10 spring cleaning hacks that will transform your home



Spring has finally arrived, and you know what that means. It’s time to give your home a good spring clean. But, if the thought of dusting down your sofas sounds like an absolute snorefest - don’t worry. We’re to help. With these ten awesome cleaning hacks, you can transform your home in minutes.

Spring has finally arrived, and you know what that means. It's time to give your home a good spring clean. But, if the thought of dusting down your sofas sounds like an absolute snorefest - don't worry. We're to help. With these ten awesome cleaning hacks, you can transform your home in minute.

Clean dirty blinds with vinegar

 

Clean dirty blinds with vinegar

Vinegar works wonders on dirty blinds. Just mix equal amounts of vinegar and water in a bowl. Dab a cloth into the mixture, wipe over each slat then say hello to shiny white blinds.

Drag pet hair out of your carpets with a squeegee

 

Drag pet hair out of your carpets with a squeegee

Just run the squeegee along the carpet and watch the hair come right out. You may be left with a gross clod of dog or cat fluff but the squeegee definitely works a treat.

Remove tough microwave stains with vinegar and baking soda

 

Remove tough microwave stains with vinegar and baking soda

Mix a 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of white vinegar together in a bowl. Microwave it for 10 minutes on full power then take the bowl out. Wipe off any loose stains inside the microwave with baking soda and a damp sponge. Your microwave will look as good as new.

Remove water rings with a blow dryer

 

Remove water rings with a blow dryer

Set the hair dryer onto medium heat and hold a couple of inches away from the watermark. Keep wiping the stain as you apply the heat. After 20 minutes, the water ring should vanish!

 

Spruce up your sink with citrus fruit

 

Spruce up your sink with citrus fruit

 

Cut a lemon or lime in half, and pour some baking soda into a bowl. Dip the fruit into the soda and then use it to scrub away at any dirt. Repeat as many times as necessary, then rinse away any leftover grease or stains. The result is a squeaky clean sink.

Unclog your shower head with a plastic bag

 

Unclog your shower head with a plastic bag

Pour some distilled white vinegar into a small plastic bag then secure it to your shower head with a rubber band. Let it soak for one hour, wipe clean with a wet cloth and then enjoy a smooth lime scale-free shower. 

 

Degrease your cast iron frying pans with salt

 

Degrease your cast iron frying pans with salt

 

Dampen your cast iron pan with a little water, add a scoop of sea salt then scrub with a soft sponge. Grease, rust and food residue will quickly disappear. When you're finished, rinse the salt away and dry.

Remove lipstick stains with hairspray

 

Remove lipstick stains with hairspray

Spray the lipstick stain with hairspray and then leave for 10 minutes. Use a damp washcloth to dab the stains then wash your shirt or bed sheets as normal. The lipstick mark should vanish.  

 

Even out carpet dents with ice cubes

 

Even out carpet dents with ice cubes

 

Leave the ice cubes to melt and watch your carpet spring back to life.

 

Restore your old trainers with toothpaste

 

Restore your old trainers with toothpaste

Grab a toothbrush, some toothpaste and scrub away. Once the original colour has returned give the shoes a rinse. You'll notice the transformation in seconds!

We hope these awesome tricks have inspired you to get out the mop, broom and steam cleaner and give your home a spring clean. And if you want to see more amazing spring clean hacks, jump onto Twitter and search for the hashtag #CurrysSpringHacks where our favourite bloggers have been sharing their own.