Cleaning hacks you need to know this winter – from windows to carpets – Daily Express

Cleaning up your property will keep cold-season germs, mud and dust at bay, making your home feel even more inviting after a long day. While many of us snuggle into the warmth of our beds, sofas and blankets after facing the winter weather, it can be easy to miss lurking bacteria - but these top tips for a deep clean will make sure you dont miss a spot when tackling stains and germs around your home.

We all love the feeling of fresh sheets when we bury ourselves in the thickness of our winter duvet, but neglecting your weekly washing can lead to hidden dirt lurking in your bed.

Washing your bedding more often during the winter will keep bed bugs, dust mites and nasty germs from lingering - and you get to enjoy fresh sheets every week.

Dont forget about those cosy blankets folded on your sofa - especially if you have pets.

Wash soft furnishings on a 40 to 60 degree cycle every two weeks to keep pet dirt, fur and those late-night biscuit crumbs away.

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Curtains will keep draughts away while taking the brunt of the fresh air that whips through open windows.

Gathered pollen, traffic fumes and dust can cling to your curtains so give them a wash twice a year and hang them while still wet to air dry and avoid crinkles.

Dust venetian blinds with a wet cloth or use fabric conditioner-dipped socks and place over the end of some tongs to gather horizontal layers of dust.

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Cleaning hacks you need to know this winter - from windows to carpets - Daily Express

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