Seven Steps to Spring Clean Your Home

Posted 04/03/2024

Stock up on supplies
To streamline your cleaning efforts, collect all the required supplies in advance and ensure you're well-equipped to do the job effectively and efficiently. Buy eco-friendly cleaning products that are easy on both you and your home, microfibre towels, scrubbers, brushes, and vacuum bags. Having all the essentials ready to go will save time and make the job easier and more thorough.

Tidy up first
Before you start your spring cleaning, it's essential to declutter your home. Get rid of any items that you no longer need, use or that have sentimental value. Be strict and make sure everything you keep is put away in its rightful place. This not only frees up space, instantly making your home feel fresher, but also makes the cleaning process so much quicker and easier.

Make a plan
Rather than just diving into the cleaning process aimlessly, make sure you create a cleaning plan. This should include a list of all the areas in your home that need cleaning, the cleaning supplies required, and the order in which you'll clean. A plan helps you stay organised and ensures you don't miss any spots. Keep reading for tips on creating the most efficient cleaning plan.

Clean top to bottom
Now that you’re ready to get cleaning, start from the top of your house and work your way down. This ensures that any dust or dirt that falls during the cleaning process doesn't dirty areas you've already cleaned. Begin with the ceiling, light fixtures, and fans, then move to walls and furniture, and finally, the floors.

Deep clean certain areas
Certain areas that are most used in the home, such as the kitchen and bathroom, tend to accumulate the most grime. Allocate more time and high-quality cleaning products to give these areas a proper deep clean and be prepared to use some elbow grease. This includes cleaning well-used appliances like the oven and the fridge, scrubbing tiles, disinfecting surfaces, and cleaning out cabinets and drawers that may not have been touched in some time.

Focus on overlooked areas
Remember to clean often overlooked areas such as baseboards, windowsills, and behind appliances. These areas can accumulate a lot of dust and dirt over time, and once spruced up can make all the difference to the freshness of your home. Take the time to clean your windows both inside and out, as this will not only improve your view and make your home sparkle, but also allows more natural light to enter your home.

Don’t forget outdoor areas
Finally, don't forget to take your spring cleaning efforts outside. If you are lucky enough to have an outdoor space to enjoy, make sure you include it in your spring clean. Sweep up leaves and debris, clean outdoor furniture, and wipe down any surfaces so it’s ready to enjoy for the warmer, longer days that are just around the corner.

Once you've hung up your rubber gloves and finished your spring clean, consider implementing a regular cleaning schedule to maintain your home's clean and fresh new feel and reduce the amount of work needed when the next spring cleaning season rolls around. Otherwise, it’s time to put your feet up and enjoy your handy work.