The Easter mid-term break has started. For parents across Ireland that means playdates, Easter camps and generally trying to keep the children entertained for next two weeks. Whilst we all look forward to a bit of family time over the Bank Holiday Weekend, Easter can be messy!
We’re sharing our top-five cleaning hacks to help parents survive the Easter break and keep their homes sparkling clean.
It’s bound to happen – little chocolate fingers on clothes, curtains and sofas! Here’s how to handle it. Scrape off any hard chocolate. (Pop the fabric into the freezer to harden the chocolate if needed.) Rinse with cold water then with a stain remover or washing up liquid rub the stain in a circular motion. After 10 minutes rinse again.
Most children love sticker books however usually the stickers end up everywhere but the book! Use a fragrant essential oil to loosen the glue and peel the stickers right off. This leaves your surface clean and sweet smelling too.
We love a traditional roast at Easter with lamb and all the trimmings but when accidents occur, the quicker you take action the better the results. Mix a half teaspoon of washing up liquid (as they have a good de-greaser built in) with a cup of warm water and sponge the mixture on the stain – but do not rub. Wash the cloth as usual.
Crayon on the Wall
When the little ones are inspired to create a mural this slightly odd hack works a treat. Spray a little WD-40 onto the marks and wipe with a clean cloth. WD-40 will not damage paint or most wallpaper. You must test the area first. Alternatively use non-gel toothpaste, the tiny abrasive beads in the toothpaste will rub away the crayon every time!
Naturally Clean Cooker
Clean the oven with products from the cupboard – baking soda, vinegar and lemon juice. Ensure that the oven is completely cool and remove heavy dirt. Generously sprinkle baking soda on the oven and using a spray bottle, spritz the baking soda with vinegar and watch it bubble up. Rest for at least 4 hours and wipe away with a textured sponge. If any residue is left, simply use clean water with a dash of lemon to wipe clean.
Home Cleaning Service
McCreery Cleaning offers affordable regular cleaning packages. A bespoke cleaning plan is arranged with each customer from an initial ‘deep clean’ to regular maintenance cleaning plans individually tailored to the client’s needs. Every area of the home will be gleaming from the hinges, picture frames and light switches to the skirting boards and heaters.
If you would like to discuss your cleaning needs – give us a call, one of our team will talk you through the options. We look forward to hearing from you.