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Put a Spring in your step with Spring Cleaning tips from Jurys Inn
Spring officially arrived on Sunday and to celebrate National Spring Cleaning Week (March 21st to March 27th 2011) hospitality experts Jurys Inn share the hotel group’s top tips from their award winning cleaning expert May McLellan.
May McLellan has been with Jurys Inn for seven years and is responsible for the 321 bedroomed Jurys Inn, Glasgow. May was awarded Scottish Housekeeper of the year in 2007 and is a proud member of the UK Housekeepers Association as well as Treasurer for the Scottish Branch of the British Institute of Cleaning Science.
For May and Jurys Inn, the mantra is simple; cut the clutter, leave nothing unturned and if you can, have a smile on your face for even the toughest of tasks.
Tackle big jobs first – clean the oven or shampoo the carpets. Tackling these big jobs is best when you are full of energy at the start of the process
Defrost your fridge and freezer – this will allow you to thoroughly clean inside. It will also help make it more energy efficient
De-clutter – put away or even better, get rid of surplus everyday accessories or furnishings. It is fine to keep some memorabilia but be choosy or you will start to feel over-whelmed with clutter
Find a place for everything – organise the memorabilia and items you want to keep so you will know where they are
Start small – attack one room at a time, opening windows to let in fresh air
Use eco-friendly products where possible – create a wonderful natural air freshener by mixing lemon juice and water in a spray bottle. Also, just placing a half a lemon in a dish can help freshen a room
Destroy the dust – get out your stepladder and search for dust on top of cupboards, picture frames, light fittings and plate racks
May concludes: “Spring marks the perfect time to leave those cold Winter months behind us and have a good old ‘spring clean’. Here at Jurys Inn we spring clean every day, so we are naturally delighted to pass on our experience with these tips and tricks. Stick to this advice and your home will be ship-shape in no time, plus you’ll be amazed at how good it will make you feel!”