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Make a clean sweep.

SPRING cleaning - it''s one of those tasks that most of us put off for as long as possible. The time-honoured tradition is a necessary evil, however, and one that we all feel better for afterwards.

Here are a few top tips to help you power through your cleaning this spring.... ? The first rule of any spring clean is de-clutter. Go through your home and throw away (or store) any unused items or junk that may of accumulated over the past few months.

. ? If your curtains are looking a little sorry for themselves, use the brush attachment of your vacuum cleaner to remove any dust. Alternatively, for a more thorough clean, take curtains to a dry cleaners or run through on a quick wash cycle (check wash instructions). ? No spring clean is complete without getting in your home''s nooks and crannies. Be it the door frames, skirting boards or the back of the sofa, dust has a habit of getting everywhere. If wallpaper needs dusting down, attach a dust cloth over a broom and gently brush down.

. Dig out the patio table, sun lounger and BBQ and give them a thorough clean.. Deep clean your fridge. It''s a job that often gets neglected, but it''s vital that your fridge isn''t harbouring any nasties. Remove any stains by rubbing on a bicarbonate of soda paste or white toothpaste. ? Give your bin the same treatment. Take outside, cover with a disinfectant spray, scrub and wash out with a hose before drying. ? Make windows dazzle by washing them with a cloth and soapy water. Once dry, use a clean cloth to buff away any streaks.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Mar 30, 2012
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