Today – tips for a spick and span home
Now that 2019 is well underway, the search for seasonal pick-me-ups has started in earnest.
But forget extreme diets and Botox sessions, because household cleaning might be the best way to banish the January doldrums.
If you haven’t experienced the cathartic rush of cleaning out an untidy sock drawer, colour coding hairclips and ensuring every household surface is dust-free and dazzling, you’re in for a real treat.
Ready to feel clean and serene?
Here are five tips for a spick and span home.
Can being compulsively clean change your life? Read Marie Kondo’s tidying blog and you might be convinced.
Marie’s a professional tidier (yes, that’s a thing) and advocates becoming tidy as the catalyst for spreading joy in your life.
If you’re not yet convinced, browse her blog to boost your domestic science smarts for free. Her evangelical enthusiasm might just convert you to the cause.
Do you desire a duster that’s carefully designed to clean every household nook and cranny and blitz awkward blind spots so that every square inch of your property positively gleams?
Then the Oxo microfibre hand duster is a pretty good choice. Its double-sided design features long fluffy fibres arranged on a flexible head that fits in the tightest spaces and eliminates dust with a deft flick.
There are alternatives on the market, but this terrific tool is a prime pick.
Buying a quality vacuum cleaner is a no-brainer. Especially if you’ve got extensive household carpeting which needs to be kept completely free of dust, dirt and bacteria.
But bag a manual sweeper from Bissell and you’ll top up your tidying arsenal in fine style. When you can’t be bothered dragging a noisy vacuum from the cupboard, this sleek and affordable device tidies a variety of household surfaces to a decent standard.
And since it’s silent, you can clean all night without disturbing neighbors — just like a domestic ninja.
Tough hand cleanser
Perhaps you or your partner earn your crust in workshops or industrial environments where your hands become ingrained with dirt. It isn’t easy making sure they’re pristine for the domestic environment.
So here’s an insider tip — keep a tub of tough Swarfega gel in your house for a thorough cleanse before you cook, clean or help your kids with homework.
It’s available online and, apart from being strong enough to bash barnacles off a boat, smells sublime.
The last entry on our list should perhaps be your first purchase. Since your front and back doors should be barriers against dirt and germs, grab a quality mat from Kleen-Tex to ensure no errant dirt and detritus enters your inner sanctum.
The benefits of buying from a dedicated mat manufacturer include 50 years of product development and a track record of keeping homes safer and more attractive. And investing in a good mat prevents you wasting cash on professional carpet cleaners when disaster strikes.
That’s our list! Add your own tips for a spick and span home in the comments section.
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