Spring has indeed sprung. Now that the warmer weather is upon us, it is a good idea to give your home or flat a good cleaning. Unfortunately, this is easier said than done if you do not have a game plan in place from the very beginning. How can you take the guesswork out of the equation? Are there any tips and tricks to keep in mind when dealing with specific areas? Let’s take a look at these and a few other questions so that your upcoming project can be completed within a timely fashion and with the minimum amount of elbow grease.
All About Prioritisation
It is wise to take a look at each room and make a note of what needs to be cleaned. The chances are high that specific areas (such as kitchens and bathrooms) will require more attention due to their functional nature. It is a good idea to start with these first in order to tackle larger tasks, before moving on to more manageable scenarios.
Choosing the Right Tools for the Task at Hand
Always be sure to obtain the right cleaning materials before you begin. Some common accessories include:
- A mop and a bucket.
- Liquid agents such as window cleaner, carpet detergent and disinfectant.
- A collection of rags to address dust and dirt.
- A reliable vacuum cleaner.
One useful suggestion is to determine which accessories are needed for each room. The chances are high that certain cleaning implements can be used to address multiple requirements. This is an excellent way to cut down on cleaning times while avoiding the need to constantly switch back and forth between different implements.
One-Off Cleaning Tips
Certain locations can be tricky to clean. Two examples include kitchen counter tops and bathroom mouldings. In terms of kitchen worktops, be sure to avoid using any caustic cleaning agents; these can damage materials such as granite or marble. Always refer to the manufacturer’s instructions to determine which solutions work the best. Bathroom surfaces such as tile grout can be susceptible to mould due to high moisture content. A diluted mixture of water and bleach can be used to address this mould before wiping the area with a damp rag. In the same respect, be sure to use a streak-free cleaner when wiping window glass. It is also a good idea to employ a polish that contains a moisturiser if you are cleaning hardwood flooring.
Let There be Light (and Ventilation)
On a final note, be sure to open up as many windows as possible when spring cleaning. This will allow the air to circulate; enabling surfaces to dry faster while eliminating any fumes caused by cleaning solutions that may be present.
Are you planning a larger project such as kitchen renovation or a bathroom overhaul? If so, please take a moment to contact a representative at Bussens. When experience counts, we are always on your side.