Spring is almost here. And it’s time to freshen up your home before the harsh summer months set in. A spring clean will help you keep your surroundings not just clean but organised.
If you are not sure where to start your spring cleaning project, we’ve compiled the best spring cleaning tips to make your home sparkle all year-round.
Work from top to bottom: Always clean your home from top to bottom – this allows the dust from the higher surfaces to fall onto the lower surfaces that haven’t been cleaned yet. For example, start with the ceiling, then walls, then furniture and finally the floor.
Go green: Conventional household cleaners contain ingredients that can be hazardous and cause serious ailments like respiratory problems, cancer, and reproductive disorders. Additionally, the dangerous components can also leach back into the soil and pollute your water sources. Instead, invest in a steam cleaner that uses natural, chemical-free cleaning solutions. Do your regular rug cleaning with non-toxic household items like baking soda and vinegar that you already have in your home.
Protect your air: You do not see them, but the air you breathe is full of dust particles. Invest in an air purifier that will do a good job of clearing the air of dust and allergens. Upgrade your standard filters to ones with a high MERV rating to prevent dust particles and allergens entering your home.
Most-touched areas in your home: Cleaning the most-touched areas in your home are important as these are the dirtiest places. External parts of your sink like the faucet handles, door knobs and door handles can be incredibly dirty as you keep handling them. Use a natural cleaner and a microfiber cleaning cloth to clean these most-touched areas.
Use a microfibre cloth: Microfibre cloths are made of polyester and nylon fibres, when woven together, create a net-like surface. This allows the cloth to trap dirt easily. In addition, microfiber mops use significantly less water and require fewer chemicals to clean efficiently.
Clean your bin: Cleaning your kitchen bin is a chore that is easily overlooked. An unpleasant smell is an obvious sign that it’s time to clean the trash can. Clean your trash can regularly.
Food particles in crevices: Crevices are often neglected and become a magnet for dirt. Turn over your keyboard and tap to remove any particles. Same goes with window tracks, window blinds, air vents and mattresses. Use a microfiber cloth, vacuum or a tooth brush to clean objects with small crevices. If your mattresses are infected with dust mite, go for a professional dust mite treatment for your mattresses.
Clean your carpet: Carpets can be laden with dust, dander, mould spores, and other deposits. Have your carpets professionally cleaned by non-toxic natural carpet cleaning methods regularly.
Now that we’ve got you covered, keep your home clean with our spring cleaning tips. If you need to know more about carpet cleaning in Sydney’s inner west, northern suburbs, south west or east, contact us today.