and Summer clothes over. Plus it’s good every now and then to reflect on what you actually worn over the past few months. Check out what needs chucking or repairing. It’s so much better having a more refined set of clothes than a huge tsunami of stuff spilling out at you that you never even wear.
So those are my Spring Cleaning Top Tips. What are yours?
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