Moving away from the dark days of winter and into sunny spring means it’s time to open the windows, let the fresh air in, and start cleaning!
But where do you start? How do you manage your time cleaning and still make the most of the sunshine?
Lucky for us, our friends, the home cleaners at Housekeep, have revealed their top spring-cleaning tips to help you clean like a professional:
1. Clean each room systematically
Start cleaning each room to the left of the doorway, and move around the room in a clockwise direction. This way, you won’t miss anything!
2. Carry your tools with you
Be prepared by carrying around your cleaning tools. By making sure you keep all cloths, sponges and cleaning products in one basket, you will save valuable time
3. Prepare your microwave
Place a bowl of vinegar and hot water in the microwave and heat for 2-3 minutes. The steam will loosen any food and you can simply wipe clean with a cloth.
4. Put your shoe polish to good use
Shoe polish can be used to remove scuffs and scratches from your leather sofa or to cover up any nicks in wooden furniture.
5. Stock up on clean cloths
The key to a sparkling clean home is using clean, dry cloths for every room. Don’t reuse the cloth you just wiped down the shower with for the kitchen sink
6. Use an old toothbrush
Don’t throw away your old toothbrush! It’s the perfect cleaning tool for those hard to reach places like knobs and buttons on appliances and computer keyboards.
7. Store clothes upright in your drawers
When packing away your clothes, fold and stack them upright, not flat. This will make it easier to find what you’re looking for!
8. Rub soap on hard to open drawers
There’s nothing more frustrating than hard to budge drawers! Simply slide a bar of soap across the runners and it will be smooth sailing from here on out.
9. Don’t forget the doorknobs
Think about how many people touch the doorknobs in your home! Don’t forget to disinfect them with spray and a dry cloth to stop the spread of germs.
10. Use the right products
If you run out of bathroom cleaner, don’t try and use the leftover glass cleaning spray to finish it. The right products give the best clean!
Still not convinced that cleaning is the best use of your time? Give Housekeep a call on 0203 434 3080 to find a 5 star regular cleaner, so you can enjoy the spring sunshine. And don't forget Zipcar members can get £25 off their first home clean plus a free extra (like ironing or oven cleaning) until 31st May.