Spring has finally sprung, and it’s that time to give your home the TLC it deserves. We will give you a rundown on the most important aspects of the spring clean to ensure the biggest clean of the year is a breeze. By following the simple steps listed below, you will be able to spend less time indoors and more time outdoors, feeling accomplished, enjoying the warmer months!
The spring clean is undoubtedly the biggest of the year. You’re coming into those warmer months and it’s time to get those cleaning gloves out from the bottom of the sink and get stuck into it. Firstly, to really get this spring clean into full swing you need a few pieces of equipment to get everything shining again.
You will generally have most of these cleaning products under your kitchen sink, which should consist of a duster, glass cleaner, multipurpose cleaner, a mop and a few cloths to give everything a wipe. With those items, you have practically everything you need to give your house a good refresh, therefore we suggest investing in a cleaning caddy so you can easily move all your products around the house.
If you live a busy lifestyle and prefer to get your spring clean done promptly, tick these 10 essential jobs off the list.
Vacuum all the floors
Nothing is better than taking your shoes off and walking on freshly vacuumed floors. Be sure to pick up items off the floor so you can get as much floor space cleaned as possible.
Dust all surfaces
Remove that winter build-up of dust by brushing a duster over all those awkward dusty surfaces.
Clean windows and mirrors
Use some glass cleaner and a dry cloth to give your windows the shine they deserve.
Degrease cooking appliances
With winter done and dusted, your cooking appliances need some love again. Use oven cleaner and multipurpose spray to overcome any residue.
Deep clean bedrooms
Use multipurpose cleaner and a cloth to rejuvenate the bedside tables, drawers and cupboards.
Mop hard surfaces
Simply mop the areas that are most prone to dirty feet and paws.
Clean the inside of the fridge
The fridge can easily be forgotten, throw out any expired products, then re-organise and clean surfaces with a cloth and multipurpose spray.
Dust and clean blinds/curtains
Use a duster to get in behind your curtains and blinds to remove any hibernating Winter dust.
Declutter living spaces
Organise all your nick-nacks back into shelving and cabinets which can be easily accessible in future.
Clean bathrooms and toilets
Clean all surfaces of the bathroom and toilets with a multi-purpose spray. If your bathroom has grime or mould built up, it might be time to bring in the big guns and buy some bleach or grime remover.
Tips and tricks for your spring clean
Organise all equipment
Ensure you have all equipment before you start your big clean, you don’t want to break up your clean with a trip to the supermarket.
Set reasonable time goals
The spring clean is one of the largest of the year. Give yourself plenty of time to reduce stress and maximise quality.
Try and gather some helpers
The more the merrier, recruit some family members or roommates to pitch in and get the job done quicker.
Play some music in the background!
Dance around or sing to your favourite music while you clean, it will make the experience far more enjoyable!
How to maintain a clean house
With the big clean out of the way, it’s important to keep all your hard work looking good into the future. Follow these simple steps to ensure it doesn’t all go to waste:
5 minutes of cleaning per day
Simply dedicating 5 minutes a day to cleaning will keep the longevity of your spring clean.
Plan your cleaning routine
Break up your cleaning routine throughout the week to avoid mess snowballing.
Invest in quality cleaning accessories
If you invest in quality, you will reduce trips to the shops and will have a better quality clean overall.
Breakdown tasks by importance
Cleaning windows doesn’t need to be completed as often as making your bed. Prioritise day to day chores to avoid missing the nitty gritties.
Now with all the important information out of the way, it is time for you to take on the biggest domestic task of the year. Do not let it scare you. Simply follow the basic steps above and you will have a spick and span house in no time.