Is there really a way around spending hours and hours on a massive season al spruce-up? Here are 5 quick but thorough tested cleaning tips that will make your living room sparkle in no time.
1. Carpets And Upholstery
When using any cleaner, always practice in an unobtrusive area first to make sure that the treatment will not discolor the fabrics or cause dyes to run. Move furniture slightly to make space, and protect them by placing small pieces of wax paper beneath the furniture legs.
2. Ceiling And Light Fixtures
Remove dust and dirt from ceiling fans and air-conditioner vents with a damp cloth and a vacuum with a soft nozzle attachment. If your home has skylights or high ceilings, consider investing in a step ladder and extended-reach dust-and-dirt removal tools.
3. Make Your Windows Sparkle
Using an old spray bottle, mix together 1teaspoon of window cleaning liquid, half a teacup of white vinegar and two teacups of warm water. Spray this solution on to your windows and use a soft, dust-free rag to wipe clean.
4. Freshen Up Your Curtains
With a steamer and stool, work the curtains from bottom to top by gliding the steamer over the curtains in one-foot sections, placing the nozzle about an inch away from the fabric. Unless your curtains are unusually thick, you’ll only need to steam it once.
5. Keep Your Tabletops Clean And Clear
Start by removing everything on the table and wiping it down. Purchase or make your own boxes and shelves to keep things organized. You’ll see the difference it makes!
For more spring-cleaning tips, don’t forget to grab a copy of Home+Living Dec/Jan next month!