We’ll be greeting spring soon, which also means that it’s that time of year when all cleaning must ensue. In the UK, this is practiced to refresh every part of your home after a stuffy winter. All traces of winter’s doom should be gone by then, as with every trace of your human hibernation. As the days become lighter, longer, and, in our case, sunnier, throw open those windows and don your rubber gloves. Spring-clean your home with these simple tips:
Clear out your home
The best and most effective way to begin your spring cleaning is through decluttering. There’s a simple rule that you must follow: if you haven’t touched something in the past six months, then it’s about time to get rid of it. Seasonal items and clothing are an exception to this rule, of course, so ensure that you separate the items clearly. Sort them accordingly using boxes, for instance. Label them accordingly with “keep,” “throw away,” or “donate,” to avoid getting items thrown away by mistake.
Removing big bulks of items such as furniture can also help make your decluttering more successful. Consider getting services such as house rubbish clearance, which can be found around Thornton Heath and the rest of London, to get rid of such items. If you take the decluttering rule by heart, you’ll realize how much stuff you’ve unconsciously hoarded throughout the year.
Get your windows washed
Windows are easily overlooked when cleaning. Cleaning them is tricky because mistakes can easily leave them foggier than ever. The trick to washing windows is to do it on a cloudy day. Too much sun dries them out quickly, which causes streaks.
Cleaning solutions are all the rage, but that can easily add up in cost. For a simple made-at-home window solution, try mixing equal parts warm water and white vinegar. Spritz away and rub it in quickly; you’ll be left with crystal clear windows.
Leave no room for bad smells
Ever thought about making your home smell amazing? Or are you simply struggling with bad odors? Begin by opening all your windows; this lets some fresh air in. Check your fridge for rotten food, be it vegetables or fruits. Take the bin out, and, for good measure, wash it. Finally, follow the instincts of real estate agents and place a cup of vanilla extract in the oven. Heat it for an hour, and you’ll find your home smelling like your favorite local bakery. Placing fresh potted herbs, such as basil and mint, is also a good option for eliminating bad odors.
Your carpets need deep cleaning
Dust, dirt, and even hair build up in your carpet. The case is even worse for dining rooms and bedrooms. Bulky furniture remains in place for a long time even when you’re cleaning. You’ll be surprised to discover that your carpet’s color and texture are different when cleaned thoroughly. To achieve this, use a high-performance vacuum cleaner. If this is too much work for you, consider hiring professionals. In any case, the end goal is to breathe new life into your carpets.
Rearrange your furniture
Spring cleaning involves not only cleansing but change. And what better way to do this than through rearranging your furniture? This will make you feel like you’ve just moved in, making the space feel entirely new. Spring for fresh starts, eh?
Let your automated cleaners help you clean
You don’t have to do everything by yourself, of course. Your dishwasher can do more than just your dishes. Pop your fan filters and fridge shelves in there. You’ll spend less time scrubbing, perhaps even allowing you to peacefully have some afternoon tea. Your vacuum has different tools, so utilize those for cleaning crevices and upholstery.
Spring is a time for change, and it’s only right that you spend much time cleaning the place you spend most of your time in. With forecasts of sunshine and warmth up ahead, ensure that your home feels just the same.