It’s about that time of year where we don our aprons and get out our dusters, so this week we have started our ‘Spring Clean’ campaign via our Facebook and Twitter pages! We’re providing lots of helpful hints and tips to get you on your way, now that the spring weather may finally be here.
The kitchen is a great place to start, but can often be an overwhelming task - we’re here to put a stop to that and make it easier than ever to keep a tidy and organised home. We’ve put together some great tips to help you get your kitchen in tip top condition!
- Let the light shine in on your baking – By giving your windows a good clean. Use mildsoap and warm water to initially clean the window, rubbing away the dirt and dust. Use a damp squeegee to remove water from the window, starting in the top corner and dragging it down to the bottom. Overlap each stroke until the window is dry and wipe down the sills.
- Detox the refrigerator – a job that should be done regularly and uplifts the whole kitchen. Throw away any old jars lurking at the back and wipe down all the shelves. Don’t forget to clean the fridge gulley at the back – condensation needs to drain properly. Use a cotton bud, toothpick or pipe cleaner to clear out any debris but always check your fridge handbook to avoid causing damage.
- All out of cleaning supplies? – A spring clean always alerts you to any cleaning supplies that are dwindling or have run out. It’s the perfect time to take stock of your cleaning cupboard and buy more of your essential products. However, if you have products in there that are years old and haven’t been used - let them serve as a warning as you obviously don’t need them.
- Check your smoke detectors – They’re something we often forget about, but replacing smoke detector batteries could be the difference between life and death. Ideally the batteries should be replaced every 6 months, so make time to test them and change the batteries during your clean.
- Get your oven deep cleaned – Chances are that your oven hasn’t been cleaned since the huge ‘Christmas dinner with all the trimmings’ that you made 3 months ago. And on top of that, all the baking and cooking you’ve done since has added to the charred food floor and greasy door. Getting your oven cleaned professionally will only take around two hours and make your food smell more appealing.
Our biggest tip is to break your cleaning up into bite-sized chunks so you don’t take on more than you can tidy/organise in one go! Our specialists will happily discuss pricing and availability and arrange a mutually convenient time around your spring cleaning schedule. For more hints and tips, follow #springclean.