At last, spring has come to Germany... This is a busy season at SPIC AND SPAN. As the first rays of sun reveal hidden, winter dirt and dust in every nook and cranny, our clients go crazy about deep cleaning. We wanted to share 7 tips from our cleaning professionals so if you have some spare time you can use them during your own Spring Cleaning.
You may not be a type of a person, who loves to-do list. We get it. But please take our word for it - when it comes to cleaning, and particularly deep spring cleaning, a proper to-do list is essential. It will help you estimate the workload and get organized. We recommend going for our tips and techniques and prepare a list of to-dos. Adjust it to your home and, if you have one, yard. Remember to be realistic about the schedule. You should keep in mind that sometimes even a whole single weekend will not be enough to clean and refresh your flat or house after three months of winter.
Our cleaning professionals always recommend focusing on one task at a time. If the volume of work overwhelms you, you can always involve some family members. If you have kids, enlisting them to help you can turn into a great bonding experience!
Synthetic carpets and rugs with waterproof backings can always be deep-cleaned. Our professionals use special shampoos but if you don’t have one, just mix some soap, lemon juice, and hot water. Unfortunately, rugs without backings, including Orientals, require professional cleaning. Yet, for most of the rugs, dusting in your garden or at the balcony will be more than enough.
And we do not mean only floor and all horizontal surfaces. Spring cleaning should include hard-to-reach places, such as tops of ceiling fans, wardrobe tops, window casings, etc. Always remember to clean from the top of a room down. By the way, this is one of the SPIC AND SPAN. GOLDEN RULES. At the end, just vacuum the dust that settled on the floor.
Take cushions outside and gently beat them by hand to remove dust. If there are stains, check the pieces for care labels. Use a vacuum for upholstery and crevice tools to clean under seat cushions. If this is possible put some parts alfresco (garden or balcony) so they can “absorb” fresh, spring air.
Many draperies and curtains can be easily washed in washing machines. Please, always check labels beforehand. We suggest dry-cleaning for fabric shades. Wipe wooden blinds with a damp cloth soaked in a lemon or orange fragrance. And the best solution for metal and vinyl blinds – just mix warm water with a bit of dishwashing liquid. Take curtains outside and dust gently.
Our cleaning professionals suggest treating most stone and tile floors with either a paste or a liquid wax designed for the material. Vinyl and linoleum floors should be waxed with a polish designed for these surfaces to restore their shine.
The above, seven tips from SPIC AND SPAN. CLEANING PROFESSIONALS will surely help you in bringing freshness and spring ambience to your home. For more tips, please check our blog regularly. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter, where we post even more tips to help you keep your house in order.
And just a marginal note. Spring cleaning can even make you smarter! The recent research conducted by students from Princeton University showed that clutter restricts your ability to focus and limits your brain’s ability to process information. So, to keep not only our apartment but also brain in a mint condition, take the broom, vacuum, and mop, and start cleaning.
SPIC AND SPAN. Home & Office Cleaning is an online platform offering the impeccable quality of cleaning services in Germany, Poland, France, Luxembourg and Portugal. You can order a home cleaning service in just 60 seconds using our interactive online form, by calling at +49 30 588 494 40 or via chat available on our website. Our world-class English-speaking customer support is available 7 days a week, 365 days a year. You can choose an English speaking cleaning lady or a male cleaner at no additional cost.