Giving my home a spring clean is something I look forward to yearly.
Yes, I clean my home every week but once or twice a year, as the season’s change a spring clean is well needed for those areas or cupboards which never get regularly cleaned.
It almost feels like a fresh start for your home when you give it a good deep clean. I use this time as an opportunity to have a bit of a sort through my things and throw away any unwanted junk or to simply rearrange certain rooms.
A good spring clean usually takes up the entirety of a two-day weekend, so although it may seem daunting, I would advise keeping your diary free for you to really get stuck in because I assure it will take longer than you think.
As I’ve just stated, you need to dedicate a decent amount of time to your spring clean as certain areas or rooms will take much longer than expected.
Try not to get distracted when you open the photograph draw and then spend two hours looking through what’s inside. Be focused and the job in hand will run smoothly with little hiccups.
As you make your way through your home, have a few bin bags ready to take to the skip or charity shop. I am a big hoarder and will find silly bits from years ago stuffed in a drawer being unable to part with it.
I have become quite strict and I am now pretty good at decluttering my home during a spring clean. Not only will this help with your clean but afterward you’ll feel a huge sense of relief that your home is much more organised.
Wipe & Dust
Wiping down surfaces is always advised to do straight after sorting through your things. This is because if you dust after hovering and cleaning the floor, the dust particles may just rise and fall so won’t go anywhere.
Take everything off your shelves, get on your hands and knees and do the skirtings boards and pull out sofa’s you’ll be surprised at how dusty and dirty your home can become in a short few months.
From ornaments to picture frames and kitchen appliances, you need to take the time to clean every single item in your home.
Dust particles lay everywhere so by cleaning every item you really are being thorough and ensuring that this is a spring clean you’ll never forget.
Don’t Forget the Kitchen
The Kitchen is probably the most daunting room to spring clean because it’s filled with so much stuff.
I start by going through the cupboards and draws one by one and sorting through them, taking everything out, cleaning everything and giving the cupboard a good old wipe down with disinfectant. This can be messy and once you start you’ll wonder why you ever started but trust me.
Don’t forget your washing machine, dishwasher, and sink by running a cycle with cleaning detergent. Use drain cleaner in your sinks to ensure you’re being thorough.
The bedroom may seem like the easiest room to clean but have you remembered to clean your mattress.
Using a steamer, you can buy specific detergents which you simply spray onto the mattress then steam.
Many people don’t clean their mattresses at all which I find a little odd as we spend 8 hours a day in there. You can find many cleaning methods on YouTube and I’ve even done my own so you can sleep happily in a clean bed.
I’d advise doing this in the morning, as the mattress will need to dry so air out the bedroom to speed up the process.