Birds are officially swooping, hay fever has kicked into over drive, and some of our favourite stores have started with Christmas carry on already. Not to mention the spring cleaning craze. We’re not sure who created the notion of everyone slaving away with brooms and dusters at this time of year but whoever it was mustn’t have had both a house and a caravan to sort out. Instead of doing a full clean out, save your energy and do these five quick tasks to give your van the freshen up it actually needs and save yourself a whole lot of trouble.
When we say quick dust we mean quick smart. Literally spend 5 minutes dusting over the ledges, surfaces and sides of the furniture. Doesn’t have to be too thorough just enough to get rid of any build up from the last couple of months or so.
2.Quick Wipe Over
Get a bit of spray and wipe action going to get rid of any stubborn marks, food remains and unwanted odours. Think bench tops, handles, cupboard doors, you name it – a once over here does amazing things to the overall cleanliness of the van.
Now that the dust is on the floor, it’s time to suck it up. Along with any other wayward debris. Vacuuming is the fastest way to freshen up the whole feel of your caravan, and it only should take 10 minutes max.
4.Quick throw out
Cull anything that could go potentially sour in the pantry or if you are unsure how long it’s been there. You will feel better for freeing up the additional space and you have probably deterred an ant family from moving in.
With toilets, bathrooms, kitchens and bedrooms being in such a small space, your caravan can quickly become a little stagnant, even with the windows and doors left open. There are so many little fragrant air fresheners you can introduce to the van for only a few dollars that will give it that ‘just cleaned’ smell to the air.
Spring cleaning time can be such a headache but it doesn’t have to be a mammoth task. If you can keep on top of your general cleaning and maintenance throughout the year, a quick freshen up is all you will need to do to feel like you’re ready for the warmer months ahead.
DISCLAIMER* Please note, this advice is general in nature and we strongly recommend consulting the product manual and where relevant, a professional installer.