How to take your Spring Clean to the Next Level

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It’s probably not your favourite thing about spring. In a list of longer days, sunnier weather and the Easter holidays, the spring clean probably falls somewhere near the bottom. However, we do the spring clean for a reason. There is nothing better than relaxing in a house which sparkles. There is also the thought that you won’t have to do it again for a full 12 months!

Here are some tips on how to make your spring clean this year the most thorough yet.

Steam Clean Your Carpets

There are two ways to do this with one being a lot cheaper than the other. Hiring a steam cleaner or a professional cleaning service is guaranteed to do a good job but may cost quite a bit. The blog Homemaker chic has come up with an effective cheap alternative. Spraying a solution of 1 part vinegar and 2 parts water on a stain then laying a damp rag over it and ironing with the steam setting on should cleanse. Try it yourself!

Deal with Water Rings on Wooden Surfaces

This one is a personal bug bear of mine. I’ve always found it unfair that such a simple mistake as setting a glass of water down on a table can have such long-standing disastrous circumstances. Therefore, I was delighted to find this handy tip: simply blow a hair dryer onto the stain on high for 20 minutes or so and you should see it disappear.

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Take Care of Dirty Blinds

Sometimes a duster does not do a thorough job on blinds. For these circumstances, use a little vinegar on a damp cloth this should see your blinds return to their brand-new best.

De-grot the Grouting

Surprisingly, carpet cleaners like Resolve do a great job in cleaning kitchen or bathroom grouting. A simple case of spraying and lightly scrubbing should clean them as new.

Marvellous Mixture for Oven Cleaning

Cleaning the oven is no-one’s favourite job. However, instead of letting grime build up and smoking the kitchen out every time you want a roast, it is best to keep on top of it. A mixture of baking soda, washing up liquid and vinegar is kryptonite to any dirty oven.

De-scaling Taps and Drains

Our old friend vinegar comes in handy again when it comes to de-scaling shower heads, taps and drains. Soaking a stubborn-stained shower head in a vinegar and water solution will make easy work of this job.

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If you’re Still not Happy with your Bathroom…

Another option is to make a complete fresh start and treat yourself to a brand new bathroom. Check out the Ideal Standard to see a fantastic array of bathroom products and get the clean, great-looking bathroom you really want (without having to scrub!).

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