Easy Ways to Freshen up Your Home in Time for Spring

Easy Ways to Freshen up Your Home in Time for Spring

Clean carpets

Send out the rugs for professional cleaning. For wall-to-wall carpet, consider hiring a pro for deep cleaning and stain removal. You’ll be surprised how much dirt, dust and hair builds up in your carpet. A deep clean will help restore the carpet’s colour and texture.

Clean your oven with pink stuff

Spring oven cleaning is a time-intensive task, but a small amount of Stardrops Pink Stuff Paste can go a long way. Avoid using harsh chemicals as these could cause irritation to your skin and damage your oven. If you’d rather put your feet up than get stuck in, it’s worth having your oven professionally cleaned to get it sparkling again.

Bathroom boost

Soak a cotton ball with essential oils and toss it under the bathroom sink (out of reach from pets) for a clean, fresh smell. Try lavender, jasmine, or any fragrance you prefer. The cotton will stay fragrant for about two weeks.

The easy way to clean your microwave

Using a combination of vinegar and water, you can create a solution that will help you tackle those stubborn stains. Heat a measuring jug with a fifty-fifty solution for ten minutes in your microwave, until it steams up. Remove the jug and then use a cloth to wipe away the moisture and dirt.

Unleash the power of your dishwasher

The dishwasher doesn’t stop at cleaning the dishes: you can place children’s plastic toys (without batteries) into the dishwasher, along with your normal detergent or tablet, and get them nice and clean again. Not only that it helps to sanitise the toys, so that they can be played with time and time again.

Add plants, plants and more plants

Lastly, houseplants freshen and filter the air in your home. Plus the green brings life to rooms that have been bundled up for months. Try ferns, orchids, peace lily or palms.

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