5 jobs that turn a regular clean into a spring clean

5 jobs that turn a regular clean into a spring clean

It’s that time again! Add a bit extra to your regular routine to really deep clean your home – then sit back knowing you won’t need to do it for another year…

It’s that time again! Add a bit extra to your regular routine to really deep clean your home – then sit back knowing you won’t need to do it for another year…

Now that the worst of winter is over (hopefully), it’s time to crack on with the spring cleaning. You probably have your usual cleaning routine down pat, and have a tried-and-tested system for the annual spring clean too. After all, you’ve looked after the family home for years.

Luckily, if the kids have left home, your load is probably already a bit lighter, so why not make light work of the spring-clean too? Here’s how to make a big dent in the deep clean by only doing a little extra to your usual weekly routine…

1. Windows

It’s not a job that needs doing very often, so you probably usually only clean your windows every couple of months. Power it up for spring by cleaning the glass on both the inside and the outside.

In addition, as you’ll be taking down the curtains anyway to get access to the entire pane of glass, take this opportunity to get them cleaned too. Either bung them in the washing machine, or take them to the dry cleaners if the fabric is delicate.

2. Floors

On a weekly basis, a quick vacuum of carpets or a sweep of the broom over wood or laminate flooring is enough to keep your home looking acceptable. But we all know that means that anything lurking under or behind the furniture doesn’t get dealt with.

So now, to tackle the job fully, you’ll be moving the furniture to get at all those hard-to-reach places. On carpets, use a steam cleaner after vacuuming for a deep clean, and make sure to mop as well as sweep wood or laminate flooring.

3. Bathrooms

Now that the kids have flown the nest, a great habit for you and your partner to get into is wiping down the shower or bath each time you use it. Once you do, you won’t need to spend much time every week on cleaning the bathroom.

However, the one thing that’s always tough to budge is limescale. Fortunately, Viakal removes limescale instantly, and can even keep watermarks at bay. Simply spray and wipe, leaving it to soak for five minutes for really tough encrustations. If it drips off taps when soaking, pour some in a cup and tie it to the faucet to keep it firmly in place.

4. Beds

Who doesn’t love that feeling of going to bed when the sheets have been changed and they’re lovely and fresh? It feels like a just reward for going through the faff of replacing the duvet cover.

As well as washing your bed linen, deepen the clean by washing your duvet and pillows too. Many can go through the washing machine (if it’s big enough!), but it might be easier to take it to a dry cleaner or launderette and collect them once they’re clean and dry.

5. Doors

Often overlooked in the usual weekly cleaning routine, doors could do with a spruce up when you’re spring cleaning. And it’s not just the entrance to each room that needs doing; wipe down kitchen cabinet doors too.

And it’s not just about the interiors – don’t forget about the front door too. It’s the first impression guests will have of your home, so getting it sparkling clean is a must. Fortunately, it’s not something you will have to do too often.

What’s your top spring cleaning tip? Let us know in the comments below.

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