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That time of year has sprung up on us again, the snow is melting, the daffodils are in bloom and the house needs a good scrubbing. Spring cleaning can seem like a daunting task but here are a few smart ideas to get you through it.
Start by listing out every room of your house. Think about different things in those rooms; the skirting boards, the walls, the windows, behind and under furniture (and the furniture itself). Basically, things that you probably don't clean on a regular basis. If it helps you, walk through your house while making the list.
2. Take it one room at a time
One of the most common mistakes people make when spring-cleaning is moving randomly around the house. One minute you're clearing out the cupboard under the sink - and the next, you're in the bedroom trying to stuff all your winter jumpers into a bin liner. The result? A great big, unsatisfying, exhausting mess! Instead, try to clean methodically from room to room: this will conserve your energy and ensure nothing gets missed out.
3. De-clutter Before Cleaning
It is frustrating to be ready to dust an area only to realize that you have to move 15 knick-knacks, 10 pieces of junk mail, broken crayons and wadded up tissues before you can get started. Save yourself a headache and get rid of clutter before cleaning!
4. Gather your tools
Save yourself trips back and forth for cleaning items and tools by carrying them with you. Choose a container with a handle for easy transporting. Or try customizing an apron with pouches to keep cleaning rags, sponges, and small tools handy.
5. Top Down
One trick when you're spring cleaning is to tackle each room from the top down, this is where the 9-in-1 steam mop is a useful tool allowing you to dust and clean the ceiling, moulding and the light fixtures. Then steam mop down walls, the windows, and doors. When you're done with what's on the walls, move your steam mop on to the furniture. Finally use your steam cleaner on the floors to finish off the room.
6. Clean from dry to wet
This is really simple; mopping will take twice or even three times as long if you didn’t sweep well first. The same goes with dust and dirt, so be sure to sweep and get everything “dry” first, before wetting it down and cleaning with water.
7. Freshen up your curtains
Curtains need cleaning at least once a year to prolong their life and keep them looking as good as new, a perfect job for the Morphy 9-in-1 steam cleaner! Breathe new life into your curtains as easy as your carpet.
8. Rescue your carpets
Carpets accumulate a lot of dust, dirt and even fungi over time, all of which are unsightly, unhygienic and can be potential health hazards. Up to 80% of carpet dirt is loose and can be removed with regular vacuuming. But to tackle those really stubborn bugs and stains, it's another job for the Morphy Richards 9-in-1 steam cleaner. But be warned: you'll be shocked at how much dirt comes up.
9. Revamp your wardrobe
No, that doesn't mean you can head off for a spending spree on the high street. Now's the time to, literally, clean your wardrobe. Remove everything from your wardrobe and drawers, steam mop them thoroughly inside and out.
10. Don't wait until spring to start working on spring cleaning.
Take advantage of those cold winter weekends when you're cooped up inside, and start clearing out closets, dressers, and cupboards. If you knock out some of those small tasks ahead of time, spring cleaning will be a breeze.
The Morphy Richards 9-in-1 Steam Cleaner will be available on the Morphy Richards website this month, so stay tuned.