Top tips for Spring cleaning to make it a breeze

What are your 10 top tips for Spring cleaning?

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I think Winter seemed to last far too long so I am loving opening up the windows and paying some attention to those areas of the home that are the hardest hit during winter – namely your carpets. Yes, it’s time for the annual Spring Clean.

But, if you are thinking vacuuming is enough, think again. According to the homecare experts at BISSELL, even the best vacuums simply can’t reach the deeply imbedded dirt within your carpet’s fibres. The process of carpet cleaning – engineered to reach the dirt and allergens left behind by vacuuming – is just as easy and can be done in a similar amount of time, with much more impressive results. Sometimes it is so difficult to clean edges and stairs (especially carpeted ones). That’s why you can use different vacuums for stairs;
check out this article: for more information about such vacuum cleaners.

To help you make the most of your Spring Clean, here are ten top tips to get your house sparkling from top to bottom. So get out the serious cleaning supplies, stretch your scrubbing muscles and tackle those hard-to-reach places.

1. Shape up and ship out the clutter. Doing one big sweep of toys, magazines and everyday bits and pieces to clear your carpets and surfaces will be a lot easier than trying to clean around the daily detritus of the family. This is a big one for me as I naturally acquire clutter but I am learning that it only adds to the housework burden. Let Freegle and charity shops benefit from things you no longer need.

2. Vacuum, pre-treat badly stained areas and then deep clean your carpets and rugs.
A carpet washing machine injects a mixture of cleaning solution and warm water deep into carpet fibres. The brushes agitate, scrub and loosen the dirt or stain and then the powerful vacuum suction lifts it all away, leaving your home feeling and smelling fresh.

3. It’s the job we all dread… cleaning the oven. So get cracking with that while you’re feeling motivated and get it out of the way. I find playing rock music helps. In fact, if  had to pick one this is the best of my top tips for Spring cleaning.

4. You’ve done the washing, but have you washed the washing machine? They can tend to build mould over time, so to make sure yours is spotless run an empty load, one cycle filled with 4 cups of bleach, the other with 4 cups of distilled white vinegar. How I love white vinegar – so affordable and so effective.

5. Strip covers off cushions and sofas where possible, then load them into the washing machine, checking care labels to ensure you use the right settings.
Of course, if you have a carpet cleaner which works on upholstery, such as a BISSELL CleanView® Proheat®, you can save yourself some time by using it to clean sofa upholstery, curtains and the mattress too. Your living room will have a new lease of life!

10 Top Tips For Spring Cleaning

6. Don’t forget the bed sheets: you’ll probably be washing these already, but use it as an opportunity to vacuum your mattress too. It’s a haven for dust mites which can wreak havoc for people who suffer from allergies.

7. Let in more light: cleaning blinds can seem like a daunting task but it doesn’t have to be. Mix equal parts of warm water and distilled white vinegar in a bowl. Slip a sock on your hand and dip the sock into the water and vinegar mixture before wiping each slat individually. I love light and where I can get away without blinds and curtains at all I do.

8. Bust the dust mites by giving the house a thorough dusting from high to low. Start with the ceilings, corners of walls and light fixtures. Use a lint roller to easily clean dust off lampshades and other soft furnishings.

9. Your Spring Clean is the perfect time to to check batteries in smoke and fire alarms around the house. To be super safe you could even inspect light fixtures for damaged wires and faulty connections. Safety first! Ensure you don’t forget about jobs like air duct cleaning either.

10. Impression marks left on carpets by furniture can be easily remedied. Simply rub an ice cube over the affected area and your carpet will be back to normal in no time. Genius tip!

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What are your top tips for Spring cleaning?

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  • Katherine Branson

    I love cleaning but I really hate the part of cleaning the blinds. I feel like cleaning it will take time and I come across this article and this truly give me enlightenment in cleaning blinds! hahahaha

  • Bella

    I agree that cleaning your carpet and floors should be on your spring cleaning list. It’s not my favorite thing, so I reward myself by lighting a scented candle when I’m done.

  • Ali Duke

    I have a Bissell carpet cleaner and I try to use it every few months. It is amazing the amount of dirt and grime it picks up even from the carpets that look clean. Thanks for these tips, I will be bearing them in mind as I clean.

  • Alana - Burnished Chaos

    The only place we have carpet is on the stairs and landing and we use a Bissell on it every few months. Its always amazing how different it looks afterwards even when you thought it was clean before hand. The amount of muck that comes out is actually quite worrying. I really do need to get on with a big decluttering session.
    Thank you for joining the #FamilyFunLinky x

  • Wendy

    Carpet cleaning is always on my spring cleaning list. I try to give my carpets a good cleaning at least twice a year if possible. To cut down on cleaning the floors and carpets and tiles in general we take our shoes off before we walk in the house. This is because we feel they are the main source of dirt on the floor. It does take a little getting to used to, but it makes a big difference.

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