Trying to keep your home tidy and organised over the school holidays can seems like an impossible task but with the school holidays almost over now is the perfect time for getting your home clean again!Read More
Safety should always come first – protect your eyes, nose and skin while cleaning. Many cleaning products can contain acids, bleach, abrasives and other ingredients that can harm your eyes, skin, nose and even lungs. Always make sure your cleaning kit includes rubber gloves, a dust mask and protective glasses.
Organise your approach to cleaning. Remember to spray on your cleaning product first and then find a little job to do while the cleaner does its job. Remember to always read the label on the back of your products and know the surfaces in your home to check compatibility.
Use your gentlest cleaning method first and move up to more tough approaches if necessary. Know your materials well enough so that you know what products and what level of elbow grease are necessary and effective.
Start with the jobs that require dry methods first (dusting, sweeping, and vacuuming). Then move on to the wet methods (using products and sprays, damp clothes and mopping). This way there will be less dust floating around to cling to your wet surfaces.
Don’t fight gravity when you clean. Working from high to low is a simple way to make cleaning your home easier. Start cleaning from the top floor of your home down; to avoid having to track back over areas you have already cleaned. Remove cobwebs and dust from ceilings, cornices, light fittings and fans first, followed by window frames, furniture, skirting boards, and lastly floors. This way any dust shaken loose from something up high doesn’t settle back down on somewhere you have already cleaned!
Spills and stains are much easier to clean up when you treat them right away. When you treat a tomato sauce or red wine stain on your clothes or carpet straight away it will come up with little work. If left to sit stains can potentially become permanent or will take a lot more work to remove!