Spring Cleaning Hacks For Chinese New Year

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Chinese Lunar New Year is around the corner! Having a clean and presentable house can be very satisfying, but not during the cleaning process. To reduce the pain of the process, we have tidied up some hacks for you to have a (somewhat) bearable spring cleaning!

(Products featured: PACIFIC Dining Table (Japan Edition), PACIFIC Chair, FISKE Sideboard)


1. Set a Time Limit

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Always feel like you procrastinated too much and lost all the motivation by the time you finally get started? Set a time limit for each task! By doing so, you will create a sense of urgency and focus on getting your work done before the time runs out. Still not working? Read on!


2. Set a Direction

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Before you start cleaning, plan out a schedule and set a direction. Write down which room you are going to do first and which is going last. In a room, choose a starting point and go either clockwise or anti-clockwise. This will get you into the swing of things. Once it becomes a habit, you’ll get more and more efficient with every room.


3. Prepare the tools

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Prepare all the necessary tools such as detergents and unwanted rags in a basket and bring it with you all the time. With them loaded in the basket, you can quickly grab them and move to the next location without leaving any tools behind. Trust us, you will not want to run back to your living room to get your rag when you are in the middle of scrubbing bathroom floor. For our teak lovers, a damp cloth and a bottle of teak oil are all you need to keep your wooden furniture sparkling and ready! Simply wipe the furniture with a damp cloth and polish it with a small amount of teak oil on a dry cloth. For detailed teak care, click here.


4. Harness the power of Baking Soda, Lemon and Vinegar

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These three items does wonders – Baking soda, lemon and vinegar! They are effective in eliminating odour and making surfaces squeaky clean again. You can use them to clean stainless steel sinks, windows, as well as tiles. For example, cut a lemon in half and rub it on stainless steel to remove hard water stains and rust.

Heat up a glass of vinegar in the microwave for 1 minute and the steam will make it easier for you to wipe off built-up stains. So why waste so much energy on scrubbing when you can do it easily with the help of these three magic items!

Fun Fact: Do you know that distilled white vinegar is an excellent mold killing agent for wood furniture? You can wipe away most of the mold by spraying white vinegar on your furniture and leave it on for one hour.


5. Super Quick Home Touch Ups


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Guests coming in 15 minutes? Don’t panic, you can pull it through with these shortcut cheats!
• Spray some linen spritz spray on your pillows, sheets and couch to fake that fresh-out-of-the-laundry smell.
• Use a lint roller on your lampshade or sofa, all the dusk and unsightly things on the surface will be gone in no time.
• Spray furniture polish on conspicuous surfaces like your glass door or refrigerator for a shiny and spotless appearance.

At Scanteak, our furniture is easy to clean and tidy up. Our sofa cushion covers can be thrown into the washing machine (holm range is excluded). Most of them can be easily taken care of and are very fuss-free. For detailed product care guide, click here.

(Products featured: KUL Sofa L-Shape, STIGA 3-Tier Bookcase, KONISKA Coffee Table)


6. Last-Minute Shopping

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At this point of time, you might be wondering if there are enough seats for all your guests. Chances are no, there aren’t enough! Fret not, we are having a Spring Cleaning Sale now to get you covered! The products vary from chairs, to dining sets, and wooden bed frames for you or your guests! Buy now to ensure delivery before CNY!

(Products featured: LYFT Foldable Dining Set)


7. A Little Decoration


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Now that your home is clean and tidy, the last thing to get your house ready is to add a tint of red in it! Decorations like plum blossom flowers, chun lian (spring couplets), red packets are some good ways to brighten up your space with minimal effort needed. You can also place some snacks such as pineapple tarts and nut cookies on your snack plate to look more welcoming. There are so many other ways to decorate your house and the process will feel so much better when you are with your loved ones.

(Products featured: FLOAT Dining Table, STELLAN Dining Chair)