Along with spring, the Christmas/New Year period is when we really get into our cleaning.
Here, we have some top tips from cleaning and laundry expert Dr. Beckmann to get you started!
De-clutter your home, ready for a new year
The lead-up to Christmas is here, so it’s time for a clear-out. Go through your house top to bottom and get rid of anything you don’t need – ready for 2021!
Scrub the skirting boards
Run over your skirting boards with a vacuum and duster and then use a damp cloth to wipe away the remaining spots of dirt.
Fab-loo-ous toilet treatment
Clean your toilet using Dr. Beckmann’s famous Power-Foaming Toilet Cleaner. Watch as the foam fizzes up to a mountain of fresh cleaning fun! Chuck it, Brush it, Flush it.
Tackle the teapot
Descale your kettle ready for the winter warming hot drinks. Fill your pot with a mixture of half water and half vinegar, leave to soak overnight. Rinse thoroughly in the morning to remove any lingering odours, then boil up some fresh water.
Nurture the nature of your home
Spruce up your garden furniture with a dry cloth to remove any excess dirt or leaves that have fallen. Then use a wet cloth and cleaning solution to remove stubborn marks.
Freshen up the floor
Floors often have unseen dirt and germs and require a deeper clean. Use Dr. Beckmann’s Stone & Tile Floor Cleaner to leave your bathroom and kitchen floors sparkling. It also adds a protective layer to your tiles to prevent them from staining.
Watch your windows sparkle
Before the winter weather really hits, give your windows a wipe down. Sweep loose dirt from the window frame with a brush, then use a glass cleaner with a microfibre cloth or paper towel to finish the job.
Dreaming of a Glo-white Christmas
Time to bring your Christmas decorations out of the attic and give them a well-needed dust. To brighten up your snowmen, angels or snowflake soft toys place them in the wash alongside Dr. Beckmann’s Glowhite to bring the faded colour back to life.
Door knobs, handles and letterboxes are common items that are usually forgotten about when doing your cleaning chores. It’s important to regularly wipe down the front door with soap and water and apply a surface cleaner to the objects.
Give your appliances a 5* service
Tackle the dishwasher and washing machine with Dr. Beckmann’s Service-it Deep Clean range. Pour the powder directly into the bottom of the empty dishwasher or drum of the washing machine, then select a standard cleaning programme and run the cycle .
Travel in style
De-clutter and clean your car ready for the holidays. Take out the floor mats and shake the dirt off, then give it a once over with the vacuum. It’s always handy to have a mini travel wash in your car, for any overnight stain emergencies.
Stairway to cleaning heaven
Hoover up your stairs to remove all the excess debris and dirt. For the more stubborn stains use Dr. Beckmann’s Carpet Stain Remover to snow them who’s boss!
Food, Glorious, Food!
Clean and empty your fridge ready for the festive food. Take out all drawers and shelves and wash thoroughly with washing-up liquid and hot water.
Paw-fectly clean-up after your pets
Spruce up your pet’s bed ready for the Christmas fun, pop it in the washing machine for a deep cleanse, then give those stubborn marks a scrub with Dr. Beckmann’s Pet Stain & Odour Remover.
Pot, Kettle, Attack!
Time to descale the kettle again, as it’s being used regularly it’s important to keep on top of the cleaning to avoid build-up of limescale. Add half vinegar and half water to the kettle and leave to soak, then rinse thoroughly.
Say goodbye to stubborn stains
Getting stains out of carpets can seem like an impossible task (especially if its mulled wine), but when you use Dr. Beckmann’s Carpet Stain Remover the stubborn stains soon become a distant memory.
Fresh, clean washing machine = fresh, clean laundry
The washing machine is on a never-ending spin during holiday season, use a specialised cleaner to banish the bacteria and microorganisms living inside your machine to leave your clothes smelling and feeling fresh.
Festive, foamy fun!
Make sure to give your loo another once over with the Power-Foaming Toilet Cleaner. We challenge you not to become obsessed with the foamy fun?!
Freshen up after your four-legged friends
Tidy up your sofa and remove any crumbs, pet hairs or lingering dust balls. The best approach is to use a sticky roller or pad to remove visible pet hairs followed by the vacuum cleaner to capture any unseen crumbs and dust.
Banish those devilish stains
Time to transform your Christmas tablecloth. If the material has some secret stains, then treat with a specialised stain remover. Wet the stain with water and then add the remover onto the area and work into the mark, leave for 3 minutes then dab until the stain has disappeared.
Ho, Ho, Ho
Pop all of the family’s Christmas jumpers in the wash ready for the big day! Use Dr. Beckmann’s Colour & Dirt Collector Sheets or Re-Usable Colour Collector Cloth to ensure that your festive jumpers stay merry and bright
Overwork that oven
Give the oven a deep clean ready for the Christmas dinner. Apply cleaning gloves and squirt oven cleaner all over the exterior and interior of the oven. Leave overnight, then use a cloth to scrub the spillages away. Your oven will be shining clean and fresh in no time.
Time for bed . . .
Get into a clean, white bed with Dr. Beckmann’s Glowhite ULTRA. Place your bedding, detergent and a sachet of the laundry whitener in the washing machine and watch as your bed sheets come out sparkling white.
And . . . RELAX! Put your feet up, the festivities have begun!
On getting the house Christmas ready, Dr. Beckmann spokesperson Susan Fermor said:
“Getting your homes straight before the festivities can be a mammoth task, with houses needing a deep clean, a mountain of decorations to go up and muddy footprints and pawprints through the house from winter walks, following our countdown cleaning tips everyday will ensure your home is holiday ready, so you can see the new year in with a fresh, clean start!”
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