We understand that knowing where to start can seem like an impossible task – that’s why we’ve created this handy spring cleaning checklist to make sure you get it right!
Step one in conquering spring cleaning, dusting! Sounds like a simple enough task, right? Yes, it is, but there are a few things you can do to take your dusting to the next level. The products you use, that’s any cloths, sprays and the duster itself, can make a real difference.
Additionally, it’s worth spending more time on this than you originally thought you’d need – our eyes are far from perfect, and you’re bound to miss spots if you don’t take your time. One other thing – set priorities. We all have rooms in our houses that we use less often than others, make sure you give them sufficient attention!
Here's the rundown on things to keep in mind:
Now we’ve got some general dusting etiquette out of the way, let’s go room by room. Of the rooms you use most often in your house, the living room usually occupies the top spot. There’s lots of large objects here: sofas that can get dirty, TVs that gather ample amounts of dust, as well as other pieces of furniture, such as bookshelves.
Ultimately, this is your “showcase” room, the place you receive guests, family and friends. Therefore, it’s quite important to keep this area tidy so your guests are comfortable when they visit! Even if you aren’t overly concerned with making an impression, a clean living room (and house in general) has been proven to give your mental health a big boost, so it’s well worth doing just for that.
Bear these things in mind:
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Now, we understand that your kitchen isn’t always going to be in the prettiest state. But there are some things that you should absolutely prioritise during your spring clean. Let’s talk ovens: devote some time to getting stuck in and give your oven a good degreasing. It’s inevitable that grease will build up, but you should use this opportunity to address it – it’ll only get worse if you don’t. The same applies to your fridge and cupboards, throw out all expired items and wipe down the shelves – after all, this is where you store your food, you want these spaces to be clean.
Here are some things to tick off:
Maybe this isn’t the room you spend most of your time (unless your sleeping of course), but after a long day working or being out and about, you won’t want to go to bed in a messy room. Top of the list here is bedding: be sure to wash your sheets, duvet cover and pillowcases. Vacuuming your mattress is a must too. Otherwise, all the other spring cleaning tips that we mentioned in the living section apply here.
Things to remember:
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Don’t be afraid of this one. The bathroom is one area that you should be cleaning regularly anyway, but no spring cleaning guide would be complete without reference to a deep bathroom clean. It might be a more private space, or it might be a place you share with others – either way, make sure you prioritise it. Cleaning your toilet and sink are top of the list, but you should also declutter your cabinet and throw away any expired items. Give your bath a steam clean if you have one, otherwise scrub your tile grouting and shower curtain to deter mould.
Things to tick off your list:
If you’re lucky enough to have a garden or an outside area, it should feature on your spring cleaning checklist! Obviously, you should start by mowing the lawn if you have one, but any paved over area should get the hose pipe treatment, especially if you have a dog. If you have flowers, give them some attention and water them if you feel they look a bit limp.
Now comes the big one – the garage sort out. Maybe you’ve put this off for a long while because there’s just too much stuff to get to? Well, this is your chance to address it and clear out all the stuff you don’t use anymore.
A list of things to check off:
We hope you found this little spring cleaning guide helpful and can now face the job feeling a bit more confident. Yes, it might take you all day (or maybe even two), but we promise that it’ll be worth it! You’ll feel better, be more productive and will have more confidence to invite people over – what’s not to like about that? And the best bit? You’ve got a whole year until you have to do it again.
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