Spring cleaning – some love the idea of getting down and dirty, eradicating the residue of winter and revitalising the home for summer. For others, it’s the king of all chores and a time to be delayed for as long as possible.
Did your parents ever preach to you, “tidy room, tidy mind”? Some things never change and to help those less enthusiastic, we’ve compiled a handy guide of tips and tricks to help you get the best from the seasonal cleanse.
We’re not pretending to be some kind of cleaning expert – why would we, we sell gas! We rely on the real experts – our Kleenheat customers. Many of you entered our competition last month in conjunction with our 3rd birthday celebrations. We asked you to tell us your best tips for spring cleaning, with 12 winners earning themselves a signed celebrity cookbook.
Thank you to everyone that took the time to enter, we received some fantastic insight and crafty tricks to help spruce up even the most neglected of homes! Here are our 12 winning spring cleaning hacks:
- “Get the carpets cleaned on the first warm day (after everything has been dusted off!) Then wipe everything down with a spritz of water, vinegar and soluble eucalyptus oil” Alyce, Beeliar
- “Do a once a year clean of linen cupboard and pantry. Rearrange, discard, clean. You’ll then know exactly what you have and get rid of any pests which may be breeding” Nadia, Stirling
- “Get the whole family involved…there’s strength in unity, so have a plan!” Julia, Gosnells
- “De-clutter, get rid of anything you no longer use. Clothes, appliances & furniture can be donated to those in need” Barbara, Forrestfield
- “Mulch the garden to save on watering and keep those beautiful blooms” Ryan, Forrestfield
- “Clean out your linen closet and get rid of all those items you no longer use. You’d be surprised how much storage space you create!” Tina, Joondana
- “Use a bit of white vinegar in some warm water to clean the dirt off the fan blades” Thuc, Westminster
- “Use the old rule – if you haven’t used it or worn it in the past 12 months then donate it to charity or sell for some extra $$” Stephanie, Kingsley
- “My main tip is….do a little bit every day. 30 minutes each day spread over a week is easier than 4 hours on one day” Jodie, Maddington
- “Add lots of greenery to the house and make it come alive” Renae, Spearwood
- “Always use cleaning vinegar, bi-carb soda and lemon juice mixed in a spray bottle for bathrooms, toilets, the kitchen, and washing of floors. What a shine and sparkle” Yvette, Mandurah
- “Eucalyptus oil scrubbed on all surfaces – because it is lethal to fungi and bacteria, plus it smells fresh and nice!” Caroline, Cloverdale
We hope you’re now impelled into dusting down the vacuum and digging out the lawnmower. It’s one of those chores that you will find an excuse to avoid, but you’ll feel better for getting it done and dusted (excuse the pun)! We understand that when the weather is nice you may not want to be stuck indoors, but hopefully these tricks will reduce the time spent cleaning and free up your energy for doing the things you really love doing (apart from the cleanaholics out there who thrive off a good spit and polish – we all have one of those friends!)
If you’ve found these tips useful, feel free to comment below. Plus, we’d love to hear your own cleaning wisdom, so share these tips on social. It’s amazing what little life hacks are passed on through the generations or just picked up in life. Happy cleaning!