Spring is almost here. We know all too well how dreaded the annual spring clean can be. Our handy guide to spring cleaning will help you to deep clean the whole house in just one weekend. Helping you get it done and dusted, so you can look forward to relaxing and welcoming spring in style.
To help you get your whole spring clean done in one weekend, it’s important to sit down and make a good plan on Friday. Think about what needs doing and what you would like to achieve.
Who doesn’t love a good list? Once you’ve figured out a plan, it’s a great idea to make a list of specific tasks. You can tick these off as you go, helping you to see the progress you’re making. Make sure you plan in breaks and anything else you need to get done over the weekend too.
Once you have your list of tasks, assign a time frame for each. This will help you to stay focused and not spend too long on one task. 30 or 45 minute intervals are a great place to start, and don’t forget to go and treat yourself to breaks in between.
Getting someone in to help you will, of course, make the process quicker. But it can also make spring cleaning fun with the right person. Is there a family member or friend who’d be happy to help you out for a few hours? Maybe you could offer them a cakey treat in return…
Total time: 1 hour
Saturday should be focussed on sorting through your belongings and deciding what you do and don’t want to keep.
If you haven’t worn something for a full year, you’re not likely to wear it again. It’s time to get rid of those old clothes, shoes and accessories. Sort everything into bags, you can donate these later.
Clutter can easily build in the kitchen. Clear out food that’s out of date or the things you’re not likely to use.
Just the same as the kitchen, clutter can easily build in the bathroom. All of those nearly empty bottles of shampoo and cosmetics which are probably well past their shelf life start to build up. It’s time to bin those too.
Apply the same principle to the other rooms in your house. If you have a home office, it usually requires particular attention.
Wash all of the fabric in your house which can collect dust and bacteria. Rugs, towels, bedding, throws, even curtains which are machine washable can all be tossed into the washing machine.
Total time: 2 hours
Now the decluttering is complete, it’s time to start cleaning room by room. Moving furniture out of the room completely will ensure a thorough job.
Get rid of all that dust BEFORE you wipe or mop anything. Don’t forget the skirting boards and even the walls.
Once the dust is removed, you can wipe down the surfaces and mops the floors.
Total time: 1-2 hours
On Sunday, it’s time to clean all those forgotten spaces.
Use glass cleaner and no real effort should be involved. Don’t forget to also wipe those window tracks.
When was the last time that oven had a deep clean inside and out? Remove everything and use a degreaser to help you.
Empty the contents and store in a cooler. Turn off the fridge and let the shelves come to room temperature before you them. Glass and ceramic parts could crack if they come into contact with hot water, so this is an important step.
Total time: three to four hours
Happy spring cleaning.