7 hacks to make spring cleaning less of a chore

Dreading the spring clean? We’ve got your back. Our seven handy hacks will help you blast through your to-do list in no time, no sweat.

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Spring cleaning your whole home may seem daunting, but it doesn’t need to feel like a dirty word. These helpful tips and tricks will save both time and hassle, making your tasks feel effortless and your home look spotless. You never know, you might even enjoy yourself…

1. Do the prep early

It’s much easier to deep clean a home when it’s tidy. So set aside a day to do your spring cleaning and in the week leading up to it, tidy around as you go. Carry a basket with you and every time you go into a room or open a cupboard, pick up something that doesn’t belong there and return it to its rightful place. It will make spring cleaning day a much quicker operation.

2. Steam before you clean

Before cleaning the oven, loosen hardened oils or burnt food by filling an oven-safe bowl with warm water and placing it in the bottom of the oven. Turn the heat to high and leave for 30 minutes, letting the steam get to work. Then you can remove any remaining grease with a lot less elbow grease.

3. Target your limescale properly

If you feel like you’re always battling limescale and watermarks in your kitchen and bathroom, we have the solution. Viakal has smart water-sheeting technology, so it will easily remove stubborn limescale and protect your surfaces for three times longer than other limescale removers – keeping things super shiny for weeks.

4. Try the newspaper trick

Use up yesterday’s news by laying sheets of newspaper on the tops of your kitchen cupboards and on the shelves of food cupboards. Then when it’s time to spring clean, you just have to lift and throw away the old newspaper and start again – so easy, it’s newsworthy!

5. Grab a small paintbrush

Did you know that in most homes, the computer keyboard is five times dirtier than the toilet seat? To clean it, unplug your keyboard and turn it upside down over a bin or cloth to catch the dust and crumbs you knock out. Then gently sweep in-between the keys with an unused paintbrush. Dampen a cotton wool ball with antibacterial cleaner and swipe over the keys to kill any germs.

6. Just erase the dirt

Sticky fingerprints can make door frames, walls and kitchen cupboards look dingy quickly. Fortunately, Flash Magic Eraser is a master at getting greasy prints off with very little effort. Just wet the eraser sponge, and give the prints a light scrub.

7. Catch-up while cleaning up

The best way to make cleaning more fun is to add in some distractions. Use a hands-free earpiece or just put your phone on speaker and call a friend or family member you haven’t spoken to for a while. Then chat away as you scrub away and the time will fly by.

What are your spring-cleaning tips? Let us know in the comments section below.