Prepare for the end of Isolation, by Spring Cleaning your home with our handy checklist

With restrictions lifting for regional Victoria, there’s never been a better time to do a thorough Spring Clean of your home, before (fingers crossed) we are all inundated with visitors in the hotter months.

But, where should you start? What should you do? How do you get your iso-cave, ready to WOW again?

Here’s ten things you might want to consider doing, to Spring Clean your house ahead of Summer and ensure it stays hygienic for the whole family.

  1. First, get a little green by turning your old clothes, t-shirts, etc, into cleaning rags.

There’s no point buying disposable wipes or cloths, when you’ve probably got at least a couple of old shirts hanging around that you’re never really going to wear again. Simply tear them up into rag-sized-bits, and you’re good to go. Be careful not to use brightly coloured clothes as they may have dyes that run, which won’t really help with your cleaning mission! 

  1. Swap out your winter wardrobe for summer favourites, and get rid of the musty smell with a simple DIY solution.

It’s time to put away your jackets, uggs, boots and cardigans, and change your wardrobe over to something suitable for the warmer weather. And if you’re looking for a little trick to get rid of that musty smell in clothes that have been stored away, try diluting a little vodka in some water in a spray bottle and giving your new season’s wardrobe a light spritz. We promise it’ll have your clothes smelling as fresh as daisies.  

  1. Clean your appliances, and run vinegar through your Washing Machine, Dishwasher and Kettle.

Now is the perfect opportunity to make time to do a little maintenance on your home appliances, by running a splash of white vinegar through your Washing Machine, Dishwasher and Kettle. First, run your Washing Machine with water only, plus two cups of white vinegar, then do the same for your Dishwasher but with one cup of vinegar, and fill your kettle to boil with one cup of white vinegar also. Running the vinegar through the appliance will clean it internally, remove any odours or mould, and generally just give it a new lease on life. 

  1. Open some windows and let the Spring breeze in. Give them a clean while you’re at it.

Spring is here and it’s time to let that infamous Spring breeze in. What better way to do so than by giving your windows a good clean (using the rags you made earlier!) and opening them up completely to give your house a refreshing breath of fresh air. A custom in some European countries, this is one sure way to get you feeling the Spring spirit. 

  1. Have your carpet and upholstery professionally cleaned.

You can do a pretty good job yourself of giving upholstery a rudimentary clean, but sometimes it pays to call in the professionals and have a thorough deep clean done. When you call upon Drytron to come and take care of your carpets and upholstery, you know that you’ll be coming back to a clean, fresh, relasing home with carpet that’s ready to walk on in just a matter of hours. 

  1. Freshen up your drains.

Drains are often an afterthought, when in reality they deserve our attention at least once a year. Take this opportunity to check your drains and pipes, flush them out and ensure everything is in good working order. 

  1. Don’t forget your car.

Whilst a Spring Clean may focus on your home, don’t forget to give your car some spring love too. By vacuuming the inside, doing any routine maintenance, and giving the exterior a good wash and polish, you’ll feel great hitting the road once you’re finally free to do so. 

  1. Give your fridge some attention.

Do you know that food poisoning most commonly occurs in the home? Avoid accidentally making yourself sick, by giving your fridge a thorough clean. Take all the contents out, throw away anything that’s been hanging around past its use by date, and disinfect and thoroughly wipe down all of the inside. Don’t forget the doors and drawers, to make sure no hidden germs are left lurking undetected. 

  1. Touch up any paint work.

Nothing says Spring Clean like a lick of fresh paint, and now might be just the time to do a bit of a walk-through of your home and outdoor areas to give them a little touch up.

  1. Move spare furniture to storage, or better still, give what you don’t use away to charity.

Sometimes you can love pieces of furniture, but realise they have no place in your current home. Perhaps you’ve got relatives riding out isolation with you and limited space, or they simply don’t suit your décor. Either way there are times when you need to make the difficult decision to store some of your belongings. When you do so, make sure you know how to store them correctly. Anything you really don’t use, might be nice to donate to your local charity centre, particularly considering the tough times we are all going through.

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