SPRING cleaning season is here, so it’s time to officially launch feather dusters, rubber gloves and, according to these experts, a hair dryer.
Insiders have shared nine cleaning chores you need to tackle this season, and they might surprise you.
From your radiator to your mattress, we reveal the most forgotten things you can do with a good scrub.
Thoroughly clean your mattress
While washing bed sheets is part of our weekly cleaning routine, we often seem to forget about the mattress.
A bed expert study Time4Sleep revealed that 40% of Britons don’t know they need to clean their mattress regularly, with a staggering 22% saying they’ve never tried to clean it.
Jonathan Warren, director of bedding experts, Time4Sleep, advises: “No matter the quality of your sheets and mattress protectors, it’s important to pay attention to your mattress to avoid unrelenting sleep. hygiene and poor air quality.
“Take out your sheets and vacuum the mattress surface to remove dirt or debris.
“For a true deep clean, sprinkle baking soda on your mattress and leave it on for up to 24 hours before vacuuming again. This will act as a deodorant and help get rid of any lingering odors.”
Refresh your nightstand
An upholstered velvet bed or headboard can really transform your bedroom, especially when kept in top condition.
For easy ongoing maintenance, Jonathan advises, “Weekly spray and fabric spray will help keep your headboards free of dirt, and smell good and fresh.
“For a deeper clean, start with a quick coat of top coat, then dab a mixture of warm water and detergent on a dry cloth and blot any visible stains before letting it dry and wiping again. again with top coat.”
Make your towels smell good
Nothing impresses guests like fresh, soft towels. Lucy Ackroyd, Head of Design at Christy Englandshares her towel cleaning tip: “First, avoid silicone-based fabric softeners as they reduce absorbency.
“If you are using fabric softener, use only a small amount because overuse of softener and conditioner will build up over time, leaving towels feeling slippery and non-absorbent.
“One simple way to keep towels super soft is to wash them with a detergent derived from eucalyptus. Not only does this help them smell super fresh, but the eucalyptus protects the fibers of the towel and ensures that the colors stay bright.”
Handling limescale pesky
Most people choose descaling products on supermarket shelves, but these products contain harsh chemicals that can be harmful to our skin and planet, so turning to natural remedies is one thing. Great alternative.
Richard Roberts, Director at Sanctuary bathroomoffers some of his top tips for greener cleaning: “Start by soaking an old cloth in lemon juice or vinegar and let it wrap around limescale-coated faucets for an hour.
“The limescale will then simply wipe away leaving your faucets looking like new. Use flour to rub the chrome faucet and use a soft polishing cloth to add shine.
“Similarly, for the shower, you simply untwist it and let it soak in a bowl of white vinegar overnight. Rinse off the next morning for sparkling results. When it’s no longer clogged, your shower will feel stronger too! ”
Window blinds are another feature that is often forgotten during cleaning. Jason Peterkin, director at 247 curtains Recommendation: “It is best to clean your blinds once a month to remove germs and dust from the surface.
“If you have roller blinds or Roman blinds, just have them vacuumed and gently vacuumed once a month.
“Venetian or plantation shutters could be cleaned more thoroughly. Wipe each slat with a damp cloth and some laundry detergent, then dust it off quickly so they look as good as new! ”
Wash your windows
uPvc windows should be cleaned on both sides a few times a year, and as we leave behind rain and snow, now is the best time to get them sparkling.
Adam Pawson, Head of Digital at Safestyle UK “Start by opening a window and grab an old paintbrush to brush off dirt and cobwebs that may be trapped in the frame,” says.
“Then use the hose of your vacuum cleaner to remove any debris. For uPVC window frames, marks and stains will come off easily. Fill a bowl with some warm water and dishwashing liquid and wipe with a soft white cloth. Avoid using colored fabrics as dyes can stain the plastic.”
Refresh your radiator
Radiators can be considered a bit of a nuisance when it comes to cleaning. Antonio Dengra, Managing Director at Rointe, revealed his simple solution: “Believe it or not, a simple and effective way to get dust off the back of a radiator is to use a hair dryer. Aim the nozzle towards the slots at the top and turn it on at full power. “
“If you currently suffer from the painful job of bleeding your air radiators during cleaning your springs, consider switching to electric heating instead.
“Electric radiators are not only easier to maintain, but they’re also more efficient, better for the environment, and can cut the cost of your energy bills.”
Make your stainless steel surface shiny
Metals Expert, Paul McFadyen at metal4U reveals how to clean tough stainless steel surfaces in the kitchen:
“Stainless steel is often found in kitchen surfaces because it is hard to wear and doesn’t rust like most metals – when cleaning it you should be really careful, not using any Anything too abrasive can damage the metal coating.
“I recommend using baking soda mixed with water to form a paste to remove dirt or grease, as it is non-toxic. Be sure to rinse the area thoroughly after treatment and dry it with a microfiber cloth to prevent a smudge from forming.
“You can also use baking soda to clean aluminum – so if your pots and pans look dirty or hard to remove, use the same mixture to make them look shiny and new.”
Decorate your patio interior
As the evenings lengthen and the sun begins to rise, it’s the perfect time to refresh your garden and what better place to start with your outdoor furniture?
Ryan Schwarze, head Luxury clouds, suggests: “Start by removing any dirt that has accumulated on your furniture. You can do this by simply brushing through or giving a quick vacuum.
“If you find dirt trapped in the rattan fiber, get a toothbrush to clean it first. You can then wipe or vacuum it easily.
“If your rattan can be cleaned more thoroughly, wash it thoroughly but make sure to avoid using any harsh chemicals that could cause damage.
“For best results, fill a bowl with warm soapy water with washing-up liquid and wipe down your furniture before letting them air dry.”
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