Every spring most people start to plan their Easter holiday and respectively the traditional family gathering. Usually, homeowners tend to spend a lot of time and money into preparing the perfect meals and cleaning the home top to bottom. However, for this year’s events, we have a couple of suggestions that will both save you money and time. Don’t confuse Spring with Easter cleaning and use the holidays to spend some quality time with your loved ones. Stop worrying about chores, our London cleaners will teach you what to avoid and how to have a pleasant and relaxing holiday.
1.Focus on the Correct Tasks
Usually, people have two, or three days of work during Easter, so don’t waste them. We don’t say don’t vacuum or wash dishes but there are certain chores that you can skip.
- Window washing – It always rains in London, so don’t bother. Leave this task for late spring or the time of your one-off cleaning.
- Cleaning the back deck, pool area or garden – If you are not planning a specific event, there is no need to do it. If you can, skip it.
- Excessive dusting – Nobody is going to look under the sofa or climb and inspect the tops of your wardrobes.
The most important thing you have to remember when you have so little off-work days is to value your time and concentrate your energy where it is truly needed.
2.Wash Your Fridge
The reason behind this tip is simple – you are expected to have lots of freshly prepared foods stored in your fridge and you don’t want to cross-contaminate everything. To avoid a nasty case of food poisoning do the following:
- Remove all expired and mouldy foods and toss them.
- Carefully wash the inside of your fridge and clean all food stains and leftovers.
- When placing the meat in the fridge be extremely careful – do not put uncooked animal products near cooked ones. Use plastic containers with tightly sealed lids.
- Do not put steaming pots and pans in the fridge. All foods must be cooled down to room temperature.
- Leave a small plate with baking soda in the fridge. It will absorb the odours and keep everything smelling fresh.
3. Polish Your Wooden Furniture
Unfortunately, there is no escape from this one, especially if you are planning a family gathering at your place. Considering the weather in London during the Spring, you will most likely hoast the even in your dining/living room. Thus, everything must look spotless for the upcoming family “inspection” of nosy relatives.
- Wipe your chairs and dining table with a damp microfibre cloth.
- Use wood wax or polish to make all surfaces shine.
- If you find watermarks of the wood threat the stain with toothpaste. Put it on a cloth a gently rub the spot until all is clean.
- Do not use vinegar, lemon juice or any other acid-based natural ingredient to polish wooden surfaces. This is a common misconception and London cleaning companies advice their customers not to believe the popular “cleaning hacks.” Acid can easily dissolve the coating of your wooden furniture or decorative elements. Try to use only specialised products.
4. Always Use Protective Gear
You don’t want to end up in the ER and spend the holidays in bed. Follow these simple safety rules and save yourself a lot of trouble.
- Rubber gloves at all times – Even when you dust the shelves, wear gloves. Human skin is extremely absorbent and can get easily irritated.
- Wear a mask when cleaning the toilet – This is rule N1 of all professional London cleaners. Avoid inhaling hazardous fumes from the solvents you use to wash the bathroom and toilet.
- Goggles – You may think this is a joke but we have actually witnessed a drain cleaner shooting up out of a clogged sink. Remember you don’t know for sure what chemical reaction might be triggered when using strong detergents.
5. Clean Properly the Entryway to Your London Home
This is the first thing your relatives will see when arriving at your home, so make sure to leave a good impression on them.
- Dust and vacuum your doormat
- Put all the clothes and shoes away. You will need space for your guests’ belongings.
- Wipe the mirrors.
- Clean the door, the frame and the knob.
- Dust all pictures and paintings you might have hanging on the walls.
- Vacuum and mop the floors.
At the end of the day, clean only the visible parts of your home and try to relax. Everybody will be more focused on the food and having a pleasant time than on inspecting every inch of your house. If you are still unsatisfied, just book your trusted London cleaners and leave all the work to them.