Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be a chore, nor does it have to last for the whole of Spring. If you put the following top tricks into action, you will breeze through your Spring cleaning in no time at all, and you won’t have to worry about it again until next year.
Fabrics can pick up a whole lot of dirt and grime over the course of a year, even if you are washing them regularly, which is why you should give them a deep clean at least once a year. That being said, custom window treatments should never be washed or even dry cleaned. Instead, vacuum them with a clean vacuum brush every six months.
For removable fabrics, a great way to kill off germs is to simply hang them outside where the sun’s rays will have a cleansing effect. Traditionally, fabrics would be beaten to remove dust and dirt, and you can still do this, but it is much quicker to give them a good going over with a handheld vacuum cleaner.
The easiest way to spruce up your carpets is a portable carpet cleaner. A portable cleaner will make light work of cleaning carpets in every room of the home, and they make a much quicker job of removing stains and dirt than hand scrubbing. They are a million times faster too!
If you have hardwood floors, rather than carpet, applying a new layer of wax will help to protect them from the wear and tear of family life for another year, and it takes less time to do this than it does to make constant repairs whenever the floor is scuffed.
Use a Wet Sponge to Remove Dust
When it comes to cleaning walls, floorboards and the like, it is much easier to use a damp sponge, perhaps in conjunction with a little detergent, than it is to struggle with a duster, which will just move the dust to another area and do little to remove dirt.
Clean Your Windows with Vinegar
If you want to get a cleaner look with less work, wash your windows with white vinegar and newspaper. This will remove dirt and leave your windows streak free in much less time than you could expect when using commercial cleaners or soap and water.
Freshen the Fridge
The easiest way to freshen up your fridge is to clean it with white vinegar, water, and baking soda. Once it is clean, leave a cut lemon and an open package of baking soda on the shelf to absorb unpleasant odors and freshen up your fridge.
Get the Family Involved
Your Spring chores will get done much more quickly if you get your family involved, assign each family member a list of tasks to do and make it a competition to see who can finish up first, with a prize for the winner, and you will see your home sparkling in no time at all as your family battle it out to beat each other.
All that remains is to brew yourself a nice cup of coffee, sit back, relax and admire your newly cleaned, fragrant home.