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Spring cleaning tips from you!

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Whether it’s the sight of that inch thick dust on the top of your shelves or you’ve been inspired by all those home make-over shows on TV, there’s nothing like a good spring clean to spruce up your home! So we asked you for your best spring cleaning tips to get rid of a stubborn stain or save time – here are the best!

Stubborn Stains

‘Sprinkle Bicarbonate of Soda on carpets to get rid of pet or carpet odors. Sprinkle, rub in, leave and hoover up – job done!’ ~ Natalie Jones

‘There’s not much a toothbrush and a bit of bleachcan’t sort out’ ~ Kirsty Teague

‘CIF actifiz is amazing on windows and glass after sticky noses and hands have been all over them’ ~ Clare Davies

‘The best thing for stain removal is childrens foaming handwash! Takes stains out of everything!’ ~ Beverly Davies

‘Rub washing up liquid into a stain on clothes then wash straight away – gets most things out’ ~ Steph Walters

‘Vinegar gets red wine stains out of carpets’ ~ Laura Meg Miller

In the kitchen

‘Put orange peel in the grill – it will get rid of any odors’ ~ Llauren Sweeney

‘Toothepaste on a toothbrush to clean the seals inside the fridge or freezer door – workswonders and smells fresh’ ~ Liz Fearnleyspring cleaning tips

‘Half a lemon in a little water in the microwave for 1 min, then just wipe’ ~ Misst Senior

‘The power of lemon juice is brilliant – leave in the fridge to diffuse any odours, use for cleaning ovens mixed with baking soda and add to a little white wine vinegar for washing windows’ ~ Tobys Proud Mummy

‘Cocacola boiled in burnt pans removes everything with ease and leaves them sparkly. I also put it down the loo and leave it for half an hour’ ~ Claire Liddy

‘Line your fridge with clingfilm. Sounds mad, but if there’s any spills etc, you can just peel it off and saves on scrubbing’ ~ Jen Russon

In the bathroom

‘Keep a pack of baby wipes handy in the bathroom for quick dusting and removing stains like toothpaste from the sink’ ~ Louise Kat Whittaker, Cat Marriot

‘To clean limescale off tap nossels, put some white vinegar in the corner of a sandwich bag and secure over the tap with an eleastic band. Leave overnight and limescale should have disappeared! ~ Julie Perry

‘On glass shower screens use toilet lime scale remover – gets rid of all those watermarks’ ~ Denise Oates

‘The best time to wash your shower is when you’ve just showered and the room is steamy’ ~ Martine Robinson

Around the house

‘White wine vinegar for glass, mirrors and chrome. Use with dry kitchen roll – comes up a treat!’ ~ Laura Tinkham

‘Lemon juice, vinegar and good old newspaper – cleans glass, microwaves – so many uses’ ~ Joanne Ridgway, Hester A McQueen, Rebecca McIntosh, Chirag Patelspring cleaning tips

‘Use an old toothbrush to get to those hard to reach places, like cupboard corners and window sills’ ~ Krystal Macbeth, Julie Leia-Henderson

‘It doesn’t feel so daunting if you do 20 mins of cleaning, then rest / watch TV / Facebook for 20 mins and repeat. I feel like I get a lazy day but get loads done!’ ~ Catherine McAlinden

‘Put hairspray on make up on carpets, leave for 5 mins and it scrubs off easily’ ~ Kim Plant

‘For wax crayons on walls, milk removes it no problem!’ ~ Joylindsey Mahoney

‘Use hairspray on stickers that kids have stuck around the house. Spray it on, leave it, then it should remove easily’ ~ Shamly Sheikh Akhtar

‘Get the music on and it doesn’t feel like a chore’ ~ Claire Gray

Prevention rather than cure

‘Wax paper on the taps and chrome stops water marks’ ~ Karen Cowley

‘Always rinse coffee mugs out to prevent stains’ ~ Valerie L McCarthy

‘Put car wax on the wall tiles to keep soap scrum free’ ~ Karen Malcolm

Best of the rest

‘Hire a cleaner and hit the sunshine!’ ~ Hannah Allard, Cerys Parker-Williams

‘If you get a red wine stain on a shirt, just immerse the whole shirt into a bowl of wine, then no one will notice the stain and you will be too p***ed to care from drinking the remaining wine!!’ ~ Gary Townsend

‘Get your boyfriend / husband to do it – just reward them with a beer after!’ ~ Louise S Paul

‘Don’t have children, or pets or a husband! The house will be clean then!’ Maxine Partridge



About Rebecca Robinson

About Rebecca Robinson

After spending the last 8 years juggling life as a mum of two, wife and working full time as a Project Manager for a global telecommunications company, Rebecca Robinson made the decision to follow her love of writing and took the plunge; turning her passion into a full time career. Since becoming a full time writer, Rebecca has worked with various media and copy-writing companies and with the ability to make any topic relevant and interesting to the reader, now contributes to The Working Parent on articles ranging from credit cards to teenage relationships. Ever the optimist, Rebecca's dreams for the future include a house in the country filled with children, dogs and horses in the field!

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