6 Spring Cleaning Hacks for Your HomeMay 5, 2020 | Laura Whittle
As we’re all spending a lot more time indoors right now, there’s never been a better excuse to get some spring cleaning done.
So, whether your house needs a deep clean or just a quick refresh, use these spring cleaning hacks to make your home a place you’ll never want to leave, even after lockdown rules have been lifted!
1. Use vinegar as an all-purpose cleaner
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Use white vinegar as an all-purpose cleaner by mixing it with equal parts of water. It’s good for pretty much everything; from getting rid of limescale to making your windows sparkle!
2. Use lemons to remove dirt
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When life gives you lemons… make a DIY cleaning product! The acid in lemons helps to remove dirt, limescale and rust. It’s especially good for cleaning taps where dirt can often build up and become tricky to remove.
Another tip is adding lemon to steam clean your microwave. Simply fill a bowl with water and lemon slices and cook in the microwave for five minutes. Any built-up grease will be easy to remove afterwards and it’ll smell fresh, too!
3. Say bye to rust with bicarbonate of soda
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Bicarbonate of soda will clean almost anything. It works its magic on rust and is also really good for cleaning your oven and fridge. A small bowl of it placed in the fridge or even sprinkled in your bin will remove any bad smells, too.
Another tip is to use bicarbonate of soda to freshen up your mattress. Simply sprinkle some on, leave for about an hour, then hoover and voila – a super clean bed!
4. Scrub with salt
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Salt is perfect whenever you need to make a DIY scrub.
A great tip is to use salt and water to clean stains on pans. Simply add a small amount of salt and water to your pan, let the water boil and rinse. Any tough-to-remove dirt or stains should now be easy to clean.
5. Sprinkle some cinnamon
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Cinnamon has a homely smell that will make your house feel cosy and welcoming. Try sprinkling a small amount on a small area of carpet or a rug, then hoover it up – it will leave your room smelling fragrant.
6. Polish with oil
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Vegetable oil can be used to polish wooden furniture! Just mix two parts oil to one-part lemon juice and buff with a cloth. It’s also good for removing paint from your hands.
We hope these tips come in handy for cleaning your home. If you have any great spring cleaning tips, why not share them with us on Facebook or Twitter. And don’t forget to tag us in your own DIY cleaning pics.