New Delhi: Typically, the spring season is all about putting winter clothes away and getting summer dresses out. With the changing of the seasons comes the opportunity to welcome family and friends for a get-together. This means that the house should be clean and ready, while making it easier to pack and unpack our clothes.
A thorough cleaning can help prepare you for a cleaner, healthier home for the spring-summer season and beyond. The dust, in particular, may not be pure dust but rather a mixture of dust mites and their faces, which contain microscopic enzymes. Dust mites feed on mold, as well as animal and human skin dandruff. They thrive in textiles such as bedding, mattresses, and upholstered furniture such as sofas and rugs.
To help you achieve a stress-free deep clean this spring, here’s a 10-day cleaning tip sheet from Dyson on how to clean room by room.
Day 1: Lounge
Take the time to clean up high. Due to the difficulty of cleaning, ceilings and high-mounted appliances, such as ceiling fans, chandeliers or air conditioners, are among the most dusty places.
Remove all objects attached to the wall (photo frames, clocks) and vacuum the dust that has accumulated on the walls. Don’t forget to vacuum around the gaps in stationary furniture (bookcases, televisions).
Day 2: Living room
Dust the walls with a vacuum that has advanced filtration to ensure that the dust you remove is trapped in the bin and not expelled into the house. Dust on certain types of walls can also contribute to mold growth.
Don’t forget the curtains and blinds. Vacuum dust with the soft mini dusting brush before washing the curtains at 60-90 degrees Celsius to kill germs and bacteria.
Carpets are the perfect hiding place for dust mites, where they cling deep into the fibers. Vacuuming to reduce the number of mites and eliminate their food source.
Day 3: Rooms
Over the next two days, work on the textile rooms and furniture. Mattresses, sofas and pet beds are all included.
Vacuum both sides of your mattress to remove dust mites and dander. Remember to wash all removable covers (sheets, cushion covers) at 60-90 degrees Celsius to kill germs and bacteria.
If the bottom of your iron is covered in brown stains, cut a lemon in half and rub the juice over the stains, then wipe with a cloth to remove and prevent the brown stains from staining your clean clothes.
As your pet meticulously licks its fur to clean and groom itself, allergens from its saliva are transferred into your home.
Use the hair screw tool to remove pet hair and microscopic allergens from a dog bed that cannot be washed. This tangle-free tapered brush bar spirals hair into the trash, making the job easier and faster. Remove any coverings or pillows and wash at 60-90 degrees Fahrenheit for those that can be washed.
Day 4: Cooking
To deep clean the kitchen, empty counters and cupboards. To remove any buildup, vacuum above and below appliances such as your refrigerator, scrub your sink, and wipe down all kitchen appliances and stove tops. After that, make sure all surfaces are dry.
If you have a flaky kettle, cover it with white vinegar, bring it to a boil, and leave it overnight. Don’t forget to let everyone in your household know so they won’t be surprised when they make themselves a cup of coffee in the morning.
Day 5: Cooking
Clean the oven at least a week before cooking for a gathering of family or friends, as oven cleaners can contain harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
To reduce airborne compounds in your home faster, use an air purifier with HEPA filtration.
Day 6: Home
Take a short break today.
Make sure your vacuum is up to snuff for the rest of your spring cleaning! Maintain your vacuum by washing the filter in warm water and letting it dry completely for 24 hours, while charging the battery in the meantime. Empty the bin and clean the cleaning head of any excess debris.
Day 7: Bathroom
Not only the toilet bowl and the sink, but the whole bathroom should be cleaned.
Mold and mildew can grow in moisture, causing your bathroom tile grout to turn an unpleasant orange color. To restore grout to its original color, make a paste of baking soda and water and scrub it with an old toothbrush. In the future, try ventilating your bathroom to reduce mold growth.
Day 8: Home
Try vacuuming all your floors.
Depending on the size of your home, divide it into rooms or floors, as it can be difficult to vacuum the whole house at once.
Day 9: Home
Top-to-bottom suction ensures that any dust that falls is captured. Clean all nooks and crevices, as well as under and around furniture.
Day 10: Home
And you are done! Enjoy a cup of coffee while lightly dusting and vacuuming the floors in preparation for your house parties.
Keep in mind that if spills such as red wine happen during your gathering, don’t let it ruin your evening. The need for speed is critical. Add a little club soda or white vinegar, wine to the spill to neutralize the stain, blot up the excess liquid by placing a towel over the spill and step on it.
If leftovers from dinner stick to the bottom of the pan, add a tablespoon of baking soda and a cup of boiling water, let it do its magic, and your pan will be good as new for your next specialty. plate.