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Spring cleaning tips for a sparkling home

Posted in   Aug 31 , 2023

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. If you are considering putting your property on the market, a good declutter and a deep clean will help you achieve your asking price. So here are our top Spring cleaning tips.

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 the ceiling and the coving first, but also to the entire Spring cleaning process.

Shower Curtains

These can be popped in your washing machine with a few towels on a gentle cycle, then hung up to dry.

Windows

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.

Stainless Steel

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.

Walls

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.

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 are getting your property ready to put on the market please give us a call on 01698 441327 or send us an email to sales@lanarkshireestateagents.co.uk and 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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