SPRING CLEANING: The Experts at MOLLY MAID Make It Easy
At one time, spring cleaning was a much needed chore after a
long, cold winter of coal, oil and wood burning. These heat
sources would leave homes dusty, dirty and covered with soot and
ash. Even today, our homes are in need of a thorough spring
cleaning following the winter season after months of muddy shoes
and boots being dragged through the house.
Spring cleaning is a welcome tradition for many people. After
months of dark, cold winter, spring cleaning signifies the return
of spring and spending time outdoors!
While we keep the house clean through the winter, it's really
important to open up the windows, move furniture around and do all
the extra cleaning steps that are on a 'deep clean' house cleaning
checklist. And that's whether you do some of these chores yourself
or bring in the experts at MOLLY MAID.
Just How Clean is MOLLY MAID Clean?
With some care and attention from MOLLY MAID, your home can
quickly shrug off the winter dust and give you more free time to do
all the things you truly enjoy.
MOLLY MAID spring cleaning is based on the same high standards
that are used during an initial house clean. In addition to all the
areas covered during an initial house clean, a spring clean can
involve additional attention to specific areas of the home
according to customer requirements.
During all visits, MOLLY MAID experts provide the same
professional and thorough clean to meet the individual needs
of all our customers. In fact, a MOLLY MAID spring clean can be
carried out at any time of year, including moving out cleans.
SPRING CLEANING - It's in the detail
Spring cleaning tasks by the experts at MOLLY MAID include the
same thorough, consistent and reliable service that our regular
cleans provide. But they also include all or some of the following
items according to your personal
- Remove the contents of kitchen units and cupboards and
thoroughly clean the insides;
- Clean the insides of wardrobes;
- Wash all painted and commonly-touched surfaces such as
doors, walls and window frames;
- Wash skirting boards, in addition to our usual dusting of
Please contact your local MOLLY
MAID today to discuss your spring cleaning needs in further
SPRING CLEANING: Here are great house cleaning tips from MOLLY
If you're going to tackle some of your big spring cleaning
projects yourself this month, the experts at MOLLY MAID can help
you on your way. With just a bit of care, attention and elbow
grease, your home can sparkle for the warmer months and sunny days
Spring Cleaning Tips
- Simplify your cleaning products cupboard. Limit spring cleaning
products to a quality window/glass cleaner, all-purpose cleaner,
tile/grout cleaner and a toilet cleaner.
- Always use the MOLLY MAID system of spring cleaning.
Clean from the top level of your house to the bottom. In each room,
clean from the top to bottom starting on the left and moving
right. This really is the quickest and most efficient way to
thoroughly spring clean your home.
- Always dust the room first and then vacuum. That way any dust
or dirt that falls to the floor as you're dusting will be picked up
by the vacuum cleaner.
- The best dust cloth is a damp, clean, microfibre cloth. To
dampen, hold the cloth by a corner and lightly mist with clean
water from a spray bottle. The cloth should be just damp enough to
pick up dust without leaving moisture streaks on the furniture
- If there's pet hair on upholstery, a damp microfibre cloth or
rubber glove will easily remove it.
- Before damp mopping, sweep or vacuum floors first to collect
crumbs and dirt. Then, always start washing the floor in the
farthest corner of the room and work your way towards the door. Use
a damp cloth on the end of a mop handle to reach the narrow space
between appliances. This will also help to get rid of cobwebs.
- To soften splatters inside the microwave, fill a cup with water
and microwave on high for a few minutes. The steam will loosen any
baked on food so you can easily wipe it clean. Before wiping
the microwave, remember to be extra careful when removing the cup
of water as it will be hot.
- Dish cloths and sponges can be incubators for germs. Wash dish
cloths regularly, and microwave damp sponges on high for several
minutes to kill bacteria. Even better, toss out the sponge
and stick to microfibre cloths, which dry quickly when hung up and
help prevent the spread of germs.
- Use a toothbrush for hard to reach areas in the bathroom and
kitchen (for example, around the soap dish, taps and drain).
- Streaks on windows are tricky to eliminate. When spring
cleaning windows, wipe the interior side of the glass horizontally
and the exterior side vertically. This way, it will be easy to
determine if the streaks are on the inside or outside.
- Are there cobwebs in hard-to-get-to corners and crevices? Get
rid of them quickly and easily with a feather duster, which can
reach into difficult places to dislodge cobwebs and dust. Another
tip: use the feather duster on lampshades, which can look a bit
grey and dust-ridden in the brighter light of spring.
- Here's a simple way to de-scale the kettle. Fill the kettle
half-and-half with white vinegar and water and leave it to soak
overnight. Using an old toothbrush, dislodge any stubborn bits of
lime scale. Rinse out thoroughly a couple of times and then boil
some water to eliminate any odour of vinegar.
If all of these spring cleaning ideas sound a bit daunting,
contact MOLLY MAID, the spring cleaning experts; click here to find your
local MOLLY MAID. Another great idea: Give someone you know a MOLLY
MAID Gift Voucher and start their spring off
Great Spring Cleaning and Organisational Tips from MOLLY
As an expert in residential cleaning, MOLLY MAID points out that
it's always easier to clean your house when you have tidied and
de-cluttered before you dust and vacuum.
But when you're spring cleaning you can take this cleaning
rule-of-thumb a few steps further. It's actually a great
opportunity to pack up and donate items you no longer need or
- Sort things out. Start by getting three boxes
and labelling them: 'Keep', 'Donate', and 'Dispose'. As you sort
through your cupboards, closets and wardrobes, keep these boxes
nearby and place unnecessary items in the corresponding box.
- Clear winter clutter that has accumulated -
it's time to finally find a home for all the extra winter scarves
in the front hallway, the container of de-icer in the closet and
the ice skates that now sit in the back room. Put these winter
items into storage now that warm weather is on the way.
- Sort through your winter clothes and pack them
away for storage. You'll have so much new space in the cupboards,
closets and wardrobes once you've packed away your thick wool
- Go through the larder and food cupboards
and dispose of anything that is past its expiry date.
- Move on to the fridge and look for items that
have expired over the winter months. It's time to make room for
fresh, local produce.
- If white bedding and towels are looking a bit
greyand tired, put them in the washing machine and add a
brightening agent (natural brighteners include lemon juice and
white vinegar). Also, dry whites outside in the sun for extra
whitening. This is a refreshing way to breathe new life into
- Attack the toy collection if you've got one -
sometimes toys can take over a home! Consider investing in some
storage containers - perhaps one in the childrens' play room and
one in their bedroom - to help make it easier to keep the house
tidy. (Having specific storage containers for toys will
teach children to help keep the house tidy by putting their
- Wash vases in hot soapy water, or update your
collection with some new ones, then fill your home with tulips,
crocuses or daffodils for an instant lift.
- Print those photos of your family and
friends that you've flagged on your computer, and update your
frames with these recent pictures. Or, have some photos enlarged or
printed in black and white, put them in frames, and voila, you have
some new artwork for those bare walls you've been meaning to fill.
Best of all, they're homemade!
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