Top Tip Tuesday – Open the Windows

Top Tip Tues

Spring is just around the corner and so is Spring cleaning but did you know that a lot of dust is stirred up when we clean?  Whether it is vacuuming, sweeping, moping or even dusting itself, lots of the pesky particles can become airborne by the very thing we are trying our best to remove it with.

Dust can have a detrimental effect on our health and is responsible for many allergies, breathing problems and asthma so minimising dust in our environment is always going to be a good thing.

The best advice I have read, when cleaning, is to open the windows in you home so that the air can pass through, not only does this allow you to rid your home of stale air but it will also help to carry out any airborne dust particles that have been stirred up by cleaning.

There are a few other ways to reduce dust, even before it gets into the air, misting surfaces with cleaner or even a soapy water mixture using a spray bottle and then using a damp cloth to wipe over any dusty surfaces is one.  The other is to check whether ornaments are safe to be washed, either in the dishwasher or by hand, and cleaning them that way rather than using traditional methods.

Do you have any favourite Spring Cleaning tips?  I’d love to know what they are in the comments!

Things I Am Looking Forward To – Spring

A little list for you today of the things I’m looking forward to over the next 3 months, also known as Spring.  There are 2 dates for when Spring starts depending on which calendar you use – the meteorological calendar (1st March) or the astronomical calendar (20th March).  See more on these dates and reasons behind the difference here.

I’m looking forward to

  • Leaves coming back to the trees
  • Lighter evenings
  • Warmer days
  • Fresh mornings
  • Dew on the grass
  • Lambs in the field
  • Daffodils
  • Spending time in the garden
  • Wearing less layers
  • Better weather
  • Walks
  • Freshly cut grass

What are you looking forward to this spring?