With spring just around the corner, I know it doesn’t feel like it yet but yes it’s nearly upon us.
It’s time to get our spring clean decluttering of our homes. Who has time to spring clean? – I’m too busy … I’ve teamed up with Everest Home to provide you with some tips and tricks to help you out on your mission and you could be in with a chance of winning £100 worth of John Lewis Vouchers to help you get your declutter on.
Use steam to help clean your microwave
Place a bowl of water in your microwave and set the timer for two minutes. The resulting steam will help loosen grime and make it easier to wipe off. You can read about this technique in more detail on the Service Force website.
Take advantage of apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is naturally acidic, and can therefore be used to wipe down counters and appliances. You can also place a cup or so of it in your toilet bowl and allow it to set for around 30 minutes to end scrubbing. And this is just scratching the surface of what you can do with apple cider vinegar – it’s extremely versatile and very safe.
Hose down baby items
If your playpen, high chair or car seat has caked-on food or formula, all you need to do to end it is to take your items outside and rinse them with a garden hose.
Use bread to pick up broken glass
Tiny shards of glass will stick to bread easily, enabling you to avoid missing the smallest fragments. Run the hoover over it just to be sure.
Use citrus fruits as scrubbers
Cut a lemon in half and wipe it across a wooden cutting board to remove germs. Half of a grapefruit sprinkled with salt is also an excellent scrubber for your bathtub or shower, and removes scum almost effortlessly.
Take advantage of window squeegees
Window squeegees are excellent tools for cleaning shower walls. Just spray cleaner on them and wipe from top to bottom. You can also remove pet hair from carpet by gently raking a squeegee over your floor’s surface.
Remove carpet stains easily with white vinegar
Stubborn carpet stains can be sprayed with white vinegar and allowed to soak for around a minute or so. When time is up, lay a damp cloth over top of the stain, then use a hot iron to gently lift dirt from deep inside carpet fibers. White vinegar is another of those long forgotten, natural household cleaning wonders. It can do everything from removing carpet stains and cleaning electrical equipment, to getting rid of water stains on furniture and unclogging drains, plus much more.
Cleaning baking trays easily
If you have old baking pans that have somehow gotten tarnished, you don’t have to throw them away. Cover them with a solution of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda and allow to sit for around ten minutes or so. After that time, wash as usual, and your pans will be sparkling like new again.
These eight tips are inexpensive, and can be used even by Mum’s/Dads who are on a tight budget and who have a busy lifestyle.
To be in with a chance of winning £100 John Lewis Vouchers all you have to do is complete the rafflecopter entries below. The more you complete the better chances you have in winning.
Competition Rules – The more points earned the better your chance of winning. Please check the full T&Cs at the bottom of the rafflecopter application, this giveaway is open to the UK ONLY and ends 11th March 2016 at 12:30pm
Until Next Time… Charlotte x