20 Sep 2019

6 Easy Tips to Quick, Easy Spring Cleaning

Every year, Spring sneaks up on us. Just when you’re getting used to Winter – bam! – Spring comes around and reminds you that you need to get your stuff in order. It’s the perfect time to dust off the cobwebs, throw out the old and refresh your kitchen and home. But it’s time to update how we do it! Want to get inspired to Spring clean the 2019 way? Read on:

Make a schedule Start with a scope out of your home: What areas need the most work? Where do you usually skip during cleaning? Start there! The best way to not get sucked into hours of going through old photo boxes is to keep to a schedule. 

Start with goodbye Before you can really drill down into the cleaning part, you need to take care of the mess. All the clutter on all your surfaces? You need to get rid of that. Form piles, which will make it easy to go through. The sort into: chuck, file and belongs elsewhere. Make sure you move the “belongs elsewhere” pile immediately to its new home!

Spray and let soak. 

The key to quick cleaning is to double up on your time. Rub or spray strong cleaning agents onto shower walls and doors, baths, floors, sinks and taps - and then leave it to soak while you handle a task in another room. Fifteen or 20 minutes later, come back rinse everything off and carry on!

De-grease cooking appliances. 

One way to make a big impact in your Spring cleaning feeling – with minimal effort - is to de-grease the stove. Take off stove grates, racks and other removable parts, and scrub them with soapy steel wool. If the grease won’t move, soak them overnight in an airtight bag with a quarter cup of ammonia, and the next day, wipe them with a clean cloth.

Get the fabric done

Fabrics would have absorbed a Winter’s worth of dirt. Make sure you deep clean them! You could rent a deep steam cleaner, or simply get to work with a little elbow grease yourself. Work out the best way to clean according to fabric. Use a hand vacuum to start, then wipe with a mild detergent and use the labels to guide you:

  • WS: Use a mild detergent with a steam vacuum or a dry-cleaning detergent

  • S: Use a dry cleaner detergent only.

  • X: Use a vacuum only. No water.

  • W: You can use water to clean it.

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