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‘Autumn Cleaning is the New Spring Cleaning!
Why has the autumn clean become the new spring clean? The experts at Valley Industrial Products say it’s simple: We’re back from our summer holidays, back to work and to school. We tend to be more rested and raring to go in preparation for the winter months, which we will spend indoors being warm and cosy. The next major festivity in the calendar is Christmas and therefore we all like to get on top of household tasks before that. In terms of practicalities, autumn is a great time for a deep clean for a number of reasons:
Cobwebs – It’s spider season and the inside of your house might start to look like you’re decorating for Halloween early! Getting rid of spider’s webs isn’t too tricky. Ensure you remove them with one of our extendable Flick Dusters or even better, use one of our Cobweb Dusters, and be careful when attacking corners of ceilings where you’ll often find them!
Leaves – Although the roads and fields look pretty with autumn leaves, the leaves themselves can prove challenging in the home, garden and drive way. It is quite blustery at this time of year so leaves can regularly blow in when you open the doors and they will find their way around your home in no time! Sweep them up today with one of our Yard Brooms to avoid your garden and drive looking messy.
Weather – Autumn can be a wet season, therefore start imposing a ‘shoes off’ and a ‘wipe your paws’ rule for the family to limit mud and debris being traipsed through the house. Where mud is trampled into carpets, it is best to blot up any excess staining, and then apply our Prochem Citrus Gel directly to the area, blotting with a white towel after 2-5 minutes to remove the stain/s.
Condensation – This can be a big problem, especially on window frames. Wipe all window sills and clean windows inside and out. However, one of the biggest problems with windows is the condensation that forms, which often leads to mould growth. Using our Astonish Mould & Mildew cleaner which has a powerful bleach action to remove even the toughest mould and black mildew stains whilst killing 99.9% of bacteria and mould. Quick and easy to use, no scrubbing action required. Regular use will help prevent return.
Upholstery – After much traffic of family coming in and out from the outdoors, vacuum your upholstery gently with one of our Henry or Hetty vacs, removing all cushions and covers if necessary for cleaning to ensure that you have fresh clean furniture free from food and rubbish in time for the winter holiday season. If any stains occur wipe down leather with a damp cloth, or use our Prochem Stain Pro to remove all stubborn stains, can be used on all fabrics and even carpets!
Bedding – It’s important to air your mattress regularly and to turn your mattress (check the instructions on your mattress) particularly after the warmer months. Try vacuuming your mattress too. Schedule some time to launder or wash duvets and pillows to prevent dust mites and change to the appropriate tog duvet.
De-clutter – It doesn’t take much for your home to be overrun with summer sport equipment, games, balls and other summer garden paraphernalia which have kept the family entertained. Take the chance to sort through the various toys, equipment and banish sports shoes to the cupboard for safekeeping and you will be amazed how much more space you feel you have!