Make Spring zing!
Spring officially arrived on Wednesday and we don’t know about you, but we’re desperate to give our house a really good spring clean. But before you yawn and grumble (yes, we can hear you), we’ve put together some tips that’ll get your pad shipshape and zinging in no time, and there’s not a chemical in sight!
Remove limescale from your shower head by putting white vinegar into a sandwich bag and leave it tied around the shower head overnight. Hey presto – limescale gone!
To get those tiles looking super shiny, make up a paste of one part white vinegar and two parts bicarbonate of soda and use a toothbrush to scrub grime away. A great work out too.
Make your bathroom smell nice, by adding a little perfume or essential oil to the light bulb when it’s off. Next time you switch on the light, the heat from the bulb will spread the scent.
Pour some flat cola around your toilet bowl and leave overnight. This will remove the limescale and leave it looking shiny. Who knew?
The living room
Hang bulky rugs and blankets over the washing line and get the kids to thwack them with a tennis racket. Outdoor family fun and spring cleaning in one!
Put your musty books inside a sandwich bag and add some baking soda. Shake gently and leave overnight. In the morning, wipe off the soda and the book will be as good as new.
Reach those awkward areas behind radiators by tying your feather duster to a ruler. Once finished, fill an old sock with Pot-Pourri and put behind the radiator. When the heating is on, it will release the scent into the room.
Give your arms a good workout and clean your windows the old-fashioned way. Use two parts water and one part white vinegar.
Clean stains from wallpaper with a chunk of white bread (it’s true!) or a little white spirit will remove those stubborn wax crayon marks.
To clean a grill rack before cooking, rub it with a raw potato.
Get rid of stubborn dirt from your casserole dishes by filling with 3 tbsp of baking soda or salt and boiling water and leave overnight.
If your aluminium saucepan is burnt, simply boil an onion and the burnt bits will float to the top of the pan. Voila.
To remove limescale from your kettle, fill it with equal parts vinegar and water till the element is covered, then boil. Leave overnight then rinse, clean, and boil with fresh water once more.
Rub your chopping boards with lemon before washing to remove stubborn smells.
Put a doormat inside a bin bag to shake the dust and dirt off it. That way you won’t get covered.
Clean Venetian blinds by wearing a slightly damp fabric glove and running your hands along each blind.
Stop clothes in the wardrobe from going musty by making your own lavender bags. Sew small scraps of material into squares and fill with dried lavender.
Blitz children’s soft toys by sticking them in the freezer overnight and say goodbye to dust mites.
We feel cleaner and greener already. Let us know your cleaning tips, we’re sure there must be lots more!