Every good housewife (or househusband for that matter!) knows that the dreaded spring cleaning is tough, but who doesn’t love a spotless home? It’s that time of year again, so before you start struggling over getting your home in order, read these tips for making the annual spring clean so much easier!
Pump up the volume
First of all, a tip for keeping your spirits up when you’re doing a big clean – put some music on! Just as an upbeat song can keep you motivated at your aerobics class, the right music can really help keep you sane whilst you’re scrubbing, mopping and vacuuming. Before you know it you’ll be dusting to the beat!
To help you get the job done quicker, make sure you keep your energy up whilst you work. The biggest zapper of cleaning motivation is simply that you haven’t had enough to drink. If you’re dehydrated whilst you clean you’ll feel totally drained and soon not want to lift another finger.
Use tumble dryer sheets
We love discovering the multipurpose properties of common household products, did you know that those anti-static sheets you put in with your tumble drying can also be used to clean mirror surfaces? They can also be used to pick up dust around the house.
Use coke to clean your toilet
Cleaning the toilet is never a nice job, but you don’t need to spend a lot of time with your arm in the bowl scrubbing. Just try pouring a bottle of coke around the inside of your loo, over any stains, and leave for at least an hour before flushing!
Save space with vacuum packing
De-cluttering is an important part of spring cleaning, but deciding what to keep and what to throw away can be tricky – particularly if you’re a sentimental type. Save space by vacuum packing those precious possessions that could really do with being thrown away. Vacuum bags can dramatically reduce the size of piles of clothes and textile products which would take up box upon box if stored that way. Plus, they’re a lot of fun to use too! You’ll feel much less guilty for hanging on to them when they take up little space. Watch as your belongings shrink down, like magic.
Get rid of water stains with lemon juice
Do you struggle with keeping your mirrors and glassware sparkling? Water stains on kitchen surfaces and shower panels can be hard to shift, but forget expensive sprays and try a DIY tip: use lemon juice. All you need to do is cut a lemon in half and use to wipe around any water marks. Need more inspiration about to scrub up the bathroom best? See here for bathroom cleaning tips like these.
Get yourself a magic eraser
If there’s one cleaning product that everybody should own, it’s the magic eraser! This hugely and affordable sponge can be used to clean up all sorts of marks and stains throughout your home. It’s the easiest way to get things gleaming without much effort and can be used alongside all your existing household sprays and cleaning products.