The Ultimate Guide To Spring Cleaning Your Home

The Ultimate Guide To Spring Cleaning Your Home

Supercharge your spring clean with a guide on how to organise, plan and execute the massive spring clean - have a look into some exclusive time saving life hacks to make your cleaning that much easier!

Spring is in the air, it is time to say goodbye to the winter blues and welcome the season of new beginnings. With summer just around the corner, longer nights, and BBQs with friends and family - the house needs a new fresh vibe. As you start decluttering your home.

Spring cleaning can be a daunting experience - there are many rooms and things to consider to do the job correctly!

Let us make it as simple as possible for everyone involved;

Step 1: Declutter and Organize Your Home

Start off by decluttering your home one room at a time, and focus on times that are no longer needed or don't bring you any joy. Any decorations you have from winter that you know you will not take out this year. Sort items into categories 'Keep', 'Donate', 'Sell', and 'Throwaway'. Spring cleaning is not about throwing everything into the trash - have a look and see if there are things you can sell or donate such as clothes you no longer wear or decorations you no longer need. Organize the items you want to keep in a neat way, using storage bins and drawers to keep them out of sight.

Step 2: Deep Clean Your Home

Starting room by room, dust, and vacuum all surfaces including ceilings, walls, baseboards, and furniture to remove all of the accumulated dust and dirt. Next, let's start cleaning the windows and mirrors with a glass cleaner and paper towels. Now let's get the curtains and blinds washed - most curtains can be washed in a washing machine if your blinds are fitted or you do not want to take them out using a damp microfibre cloth and washing up liquid trying to get as much dirt and grime out as possible. Using a disinfectant spray clean all surfaces in the kitchen and bathroom, including countertops, sinks, faucets, and appliances. Sweep, mop, and vacuum all floors paying extra attention to areas behind furniture as they are the most common places to collect dust. These are often overlooked, clean all of your light fixtures, and wipe them down as they can collect a lot of dust. Launder or dry clean all of your bedding, pillows, and cushions. Vacuum all mattresses to remove dust mites and allergens. Lastly, get all outdoor spaces cleaned such as patios ready for the summer.

Step 3: Clean Your Appliances

Now this is often overlooked, but cleaning your home and kitchen appliances is extremely important. We have already written an article focusing just on cleaning your appliances which you can check out here. Here all of your appliances need attention, from smaller kitchen appliances such as kettle, toaster, and blender to larger appliances like your washing machine and fridge freezer.

Life Hacks To Make Your Spring Clean Much Easier:

  • Use a squeegee to remove pet hair from carpets: If you have pet hair stuck embedded in your carpets, try using a squeegee to lift and remove it. Run the squeegee along the carpet in one direction, the rubber edge will catch the pet hair, making it super easy to get out.
  • Use a toothbrush for detailed cleaning: An old toothbrush can be a handy tool to clean hard-to-reach places. Buying a spare cheap toothbrush to use for cleaning will save you a lot of time and bring your cleaning efforts to another level.
  • Use lemon and salt to restore your chopping board: Chopping boards can harbor bacteria and odors from food especially if they are made out of wood. Cut a lemon in half, sprinkle salt on the chopping board, and use the lemon halves to scrub the surface. Watch your chopping board revive into amazing condition.

In conclusion, taking your spring clean that step further will ensure everything is extra clean and will leave you less cleaning in the future. The trick is to keep the cleanliness maintained - keep vacuuming behind furniture and wipe down dust regularly.

Coming up with extra life hacks of your own will also help make the whole process easier. We hope this article has helped to organize and speed up your spring cleaning process.

Happy spring cleaning!

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