How to take the chore out of spring cleaning

Have you been avoiding your annual spring clean? We know the answer to that is most likely ‘yes’, and we know that the thought of clearing the clutter can often feel like a huge, daunting and unpleasant task.

While there might be some big jobs to consider, it is important to remember that by separating these down into smaller daily tasks and adopting a smarter strategy, spring cleaning needn’t be bottom of your to do list.

To get your spring cleaning done and dusted before we officially hit the British ‘summer’, we’ve put together some top tips to make your house sparkle.

1. Farewell filthy fridge

The best combination for cleaning a filthy fridge is to combine 2 tablespoons of baking soda with hot water. Rinse with a damp cloth and then dry the inside of your fridge with a clean towel. It’s important not to use soap or detergents in the fridge as they often have a strong perfume that food can absorb.

2. Goodbye grimy grout

For the best results, fill a spray bottle with equal parts vinegar and warm water. Spray this on the affected grout and leave it to soak in for five minutes. Next, mix baking soda and water into a thick paste and cover the grout lines and leave to sit for ten minutes. Use an old toothbrush to scrub the grout and rinse.

3. Master mattress management

Some of us remember to flip and rotate the mattress from time to time, but did you know that it should be moved around four times a year? There’s also a nifty trick to try out so that you remember what month to do it. Simply pin a card to the head and foot of the mattress, one with January at the top and April upside down, with the other having October at the top and July upside down. This will remind you to rotate and flip the mattress on the appropriate month.

4. Winter wardrobe wipeout

Although the British weather can be unreliable, it is likely that there are some items in your wardrobe that can be banished until winter comes round again. Be ruthless, as you won’t need nearly half of what you think you do, for a good six months. Why not take out some self-storage to keep your winter clothes safe and out the way instead.

5. Cleanout Clutter

From the garage and the spare room to the shed and the loft, there’s lots of places unnecessary clutter can be hiding. If it hasn’t seen the light of day for a few months, you aren’t missing it. If you don’t need it, get rid or put it in storage so you can make better use of the space.

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