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Lets get prepared for the Big Spring Clean

I can’t wait winter will soon be winding down and springtime temperatures will be hopping right into our gardens. And that means it’s time to prepare for spring cleaning. It’s time to give your place a good deep clean.

Spring is right around the corner, and for most of us it’s an exciting time to get our homes in order. From the interiors of your home to the exterior, getting your home ready for spring will ensure you’ll be ready to enjoy the warmer weather once it comes. Before you get started you probably have some re-organising to do. Spring cleaning usually involves getting rid of old clothing, furnishings, and odds and ends.

National Spring Cleaning week here in the UK starts on March 4th. But really spring cleaning can happen at any time of year and in any type of weather. Many of us like to clean while temperatures are mild, the sun is shinning there are fewer bugs, and pollen and other allergens have not become problematic.

Essential items to get ready for your big Spring Clean

Follow a plan

Time

Set aside some time in your diary for Spring Cleaning.  Make sure you book nothing else in on these days and just really go for it.

Plan

Write down a list of what you want to achieve, plan room by room and stick to it.  I have created a Spring Cleaning Checklist which may really help you keep on top and in order.

Create a fun playlist

Create a fun  playlist with your favorite music.  Music is a great way to stay motivated and can make tedious obligations like cleaning fun.  Pretend the mop is a microphone and belt out your favorite fun as you make those bathrooms shine

Declutter

Freshen up your rooms by removing unnecessary objects from tabletops and shelves, store them accordingly or you don’t need them throw away or give to charity Replace them with a single arrangement of fresh flowers. Flowers really can bring a room together and create a sense of happiness. House hold declutter can be a problem for many people and it so easily builds up into a huge mountain but use your spring cleaning time to tackle that mountain.

Go for it

Load up your cleaning caddy and go for it and most of all try to enjoy it.

Don’t forget when decluttering have a think about it you could possibly donate or resell the item. Take a look at Ruths guide to making money selling on ebay

If your struggling and a need a little motivation then always feel free to send me a message.

Happy Spring Clean
Lynsey Queen of Clean xoxox

laundry

Drying your Laundry over the winter months

Getting your laundry done when you no longer have the facility of the washing line in the winter can be a real pain. Who really wants to go out in the freezing cold and hang out there washing when the chances are it probably won’t dry. This can make getting your daily laundry done a real chore.  We are left with not many options and one is to dry our cloths indoors, which to me can be really unhealthy and cause mould.

I have put together some solutions that will hopefully help you out and make the winter laundry more bearable.

Extra spin 

When your laundry cycle  has finished do an extra spin.  You will be surprised at how much this can help with the drying time and how much more water is removed.

Tumbe Dryer

Running a tumble drier can be expensive so I highly remommend adding in a Tumbe Drier Ball that will speed up your drying time and prevent your clothes getting tangled. These balls also give off a fresh scent too so an added bonus!

click here to buy your drier balls.

Create a drying space.

If you are lucky enough choose a spare bedroom or unused room for your drying racks . Keep the room well ventilated. Open the windows and shut the door so the fresh air can circulate.

Queen of Clean recommendation CLICK HERE

The electric drying racks are really handy and allow your cloths to dry much quicker

Queen of Clean recommendation – CLICK HERE

Hang garments

One of my favourite drying tricks is to hang clothes on a hangers and then hang them on the curtain rail with the window ajar.  You will be suprised at how quickly clothes can dry like this plus it also makes the clothes less creased so much easier to iron.

Goof hangers are essential to keep your garments in shape. My hanger recemomendation – CLICK HERE

A Dehumidifier

Dehumidifer is another great option to help dry cloths. Some of the newer models are so advance and have setting specially designed for drying clothes. There main purpose is to remove excess moisture from the air.

My tried and tested recommendation – CLICK HERE

Portable Electric Cloths Dryer

Electric cloths driers are a great alternative to the tumble drier..  These are energy efficient, simple and easy to assemble. They release gentle warm waves of air and can be left on over night.

Tried and tested recommendation – CLICK HERE

Do not over loads radiators

Don’t hang clothes on the actual radiators as this will make your boiler work harder and increase your heating bills. Instead opt for the Radiator airers and you will find the clothes crease less too so much easier to iron.

Order the airers – CLICK HERE

Cold and sunny winter day

I love my washing line and still believe the best way of drying clothes is outside. I  will hang some of my washing out to dry outside if it’s a cold sunny winters day.  Light items such as shirts and bedding will dry if they are outside for the majority of the day but when you bring the washing in it will feel cold. By drying our clothes outside we keep them fresh and well aired. This avoids moisture being trapped in the fibres encouraging musty smells that are always unpleasant.  Putting clothes away clean and aired will enhance the life of any garment over time, which means your favourites remain your favourites for longer!

For tips on washing machine care take a look here .

As always thank you for taking time to read 
Lynsey Queen of Clean xoxox

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