Is the wintry weather getting you down? Don’t despair, as warmer days and lighter evenings are just around the corner, meaning it’s time to spruce up your house for Spring. Read on as we share seven Spring cleaning tips that will save you time, energy and money.
Get rid of grubby grout
If you’ve had enough of the grimy grout between your bathroom tiles, we’ve got the perfect solution. Simply create a paste by mixing two parts baking soda with one part white vinegar, apply it to the tiles then wait for 15 minutes before wiping it off.
Shine up your shower
Banish bathroom grime
Sprinkle salt over half a grapefruit, add some elbow grease and your bath will soon be squeaky clean. Our top tip for taps? Squeeze lemon juice over them, twist half a lemon onto each spout and wait for thirty minutes. All you need to do then is give them a polish.
Freshen up your fridge
When it comes to cleaning your kitchen, the fridge is a great place to start. Once you’ve thrown out any old food and wiped the shelves, use a toothbrush and a blob of toothpaste to clear away any remaining debris. To keep your fridge smelling fragrant, pop a halved lemon on the middle shelf and it’ll absorb any odours.
Clean your cooker
Forget strong smelling oven cleaners. Soaking the shelves overnight in a bowl of hot water and baking soda is just as effective at removing grease. Once they’re clean, heating a cup of vanilla essence in the oven for an hour will make your kitchen smell divine.
Send pet hair packing
Had enough of pet hair on the sofa? Simply run a moist rubber glove across the fabric and the hair will stick to it. Periodically rinsing your glove in a bowl of water will make it easy to collect the hair, as it floats to the surface.
Iron away stubborn stains
To deal with a carpet stain, mix one part white vinegar with three parts water, vacuum the stained area, then cover it with a towel soaked in your homemade solution. When you heat the towel with a steam iron the stain will gradually disappear.
What are your top Spring cleaning tips? We’d love to hear them, so leave your comments below.