With the arrival of spring, it is only a matter of time before families begin their spring cleaning. Here are a few pointers to help you get the most out of your spring cleaning!

Spring Cleaning

DECLUTTER

Decluttering is the first step in the most effective and rewarding spring cleaning! Make a point of going through all of the drawers, cupboards, shelves, and hidden corners to declutter and get rid of anything you have been keeping but are not using!

Our best advice is that anything that has not been worn or used in 6 months, whether it is clothes, shoes, or books, should be given to friends or family who will use them, donated to charity, or thrown away. When the room itself is less cluttered, cleaning will be ten times easier to keep up with in the future.

Organizing your home is also a good idea to help you stay on top of your cleaning. You can buy simple storage bins that you can place in a variety of spaces around the house to free up space while also making it easier to find things you need. Inside drawers to organise clothes, under beds to organise shoes, and even a few under the kitchen sink to keep your cleaning supplies in better order.

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STEP BY STEP

We would also suggest that the best way to approach a cleaning task like this is to take it room by room. Once one room is finished, you can cross it off your list and move on to the next, and you will be less likely to feel overwhelmed or frustrated by the amount of cleaning you need to do! It is also a lot less stressful if you can spread out the work over a few days or even a week or two. This way, you can still relax, spend time with family and friends, and do everything else that needs to be done besides cleaning.

Another great idea is to make sure you ask for assistance if you can. To be honest, any task can be completed faster with the assistance of another set of hands!

Do not forget about those hard-to-reach places. Whether it is cleaning the tops of your kitchen cabinets, dusting the ceiling lampshades, or going through the paint tins in the garage.

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HARD-TO-REACH

Speaking of difficult-to-reach areas, here is a quick checklist to ensure you remember to clean those awkward and high places!

  • Tops of kitchen cupboards
  • Blinds
  • Dusting Cobwebs on the ceiling
  • Lampshades
  • Tops of Doorways
  • Shelves
  • Tops of the shower/ bath
  • Living room fan blades
  • Top of bookshelf
  • Top of fridge

Always make sure you use a trustworthy step ladder when cleaning at height!

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DEEP CLEAN

We always need to make sure that when spring cleaning comes around, you use this time to do a deep clean of things in and around your home! We are talking about things like wiping down skirting boards, thoroughly cleaning carpets/rugs, wiping down all of your kitchen cupboards, cleaning all of your upholstery like curtains and cushions, and, of course, deep cleaning the oven!

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GARAGES

A garage is often used to store a variety of items in many homes. Most commonly, cars and tools can be found in someone’s garage, but over time, it can become cluttered with hundreds of other items because it is one of those rooms in a home that is not commonly used as an everyday living space. To begin tackling a room like this, remove all heavy items such as cars, bikes, or ladders, and then begin organising and shuffling through all the smaller bits and bobs. Once all of the smaller items have been organised, the space inside will be much safer for you and your family, as well as cleaner.

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GARDENS

Because the sun is just around the corner, make sure the garden is also clean! BBQs and sunbathing will be much more relaxing for everyone in the family once your garden is as clean as the rest of your home. We understand that you will not be cleaning all of the cobwebs out of your garden shed, but we would recommend using a jet washer to clean all of your slabs and stone pathways because algae build-up can be quite slippery. You can also use a jet washer to clean the outside of your doors and fence panels.

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