The Ultimate Spring Clean With Wilton London

Our Cobalt 100% Linen Bed Linen  with a white headboard and yellow bedroom door.

Spring has almost sprung, and we’re most definitely ready for it. As the seasons change and the weather warms up, there's no better time to refresh, leaving hibernation behind and giving your cosy space a clean. 

We turned to the super knowledgeable Sam, from  Wilton Londonfor some simple tips on tackling the perfect spring clean.

Spring Clean: Starting With The Covers

Begin your bedding overhaul by transitioning from winter to spring linens. Say goodbye to the brushed cosy, warm cottons, and add the lighter linens to your bedding rotation. Linen is fabulous for the summer thanks to its temperature-regulating properties. 

We love choosing our favourite Wilton Botanical Laundry Care and washing our winter items before storage, so they smell amazing when you get them back out! Follow care label instructions but typically, a gentle cycle at 30°C will give them the clean they need. Don’t forget to give your throws some TLC too, as they can gather dust and debris. 

Your springtime linens might need a little refresh after being packed away for the winter and there’s no better helping hand than Mother Nature herself. Get your duvet covers, pillowcases and bedding hung up outside to air dry (or just air out) and bask in the spring sunshine. 

That musky smell on your packed away linens is pretty commonplace, but easily fixed with a little dose of air-drying your sheets in the sun. The suns natural UV rays are a great eco-conscious way of helping to rid your bedding of any bad smells. Don’t worry if you’re lacking on the sunshine front; even on an overcast day, the fresh air will do your linens wonders. 

Deal with your spills and stains

Missed a stain on some of your bedding when you packed it away last autumn? There's no need to stress out about it... all you need is a good product to lend a helping hand. Wilton Eco Oxy Bleach Stain Remover is the perfect helper to rescue your stained or faded linens.

Our chlorine and phosphate free formula is kind to the environment, readily biodegradable, vegan and doesn't contain any enzymes or optical brighteners. The only nasties going down your drain will be those pesky stains. This key combination will help you renew your sheets. Not only will it rid your sheets of stain, it will also get rid of musty smells.

Soak your stained sheets or clothes in a mix of 5L of warm water and our laundry bleach before washing. Or, add the oxy bleach to your normal wash for extra cleaning power. For best results, I would recommend washing at 40C or 60C (but check your laundry labels first).  

Move to the Base

We spend a lot of time with our mattress, especially in the winter, so to keep your bed hygienic a good clean of the mattress itself as well as any topper or protectors should be on your to-do list at this time of year.

Flip and vacuum your mattress on both sides with the upholstery attachment to get rid of dust and dirt build-up, then leave it uncovered for a few hours with the windows open to allow it to breathe. For a deeper clean, sprinkle bicarbonate of soda over the mattress, let it sit for an hour, and then vacuum it up. 

Follow the washing instructions on the labels for your topper and protector. Even if it doesn’t need a wash, your topper will love a good shake and a spell outside in the sunshine.  

Start High, Finish Low

The annual spring clean can move around a lot of dust and dirt. Whenever I start work on cleaning a room, I like to pick the high points like light fixtures and curtain rails, and work my way down to my furniture, leaving the carpet and flooring to last, where any displaced dust and dirt may have landed. 

Micro-fibre cloths and multi-surface cleaning sprays will be your trusty companion for freshening up any surfaces on this adventure! Our Eucalyptus Eco Multi-surface Cleaner is gentle and smells great. Our fresh scents will really get you into the spring clean mood. 

Put Winter to Rest

Your spring clean is as much about prepping for the change in season as it is archiving your winter wares. Think ahead and make the most of how you store these heavier items. It’s important to make sure your winter bedding is clean and stain free before you put it away. Natural body and hair oils may discolour your winter sheets over time and it’s best to get them washed and sparkling clean now.

When storing bulkier items, which can take up a lot of space, vacuum sealed bags are a great way to reduce the size of heavier pieces. The vacuum created will help you to avoid the potential build-up of humidity and mould that can easily occur within plastic boxes. Just be sure to pull them out carefully next winter so as not to damage the fabric or stitching.

Alternatively, an airy cupboard or armoire will let your winter items breathe comfortably throughout the year. Try to keep your sets together when storing them away. There’s nothing worse than realising your bedding doesn’t match after you’ve dressed the bed – I’ve been there many a time.

Happy cleaning, all! Here’s to a fresh, clean bedtime and some long-awaited spring sunshine.