How to spring clean your home: the ultimate guide

How to spring clean your home: the ultimate guide

Spring is the perfect time to clear away the cobwebs, organise that ‘bits and bobs’ drawer and embark on the ultimate deep clean. There’s no denying that spring cleaning your house from top to bottom can feel like an epic task, so get as many pairs of hands on deck as you can. Put on some loud music, print out this list of spring-cleaning tips and get started!

1. Create your spring-cleaning checklist

Undertaking a deep clean of your house can be daunting. Creating a spring-cleaning checklist keeps you focused and breaks spring cleaning down into manageable tasks. Start by listing each room and compiling a spring-cleaning list for each one. For example:

Bedroom spring-cleaning list:

  • Decide which clothes to give to charity.
  • Dust wardrobe shelves.
  • Fold clothes and organise wardrobe.

Write a name next to each task, so every family member knows which bits they’re responsible for.

2. Create a spring-cleaning list of equipment

Before you start ticking tasks off your list, gather all your cleaning equipment in advance. Your spring-cleaning list of equipment can include rubbish bags, rubber gloves, cleaning sprays, a bucket and mop, toilet cleaners, paper towels and whatever else you may need.

3. How to spring clean: declutter your cupboards

Empty your cupboards and drawers and take stock of what you own. Sort everything you own into three piles: keep, discard or give to a charity.

4. Clean and dust the inside of storage cupboards

Now that your cupboards are empty and your belongings are sorted into neat piles, the next thing on your spring-cleaning checklist is to clean the insides of your cupboards and drawers. Wipe them with some moistened kitchen paper.

Tip

Plenty paper towel is strong enough when wet to be used for wiping, wringing out and scrub-bing – ideal for wiping hard-to-reach corners at the back of cupboards.

5. How to spring clean your home: get organised

Spring cleaning is the perfect time for a fresh start, re-thinking how you store your possessions and coming up with new storage solutions. For example, you may want to re-arrange your kitchen ingredients according to how often you use them.

6. Clean and dust the objects before returning them to cupboards

Items that you’ve stored away for a long time can gather dust, which can tarnish your freshly-wiped shelves, so give them a quick wipe before putting them back in your cupboards.

7. Spring cleaning your kitchen and bathrooms

Now it’s time for some gloves and elbow grease. Take your cleaning sprays and clean your kitchen, including worktops and table tops, and clean your bathroom, including sinks and tub. Make sure your house is well-ventilated as you do this. Once every surface is gleaming, take a moistened paper towel to the skirting boards to get rid of stubborn dirt and dust.

8. How to spring clean: leave floors for last

By now your home should be on its way to sparkling, but there’s one last thing to tick off your spring-cleaning checklist: cleaning your floors. Grab your bucket and mop, play some loud music and hit the floor. Once you’re done, you can finally put your feet up. Literally – because your floor still needs time to dry! 

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