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4 Spring Cleaning Tips


21st Mar 2019 Home & Garden

Cleaning a house is a chore that unfortunately isnt something that can be ignored - after all, no one wants to live in a dirty, dusty house. But the cleaning process can be tiring and time-consuming and can take up a whole day - dependent on the size of your house. Thankfully, there are professional cleaners who can get the job done at your convenience - particularly handy for those with busy schedules. 

Here are some tips to help you declutter your house:

Spring is often thought of as the best season to carry out a thorough cleaning. However, if you do wait for this season it probably means that you will have a lot of unnecessary items piled up from one room to another which will make the spring cleaning process tiring and slow you down. Therefore, it’s advisable to declutter at least a couple of times a year and to clear out the room of clutter before getting your mop and water to start cleaning as it'll make the process easier and faster. You can start by disposing of or donating items that you no longer use.

Clean your bathroom while you sleep

Bathrooms are a room of the house that can be prone to picking up dirt and muck quicker than others - with the buildup of limescale, for example. Limescale is among the many stains that are hard to remove. You can take care of those stubborn stains while you’re asleep using white vinegar. 

All that is required is for you to spray the vinegar in the toilet, sink and shower before going to bed. For the showerheads, you can fill a bag with the vinegar and tie it around the head. The vinegar trick will work miracles during the night and come the next day, your bathroom area will be free from stubborn stains and save you from scrubbing which can take up a lot of time and energy.

Vineger has a strong smell though so make sure you wear protective gloves while spraying and that the room is well ventilated to keep the strong smell at bay.

Clean your carpet like a pro

Carpets are an important part of a house. They help protect your floor from any damage that may be caused by moving furniture, they provide warmth and comfort and are a big part of the room decor.

It's therefore important to keep them in good shape, which includes cleaning them once in a while. Dirty carpets don’t only interfere with the appearance of your house, but can also be a health hazard too. 

However, cleaning a carpet isn’t that easy to do yourself. A good carpet cleaner will have the right tools to get the job done and will also save you the time that it would take to do it yourself. They will ensure that the carpet is properly rinsed and dried as a wet carpets can trigger the buildup of mold which can cause problems - for your carpet and your health.

Use rubber gloves to remove pet hairs

Cats and dogs are good companions and according to psychologists, having a pet has many health benefits - after all, there is nothing better than coming home after a tiring day at work to find your puppy or cat eagerly waiting for you at the door. But, having these pets in the house does mean you'll be dealing with your pet's hair. 

Removing hair from fabric and carpets can be a pain, especially when done with bare hands. But, having some plastic gloves can make the work easy. The plastic nature of the gloves, plus the friction the gloves create makes the removal of pet hair much easier.

Clean your oven using bicarbonate of soda

An oven is of course, an important appliance for every house but cleaning it can end up consuming plenty of your time because of the stains and build up left while preparing your meal. 

Did you know that you can make the work easier by using bicarbonate of soda? All you need to do is spray a mixture of water and bicarbonate of soda on the interior of the oven. The mixture should be allowed to work overnight before being wiped clean the next day. The trick should leave your oven lovely and clean. You can then use vinegar to remove any soda left in the oven. This way you also avoid using harsh chemicals that can cause damage to your oven, as well as, irritate your skin.