For the hectic spring season you need to freshen up your home a little bit in order to bring that sunshine and crisp air in your house. But you don't need to relate this healthy duty to heavy work and exhausting running up and down the house. The following special tips will assist you and show you an easier way to handle with the cleaning.
First of all, you should write down the exact results you want to achieve with this spring cleaning. In the beginning focus on the efforts on the big pieces and areas that are the most important to you, they are usually among the furnishings, appliances and carpeting. Once you have finished them the rest of the job will be done in no time.
It's easy to identify a smoker's home. The smell of tar and nicotine hits one's nostrils as soon as one enters the door. It's not easily covered up with air fresheners, either. If someone smokes in his or her home on a regular basis, it would be hard to hide this habit from any visitors. Even if one smokes outside the home, the smell still gets on clothes and in the hair. For a non-smoker the odor can be overwhelming. The best way, of course, is to not smoke. If this isn't something you're willing to consider, perhaps you might try one of these other options.
- First and foremost, open as many windows as possible to let in the fresh air. If possible, leave windows open all day. If it's possible to keep the windows open on a daily basis, try to do so.
Worktops get a lot of hard wear, so have to be made of durable materials. The most popular choices are laminates, which have the advantage of being cheap and very hard-wearing, closely followed by wood. At the luxury end of the market are composites, which are made from acrylic resin and stone, and solid stone, such as granite and slate. Tiled worktops are now decidedly out of fashion, while popular modern choices are stainless steel and glass.
Cleaning composite worktops. Wipe up spills as they occur. Fruit juices and oils can stain. Use washing-up liquid and a damp cloth. Rinse and wipe dry to prevent water marks. If stains do appear, use a little abrasive cleaning powder. Sprinkle on the surface, leave for a few minutes before cleaning with a soft cloth, using a circular motion. To prevent damage, do not put a hot pan directly on the surface; use a pan stand or trivet.
Plastic resins make durable handrails and outdoor furnishings. The materials typically have a protective coating that makes cleaning a breeze. Don't use alkaline cleaners, such as trisodium phosphate, or abrasive cleansing powders on plastic handrails. These cleaners can scratch the finish, which will attract dirt and make cleaning more difficult in the future. Instead, use mild household cleaners to remove dirt, grime and water spots.
You need bucket, liquid dish detergent, microfiber cloth, chlorine bleach, vinegar, spray bottle, butter knife and toothbrush. Fill a bucket with warm water and add three to four squirts of liquid dish detergent. Dip a microfiber cloth in the bucket and wring it out. Wash the handrail thoroughly with the cloth, scrubbing to remove scuffs and stains. Rinse the cloth in clean water and wring it out. Wipe the handrail to remove any soap residue.