Out with the old and in with the new — it’s that time again when we give our homes a deep clean and declutter to make space for the Lunar New Year!
While cleaning the house may not be such a festive thought, it’s still a meaningful way to usher in the new year. This has always been among the long-observed Chinese New Year traditions, and with so many things from 2020 that we’d like to mop off, we want to be as thorough as possible to make way for a fresh start in 2021. That said, it’s time to muster up the energy and begin clearing out the closets, dusting the furniture, sweeping the floor and scrubbing the windows — after all, from what we’ve been through last year, a clean slate is definitely something worth getting excited about!
However, if you’re not sure where to start, or if you’ve been putting off your spring cleaning for Chinese New Year due to a busy schedule, here are Bosch Home Appliances’ tips to achieving a sparkling clean home in half the time.
1. Declutter before spring cleaning
If you rarely deep clean your home, chances are, clutter would have built up over the past year. Before you spend time cleaning items you’d throw out later anyway, start organising first.
Focus on one room at a time and work systematically to decide if you need everything you have – perhaps use professional organiser, Marie Kondo’s advice and ask yourself whether an item gives you joy. If not, it may be time to get rid of it.
2. Skip the wires while vacuuming
Much of our time spent during vacuuming is manoeuvring the wires, plugging and unplugging the vacuum cleaner into sockets. Avoid that cumbersome process when you do your spring cleaning for Chinese New Year by using a cordless rechargeable vacuum cleaner, such as the Bosch Unlimited Series 6!
It comes with extendable runtime – perfect for fully cleaning up a home, without having to recharge the batteries. For a really thorough clean before the Lunar New Year, make sure to get into all the nooks and crannies that might otherwise be forgotten during a typical weekly vacuum.
3. Work from top to bottom
Working methodically from top to bottom is the trick to getting the job done quickly — which makes sense not just for your spring cleaning for Chinese New Year, but in general. This way, dust from a ceiling fan or top-shelf would not fall down to a clean floor, making your efforts redundant. Similarly, working from left to right prevents you from flitting around the room randomly and missing spots.
4. Leverage your washing machine functions
With 89% of Singapore homeowners saying they believe hygiene is of extreme importance since the Covid-19 outbreak, it’s important to give those often forgotten curtains and sofa covers a hygienic wash before the Lunar New Year!
The Bosch Serie 8 washing machine comes with an ActiveOxygen feature, allowing you to wash sensitive materials at low washing temperatures while killing up to 99.9% of germs and bacteria. The washing machine’s VarioDrum component also ensures even water distribution which allows for outstanding washing results.
5. Multi-task with the dishwasher
A dishwasher makes it easy to multitask — while you are busy with other chores for spring cleaning for Chinese New Year, simply load your dirty dishes into the dishwasher and let it do the work!
Take this opportunity to also run maintenance wash on an empty load. It takes almost no time at all: simply choose the handy Machine Care program with the highest rinse temperature on our Bosch Serie 6 fully-integrated dishwasher and add in our Bosch dishwasher cleaner to remove any grease and limescale build-ups. Repeat every 3 months to keep your dishwasher running at its best!
Start your spring cleaning for Chinese New Year
With spring cleaning being one of the essential Chinese New Year traditions, you can now consider yourself better equipped to welcome the Lunar New Year in a tidy and well-organized house!
Armed with these tips, you can now start with your spring cleaning for Chinese New Year with the best help for your home. All Bosch products featured above are available in stores exclusively at the Bosch UnserHaus Experience Centre, Bosch e-Store, and selected retailers Harvey Norman, Courts and Gain City.