All of the tools required for a thorough clean of your house this spring will be found from next week on our Spring Clean page; here we outline the origin of the phrase and three major appliances and two smaller ones to give your house the scrub it might not want but might just need!
Where does ‘spring cleaning’ come from?
Spring cleaning has myriad supposed origins attached to it. In the West, the phrase seems to stem from the 19th Century, when housekeepers would leave windows and doors open around the start of March to allow the warmer breezes to take the soot and dust of the winter out of the house, without as many problematic insects invading the home as might in the summer.
What does a spring clean consist of?
A spring clean is a ‘deep clean’ of the house that often involves cleaning every surface and every floor.
What do I need to tackle the dreaded spring clean?
1. Vacuum cleaners & carpet washers
Top of the essential spring cleaning appliances list is the valiant vacuum cleaner. Where power cords were once the bane of most people’s tidying up routines, cordless vacuums have recently really made their mark. Previously, a trade-off for easier mobility was lesser suction, or with great performance shocking battery life. In 2017, the Bosch Athlet can be charged easily at any socket, boasts up to 60 minutes of battery life per charge and performs comparably to mains-operated vacuum cleaners – all of which earns the appropriately-named Athlet a Which? Best Buy award.