10 things to tackle during spring cleaning
Of course, we all know about spring cleaning, but the days of 3 full days of cleaning are really over. With our busy lives, we just don't have the time (and inclination) for that. That is why I have made a handy list of cleaning chores you should not forget after winter.
Let's get started
1. Give everything a good wash
Blankets, pillowcases, tablecloths and curtains: spring cleaning is the ideal time to give these things a good wash (or have them washed). Get rid of that dust, dirt and bacteria!
2. Clean your windows (streak-free)
Window cleaning is a real spring cleaning classic and, with a little help, it is also easy to do. Clean all the dirt from the windows with the Window Cloth. Then get to work with a nice lather and a window squeegee. Dry the squeegee (and the window frames) with the Window Dry for a streak-free result.
3. Dust under the furniture
Dust and dirt under the furniture can be seen immediately when the sun shines on it. Wrap the Dust Catcher around a floor system and use it to wipe the surface after you have vacuumed thoroughly. In this way, no crumb will be left behind!
4. Tidy house = peace of mind
Create order out of chaos by tidying everything up properly. Donate (children's) clothes that no longer fit, toys or items you no longer want and store your winter clothes neatly. Less possessions also means less and easier cleaning!
5. Wash your child's soft toys
That cuddly fur harbours quite a lot of bacteria, so regularly washing cuddly toys is no luxury. Do check the washing label and knead the shape back into the soft toy after washing, so the elephant doesn't suddenly turn into a strange bird.
6. Clean devices and remote controls
Tablets, smartphones, laptops, TVs and remote controls: all things you touch a lot with your hands. Time to give them a good (and gentle) clean with a soft microfibre cloth and a cleaning spray. You can also easily remove dirt from your screen with the super-soft Screen Care.
7. Descale kitchen appliances
Vinegar is your friend for descaling your kettle. Put a mixture of cleaning vinegar or natural vinegar and water in the kettle and let it boil. Then rinse well for a fresh cup of tea. Also, immediately descale the coffee maker with manufacturer's descaler.
8. Clean the oven and microwave
In an ideal world, you run a microfibre cloth through the oven after every use, but we don't always have time for that. Therefore, for a thorough cleaning, spread a mixture of baking soda and water on the dirt. Leave it to soak overnight and you can wipe off the dirt in no time with a damp cleaning cloth.
9. Clean the dishwasher and washing machine
Something that cleans things is itself in need of a clean from time to time. You can use special cleaners, but baking soda also works well. Put half a cup of baking soda in the washing machine and run a hot programme, with no clothes in it. Also clean the (empty) dishwasher with 1 teaspoon of baking soda in the soap dish. Run a hot programme, then wipe the rubber edges with the Multi Wipes and empty the filter.
More tips for cleaning
From the small cleaning job to the ultimate spring cleaning, with the right cleaning tools and our tips, you will always be done in no time.