Spring cleaning tips that will help you to make your Dorking property sparkle

Nothing beats coming home to a clean and sparkling home but for many of us that feels like an unachievable dream. However, follow our spring cleaning tips and not not only will you make your home a more pleasant and liveable space in time for summer but if you are planning to put your property on the market you will also make it market ready by getting it into the best state of its life!

Wash your windows

Windows let light into our homes so the cleaner they are the more light they let in. Wash your windows on a cloudy day to avoid the sun drying them faster than you are washing them. This will help you to avoid leaving streaks on the glass.

Make your stainless steel sparkle

Mix together 1tsp of washing up liquid with 1L of hot water. Use a cloth to rub the solution onto marks. Then rinse it off with hot water and dry with a clean cloth.

Make your pots and pans look as good as new

Simmer a mixture of water and washing up liquid in a pan on a low heat to help to remove burned-on food residue. Then use a scouring pad to remove any remaining stuck on bits. Ketchup is brilliant at dissolving tarnish on copper pots. Rub the ketchup over the area that is tarnished and then rinse off.

Give your oven a clean

If your oven doesn’t have a self-cleaning function, put a hot, wet cloth on top of baked-on grime to help to soften it. A sprinkle of baking powder and a heavy duty scouring pad will finish off the job. Then simply rinse it off and dry.

Easy-peasy microwave cleaning

A quick and easy way to remove food spills in your microwave is to fill a microwave-safe bowl with 1 cup of water, a chopped up citrus fruit and a couple of tablespoons of vinegar and pop it in the microwave on its highest setting until the solution boils and the microwave is filled with steam. Then it should be easy to wipe any mess off of the inside and outside with a clean sponge.

Remove stubborn stains from your chopping boards

Rubbing the cut side of a lemon wedge over a chopping board can help to remove both stains and nasty lingering smells. Sprinkling it with salt or baking soda first can supercharge the cleaning effect of the lemon.

Spruce up your shower curtains

Pop your shower curtains in your washing machine with a few towels on the wool cycle with your normal washing powder. Then hang them up to dry.

Freshen up your children’s toys

Don’t forget to include your children’s toys in your spring clean. Stuffed toys can be popped in a pillowcase and then into the washing machine on a gentle cycle. Plastic toys, secured inside a mesh bag come out of the dishwasher gleaming clean after a quick wash.

If you are considering putting your Dorking property on the market and would like some advice on how to whip it into shape, please just give me a call on 01306 884635 for a no-obligation chat.

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