9 Spring Cleaning Tasks You Shouldn’t Avoid

It’s official … spring has sprung.

 
Which means it’s that time again to tackle those horrible cleaning jobs you’ve been putting off for so long.
Time’s up on those cobwebs that have been hanging around since Halloween and that stain on the carpet from Christmas.
You may dread this time of year but a spring clean can make your home look nicer and be very beneficial to the family’s healthy.  So it’s a tradition worth following.

 

Here are 9 tasks you should add to your to-do list (and easy ways to get the jobs done):

 

  1. Dust Everything

    Start at the top and work your way to the floor.

    Tackle the ceiling cobwebs and walls with a feather duster first, then dust shelves and furniture with a cloth. (don’t forget the skirting boards).

  2. Vacuum

    Hopefully you do this more than once a year, but this time try to move as much furniture as possible first.

    You’ll probably be amazed at how much dirt you find behind them.

  3. Windows

    Wipe the glass horizontally on the inside and vertically on the outside. That way, if there are any smears left on the glass, you should be able to easily tell which side they’re on.

  4. Bathroom

    Lemon and baking soda are two cupboard staples that are great natural cleaners. They’re cheaper than shop bought cleaners and they won’t scratch the surfaces. Try using them on stubborn dirt rings in the bath.

  5. Grouting

    Mix a solution of half bleach, half water, leave it to sit on the grout then wipe away with a damp cloth after 20 minutes. They’ll be brilliantly white again afterwards.

  6. Machines

    Remove the detergent draw of your washing machine and clean thoroughly, then clean the filter with hot, soapy water.

    To remove grease from your dishwasher run it on empty with a cup of distilled white vinegar.

  7.  Fridge-freezer

    Do a full defrost at least once a year. Once you’ve turned it off ,place bowls of hot water inside and plenty of towels underneath (DO NOT scrape). Once all ice is melted, wipe the inside clean with soapy water.

  8. Oven

    Use bicarbonate of soda if you can’t stand the smell of oven cleaner. Mix into a thick paste then spread all over the inside. Leave overnight if possible then wipe away with a wet sponge.

    You can also cut a lemon in half and bake on a low heat in water to remove grease.

  9. Microwave

    Loosen baked-on food by microwaving a cup of water and a cut up lemon on high for a few minutes.

🌸 Happy spring cleaning! 🌸