Freshen up indoors
Spring clean your home and the air inside
Your annual spring cleaning may seem like a herculean project, so it’s tempting to delay it as long as possible. It’s much easier to make your home spotless from top to bottom when you have a plan.
Write down all your tasks for the next weeks, such as downsizing your clothing collection, repainting grubby walls, and of course cleaning jobs, like removing cobwebs from the basement and making your windows gleam. Set up reminders on your smartphone if you think you need extra motivation!
Here are a few tips to get you started – and maybe provide inspiration for your list of tasks:
Wipe away dry dust with a damp cloth to prevent it from flying into the air. Do the same with glass surfaces, but afterwards spray on L.O.C.TM Glass Cleaner and polish to an impressive shine.
Keep mould and mildew at bay by ventilating your bathroom regularly. Apply L.O.C. Bathroom Cleaner to surfaces and basins to clean away ugly hard water stains and limescale.
Cooking can make kitchen surfaces damp and greasy – this moist film attracts dust and dirt and should be cleared away regularly. L.O.C. Kitchen Cleaner helps dissolve tough grime, leaving a lovely citrus scent.
Get your carpets professionally cleaned. You might already be vacuuming on a weekly basis, but give them a deep clean once a year, as carpets can absorb a lot of toxins over time.
Use a long feather duster or appropriate vacuum cleaner attachment to remove dust from difficult-to-reach spots in your home, such as behind radiators and between blinds.
Clean cupboards and drawers both inside and out. Mix L.O.C. Multi-Purpose Cleaner in a bucket with water, dip and wring your cloth and use on all surfaces needing attention.
NASA scientists call plants “nature’s life support system”. Add a few household plants to your home for some natural air cleaning. A few air-purifying plants that are also easy to care for are garden mum, dracaena, peace lily, bamboo palm and aloe vera.
And why not create new house rules? Stop wearing shoes in the house. Footwear can carry a lot of contaminants and toxins from outside. Allow smoking outdoors only.
Remember, it’s not only the dirt you can see that you should be cleaning. The allergy season is now in full flow. Scientists say climate change may produce more allergens over time, too. Cleaner air could help alleviate symptoms of allergies from pollen and animal hairs that have made their way inside your home – see our February article for more tips.
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