10 Spring Cleaning Tipsby Janine, May 2022
It’s officially Spring and whilst we all want to be outdoors enjoying the sunshine, it’s also the perfect time to give your house a good going over. There’s nothing quite as satisfying as returning to a home so clean it basically sparkles… but bottoming the whole place can seem overwhelming. However, there are some Spring cleaning jobs that just can’t wait – and also, might have been forgotten for some time!
Consider this your super easy, top 10 Spring cleaning tips. Some may seem obvious, but we guarantee that there will be a couple on this list you would have missed…
Dust down your doormats
Having a doormat outside your front door and inside can help to trap more dirt and avoid it trailing through your home. However, over the Winter months, they can become clogged with the dirt.
Hose down your outside mats and leave to air dry in the sunshine, and vacuum your indoor ones (both sides) thoroughly.
Show your blinds some TLC
If you have blinds in your home, especially venetians, then we’re betting there’s a thick layer of dust on top that you haven’t had the energy to tackle this winter. Now the sun is shining, it’s time to restore those blinds to their former glory!
TOP TIP: Get a pair of kitchen tongs, attach microfibres to each side and voila – you have a quick and easy cleaning tool!
De-stink the sink
Does your sink have a whiff of old food and mouldy leftovers or an odour of off milk? You’re not alone – 7 in 10 people we spoke with said their sink smells funky. As always, baking soda and vinegar are you best friends here:
Baking soda and vinegar
- Pour half a cup of baking soda down the plughole
- Pour 1 cup of vinegar down the plughole
- Let the solution foam up and leave it to stand for a few hours
- Pour some boiling water down the plughole to flush everything through
Deep clean the fridge
Your fridge is constantly in use, and can so easily start to build up grime from a spilt yoghurt, a mouldy carrot or those leftovers you forgot about for a week… It’s time to empty everything and give it a good going over.
Our blog on how to stop your fridge smelling will be a big help!
Brighten up grout
White grout picks up, well… everything! For this task, you will need a specialist product for cleaning grout (and an old toothbrush!) We love The Pink Stuff Miracle Cleaning Paste!
Spruce up curtains and cushions
Put your dryer to work and toss drapes, curtains and even throw pillows in the dryer for 15 minutes on the “air-only” cycle, then rehang immediately to avoid wrinkles. This will freshen them up super quick!
Dust your ceilings
Another classic winter accumulation… old spider webs and dust! Spring cleaning is all about tackling the areas you forget about during the rest of the year. Grab an extendable duster and attack ceiling fans, hanging and recessed lights, moldings and more. Make sure to start your cleaning here, from top to bottom, so you don’t have to vacuum your floors twice.
Clean your dishwasher
Another appliance that’s so important in cleaning and yet gets forgotten itself. We have a brilliant article on how to deep clean your dishwasher in 5 easy steps.
Clean your outdoor furniture
Let’s face it, if you live in the UK, it’s unlikely you’ve used your outdoor furniture much since last Spring! And, unless you have a handy garage or a pretty large shed – the furniture has probably sat outside during the colder months… gathering debris from the trees, excrement from the birds and yep, those dreaded spider webs and nests.
We would recommend hosing down first (ideally with a jet washer if you have one), followed by a very simply bucket of soapy water and some elbow grease!
If you have rattan garden furniture, it can be helpful to start with your vacuum cleaner and use the extendable wand to get in-between the gaps. If you’re not a fan of creepy crawlies, then ensure to tip furniture upside down and clean beneath as well!
Scrub your bins
If you’re being honest, how often do you give your kitchen bin a good clean? We’ve all had an incident where the bin bag rips and your left with food juices in your actual bin…gross!
To wash the inside of your bin, hose it down and scrub the inside with your favourite dish soap and a sponge. Rinse it well and allow it to air dry or dry with a microfiber cloth before returning to your kitchen. Regularly use a sanitising wipe or spray to keep the outside of the bin free of food bits and drips.
And there you have it!
Those are our top 10 tips for getting your Spring cleaning started this year!