Top spring clean hacks

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Posted on16 Mar 2021

As we look forward to the clocks going forward and lighter, brighter days it is also a time for a spring clean – washing those nets, flinging open windows, and admiring cobwebs now you can see them. We want to hear your top spring clean hacks, cheap and cheerful perhaps passed down the generations and environmentally friendly too.

Here are the favourite tips from our staff team:

Around your home

Freshen painted walls, door frames and skirting boards without damaging the paint. Wipe with a very lightly dampened sponge, dipped in a solution of washing-up liquid. Don't rub hard or you may damage the surface. Heavily soiled paintwork can be washed with a sugar soap solution and rinsed with clean, water.

Newspaper and water clean mirrors and windows til’ they gleam - a department store favourite.

In the bathroom

One favourite is listening to the fizz as bicarbonate of soda and white vinegar clean away the gunk from wash basins and baths as if by magic. Be sure to wear your rubber gloves.

In the kitchen

Cutting Boards - If you think that nasty mark is permanent, you are wrong. Run the cut side of a lemon over the board to help remove food stains and smells. For an extra oomph, sprinkle it with salt or baking soda first. And there is no end to what you can do with half a lemon to freshen the fridge and dishwasher.

Finally, the microwave oven, clean up those pesky tomato stains once and for all. Fill a large microwave-safe bowl with 1 cup of water and a chopped-up lemon, lime, or orange or several tablespoons of vinegar and stick it inside. Turn the appliance on high for several minutes or until the solution boils and the window is steamy, then let it cool for 5 minutes before opening the door. Remove and wipe the inside and outside with a sponge or kitchen roll.

With the Easter weekend still in lockdown lets share great spring clean hacks, post your treasured tip on @JRHT Facebook page.