Spring cleaning the eco-friendly way
Finally Spring is here with all its promise of sunshine and longer days, but there’s no denying that all the extra daylight certainly highlights the less-than-sparkling, but previously long-forgotten corners of the house which could benefit from a scrub, dust and polish!
Why not take advantage of the springtime motivation to declutter, get organised and clean with our guide to spring cleaning the eco-friendly way!
Using a damp duster (simply use a little water to dampen your dust and wring as dry as you can) is the best way to collect dust and prevent it simply transferring to other areas such as floors. Make sure you dry any wooden surfaces as you go along.
Make your own furniture polish with 2 parts olive oil mixed with 1 part lemon juice and apply to wooden furniture with a soft cloth. It will leave behind a gorgeous smell and a sparkling shine!
Clear Plug holes
Avoid expensive and less-than-environmentally-friendly products when you need to clear a plug hole, a simple old-fashioned solution will do the trick just as well. Pour down a tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda followed by a cup of white vinegar. After a minute or two follow with boiling water to flush the solution through.
Dilute ½ pint of white vinegar with 1 ½ pints of water and pour the solution into a spray bottle. Spray regularly onto grouted surfaces to prevent mildew from forming.
Mix 4 tablespoons of lemon juice with 4 pints of water and use to clean windows, wiping clean with a lint free cloth (an old t-shirt will do the job and is a great way of recycling!)
Once your windows are spotless, don’t forget your blinds! Duette® energy-saving blinds are easily cleaned with a vacuum attachment and can even be washed, just follow our 5 easy steps:
- Vacuum Duette® blinds using the brush attachment
- Soak any stains with mild detergent diluted in water – remember to dab not rub
- The old fashioned method of 50/50 white vinegar and water works a treat
- Use a damp lint-free cloth to rub away any grease
- Buff with a micro-fibre cloth or any soft material