Spring Cleaning: Tips on how to keep your home happy and healthy

Despite your best efforts of keeping on top of the cleaning of your home, there comes a time when you have to concede that it needs a deep clean. Whether you are cleaning it to advertise with Rise Park estate agents or you are doing it to keep your home happy and healthy, there are certain things you can do, and we are about to explain.

De-clutter and de-stress

It has been proven that a cluttered home can increase stress levels and so, the combination of clutter and dust can prove bad for your health and your overall happiness. So, it makes perfect sense to de-clutter as well as dust your home from top to bottom. Whether it’s the entire home or certain areas, it can help to organize drawers and desks to maintain a stress-free and de-cluttered home.

Use a HEPA vacuum

It’s possible to remove even more dust when you hoover as it can lift dust from hard surfaces and deep within your carpets. However, you should use a HEPA vacuum if you want to give your house a real deep clean. They offer exceptional suction, but they are designed to remove allergens which is great for anyone that might suffer from allergies in the home.

Go green when you clean

There are more products than ever before that are designed to help you clean your home but many of them will contain harmful chemicals that could be bad for your health. Sure, they need to be used in some instances but if you can use green products, you will be able to keep your home clean and healthy. Furthermore, you could use a steam cleaner which is perfect for use on microwaves, kitchen appliances, bathrooms and hard floors. You can also use baking soda and vinegar to create a non-toxic cleaning solution.

Clean drains

From your sinks to baths and showers, you should make sure that you give all of your drains a deep clean as they can become clogged. This can lead to disgusting odours as well as the build-up of bacteria and germs. This is a relatively simple thing to do but you could use banking soda and salt that can be poured down your plugholes followed by vinegar which will help to remove sludge and debris while removing odours.

Clean walls and windows

You might be surprised at how dirty your windows can become and that can prevent as much light as possible from entering your home, which can have an impact on your mood. So, give your windows a good clean using a vinegar and warm water solution. This will help to remove dirt and grime, leaving your windows sparkling. When it comes to your walls, using a damp cloth is often enough for giving your walls a wipe down to remove dirt and grime.

Bathrooms and kitchens

Bathrooms and kitchens are two of the worst places in the home for harbouring germs and dirt. Therefore, give your sinks, toilets, bathtubs and showers a deep clean. Ensure all taps are cleaned and you can even give grouting between tiles a deep clean. If you have a shower curtain, consider removing it and washing it while all flooring in and around your toilet should be cleaned. When it comes to your kitchen, give your hob a deep clean and if you have a gas hob, remove all rings and burners. You can also give your oven a good clean before focusing on floors and tiles.

There is always a lot to do when it comes to cleaning the home but if you want to give your home a spring clean, our tips are certain to make a difference.


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