5 ‘smart’ ways to tackle your seasonal cleaning
February 28, 2018 | 7:28 PM
by Courtesy of Brandpoint
Spring cleaning is a chance to chase away the stuffiness of your home and bring a fresh, revitalising feeling into your house.

Pull back the drapes, crack open the window and let in the warm, sun-soaked air. For many, spring cleaning is something of a tradition, a ritual. But things have changed. The days of dipping an old mop into a tin bucket filled with grey water belong to another era. In the age of smart cars and smartphones, cleaning has become smarter as well.

Here are a few smart innovations that will make your spring cleaning routine much more efficient and thorough.

1. Freshen up your style. A change in seasons is the perfect time to change up your wardrobe. Take advantage of this transitional period to purge items you haven’t worn in 12 months or more - be honest with yourself. When you’re free of unnecessary items, indulge in a trip to a specialty store offering storage and organisation products to uncover new space-saving solutions. Unsure of what to get rid of? If a beloved item just needs a little love, run it through a steam-powered clothing care system.

2. Breathe easy. It’s easy to spend the lion’s share of your time trying to tackle the stains, dust and smudges in your home. However, one of the most important parts of your home to clean is the part you can’t see. We’re talking about air quality, of course. Opening windows and placing plants around your home is a good way to start, but if you really want to get serious, put an air purifier to work. With sensors to monitor the air quality, a cutting-edge purifier is perfect for anyone who suffers from allergies.

3. Multitask like never before. By now, most of us are familiar with robot vacuums. Having one of these zoom around your home on cleaning days frees you up to do other things, saving you time and making manual vacuuming a thing of the past. Over the years, the technology has advanced so that nowadays these nifty cleaning assistants are quieter than ever before - some even come equipped with a camera to monitor your home while you’re away.

4. Use the power of light. The battle against germs is a year-round endeavour. This spring, instead of repeating the old routine of a rag and some harsh cleaner, which often can spread more germs than it kills, try a UV sanitising wand. These simple devices use a powerful ultraviolet light to kill odour-causing bacteria and germs on hard surfaces. It’s the same technology used in many hospitals and is perfect for bathrooms, kitchens, even cleaning your kids’ toys.

5. Let your appliances do more work. Have you ever wondered whether your oven, dishwasher and refrigerator could be doing a little more to reach their full potential? If so, you probably have yet to use the new generation of smart appliances. Far from being a chore, spring cleaning is a celebration, a chance to chase away the stuffiness of your home and bring a fresh, revitalising feeling into your house. With the help of new technology, it’s even easier to get a start on this season of growth and regeneration.

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