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Top Tips: Spring Cleaning Week

Hold on to your squeegees everybody, its National Spring Cleaning Week. That means there is no excuse not to get your hands dirty and clean up your home. Wash the windows, sparkle your chrome, dust your lightbulbs – a proper spring clean is a great way to feel as though you’ve accomplished something with your day.

This month on our Big Yellow Twitter account, we’ve been sharing top tips on how to make the most out of your spring clean. Here’s a few of our favourites to get you inspired.

Streak-free and squeaky clean windows
An easy way to achieve sparkling windows is to use newspaper to buff after a wash. A splash of white wine vinegar in warm water with a sponge will do the trick in the first instance. Following this, the newspaper absorbs the remaining water and the ink acts as a light abrasive to remove all the annoying streaks.

Super soft and super smelling carpets
Sometimes you don’t need to look any further than your kitchen to find the best cleaning products. Baking soda is a great alternative to carpet cleaner. Just sprinkle it on your carpet and hoover…guaranteed to be clean and deodorised.

Sticky side down
To clean between the keys on your keyboard, use a post it note to swipe your way around the keys to remove dust. Simple yet effective, and the two office materials already go hand in hand.

Sparkling shower head
Chrome shower heads are known to become clogged with lime scale and are notoriously hard to clean so they revert back to their original shine. This tip is so easy and will give you a sparkling result – tie a small bag of vinegar around the head and leave to soak for five minutes.

Mix up your books
Book shelves can appear daunting at first when you’re spring cleaning, but once they’re done, it can transform a room. Try sorting books by size and subject for a fully regimented book shelf. You could also store some books vertically, and stack some horizontally in a pattern, taking away the monotony of rows.