Spring cleaning your home!
It’s what we are all waiting for, the spring season is upon us and it’s definitely putting a smile on our face! We’re now in the season of blossoming flowers and warmer, sunnier days, which of course puts us in the mood for some spring cleaning!
Here we explore some tips to ensure you have a clean, healthy home for you and your family.
Say goodbye to mould
Inhaling mould fragments or spores can inflame the airways, causing nasal congestion, wheezing, chest tightness, coughing and throat irritation. Prolonged exposure to high levels of indoor dampness can reduce lung function and cause chronic health problems such as asthma.
If you suffer from mould growth in your home, it’s important to address it as soon as possible to avoid risk. You can get rid of mould naturally by dissolving baking soda into water, creating a natural disinfectant, and scrubbing the affected area.
Another simple solution for removing non-toxic mould from your home is to clean it using a non-toxic, mould cleaning solution. When the mould has been eradicated, it is important to dry the surface thoroughly in order to prevent the mould from returning.
With highly variable climates in Australia, many homes may experience high condensation levels, especially during autumn and winter, as a result of this, damp, mould and mildew build up to worrying levels. This is where a dehumidifier is an ideal solution. Our range of dehumidifiers work by pulling air in and running it past a cooling coil, which in turn removes moisture from the air by reducing the temperature. Dehumidifiers can protect clothing, furniture and other household items from mould and mildew and also help to reduce future potential growth, aiding asthma and allergy sufferers.
Opt for natural solutions
Rather than using chemical substances to clean your home, consider a more natural approach by using non-toxic solutions. Natural cleaning remedies are often better for the environment, and can be far cheaper than commercial alternatives. Easy to make, many natural cleaning solutions can be created with simple household staples like white vinegar and bicarb soda. Many pure essential oils also have powerful antiseptic and antiviral properties that make them very effective for a number of household cleaning tasks, such as lavender for refreshing linens, pillows and mattresses and lemon which is a great all purpose ingredient to help clean stainless-steel appliances.
Ditch the duster
Dust can seem to appear out of nowhere, sometimes after you’ve just finished cleaning. Though fighting dust can feel like a never ending battle, it’s one worth fighting. Dust is, essentially, a combination of particles from both indoors and outdoors, that floats in the air and settles on surfaces.
One way to diminish the chances of dust mites and allergens in your home is to tackle the problem at the source: the dust itself. Investing in our range of Dehumidifiers, Humidifiers and Evaporative Coolers will help improve the quality of the air in your home, helping to reduce the build up of dust. As Dehumidifiers reduce humidity levels, this makes your home less hospitable to allergens such as dust mites, mould, and mildew, tackling all of the houses main cleaning issues at once.
Tackle the kitchen
We use this space everyday, so a deep clean of your kitchen will do wonders for our health and is a worthwhile endeavour with more time on our hands in the current climate.
You probably wipe down your fridge's interior shelving on the regular already, but don't forget about the rest. Pop out the door shelves and bins, and wash in warm, soapy water to get rid of food bacteria and spillage.
Enough with the tomato sauce stains — this trick will make cleaning them up much easier. Place large microwave-safe bowl with 1 cup of water and a chopped-up lemon, lime, or orange or several tablespoons of vinegar inside. Turn the appliance on high for several minutes or until the solution boils and the window is steamy, then let it sit to cool for 15 minutes before opening the door. Remove and wipe out the inside and outside with a sponge.
So there you have it! Our tips and tricks to spring cleaning your home incorporating some of our amazing Dimplex products. Now let’s spring into this season with a truly fresh home. For further tips and tricks related to all things house and home, keep on the lookout on our socials.