May has finally arrived and according to Merry Maids domestic cleaning expert Barbara Roberts, it is the perfect time for your annual spring clean. If you have been procrastinating since March then help is at hand. Call in Merry Maids to give your house a total professional spring clean and they will tackle all the nasty chores and big jobs so you don’t have to. If you are happy to do it yourself, Barbara has put together her top tips for a pain-free experience.
Barbara believes that May is the ideal time to tackle the big household tasks that you may have been putting off, as the weather allows you to throw open the windows and doors and give the house a really good airing.
1. Get Organised
Barbara says: “Be organised. Set aside a specific day and stick to it. Before you start to clean take a few minutes to make sure that all your surfaces are clutter free. Start at the far end of the house working towards the front door. Tackle one room at a time, cleaning from top to bottom and finishing each completely before going on to the next.”
2. Focus on neglected furniture
Barbara has noticed that people tend to neglect cleaning their antique furniture for fear of ruining it. She says: “Keeping your antiques in good condition is a must in order to maintain their beauty, so use your spring clean effectively and tackle precious items. For cleaning and dusting keep a stock of soft cloths and soft bristled paintbrushes for crevices in ornate furniture. Lemon juice will remove sticky residues without damaging furniture, paste wax will clean and protect antique wood and saddle soap is best for leather pieces.”
3. Creative Vacuuming
Barbara advises: “Your vacuum cleaner is probably your most versatile piece of cleaning equipment – by utilising all the attachments correctly you can save yourself a lot of time, and back-ache. Use the floor attachment to clean under beds and heavy items. Your upholstery, rugs and hard to reach places, such as under cushions and around tables can be cleaned using the upholstery attachment. Most cleaners have the ability to work on carpets and hard surfaces now, so you don’t have reach for the broom.”
4. Get the Family Involved
Merry Maids always work in a team of two to make sure they are at their most efficient, why not get your family to help out and the cleaning will be done in half the time. If your children are reluctant perhaps you could suggest that they earn their pocket money by helping to clean.
5. Call in the experts
Merry Maids’ fabulous spring cleaning service will leave your house spotless and you don’t even have to lift a finger. Merry Maids provides a bespoke service offering anything from a one-off top to toe spring clean to a regular monthly, bi-weekly or weekly clean, all to the same high standard. With over 100 Merry Maids nationwide the trusted professionals are never far away.
Notes for Editors:
Every Merry Maids employee is professionally trained and has the knowledge and ability to get your house looking at its best. Choose from a weekly, fortnightly, monthly or one off clean. For more information about Merry Maids visit http://www.merrymaids.co.uk or call 0800 021 3072.
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