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aivlyS Report 2 Feb 2013 23:48

Just sitting here thinking of spring and wondered how many people still spring clean their homes or is that a thing of the past now ?


Muffyxx Report 2 Feb 2013 23:51

It's a dream of mine...just now..with loads of animals plus two children spring cleaning occurs in my home every week !!! One day maybe I can narrow it down to a few days a year!!!


aivlyS Report 2 Feb 2013 23:59

I love spring cleaning .. love the smell of that flash with fabreeze , and love the smell of dettol, ..


ann Report 3 Feb 2013 00:01

Hate the sun shining.Wooden blinds and all glass show up all specks.No excuse 1 small dog and no children


aivlyS Report 3 Feb 2013 00:10

I bought one of these vac things for the windows and glass brilliant no streaks ...


Sylvia Report 3 Feb 2013 00:24

Sylvia I have been wondering about one of those for the windows. You would recommend them then. I will get one if they are good.



aivlyS Report 3 Feb 2013 00:29

Yes Sylvia they are brilliant .. so quick and easy to use

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 3 Feb 2013 00:33

How do you find those steam vacs on showers aivlyS ?

I was thinking of getting one, mostly for the shower.Cos ours ( shower) is used up to and often over 4 times a day...pain in the butt to keep clean and shiny !

Clean is easy enough..,but not streak free and shiny!

Edit ....have to close down and go on laptop.


aivlyS Report 3 Feb 2013 00:42

Yes it will get it streak free .. I do everything with it windows , unit glass , glass topped tables .. just wash them then it sucks all the water away , no water to run down no streaks ...


supercrutch Report 3 Feb 2013 00:44

I have dedicated a week to Spring cleaning when the kids were at home (they were responsible for their own rooms). I have to confess to paying someone to help a few times. A young lad who was a professional cleaner but he was also a friend so it was mate's rates :-D

Since the children have left we tend to do one room at a time, hubby does the whole bathroom himself, we share the kitchen, I wash all the crystal, dinner services and my large collection of ugly mugs..lolol

We have antique furniture so that has to be looked after every couple of months.

So don't really have a Spring clean cos I couldn't manage it in a week :-( with me it's an endless chore keeping up with it all. At least it's spread out over the year ;-)

Edit: having two places to clean doesn't help, but the apartment is properly cleaned twice a week :-D then I have a lie


MrDaff Report 3 Feb 2013 00:44

Spring clean ?? You mean you have to do it 'seasonally' ? :-S :-S :-S


aivlyS Report 3 Feb 2013 00:47

NO MR DAFF lol ... you clean EVERY day BUT this is just the massive clean us women do when spring comes ... :-)


aivlyS Report 3 Feb 2013 00:48

Another thing that I have never regretted buying is my steam cleaner ..brilliant for carpets , kitchens and stripping wallpaper

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 3 Feb 2013 01:18

So the vac thingy you have is just that, a vac ? Not a steam cleaner as well ?

I was looking at for one that could steam clean and vac too...
Tho not too worried about the steam cleaning

Still it is very useful to know that those vacs do work,great for patio doors when you don't know if the streaks are inside or outside :-|

What make is it ? I've been looking at Karcher ,they do the both I believe, but I can't my head around.. if you steam clean an area with high powered steam,thats going to turn into water and you have to mop it up !


aivlyS Report 3 Feb 2013 01:36

Yes I have the Karcher ... it is just a vac you cannot steam clean glass the glass will crack , way too hot ..wash the glass none of that sprays just wash it then vac it away no streaks .

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 3 Feb 2013 01:54

Thanks aivlyS :)

The advert fot the Karcher steamer shows the bathroom and kitchen areas,tiles,flooring etc,no mention of glass. :)


JackBunion Report 3 Feb 2013 08:52

Found this an interesting and useful thread. Will look out for the steam cleaner mentioned :-) Good topic, aivlyS :-D


AnninGlos Report 3 Feb 2013 10:23

So is the Karcher for windows a Karcher Vac? Sorry getting a bit confused, we do have a steam cleaner we use on the kitchen floor but would like something for the windows.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 3 Feb 2013 10:41

Although we don't Spring clean the whole house, we do tend to deep clean certain rooms. It's probably the angle of the spring (and autumn) sun which shows up the grime.

We're working up to do the living room. It was planned to do it in the autumn but other events got in the way + procrastination! Walls and ceiling to be washed down, and a carpet cleaner hired. The glassware (wine/drink glasses and glass shelves) tends to be done at the same time.


AnninGlos Report 3 Feb 2013 11:30

I have put up a separate thread as would like an answer to my query if possible. :-)