Musty carpets can be freshened up by using a carpet deodorizer or a sprinkle of baking soda (we would always recommend a patch test first). Leave these to work for 15 to 30 minutes and then vacuum the powder off the carpet.
Stains and spatters in microwaves can be hard to remove, try steam cleaning to get rid of those stubborn marks. Fill a large microwave-safe bowl with 1 cup of water and a chopped lemon, orange or several tablespoons of vinegar, turn on the microwave on high until the solution boils and the glass is steamy, then let it cool for five minutes before opening the door. Carefully remove the bowl and wipe with a sponge or cloth.
The oven is another essential on the spring cleaning list, if it has one use your appliance’s self-cleaning function, if it doesn’t have one place a hot, wet cloth on top of burned spots to help soften the baked-on grime, scrub with a sprinkle of baking powder, rinse and wipe dry. Check if your extractor filters need replacing.
Give the fridge shelves and containers a wash in warm soapy water and dry thoroughly before returning to the fridge.
While you are in the kitchen, why not make time to reorganise the junk drawer, get rid of items you no longer need.
For kitchens and bathrooms a spring clean is an ideal time to brighten up the tile grout. Spray with a grout cleaner, leave it to work and then scrub with a stiff brush before rising.
Check your shower head, hard water can cause unsightly stains and buildup which can also affect the water flow. If a good scrub with a sponge doesn’t remove the debris mix equal parts of white vinegar and water in a plastic bag and immerse the shower head and tie the bag around it. Leave for up to an hour then wipe away any residue and rinse with hot water to remove the vinegar from your shower.