DUSTING OFF FOR SPRING: THE BEST PRODUCTS TO DEEP CLEAN YOUR HOUSE
There’s a glimmer of hope in the air as the temperature slowly rises, leaves begin to appear, plants start to flower and soon the signs will show, that spring has finally sprung. With the changing of the seasons bringing a fresh new feel outside, it’s inevitable that you’ll also want to refresh, rejuvenate and completely blitz your home, Mrs Hinch style. Out with the cosiness of winter and the scents of cinnamon spice and in with the clean, fresh spring linen and a good old dust. To make the most out of your deep spring clean, you’re going to need the right products and at TJ’s there’s a whole host available at fantastic prices. Here are some of our top picks.
It’s no secret that the cordless vacuum has taken the cleaning industry by storm. Gone are the days of lugging around a super heavy hoover as you move from plug socket to plug socket, trying to clean the whole house. With a lightweight cordless vacuum, you can have the entire floor covered in no time at all and getting upstairs with a hoover has never been so easy. A cordless vacuum is an essential part of your spring clean, not only because its mobility reduces the time spent cleaning, but also because it can clean even the smallest of dust-collecting corners, due to not being restricted by a power cord. An absolute home electrical must have.
Whether you’ve heard of it or not, the window vac is a revolutionary product that will totally banish those pesky shower screen streaks or mirror watermarks that make everything just look a bit grubby. These little powerhouses often last up to 30 minutes on a single charge, which is plenty of time to blast windows, shower screens and even marked tiles – your home will have an instant fresh and shiny feel, taking your spring clean that extra mile.
Another top spring cleaning tip is to ditch your regular mop and purchase a spinning one. Why? Because although regular mops may make your floor appear clean, it’s difficult to totally rinse out a wet mop, meaning you can often just be wiping the bacteria around. A spinning mop turns and squeezes the mop head, ridding it of all excess water and dirt, to ensure you’re not just simply recycling germs around your kitchen. Although at first glance, they might look like merely a complicated version of a regular mop, once you get to grips with the workings of a spinning one, you won’t look back. As well as less germs, the spinning mop also makes for an easier and quicker experience. Gone are the days of bashing excess dirty water out of the mop and instead, you can simply insert the mop head into the holder and watch as it is spun dry, ready to use again. A spring clean essential.
With the weather turning a little nicer, it’s time to start thinking about your garden. If you’re a keen gardener, you might have been out in the garden during the colder months, pruning and maintaining, but if, like many, you went into hibernation mode as soon as Christmas hit, your garden is probably looking a bit sorry for itself by now. A pressure washer can be the first step into totally transforming your outdoor space and, whilst it might still be a little too cold to enjoy full use of the garden, blasting the dirt away from paving stones and tiles can lift the look of a slightly neglected garden. It’s a great place to start if you want to prepare your garden for some summertime use.
You’ve been staring at that pile of gradually growing ironing for quite some time but, naturally, have been putting it off. If like many people, your iron is years old, it’s probably more hassle than it’s worth trying to get it to do its job properly. Investing in a brand-new iron is a great step towards an effective spring clean. Not only will it allow you to work quickly through that pesky pile, the steam produced will mean creases are quickly banished, meaning your job is done in half the time. You know what they say; clear ironing pile, clear mind….or something like that.