How To Get The Most From Your Spring Clean

It’s that time of year again. There are snowdrops on the ground, the odd daffodil is preparing to bloom, and if you breathe in deeply – OK, really deeply – you might be able to catch a scent of spring in the air.

It’s time to throw off the shackles of winter and give your home that good old spring clean. Some of us love the feeling – there’s nothing quite like blowing away the cobwebs and giving your home a refresh. But others might be a little less enthusiastic about it all.

Whether you’re in the “I Love Cleaning Brigade” or “Camp Seriously Can’t Be Bothered”, there are a few simple tips you can follow to inject the joys of spring into your home with ease and speed. Here are our top tips:

  1. Open the windows – this is such a simple task and one which works wonders in terms of revitalising your home. Firstly, it helps get rid of stale or musty odours that might have been building up over winter. And secondly, it allows you to get rid of moisture in the air, which can potentially lead to condensation and mould which is bad for your health. According to MindBodyGreen, indoor air is drastically more polluted than outdoor air, which can contact chemicals, allergens and dustmites. It is actually recommended you open a window even for a few minutes a day in the coldest weather.
  2. ¬†Brush away the cobwebs – not a figure of speech, just literally brush the cobwebs away. If you haven’t looked at your ceilings for a while, now is the time. You can get rid of cobwebs quickly and simply using a long-handled feather duster or suck them away with a vacuum cleaner attachment. It’s strangely satisfying. Try it.
  3. Flip your mattress – starting to feel a bit saggy? It’s a good idea to flip your mattress regularly to ensure even wear. Use a mattress protector to keep your mattress fresh for longer and sprinkle bicarbonate of soda over your mattress then hoover up to eliminate smells. If your mattress is older than eight years it’s a good idea to invest in a new one now for health benefits.

Spring is on its way and it’ll soon be Easter with the promise (we hope) of warmer weather and brighter nights. We look forward to it!