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5 tips to get your house clean for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and you might be wondering what the perfect gift for the occasion could be. Day in and day out, our parents work hard to provide for the kids and keep the home running. So it’s only right to treat them to a relaxing, mess-free day.

Not sure where to begin? Don’t worry! With these easy tips, you can get the house clean in time for Mother’s Day.

Clear the clutter before getting into the cleaning

It’s always easier to clean the house when your space is clear of any clutter. Pack away any magazines, books, toys, sneakers or other random items that might be taking up space on the floor or other surfaces. Maybe even take this time to consider whether anything needs to be thrown out or donated, to limit the clutter in your home.

Work from top to bottom

When you clean stuff from high places, such as shelves and cabinets, the dust bunnies and bits of grime will inevitably fall down to the lower parts. You can clean these up as you go from the top all the way down. This way, you can avoid cleaning the same area twice!

Remove dust before wet cleaning

If you jump straight to wiping surfaces with a wet cloth, you just spread the dirt. That’s why it’s important to clear the dust first. If you’re tackling a thicker layer of dust, use a slightly damp cloth to remove it as using a completely dry one will just transfer the dust to the floor. With a slightly damp cloth, preferably microfibre, the dust will be wet enough to cling to the fibre but not too wet that it just spreads across the surface.

Wipe down the outdoor windows

Cleaning the outdoor windows needs a bit more effort than the interiors, mainly because they are exposed to the elements. When you clean your windows, choose a dry, cloudy day as the sun and wind will cause the solution to evaporate before you finish. Start by removing the loose dirt and grime from the window surfaces with a vacuum or a quick dry dusting. Then wipe them with a damp cloth. Finish it off by applying a cleaning solution from top to bottom then wipe away with a microfiber cloth.

Move around the furniture

For a deep clean, you’re going to have to move the furniture to get into all the nooks and crannies. Take this time to sweep and vacuum the floors as well, and even apply a coat of floor wax for an extra shine. For the carpets, we suggest the use of our Britex Spot ‘n’ Stain remover to deal with dirty smudges from food and beverage spills, oil, grease, mud and the like.

Tackle the recliners and couches with an enzyme-based cleaner to remove pungent odours and lingering stains. The Britex Odour Blaster is the perfect choice for getting rid of foul odours. As a deep-penetrating, advanced enzyme formula, it is suitable for most fabrics and hard surfaces and can remove odours from mildew, smoke, sewage, pet accidents, pet shedding, vomit and perspiration.

For an even deeper clean, the Britex Deep Cleaner is the perfect tool to give you professional results. With the power of hot water extraction, the deep cleaner reaches deep into carpet fibres to remove dust, dirt, allergens and bacteria, so that your home can enjoy that Britex fresh, clean feeling this Mother’s Day.

Keep your home clean and fresh for Mother’s Day with Britex!

With the right partner for the job, you can give your mum a spotlessly clean house. No mess is too great to fix with Britex!

All Britex products are available to hire at the Britex hire stand in Bunnings Warehouse, Woolworths, selected Coles, IGA, Mitre 10 and Home Hardware stores.

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