All of the best spring cleaning essentials in one place

It’s spring cleaning time!

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by Angelica Daujotas |

It’s time to move that furniture, scrub that oven and dust those blinds.

Let’s be real, we dedicate our spring cleans to everything we’ve put off doing all year. Like the dreaded oven or the lighting fixture, that just seems a bit too far out of reach every time we clean.

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We're here to help you step into spring with confidence. Take this annual deep clean as an opportunity to put in the grind and dedicate a day or two to get your home sparkling. Tips and tricks will certainly be helpful, and with the best cleaning products behind you, no task will seem too daunting.

So, dedicate a day in your diary, get those tunes on and glide through your spring clean. You’ll find everything you need for the ultimate deep clean below, with some little tips to get you through the day smoothly.

Tips for getting you through your spring clean:

Dance the day away

Who’s to say you can’t have fun whilst cleaning? Keep spirits high throughout the day by boogieing your way through. We recommend putting on your favourite playlist to hit the kitchen dance floor and keep the mood lifted.

Prep the day before

Ensure you’re well-rested, well-nourished and prepped for the day ahead. Whether it be with snacks or a few cheeky alcoholic beverages, ensure you’ve got everything you need at hand, not just cleaning supplies, for a productive day.

Break down the day

Plan out your day, either as a to-do list or checklist action plan. Break down tasks by room and by the hour if that’s how you work best, ticking things off as you go. Start with tasks that will require the longest time to set or dry, like stain removal or washing rugs and curtains.

If you’re looking for inspiration on what to clean and when, Oprah.com has done a fantastic job of creating an eight-hour day plan for your spring clean.

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Top tips for reaching those tricky spots in your spring clean:

Let's be honest, it's those awkward, tricky to clean spots that are always at the bottom of the to-do list, especially because it can be hard to know how to tackle that stubborn grime. Fortunately, the Interior Experts at Stelrad have pulled together their top cleaning tips for those forgotten (or avoided) areas to make light work of your spring clean.

Behind the toilet

It can be easy to overlook this area but if you push it to the back of your mind, you might be in for a nasty surprise when you come to approach the job. Although you are unlikely to be able to fit your mop or vacuum in between the toilet and the wall, it is very quick and easy to clean this space if you stay on top of it every time you clean the bathroom.

Simply don your gloves and use a sponge with a solution of warm water and your favourite bathroom disinfectant to reach into the tricky spaces and get the job done effectively.

Narrow blinds

There’s nothing more fiddly than cleaning a blind slat by slat, really testing your patience as you try to avoid getting tangled. To avoid getting your hands all dusty and to speed up the process, turn to your kitchen tongs and you’ll never look back!

Attach a clean microfiber cloth to the tongs using rubber bands, creating a flat surface area that will stay in position. Now close your tool over each slat in the blind and pull it across the entire length to remove any dust, repeating until you have successfully cleaned the whole blind.

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Tap crevices

Although your porcelain sink may be gleaming, how are your taps looking when you get up close? Taps are naturally very tricky to clean due to all of the nooks and crannies, being difficult to reach around the back, and naturally building up mildew and bacteria in those crevices.

Grab an old toothbrush and pair the bristles with warm water and soap, scrubbing all of the different surfaces to remove any dirt and making sure to reach behind those bits that you can’t see as these tend to be the dirtiest spots!

Cabinet tops and tall furniture

Furniture tops tend to be an 'out of sight out of mind' scenario. A key room to check up on is the kitchen, with the cabinet tops being prone to dust and grease particles which are ones you do not want near your food preparation areas!

Buy a disposable duster with an extendable handle, use a sturdy step stool, and dip your cloth into a warm soapy mixture before wiping the furniture tops. A duster with a pivoting head will make this much easier, adapting to its surroundings and reaching those tricky corners with ease.

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Angelica Daujotas is a Commercial Content Writer at Bauer Media, where she reviews products for sites like What's The Best, Yours, Heat, and Closer.

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