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Spring Cleaning Hacks

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I often wonder if there is anyone who actually enjoys cleaning, because I know I don’t, and I will always welcome and hints or tips that will make any cleaning job quicker – especially if it means using as few chemical cleaners as possible! Take a look at some of the top cleaning tips we’ve rounded up so you can get your Spring clean done in no time!

Kitchen

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Use Ecozones Enzymatic Drain Sticks to prevent blockages and keep your drain odour free by using natural enzymes and bacteria to continuously treat your drains. Plus you get a 12 month supply so your drains will be dazzling without any effort on your part!

Give your microwave a deep clean using just water, lemons and vinegar – the miracle cleaner! Simply slice some lemons (organic of course) and add them to a bowl of water with a few tablespoons of white vinegar. Put the microwave on for 5-10 minutes, once it’s finished leave it to stand for an extra 5 minutes. Then remove the bowl of lemons and wipe away the stains with a clean, damp cloth – they should come away easily without any scrubbing necessary!

If your dishwasher is starting to smell a bit foisty and full of greasy grime stains then it’s time to give it a deep clean. All you have to do is place a dishwasher safe cup full of white vinegar (I did say it was the miracle cleaner) on the top rack of your dishwasher and run on the hottest setting available to wash away the stains, sanitize and remove the musty odour. You can then sprinkle a cup full of baking soda around the bottom of the tub and run a short cycle to freshen the dishwasher. Repeat every 6 months to keep your dishwasher in tip top shape.

Alternatively you can use Ecozone’s Washing Machine and Dishwasher Cleaner to remove odours and limescale. Simply pop a tablet in the bottom of the machine without taking it out of the wrapper and run a hot wash!

Bathroom

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Clean up your shower and taps with the Tap & Shower Descaling Gel from Ecozone which actively dissolves limescale. All you have to do is apply the gel to the brush provided then apply to the limescale, leave for a few hours then rub the treated area with the spong provided and thoroughly rinse the area.

You should regularly clean your toilet to keep the germs and bacteria at bay. Most bleaches and toilet cleaners are full of chemicals and leave a strong unpleasant smell in your bathroom, so instead use an eco-friendly toilet cleaner like the 3-in-1 Toilet Cleaner from Ecozone in ocean breeze to disinfect the toilet without using synthetic fragrances or dyes, petrochemicals, artificial preservatives or allergens.

Bedroom

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Detox your mattress using half a cup of baking soda combined with a dozen drops of your favourite essential oil (eucalyptus, peppermint, lavender or wintergreen essential oils are recommended to safely and effectively remove dust mites) then simply sprinkle it over your mattress, let it sit for an hour, and then vacuum it up. You;ll have a lovely smelling bed free from odours, moisture and dust mites – easy!

I was just cleaning my blinds the other day and it was a monumental task, the dust I was wiping away just kept resettling! It took a long time and I really wish I had known about this tip! Get some odd socks (we all have them!) and a bowl of vinegar. Put your hand in one of the socks and dampen in with the vinegar before wiping away the dust and dirt from the blinds, then use the other sock to dry – magnificent!

Let us know if you have any of your own cleaning tips for around the house!

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