Spring has arrived which means it’s time to get your home in tip-top shape. A good spring cleanup is a tradition that will help carry a fresh-start feeling well after the New Year and into summer. If your spring cleaning list is as long as ours, anywhere we can save a few minutes is appreciated. From quick home hacks to time-saving ideas, these cleaning tidbits will help all of us finish faster so we can get out and enjoy the sunshine.
Goodbye dust bunnies
Before you start sweeping, make sure your broom is clear of the dust and debris it has picked up in the past. To do this swish the bristles in some warm, soapy water to avoid any cling-ons. This way you won’t be pushing around existing dust and increasing the length of your cleaning session. Also using humidity levels to defy dust is another state-of-the-art method to rid your home of the bunnies. Low humidity levels cause static electricity. This attracts dirt and makes it difficult to remove. Keeping your home’s humidity between 40% and 50% will eliminate static.
Everyone and their dog has this problem. You can eliminate soap scum build-up on your glass shower doors by using the following homemade solution. Mix equal parts of Dawn and distilled vinegar (heated first) and wipe down the doors. When applied to glass, this mixture creates an invisible barrier that causes water and scum to simply run off the glass, and it has no harmful chemicals. Just be careful if you have a stone shower, as the vinegar could damage it.
Protect your furniture
Spilling on furniture is an inevitable problem; we all have that one friend who talks with their hands. Using protective furniture sealants and sprays can help guard against spills caused by liquids, or your guest’s hand movements. These products, such as Scotchgard, cause the fluids to bead on the surface instead of being absorbed. You need to make sure you apply the sealer once a year to have a full effect. It also doesn’t hurt to have the trusty baking soda and vinegar on standby.
Quick and easy
Smaller cleaning projects prevent filth from building up. This is a quick and easy way to avoid smudges from staining, banish dust and even fight allergens. Create a spot cleaning kit so you can tackle small and dirty situations in minutes. Cleaning pads are great for eradicating dirty fingerprints on walls and light switches, and are a great addition to the kit. Let us know what you keep in your cleaning kit.
New cleaning habits
Do you love sticking to a routine? Then this is a great time to establish new on-going cleaning habits. It can also make the next spring cleaning a great deal easier. A simple 15-minute cleanup routine, each method practised every few days, can make it a lot easier to keep your home clean and tidy year round.
If you’re looking for more than just cleaning tips this springtime get in touch with us today to discuss more great ideas!