Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Spring Cleaning tips to spritz your home

Did you know the average family of four sheds up to 3lbs of skin per year? Or that your carpet can hold up to 2lbs of dirt per square foot? Surprisingly, despite these shocking facts over 80 per cent of homeowners have never washed their carpets!

As well as this, 45 per cent of homeowners don’t remove their shoes before walking on their carpets and worryingly, four out of ten people eat food which has been dropped on the floor.

With a rise in a hectic lifestyle and the onset of the economic downturn, the traditional Spring Clean is no longer a top priority which is why many of us rarely spend time or money deep cleaning our carpets.

Which is why Rug Doctor, the carpet cleaning experts have come up with some top tips for spring cleaning that won’t burden your finances or your time!

Take it one room at a time
Make sure you plan ahead and choose where to begin, make a list of the areas you want to target and tackle them one step at a time. Be sure to budget time for distractions too-unexpected visitors and phone calls are inevitable!

Declutter before your clean
Always declutter before a polish, make sure your area is good to go before you don your gloves and spray.

Deep clean those carpets
Nothing refreshes a room more than a clean carpet, and hiring a Rug Doctor can have your carpets looking, feeling and smelling as good as new in no time.

Make your vases blooming lovely
What better way to freshen up your home than with a bunch of sweet-smelling blooms. Handpick some flowers from your garden for a sweet smelling aroma.

Add a splash of vinegar to make those windows shine
A top tip for making those windows squeaky clean is to add some vinegar to water and spray onto the glass, then simply wipe clean with a dust free cloth.

Care for your curtains
Are your curtains looking drab? Well take them down, remove the hooks and give them a quick cycle in the dryer with a wet towel to rid the dust.

Revamp your wardrobe
Empty your wardrobe of all your clothes and give it a good scrub, you never know you might find a couple of items you’d forgotten about too.

Open the windows for fresh air
Winter is over so open up those windows and let the good fresh air billow through your home.

Start from the top and work your way down
With each room start at the ceiling and get rid of the cobwebs before working your way down walls and finishing with the floor.

10.  Get the kids to lend a hand
Share the workload with your loved ones, even the most unwilling helper can make a big difference in the work load.

For more information on Rug Doctor please go to http://www.rugdoctor.co.uk/


  1. some good tips, now all I need is more hours in the day!

  2. Good tips... it's amazing how much better the place feels as soon as you open the windows!

  3. can't wait to get down to it! Thanks for the tips

  4. I used neat white vinegar on the windows the other day. They came up great.

  5. great tips, planning a spring clean/tidy out this weekend

  6. Spring time is cleaning time some people in Finland use cleaning services but here look cleaning it by my self by those tips is not so hard anymore.

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