Time for a Spring clean?
Spring is the time to dust off the old cleaning gloves and put some elbow grease into those jobs you’ve been putting off all year.
When tackling spring cleaning, think of a top-down approach – do your lights first and finish with skirting boards and floors, that way you aren’t going over what you’ve already done.
Here are five jobs to get you started.
1. Unclog your drains
Tackle your clogged-up drains with a basic mix of vinegar, bicarb and water to break away built-up grime and leave drains smelling fresh.
Pour a tablespoon of bicarb followed by a tablespoon of vinegar into your drain and let it work its magic for about 20 minutes. Rinse it away with some boiling hot water, repeat if needed, and you’ll have fresh-smelling drains without the hard work.
2. Sort out your oven
Warm your oven a little to help break down some of the grease. Then rub a paste of bicarb and warm water all over your oven, followed by a generous amount of white vinegar. Leave it to bubble away and break down for about an hour then wipe clean with a cloth.
3. Get your windows sparkling
Using an equal parts vinegar and water mix, simply spray onto the window and wipe clean straight away with a paper towel or lint-free cloth in a horizontal motion.
4. Tackle your kitchen
Start by throwing away old cloths and sponges and cleaning out your bin with lemon juice. You can also give your wooden chopping boards a freshen up with coconut oil and half a lemon to keep the wood sparkling and to kill any lingering bacteria.
5. Improve your lighting
Use a damp cloth to gently wipe away any dust build-up, and let that spring feeling in with warm, clean light.
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