Spring is in the Air

Spring is in the Air

Spring brings warmer weather and with it a time to burst open those windows, take out the cleaning supplies and start tackling the spring cleaning of your entire house in time for Christmas!

Nothing feels as fresh and satisfying like a little spring clean to freshen up the home after a long winter.

Let’s discuss a couple of top spring-cleaning tips to get you started:

Make a Schedule

Scope out your home and look at the areas that need most the work.  Create a plan for when you are tackling each room and that will keep you focused on the task at hand.

De-clutter

By decluttering your home makes you more efficient and keeps you organised.  Plus research states that clutter has a psychological influence and it signals to your brain that work isn’t done and adds to your stress levels.

The scientific implications of inhaling dust – combined with the psychological stress of coming home to a pile of unsorted laundry or cluttered desk – can take a toll.
Set aside some time to:

  • Organize your wardrobes
  • Dust and organize your home
  • Throw out dated food, cosmetics and pharmacy products

You may be surprised how fresh you feel after you eliminate unnecessary stress from your life.

Always work from Top to Bottom

It’s important to start from the ceiling down. This will force debris downward and keep you from having to re-dust or re-clean your space. If you have a vacuum with an extension hose, use it to get cobwebs and dust from your ceilings and fans first.
Then dust your furniture and other items before vacuuming all the dust and debris off your floors. It will save you time.

Think Green when you Spring Clean

You want to start spring off on a clean note, so don’t expose yourself to chemicals and toxins.

Magic products are one of the best green products for spring-cleaning along with a steam cleaner.

A steam cleaner can be used to clean your microwave, tile, hard floors, kitchen appliances, bathrooms, and even outdoor areas.  Since steam cleaners only use hot water vapor, they are a 100% natural and chemical-free cleaning solution.

See our Purachoice products for allergy sufferers they will clean your kitchen, bathroom, and glass surfaces without a single chemical.

 Walls and Windows need a Clean Too

People almost always clean their floors, but they typically forget about walls and windows. Not all dust settles on the floor and other surfaces. Just use a damp towel to wipe down walls, especially in the bathrooms where hair may have stuck to the walls during blow drying and blinds (starting from the top). Remove and wipe down the window screens outside.

Kitchen and Bathrooms

These two rooms are probably the trouble areas in your home.  Here are a few tips:

Kitchens

  • Wipe down your cabinets.
  • Go through your pantry and refrigerator. Wipe down the shelves, and throw away any old items.
  • If you have stainless steel appliances, be sure to use gentle cleaners or a steam cleaner to avoid scratching or other issues.

Bathrooms

  • Throw your shower curtain in the wash with a few towels, which will help scrub it clean and then hang back up to dry
  • Use microfiber cloths instead. When wet, they sanitize and clean floors, counters, glass, and tile, and eliminate the need for other cleaning products. They’re reusable (machine-wash, hang to dry)
  • Double-check the bathroom fan and clean the filter.

Air-conditioner Filters

Air conditioner ducts build up dust during winter and upgraded or cleaned filters catch unwanted particles so they don’t enter your space. It’s an inexpensive way to make sure you’re breathing clean, healthy air.

The best way to ensure healthy spring air void of allergens, indoor chemicals or odors is with an air purifier.  If anyone in your home suffers from allergies or wakes up stuffy during allergy season, adding an air purifier to his/her bedroom will help.

Protect Yourself

Cleaning will more than likely unsettle all the winter dust on furniture and fixtures. If you suffer from allergies or are using heavy-duty cleaners, be sure to read the labels. For safe spring cleaning, wear rubber gloves, masks, scarves, and even hairnets. Protective clothing will help guard against skin irritations and allergic reactions.

Add a New Colour Tone for Spring

If your space feels dark and heavy, you can make small changes to help make it light and fresh for spring. Adding new colorful pillows or art are great ways to change up your space. Replacing items like bedding, towels, table linens, and even window treatments are other ways to transform your rooms for spring and warm weather ahead.

How Often Should You Descale Your Kettle?

How Often Should You Descale Your Kettle?

Limescale is your big enemy when it comes to keeping the hardworking kettle clean.  Did you know descaling your kettle regularly will help to:

  • Keep the inside of your kettle clean
  • Reduce the boiling time and thereby saving you energy
  • Extends the life of your kettle

Regular descaling prolongs the life of the kettle and another other appliance that has a heating element and this limits the risks of premature breakdown.

If you are using your kettle say 5 times a day the following is recommended:

  • Once every 3 months if you use soft water
  • Once every month if you use hard water

If you use your kettle more than 5 times a day you may need to descale it more often.

Benefits of buying Australian made

Benefits of buying Australian made

Do you know why it’s important to support our Australian designers, manufacturers, farmers and other quality Australian brands that deliver world-class products?

First and foremost Australian made products are subject to strict quality standards so when you buy Australian made you know that you are getting a high quality product.

Australia has high safety standards, so this means that the materials used to create the products are closely monitored by governing bodies to ensure the Australian made products you buy will not affect your health or wellbeing.

Did you know that every Australian product comes with automatic guarantee that protects the consumer?  Many Australian companies take their warranties and guarantees even further to ensure you are completely happy with the quality and performance of the products they sell.

Another great reason to buy Australian made is that you are supporting jobs, economic development and prosperity in Australia.  This small decision to buy Australian made creates a ripple effect, which positively impacts families, local communities and puts monies back into the economy so that we all benefit.

If every Australian redirected just $10 per week from purchasing a foreign owned product to purchasing an Australian owned product, Australia would save $4 billion per year and create 100,000 new jobs… now that’s something to think about!

When you buy Australian made you can be proud that Australia offers some of the safest and tightly regulated working conditions in the world and that the workers are receiving a fair wage in a safe, secure working environment.

During the manufacturing process the range of Magic products are made in accordance to strict environmentally protection policies.  We are proud to manufacture Australian made environmentally friendly products and know that our customers are getting the very best products available.