Spring Cleaning Checklist
16th March 2017
It’s Spring! Yes, the heat is back and the sun can be spotted in the sky past 4 in the afternoon!
One of the best things about spring is that we all get to have a deep clean and make our houses positively shine!
Cleaning shouldn’t be fun you say? Well cleaning is proven to be fantastic exercise, plus it can be therapeutic seeing your mess disappear! Why not put on some music, who doesn’t want to recreate the iconic “I want to break free” music video?
With all that in mind we at Dream Doors have decided to give you some help this cleaning season. Have a gander at our sage advice, you certainly won’t regret it!
The most important thing here is to remember to clean the outside as well as the inside. Doing this on a cloudy day insures that the cleanser doesn’t dry prematurely.
Steel is meant to be shiny, right? Simply use a specialised cleaning solution on the areas you want sparkling. Continue once every week to keep them that way!
A simple solution; swish your broom around in warm, soapy water as needed.
Create a homemade cleaner with baking soda and water, then utilise a mop or sponge to clean the surface.
Mopping these floors can often ruin them, in actuality you should only mop once every 2 months, simply spot-clean the rest of the time. Remember to use furniture protectors so you don’t scratch the surface!
Do not use a dishwasher for these! Use something small to clean them, such as a toothbrush along with special silver foam, you want them looking their best after all.
Yes, the washer should be washed as well! Make sure you get rid of all the horrible grit that’s accumulated at the bottom and then run an empty wash using a specialised dishwasher cleaner.
It’s all about organising. Get rid of old unused clothes then sort your clothes. You can sort them by colour, style or whatever helps you.
Pillowcases and sheets should be cleaned every two weeks, meanwhile your actual pillow and duvet should be washed 3 times a year.
This may require turning off your appliance, although it isn’t necessary. Remove all the shelves and draws you can and wash them in warm soapy water. Remember to wipe down the inside, get rid of every mess!
That burning smell in your oven? That’s a sign it needs a clean. Start chipping off loose pieces, then use ammonia on heat-fused food. Baking soda and white vinegar on the bottom makes for a good cleaning solution.
Simply use your vacuum’s crevice tool to clean every nook and cranny then spray it over with some disinfectant spray, simple!
Yet again we go to our old friend white vinegar and baking soda to save the day. Run the machine with hot water then add the cleanser. After letting it sit for 30-60 minutes restart the machine, let it drain then wipe it dry.
Maintenance is key here, routinely spot clean these walls with a cloth or sponge along water. Consider using a little washing up liquid if the mark persists.
Sort all your books by size first and then subject, prioritising large imposing books on top. Mix it up by stacking some books vertically and others horizontally, this takes away the monotony of rows.
Consider having your countertops sealed again, preventing damage. Further to this you should make sure to clean up any unwanted spills as they happen.