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Spring Cleaning Tips from Our Domestic Cleaners

It’s not officially summer until the 21st June, so you still have some time to get your spring cleaning done. A deep spring clean is an age-old tradition that promotes wellness, by keeping your home clean and decluttered. It also helps you create a ‘fresh-start’ feel just in time for the changing of the seasons. Our domestic cleaning company has been cleaning homes around London for a number of years, so we’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves that we would like to share.

 1) White vinegar for hard water

If you are looking for a natural way to remove hard water build up in your bathroom, white vinegar may be the solution. Our domestic cleaners often fill a plastic bag with white vinegar and secure it over shower heads or taps, leaving it to soak for several hours. This will get rid of build up, just make sure to run the shower before you get in the next day, otherwise you may risk smelling like vinegar.

 2) Squeegees for hair

The rubber edge of a squeegee is perfect for removing pet, or human, hair from rugs and carpets. Despite frequent hoovering, hairs can still get trapped deep in the pile of your carpet. Scrubbing a dry squeegee over them will scrape out this hair, but be warned, it can be an unsightly process.

 3) Lemon for kitchens

Lemons can work wonders in the kitchen. Run the side of a lemon over a chopping board to help remove stubborn smells and saints. Or, fill a microwave safe bowl with water and a chopped up lemon, plus several tablespoons of vinegar. Turn the microwave on high for several minutes until the water starts to boil. Once the water is boiling, carefully remove, and wipe the inside of the microwave.

 4) Washing detergent for steel

1 tsp of dishwashing detergent and some hot water can refresh your stainless steel cooktops, sinks or surfaces. Our domestic cleaners often rub the detergent solution onto the steel in small areas then rinse with a hot cloth immediately.

 5) Baking soda

Baking soda is the secret weapon of domestic cleaners. To freshen up drains mix ½ cup of baking soda with ¼ cup of table salt. Pour this mixture down the drain followed by 1 cup of heated vinegar. The two mixtures will foam and bubble, let them stand for 15 mins then run a hot tap for at least a minute to wash the mixture away.