They say a tidy home means a tidy mind. Many people will take the time to keep their home tidy and clean at least once a week, even they’re working full-time. It’s not always easy to do, especially if you have kids running about all over the house, but it’s important, both in terms of appearance and hygiene.
But the stairs is one part of the house that can sometimes be neglected, as keeping them clean isn’t always as straightforward as other parts of the house. With this is mind, here are a few handy tips to help you keep your stairs looking their best:
If your stairs are carpeted, then using a vacuum cleaner is the easiest way to keep them clean. Using the cleaner’s long nozzle attachment allows you to cover as much of each step as possible and also get into hard-to-reach corners, where dust and dirt can accumulate.
If your stairs are uncovered, you’ll need to take a different approach. Start off buy using a broom or sweeping brush to get rid of any larger debris on the stairs. Always start at the top and work your way down so you’re not sending dirt onto a step you’ve just cleaned.
Once you’ve done that, use a small, handheld vacuum cleaner, if you have one, to remove smaller dirt and debris from the stairs. Again, start at the top, and work your way down the staircase, cleaning each step as you go, until you reach the bottom.
To get your stairs sparkling and shiny, use an all-purpose cleaner on each step and wipe it down with a cloth or sponge. Wet stairs can be very dangerous, particularly if there are children in the house so be sure to dry the stairs with a clean cloth as soon as possible after cleaning.
For handrails, use wet wipes to get rid of the sticky residue that sometimes occurs and then use an all-purpose cleaner to remove any remaining dirt.
You can never underestimate the value of a clean home and following these tips should ensure your staircase is kept in pristine condition and you’ll see cleaning a staircase is nowhere near as difficult as you think!
Written by David Chapman of UK Stair Parts