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12 May 17

Spring Clean Focus – Outdoor Space

The big spring clean is not just about the inside of the home. As the weather starts to improve, you may be starting to think about enjoying your garden more. It is the perfect time to dig out your gloves and get your outside space in shape to take full advantage of the warmer weather.

Let’s face it, during the colder months we tend to stay warm and cosy inside, but as the spring sunshine steps out in all its glory, we notice that the windows need cleaning, the frames are covered in muck and that the patio needs a good scrub.

Getting your outdoor space looking nice is all in the organisation, if you start the preparations in spring by the time summer swings around you’ll have a great looking garden to kick back under the sun in. To help give you a head start, try our top tips for giving your garden a spring clean.

Clean windows like a pro

Invite the brightness back into your home with sparkling clean windows. Using our Window and Glass Cleaner simply spray onto the glass and starting at the top of the window, wipe clean with some kitchen paper. Make sure you work your way down in a reverse-S pattern to avoid any smears.

One of our top tips would be to wash your windows on a cloudy day. Although direct sunlight will make it easier to see the dirt, the warmth will dry the windows too quickly leaving streaks on the glass. We also recommend that you only clean your windows twice a year; in the spring and after the summer before autumn sets in.

Wipe the window frames and sills

Window frames and sills often get overlooked. Whilst we might keep our windows looking great, when it comes to the state of our frames and sills, we often wait until a bit of mould, dust, dirt or grime appears before doing anything about it.

For uPVC frames and sills, take a micro fibre cloth, some warm water mixed with a little detergent and give them a wipe. For more stubborn marks, look to our uPVC Cream Cleaner to condition surfaces and brighten whites, transforming them to look like new.

 

Banish bad bin smells

Bins can get a bit whiffy in the warmer months when pools of water gather at the bottom and attract flies, so give them a good clean before the temperatures start to rise.

To do this, pull all your refuse collection and recycling bins together and give them a hose down. Use our Germ Clear Antibacterial Disinfectant to clean, deodorise and kill 99.9% of common germs.

You won’t need to dive head first into the bins to scrub them out as they are only used outside. Just remember to allow them to dry off in the air before throwing any more rubbish into them.

Clean your Dirty Decking

Decking can start to look filthy during winter, creating an ugly eyesore if the wood is not maintained. So, breathe some new life into tired, dirty decks by giving them a spring clean.

Regularly sweeping and removing debris, is an easy maintenance step. Even sweeping just once every couple of weeks can make a difference. However, it’s important that at least once a year you give your decking a thorough clean.

Believe it or not, our Oxy Plus Super Concentrated Stain Remover is the ideal product to help you get the job done.

Just mix with some water, apply to the decking and using a long-handled brush with stiff bristles or a push broom get scrubbing. It will be all the easier if you begin at one end of your section of decking before working your way across the entire surface. Once completed, rinse with the garden hose to remove the solution.

With your garden looking spotlessly clean, you’ll be ready to welcome in spring and enjoy the warmer months that lie ahead. Bring it on!

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