We’re spending more time at home than ever, so it’s important to make your surroundings as calming, relaxing and enjoyable as possible.
Spring cleaning is the perfect opportunity to create a clean, clutter-free environment, motivate you to rethink and reinvigorate your space, and even help you back in love with your home!
Completing cleaning tasks at random can be overwhelming and leave you feeling that you’ve made no progress. Go from room to room following this helpful checklist to avoid missing a spot:
- Declutter before you clean
Tidy away as many belongings as possible and take the opportunity to donate or recycle unwanted items
- Start up high
Remove dust and cobwebs from ceilings, light fittings, curtain poles and high shelving using your vacuum’s wand
- Dust surfaces
Use a damp cloth or microfibre cloth to wipe tables, counters, desks, windowsills etc
- Clean appliances and fixtures
In the kitchen, deep clean the oven, fridge, microwave etc. In the bathroom, this is the time to tackle the shower, bath, taps etc.
- Doors, cupboards, handles, bannisters and light switches
These often-overlooked areas can be some of the most-touched in our homes – wipe with a soft cloth and disinfectant
- Windows, mirrors and glass
You can use a shop-bought cleaner or mix white vinegar and water for streak-free shine
- Upholstery and soft furnishings
Remove sofa cushions and vacuum down the sides with your crevice tool, spot-clean to remove stains and polish wooden furniture
- Clear floors of clutter
Don’t forget to shake out doormats and tidy away cables
- Vacuum hard floors and carpets
Move furniture out of the way to give those rarely seen areas a well-deserved clean
- Steam clean or mop hard floors
With loose debris and dust out of the way, now you can clean and sanitise
- Don’t forget the skirting boards
Wipe with washing up liquid and warm water or use a disinfectant spray to remove dirt
- Replace and replenish
Take the opportunity to replace empty toilet roll or kitchen rolls, refill empty toiletries and add items to your shopping list
- Tick off jobs you’ve been meaning to do
Need to replace a lightbulb, test the smoke alarm batteries or repaint a radiator? Do it now while everything is clean and tidy, then tick it off your list!