8 Spring Cleaning Tips for a Sparkling Home 

Now is the perfect time to get out your feather dusters and start thinking about a spring clean. After all, what better feeling is there than having a freshly cleaned home? Here are some tips to get you started:

  1. Dare to mix your washing

Now is the perfect time to store your winter wardrobe and mix it up. As you’ll probably have a few loads to get through, use Colour Catcher with each wash. The laundry sheet prevents colour run by trapping any loose dyes and allow you to wash mixed white and colour loads together while saving time, energy and water by reducing the number of cycles. Simply pop one sheet into the back of the drum before loading the drum and run a normal cycle with detergent.

  1. Keep moths away

Spring and Summer are the key times that moths are active. If left untreated, an infestation can lead to hundreds of pounds worth of damage to your belongings. If you fancy trying a DIY remedy, try filling a few fabric bags with dried lavender and placing them in drawers and wardrobes throughout the home.  Not only will these methods help prevent infestations, but they will also keep your clothes smelling lovely and fresh. There are also a variety of moth proofers for your wardrobe available to buy. These tiny scented bags provide long lasting protection and eliminate clothing damage caused by moths, larvae and eggs.

  1. Give your mattress some love to extend its lifespan

Memory foam, latex and newer spring mattresses should be rotated once or twice a year (and older spring mattresses closer to five times) to reduce the wear and tear that comes with sleeping in the same position. Regularly rotated mattresses can outlast non-rotated ones by over a year!

This is also the perfect opportunity to wash all your bedding, especially the items which sometimes receive a little less love such as mattress protectors. Revive your faded bedsheets by using Dylon Dyes machine pod to reinvigorate the colour and make it look brand new. The fabric dyes are available in a range of colours.

Spring Cleaning products

  1. Preparation to spend more time outside, even if it doesn’t feel like it yet

With all this time sprucing up the indoors, now would be a great time to get outdoors and give your garden some attention. The weather hasn’t been too kind and we may not have spent as much time tending to our gardens as we should have. If your outdoor space has become a little disorderly, start by freshening up the patios, decking and furniture.

British heritage brand Jeyes Fluid has been cleaning our outdoor areas for over 140 years and just recently updated its classic tin packaging to a more sustainable and recyclable plastic container. Try it on your paths, patios greenhouses, driveways, drains, plant pots and pet housing – it even fights limescale and rust.

  1. Make your toilet cleaning routine fun

Our toilets no longer need to be an area of embarrassment when we have houseguests. There are many products now with wonderful scents that can make our bathroom aroma rival that of any five-star hotel. Bring a little luxury to your toilet by adding a Bloo Brilliant Gel rim block to the toilet. It will clean the bowl with every flush, prevent new grime from sticking, and has fragrances inspired by Dior’s Dolce Vita and Chloe’s Eau de Parfum.

Get in there with some good toilet bleach, a sturdy brush and a good helping of elbow grease. Put on some tunes for positive vibes and make sure to keep the room ventilated while using strong solvents like bleach.

  1. Don’t forget to dust these places

You’ve hopefully kept up with dusting over the winter months, but as the glorious spring sunshine starts shining through our windows, all the dusty places you’ve missed in the darker months will be revealed. Windowsills, light fixtures, power outlets, door handles, keyboards and games controllers can get particularly dusty and grimy, so have a hunt for all those nooks and crannies that you may have skipped over before.

With so much dusting to be done, you might like to try saving a few pennies by using a natural home remedy. 1 cup of water, ¼ cup white vinegar, 2 tsp olive oil and 10-15 drops of essential oil mixed together and poured into an old, cleaned-out spray bottle will work wonders!

  1. Give some TLC to your small appliances to save money in the long run

Did you know that Brits spend a huge amount of money replacing broken appliances, which can often be salvaged by descaling them? These hard, chalky deposits of calcium often impact our kettles and pipes as they’re in constant contact with hard, tap water.

There are several cheap and easy ways to remove limescale and extend the life of appliances. Oust Descaler can be used in your kettle, iron, showerhead, coffee machine, washing machine, dishwasher, pipes and more! This quick fix will save you money in the long run by avoiding the need to replace small appliances regularly.

  1. Make your cutlery and glassware spotless with a little elbow grease

Cutlery and glassware touch our food, our drinks, and our mouths, so keeping them spotless and germ-free is plain common sense. Sometimes dishwashers just don’t do the trick and a little extra elbow grease is needed to spruce up your cutlery and glasses before they touch your dinner.

Hot water and standard dishwashing detergent are enough, just make sure to give them a good scrub and fully rinse off the soap before drying, or they’ll go all streaky. Also, remember that bacteria multiply much faster in damp conditions, so only put your items away into cupboards and drawers after they’ve dried out completely.