It’s almost April and that means we’ve safely set foot in spring. The change of season goes hand-in-hand with wardrobe cleanses and maybe even a home deep clean. Be it pollen in the air or dust that causes allergies, from the living room to the bathroom, bedroom and beyond, ditch the traditional method of dusting or brooming. Dyson’s stress-free vacuum cleaners are a game changer that make deep-cleaning seamless and even enjoyable.
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Gayatri Gandhi, founder of Joy Factory and India’s first KonMari certified master consultant says, “Spring cleaning presents a wonderful opportunity to refresh your home and transform it into a more enjoyable living space. And decluttering is the first step towards a successful spring cleaning. It helps to create a clean and organised living space, making it easier to maintain cleanliness throughout the year. By eliminating unnecessary items and deep cleaning, you can create a cleaner and healthier home.
Don’t let spring cleaning overwhelm you. First, declutter your home based on categories such as clothes, books, papers, miscellaneous items and sentimental items based on the KonMari Method and then move to deep cleaning which should be based on rooms. Dyson has developed a calendar to tackle each room in just five days.”
Ahead is a five-day cleaning tipsheet by Dyson to help you keep your home deep clean, refreshed and inviting.
Day 1: Living & drawing room
Begin the deep cleaning in the living and drawing room. Start from ceilings and appliances mounted up high such as ceiling fans, chandeliers, or air-conditioning units which are the dustiest places due to the inconvenience of cleaning. Remove anything mounted to your walls (photo frames, clocks) and vacuum the dust that has built up on the walls. Next dust the walls by using a vacuum with advanced filtration to ensure that the dust you’re removing stays trapped in the bin and is not expelled back into the home. Don’t forget to clean out the curtains and blinds using the combi tool available in Dyson vacuums if you so choose.
Day 2: Living & drawing room
On Day 2, move the furniture on the floor such as the sofas, TV unit, cabinets, dining table, chairs etc. The Dyson Hair screw tool vacuums the furniture and removes hair and other dust to ensure you clean out the crevices of any immovable furniture. Then move onto the carpets which are usually dust collectors. The Digital Motorbar cleaner head is equipped with stiff nylon bristles that are driven deep into carpets to remove ground-in dirt and anti-static carbon fibre filaments that removes the static attraction between fine dust and hard floors. To clean under the sofa, use the Dyson Reach under tool for a deep cleanse. If there are red wine stains on the carpet, use a little soda water or white wine to neutralise the stain, and soak up the excess liquid by placing a towel over the spill.
Day 3: Bedrooms
The next day take your cleaning to the bedroom. Start with mattresses, sofas and pet beds. Vacuum both sides of your mattress to remove dust mites and skin flakes. For pet beds in the bedroom, use the Dyson Hair screw tool to remove pet hair and microscopic allergens from a dog bed you can’t launder. The anti-tangle conical brush bar spirals hair off and into the bin, making it easier and faster.
Day 4: Kitchen
Day 4 is reserved for the kitchen! Vacuum above and below appliances like your refrigerator, scrub down your sink and wipe down all kitchen appliances and stovetops to remove any build-up. If you have a scaly kettle, cover the element with lashings of white vinegar, bring it to a boil and leave overnight. And if dinner remnants stay welded to the bottom of the pan, add one tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda and one cup of boiling water to it, leave it to work its magic and your pan will look like new for your next speciality dish.
Day 5: Bathroom
Clean your bathroom from top to bottom, and not just the toilet bowl and sink. The grouting of your bathroom tiles can turn a nasty orange colour due to mould and mildew growing in humidity. Make a paste of baking soda and water and scrub it onto the grout with an old toothbrush to return it to its original colour. Also, try ventilating your bathroom in future to reduce mould growth.
Quick cleaning tips:
Vacuuming top-down ensures you’re capturing any fallen dust. Make sure to clean all the corners and crevices, as well as under and around furniture and aim to vacuum all your floors. Maintain your vacuum by washing the filter in warm water and leaving it to dry thoroughly for 24 hours. You can also place an air purifier to purify the air while you remove dust particles. And you are done! Enjoy a spik-and-span home this spring season!
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