TIPS FOR A BETTER CLEAN
Carpet cleaning specialist Rug Doctor has put together a list of handy tips, to help you make light work of tackling the clutter and dirt in your home. You can see how we got on at the Rug Doctor Blogging Event and see the Rug Doctor in action. Also coming soon is news of a new product being released next spring - so see the first pictures on this blog!
Take it one room at a time
Rather than trying to do everything at once, plan ahead and tackle areas one step at a time. Try and give yourself a time limit – and don’t forget to have cup of tea as a reward when one room is done!
Recapture the sparkle
Kitchen and bathroom tile grout can become grubby and greasy. Recapture its sparkle with a simple hand-made solution of bleach and water (half and half). Leave to sit for 20 minutes and wipe with a damp cloth to remove the bleach, dirt and any mildew build-up.
Add a splash of vinegar to make those windows shine
A top tip for making your windows squeaky clean and clear is to add some vinegar to water and spray onto the glass, then simply wipe clean with a dust free cloth.
Care for your curtains
Are your curtains looking drab? Simply take them down, remove the hooks and give them a quick cycle in the tumble dryer with a wet towel to rid the dust.
Clean from top to bottom
Not so much a shortcut as simple common sense, this tip will ensure you don't do the same job twice. Start from the top of a room and tackle the ceiling cobwebs, walls, shelves and furniture surfaces before you clean the skirting boards and vacuum. Dust and grime will fall as you work, so working top to bottom allows you to clean stray debris as you go along.
Contain the clutter
Keep clutter under control with well-labelled boxes and baskets. Clear surface clutter as you clean by placing items into piles. If anything is broken or unused set it aside to throw away or donate.
Clean upholstery, curtains and cushion covers to reduce levels of allergens and dust mites in the home. You can steam clean curtains. Rent a Rug Doctor machine and use their fabric cleaner solution for cleaning upholstery. Pop cushion covers in the washing machine on a cool wash. These simple jobs will really refresh and update the look of your home too.
Deep clean your carpets!
Nothing refreshes a room more than a clean carpet and renting a Rug Doctor can have your carpets looking, feeling and smelling as good as new in no time. Better still, from just £22.99 for 24 hours including the upholstery cleaning tool, a rental is easy on the wallet too. You’ll get an incredible sense of achievement when you feel the bounce that you’ve put back in your carpet.
Share the workload with your loved ones
When you feel the cleaning is just getting too much for you, even the most unwilling helper can make a big difference to the work load.
Spring cleaning has always been performed on the first warm days of the year as this is the most practical time to clean rugs and upholstery. To make carpet cleaning easy, rent a Rug Doctor to take care of the job. The Rug Doctor provides an unparalleled deep clean and will safely remove stains, dirt, odours and the breeding ground for bacteria and dust mites, from your carpets and rugs.
Visit www.rugdoctor.co.uk to find out more about the full range of products and see videos of how to use the machine and specific stain removal.