Spring is in the air and many of us will be considering doing a spot of Spring cleaning to get our homes ready for Summer. A deep clean can help us to remove allergens from our homes that usually get missed during regular cleans.
Whether you own or rent a small apartment or a large family home in Preston, these spring cleaning tips will help you get your home sparkling clean and ready for the warmer months ahead.
So here are our top Spring cleaning tips.
Declutter and Donate
The first step to any good spring cleaning is to declutter your home. Go through each room and get rid of anything that you no longer need or use. This will not only free up space but also make cleaning much easier. Consider donating any unwanted items to a local charity or thrift store in Preston where they can be put to good use by someone else.
Start with the Big Stuff
Once you've decluttered, start with the big stuff. Move furniture and appliances and clean the areas behind them. Dust the tops of cabinets, ceiling fans, and light fixtures. Take down curtains and blinds and wash them or have them professionally cleaned. This will help to remove any built-up dirt and grime and give your home a fresh, clean look.
From top to bottom
Cleaning from the top down will force the dirt and dust down and out of your home and save you from having to re-dust or clean areas you have already cleaned. This applies not just in individual rooms, where you should always clean the dust off of the ceiling and the coving first, but also to the entire Spring cleaning process.
Make up your own window cleaning solution with 1 cup of white vinegar, ½ tsp dishwashing liquid and 2 cups of water. Use a spray bottle to spray it onto your windows and wipe with a clean cloth. It is a good idea to clean your windows on a cloudy day so that you don’t end up with streaks. This will help to bring more light into your home and give it a fresh, clean look.
Mix 1 tsp of dishwashing liquid with 1L of hot tap water. Use a cloth dipped in the solution to rub on marks, always in the direction of the metal’s grain. Then rinse it off with clean water and dry immediately to avoid streaks.
Clean your cutting boards.
Cutting boards can be cleaned of both stains and foul odours by rubbing the cut side of a lemon wedge over them. The cleaning power of the lemon can be increased by first sprinkling it with salt or baking soda.
Make your oven shine
You can help to soften baked-on filth by placing a hot, damp cloth on top of it and leaving it for ten minutes. Use a sprinkling of baking powder and a heavy duty scouring pad to finish the clean. Then, just rinse it off and let it dry.
After running a duster over your walls, wash them with 1tsp of dishwashing liquid mixed with 1L of water. If you have a stubborn stain, dip a wet cloth into bicarbonate of soda and gently rub the stain. Then wipe the area clean and leave it to dry.
Scrub the Floors
The floors are one of the most important areas to focus on during spring cleaning. Whether you have carpets, hardwood, or tile, give them a good scrub to remove any dirt and stains that have accumulated over the winter.
Freshen up your carpets
To remove odours from your carpet, sprinkle some baking soda over it and then work it into the fibres using a soft brush. Leave it for up to 30 minutes, then vacuum it up. If you have pets, consider hiring a local professional carpet cleaner in Preston to deep clean your carpets and remove any pet odours.
These can be popped in your washing machine with a few towels on a gentle cycle then hung up to dry.
Don't Forget the Outside
Finally, don't forget to clean the outside of your home. Sweep the front path, clean the windows, and power wash any drive brickwork. This will help to give your Preston home curb appeal and make it look more inviting to visitors or potential tenants if you are about to rent out your home.
If you are considering letting your property in Preston, Leyland, Chorley or the surrounding areas and would like to know more about how to get it ready to let then please give us a call on 01772 284606 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to pop round and give you our professional advice on how to make your property look its best.
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