Helpful House Cleaning Tips

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Spring is not only a season it¿s also a mind-set; so summon your spring attitude with these helpful house cleaning tips. There¿s no good reason for not cleaning your house in winter, but there are some jobs that are unbearable when a cold wind is blowing.
Helpful House Cleaning Tips
From the Windows
Don¿t be daunted by large expanses of glass, relish the opportunity to call on your new best friend ¿ the squeegee.
Step 1: Fill a bucket of water with a little bit of dishwashing liquid and a cup of vinegar. Vinegar is cheap, environmentally friendly and it can be used to clean at least 90% of your house because it breaks down grease so well.
Step 2: Wash the windows with soapy water if there is a big grimy build-up. If you just spray ordinary window cleaner straight onto the window, you will only move the dirt around.
Step 3: Use a rubber edged squeegee to remove the excess water from the window. Start at the top of the window and work your way down. That¿s all there is to it, your windows should be glistening in the spring sun now.
The fresh new view will get you in the mood for the coming house cleaning tips.
To the Walls
The walls are often a neglected area of the house. When spring comes and the curtains have been drawn back don¿t be surprised when you notice the odd small grubby patch. The worst areas often surround light switches and door handles. Thanks to this house cleaning tip, you won¿t have to repaint!
Sugar soap is easily a painter¿s best kept secret. To ensure even adherence of paint to a surface, cleaning walls with sugar soap will remove all grime and grease. The results are surprising. This simple act will give the paint on your walls a new lease on life. 
This thrifty and nifty soap can also be used to clean driveways and cement where cars may have leaked oil.
When using sugar soap, apply the solution liberally to the surface and leave it for 5 to 8 minutes. Wash the surface thoroughly with clean water. Be careful not to leave it on any surface for too long, it can degrade certain surfaces if left for extended periods.
Don¿t forget to wear latex gloves and avoid skin contact with sugar soap to protect your skin. 
And Even the Floors!
Vinegar is a brilliant degreaser for tiles among other things. Add vinegar to your bucket of water when washing your floors to get your tiles to shine. 
Need a simple and cheap way to clean and freshen up a carpet? Sprinkle baking soda on the carpet; let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes and then just vacuum as usual. Baking soda works brilliantly as a deodoriser without wetting the carpet.

So now, thanks to your new spring attitude and a few great house cleaning tips, your home is ready for the new season.

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