10 Great Spring Cleaning Tips

Get the bathroom sparkling this season with these top 10 spring cleaning tips to banish grime.

With a huge 50% of families reportedly feeling stressed for time, cleaning duties are often put on the back burner.

Hardly surprising when you consider that we’re already spending an average of two hours on chores around the house every single day.

Of all the rooms in the house, the bathroom can get filthy fastest.

This spring, take back control of your bathroom with these spring cleaning tips, no-fail techniques and fast-acting products that will make it easier to clean and keep it gleaming for longer.

1. Buff off grime

If your shower doors are starting to look like frosted glass then the soap scum has become nearly impossible to remove and normal cleaning products just won’t cut it.
Pick up some polishing compound from your local hardware or autoparts store and use an orbital buffer to polish the scum off for a streak-free finish.

2. Polish Up

For a brilliant result with minimum elbow grease, microfibre cloths are the best choice. They pick up dust, wipe off smudges, don’t shed fibres and won’t leave streaks or scratches.
Microfibre cloths can be used wet or dry on glass, mirrors, counter tops, tiles and fixtures.

3. Prevent Build-Up

When the beads of water on your glass shower door dry out, they leave minerals behind that are at best unsightly and at worst can be tough as nails to remove if you allow them to build up.
Stop the water from beading on the surface in the first place by drying the glass with simple kitchen paper towel after shower.

4. Remove Rust

If you have high levels of iron in your water supply and struggle with rust stains in the toilet or bathtub, there is a removal solution that works.
Limescale remove products usually remove rust quickly to leave your bathtub looking like it came straight from the showroom. Just apply with a cloth and wait a few minutes before rinsing off with clean water.

5. Dirt Buster

Whether it’s built-up soap scum on the shower walls, ground-in dirt on the floor tiles or dried toothpaste on the sink, a bathroom cleaner will power through it fast.
Bathroom cleaning products are especially useful for removing stubborn dirt from porous floor tiles and getting those non-slip strips in the bottom of your tub clean.

6. Greener Cleaner Cleaning Tip

Next spring cleaning tip is about to clean your bathroom thoroughly without upsetting Mother Nature, mix up this planet-friendly solution.
In a 5L bucket, combine a cup of distilled vinegar, three tablespoons of borax, 3.8L of hot water and half a cup of natural cleaning soap. add 10 to 15 drops of tea tree, lavender or lemon oil for a nice fragrance.
Stir well, then fill a spray bottle with the solution to clean tiles, vanities and painted woodwork or apply to floors with a squeeze mop for easy manoeuvrability in tight spaces.
Store any extra in a bottle for next time.

7. Clean Grout Cleaning Tip

Is the grout in your bathroom breeding more fungus than a petri dish in a lab? Claim it back with a grout pen.
Grout stain whiteners can restore clean white lines to your tiled walls and some contains an antimicrobial to break the mould cycle, preventing new spores from taking hold.
Applying the paste takes patience, but it’s time well spent as your newly whitened grout will be protected against future stains.

8. Vacuum First

If you’ve ever been driven nuts pushing hairballs around the bathroom floor when mopping, you should try vacuuming before you start cleaning.
Begin at the top, sucking dust from light fixtures, then work down around the room, before methodically vacuuming the floor. A wet-and-dry vacuum with an upholstery brush attachment will work best.

9. Detachable Toilet Seat

No matter how hard you try, cleaning the hinges on the loo is tricky and there’s always some cleaning fluid that seeps out later. A detachable toilet seat is the solution to this particular problem.

10. Scrub and Wax

Last spring cleaning tip is about to give your shower head and taps a facelift by scrubbing them with CLR Bathroom & Kitchen Cleaner to erase calcium and lime deposits, soap, dirt and tarnish.
Rinse before buffing with car wax to keep them shiny for up to three months.

Need help keeping up with your own tasks? The professional cleaners of PerfectClean are here to lend a hand. Contact us today at info@perfectclean.ie, or 086 409 4936.