Day: March 28, 2019

Spring Cleaning Is Here

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s spring and that means that spring cleaning is due for all of us.

Whether you like it or not, you can’t deny that spring cleaning is a useful thing, as it helps you sort out what you want to keep and what you want to put in storage or throw out.

While you are at it, you can also give your home a thorough deep cleaning. Cleaning experts at HappyCleans share some of the most important and time-saving tips for spring cleaning which they use all of the time.

Start with the Big Items

It is so easy to get bogged down on one small thing and lose the perspective of what you are actually doing. Leave the detailing for later and focus on the big-ticket items.

First of all, since it is spring cleaning we are talking about, your closet is a great starting point. Take all of your winter clothes and sort them.

This can take a long time, especially if you have a lot of clothes, but it will be worth it in the end when you have a lot fewer items to put into storage.

Put aside clothes which you won’t wear again (or haven’t worn this winter at all), and consider donating them or even selling them if you have that option.

Your Windows Need Some Attention

Another important part of your home are your windows. Not just glass on them, but also the frames and windowsills. Give them all a thorough cleaning and make sure that your curtains are clean as well. Wash them if you can, if not, give them a thorough vacuuming at least. They can collect quite a lot of dust over time.

If you have blinds or similar window coverings, consider dusting them before you clean the windows and particularly the floors, to avoid having to do the same tasks twice.

Bathroom Cleaning

When it comes to the bathroom, there is nothing particularly different that you need to do because it is spring cleaning, you can just follow your regular routine.

That being said, some people use the occasion of spring cleaning to get a really deep cleaning of their bathrooms, including going through their cleaning supplies cabinet to see what products are still good to use and which ones have expired.

The Bedroom

When it comes to your bedroom, apart from taking care of the windows like in any other room in your house, particular attention should be paid to the bed.

Naturally, you should change your sheets and even the bed cover to something more airy and light. However, don’t stop at that. Give your bed a real refresher by flipping the mattress.

If your mattress is a bit older and has absorbed a lot of smells over the years, you can refresh it even further with just a bit of baking soda and some essential oils.

Sprinkle some baking soda on the whole mattress, along with an essential oil of your choice (lavender is said to be beneficial to sleep) and let it react for an hour or so, then vacuum the rest.

The Floors

Many people pick spring as the perfect time to refresh their floors. It is finally warm enough to take all of your carpets to the cleaners and have them professionally cleaned.

Additionally, all of your wood floors could really do with a fresh waxing or a coat of lacquer after the winter and the additional strain it put on them.

Spring cleaning can be anything you choose it to be, but don’t forget to cover some of the most important tasks listed above.

Minimize Spring Allergies Symptoms with These Cleaning Tips

The spring is here. The sun is shining, birds are singing, trees are in blossom a gentle breeze is blowing. And everyone is sneezing! Well, not really everyone, but a lot of people.

And if you are among them, you are probably looking into all the possible ways to reduce this unpleasant side effect of this lovely season. So spring is the season of allergies, but also of big cleaning.

Actually, besides various medications, keeping your doors and windows closed and similar preventive and curative measures, cleaning your home in the right way can also help to make your spring life a bit easier. Here’s what cleaning experts at Mulberry Maids suggest.

Vacuum Regularly

This goes for all the seasons, not just spring, because when the allergy season comes, there won’t be so much dust and other allergens accumulated in your home.

Vacuuming will be even more efficient against allergies if your vacuuming cleaner has a special air filter. What’s more, if you really want to get rid of as many allergens as possible, don’t limit your vacuuming to the floors and carpets only.

Move on to furniture, and pay special attention to curtains, as they tend to accumulate a lot of dust and other allergy-inducing particles. Try to vacuum at least once a week.

You don’t have to do the furniture and drapes every single time, as it can sometimes be too tiring, but at least makes sure you vacuum the carpets weekly. If you’re not sure you can manage, try finding professional cleaning help. Spring is the ideal time for deep house cleaning, and you shouldn’t skip the occasion.

Do the Laundry More Often

Yes, you read that well, sorry. The logic is very simple: every time you go out in spring, your clothes gather a lot of pollen and other allergens, and if you suffer from spring allergies, you’ll want to get rid of those as soon as possible.

The more you breathe them in, the worse your allergic reaction can be. But you already know this better than us, so let this idea be your motivation, no matter how badly you don’t want to do the laundry.

Wash the clothes you’ve worn outside as soon as possible, otherwise, all the dust and pollen that fell on it will end up in your indoor air. The hotter the water, the better. So more laundry, less allergic reactions.

Get Rid of the Mold

You probably already know the basic conditions for the mold growth: humidity and warmth. So if you are lucky enough to have avoided mold so far, make sure it stays that way.

If you are allergic, the spring is not the best time to air your home, so your windows will probably have to remain closed most of the time. In this case, the best way to get rid of the humidity is to use a dehumidifier. It’s especially important to handle the extra humidity in critical areas such as the bathroom and kitchen.

Try to use a laundry dryer instead of air drying your clothes. If you can’t see mold anywhere, but your allergic reactions are not getting any better despite all the efforts, make sure you ask for professional help and have your house inspected for mold and other allergens.

Should any be found, make sure again they are removed and destroyed by professionals. Then you can move on with the above mentioned preventive measures.