Spring Cleaning Tips – How to Achieve A Beautifully Clean Home This Spring
Spring is a time for new beginnings and new life. Spring cleaning your home is a perfect way to start again, you ensure that all the hidden dirt that’s gathered around your home during the winter months is gone, ready for the warmer months and having more visitors over.
Here are a few tips that might help you get your home ready for Spring.
Dusting your home
Dusting your home at least once a week is a good way to avoid allergens and your house from looking dirty. From experience, we know that the best way to dust is to use a damp, clean, microfibre cloth. To dampen the cloth, we recommend lightly misting it with water from a spray bottle. The cloth should be damp enough to pick up dust without leaving moisture streaks.
Please note, never dust a warm or hot light bulb with a damp cloth, it will cause it to shatter. When dusting wall units, it can be too easy to dust ‘around’ all your bits and bobs however use this spring clean to give your home a thorough clean… you will not regret it! You should lift and dust each object, then dust the shelf underneath and behind, remember to start from the top and move to the bottom, this will push dust down to the floor to which you will vacuum away at the end of your cleaning spree.
Making your oven look like new
Cleaning your oven can be one of the most tedious jobs when cleaning your home… we know! The caked-on grease can cause many issues when trying to clean your oven. The stubbornness of the grease does require the use of some harsh chemicals most of the time. However, there are ways you can achieve a new looking oven by using environmentally friendly products as well. A perfect example of an environmentally friendly alternative is the use of baking soda and vinegar. To start, make sure your oven is cool. Then you need to mix one-half cup of baking soda with water to create a paste-like substance which will be spread all over the oven avoiding the heating elements! Leave this mixture on for a minimum of two hours, (now is the perfect time to go make a cup of tea). Now for the fun part, once the spread has been left for the required time, fill a spray bottle with half water and half vinegar and spray this all over the baking soda. The acid in the vinegar will then react with the baking soda, causing it to foam. This action helps to remove the burnt-on food stains from the oven. After leaving this on for another 30 minutes use a rubber spatula (if necessary) and a rag to remove the baking soda mixture.
Finish by wiping everything down with a damp cloth. Now you should have a perfectly fresh oven cleaned an environmentally friendly way.
Cleaning that pesky toaster tray
Not many people are aware of this crumb holding tray at the bottom of toasters. It is there to collect all of the crumbs that fall of the bread while you are making your toast. This tray can become full – and often forgotten about and any crumbs can continue to be ‘toasted’ which I often the result of that burnt toast smell.
This tray is located at bottom of the toaster sometimes hidden behind a clip, most of the time you might see a handle which allows you to drag the tray out. Once you have located your tray it should a very simple process of removing the tray, disposing of the excess crumbs, and you can clean the tray with water and dish soap, ensure this is dry before replacing.
Beware of Tik Tok cleaning trends
If you are a fan of TikTok then you might be a member of cleaning TikTok. Cleaning TikTok is a side of TikTok where a lot of people share their tips and tricks on cleaning their homes. There are, however, some videos that should have a warning next to them as what is shown can cause serious harm to the user and the members of the household, if not used correctly. We would always recommend finding the best, and safest cleaning tips from a trustworthy source. We have a range of other tips that may help you clean around the house; you can view these tips here. Or, if you prefer to have a professional cleaner to clean your home then please get in touch with your nearest Molly Maid supplier today.