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SPRING CLEAN. Brush those winter blues away.

With the country finally starting to dry out after all that rain, it’s time to freshen things up at home by turning your attention to those chores that you only get around to once or twice a year.

  • One of the biggest parts of Spring Cleaning is getting rid of clutter you don’t need. Take unused clothes and accessories in your wardrobe down to the local charity shop, and think about organising all the rest by colour. Your wardrobe will look more inviting, and your everyday routine will be easier.
  • If you haven’t cleaned your windows for a while, the bad news is the coming sunshine is bound to show you up. Old newspapers and vinegar is a tried and tested way to get rid of those streaky smears.
  • Bookshelves also benefit from a good sort out. Discard damaged book jackets and stack the books in rhythmic lines, both vertically and horizontally. This breaks up the monotony of rows.
  • It’s not just you and your family who will have enjoyed the warmth of your home during the colder months. A clean lightly dampened cloth tied around the working end of your dust mop or broom will take care of cobwebs in those hard to reach corners.
  • Create a new mood for the new season. Bright new cushion covers, bedding sets and towels are one of the easiest ways to freshen things up in time for summer.
  • Your house plants need a good shower too occasionally. After a winter getting dusty or dried out by indoor heating, use a shower-head attachment to spray large plants lightly with tepid water.
  • As you consider getting the garden back in shape again, spare a thought for the garden furniture. Gentle cleaning with mild soap and water is generally all that is needed to spruce up wrought iron tables and chairs.

If all this sounds too much, why not treat yourself to a one-off blitz from the professional cleaners at Molly Maid. That way you can take yourself off to the local spa to recharge your batteries and when you come home your home will be beautifully refreshed too.