Spring Cleaning Tips

With spring fast approaching, that feeling that it might be time to begin a thorough clean also starts to grow.

Spring cleaning can be a daunting task when you think about all the areas of your home you want to tackle, but with a little planning and a methodical approach, you can refresh and revitalise your home with the minimum of stress.

To help inspire you we’ve compiled a list of some of the top tips for spring cleaning. 

Make a Plan

Cleaning your entire house from top to bottom can be a fairly huge task – so to start off, it may be a good idea to put together a schedule or a checklist of everything that needs to be done. Start off by listing all the different rooms that need be attended to, and what needs to be done in each room.

Doing this will give you some sort of structure and a better idea of how to prioritise all of the different tasks that need to be done. It can also help you to understand what tools and products you might need for the different tasks, so you can make sure you have everything ready before you begin.

Clear the Clutter

One of the first and biggest steps you should take when spring cleaning is sorting any cluttered areas to decide what you want to keep or donate or throw away. Whether it’s that forgotten cupboard or kitchen drawer, or a bookshelf that needs organising, these areas can easily derail cleaning efforts when you have to start sorting clutter.

It’s an old adage, but everything should have its place in your home. If you can’t find a place for something, you either need to consider new storage options or banish it from your home if that’s not possible. 

Clean Room by Room

Tackle each room at a time to stay organised and make the cleaning process more contained and focused. This can also help avoid the feeling that your whole house has been turned upside down, making the task feel overwhelming and disorganised.

Getting a room done in a day or two also gives you that sense of achievement and should help inspire you to keep going. Lots of small, achievable tasks are always better than one mammoth job.  

Be Economical

It can be tempting to rush out and buy armfuls of new cleaning products and tools to tackle the spring cleaning, but don’t overdo it on the cleaning chemicals. A good all-purpose cleaner will be able to manage most of the work – or better yet, make use of natural methods with vinegar and lemon for those general cleaning jobs.

You could add lemon rinds to a spray bottle of white vinegar, or just add the juice of a lemon. It’ll work wonders on the kitchen and bathroom when paired with some good microfibre cleaning cloths. 

Start New Habits

One of the best things to come out of a good spring clean is the desire to keep your home looking so fresh and clean all the year. While life will usually get in the way of this ambition to some extent, resolving to keep on top of clutter or those neglected corners can help make spring cleaning a much easier task when it comes around again next year. 

Make sure to get the whole family in on this plan, too. If everyone pulls their weight and keeps standards up, you can enjoy a serenely uncluttered and fresh home through summer, autumn, and beyond.

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