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  • Tis the season for Spring cleaning

    Most of us find Winter a time to hibernate and let things go (whether it’s your waistline or your garden). Nothing much grows outside, and the light isn’t bright enough to see all the marks and scuffs on your walls. But come Spring time, when days are longer and sunnier, those jobs we let slide become glaringly obvious and a good Spring clean is in order. 

    Here are some Spring cleaning tips to literally blow off the cobwebs...

    Thoroughly clean everything from windows to curtains and dust off all your collectibles that might escape more regular cleaning. Attack those cleaning jobs that seem ‘too hard’ – it’s surprising how often they take less than half an hour to finish with generally the only cost being a little bit of cleaner and some elbow grease.

    If your paths and driveway outside have become home to lichen and the like, apply Resene Deep Clean, which over time, works with the weather to loosen the lichen giving you cleaner paths. If you’re too impatient to wait for this, try Resene Paint Prep and Housewash for an instant clean on exterior surfaces. It’s ideal for all painted areas outside, so you can give your house a clean at the same time as your paths. Don’t forget to clean the soffits – they are generally protected from the rain and can accumulate a lot of dirt.

    Another handy tip to rejuvenate your driveway is to water blast it. Hire a water blaster for a day or a weekend from your local hire store and get going. Water blasters these days are generally easy to run with no experience needed. You’ll be amazed at how much newer your driveway will look once you are finished.

    If you’ve finished the outside or that seems a bit of a daunting place to start, then cleaning finger marks off your walls inside can also make a huge difference to how fresh your home looks. Grab yourself some Resene Interior Paintwork Cleaner and carefully clean off marks following the instructions in the Resene Caring for your paint finish brochure.

    Consider hiring a carpet shampooer regularly. It can do wonders in keeping your carpet looking its best for longer – plus you get attachments for your couch (perfect if you’re a pet owner).

     

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