Surely, by now, you’re starting to daydream about your upcoming Easter/Summer adventures in your campervan – the weather’s getting there! But before Spring hits us with a bang (we’re forever optimistic) it’s probably worth just taking half a day or so to get your campervan in tip-top shape with a Spring spruce-up and because we know you’re campervan is a precious baby – we’re not going to be using any nasties on it either!
To clean stains from the ceiling, carpet and upholstery in your campervan, mix a paste of bicarb’ and hydrogen peroxide (available at most chemists). Put 1/2 cup of bicarb’ in a small dish and mix in hydrogen peroxide by the capful until you have made a thin paste. Dab the paste onto the stain and let it sit for 2 to 3 hours. Remove the dried paste with a soft bristle brush, then vacuum the rest of the paste off with a vacuum that has a soft bristle upholstery attachment. Repeat the process if the stain is still visible.
To remove grease bunnies, dust bunnies, dirt and debris, use a vacuum with a soft bristle attachment. You can also use a tape-style lint brush. Lint rollers easily snag debris from the ceiling when you don’t feel like getting out the vacuum.
Cleaning Windows, Blinds and Vents
- To clean the windows, blinds and air vents in your campervan, all you need is an old sock, a small paint brush and some all-purpose cleaner. Put the sock on your hand and mist it with all-purpose cleaner. Slide your sock-covered hand between each slat of the blinds to wipe them clean. Then, use the paint brush to brush between the slats in the air vent and down the track of the windows. To clean the glass on the windows, make your own glass cleaner by mixing 1/3 cup vinegar and 1/4 cup water in a 2 liter bottle. After adding the ingredients, add water until the bottle is filled. Pour some cleaner into an empty spray bottle, mist the windows and wipe clean with a paper towel.
Cleaning the Exterior
- When it comes to cleaning the exterior of your campervan, use a pressure washer if possible. Oftentimes, spraying your campervan down with a pressure washer removes dirt, debris, bugs and grime on its own without the use of an actual cleaner. You can also add 1/3 cup vinegar to a 5 gallon bucket of water. Vinegar helps clean your campervan, leaving it shiny and spot free. If all else fails – get out the bucket and sponge!
Once you’ve finished, leave your campervan to air for as long as possible – windows and doors open, then stand back and admire your hard work!
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