Spring is the perfect time of the year to conduct a clean of your house, but for some people it may be a rather daunting prospect. If you don’t clean very often, this may be a big project for you, so make sure you set aside a day or two in order to do a thorough clean. If you don’t know where to start, here are five things you can do in order to conquer this year’s spring cleaning.
Hire HelpSometimes, you just can’t do everything on your own. If you get to a point where you are feeling extremely overwhelmed, it may be time to get someone in to help you. This may be some friends or family members, or even some professional help. Cleaning specialists such as Absolute Domestics can combat any type of cleaning problem you may have, so give them a try and see what they can do for you.
ChecklistMake a list of everything you want to do and tick them off as you go. You might even want to divide these into areas of the house to make it a little easier for yourself, and to make the number of tasks a little more palatable. If you like to be really organised, you may want to set out times of the day at which you will aim to complete certain tasks.
DeclutterClutter is one of the major causes of mess, and it is usually made up of things you don’t want or need. Run a critical eye over all the things you have in your house, and throw away anything you think might be taking up unnecessary space. This will make your spring cleaning experience much more efficient and maybe a little more fun.
LinenYou probably don’t care for your linen as much as you should, so it is an area that you should focus on in your spring clean. Take the covers off all your pillows and cushions and wash them, and do the same for your sheets, blankets and maybe even your rugs, if they are getting a little bit ratty. If most of these are machine washable, you can just pop them in the machine while you get on with other areas of the house.
Throw Away FoodMost people do pay particular attention to cleaning the kitchen, but not so much to clearing out the pantry or the fridge. Throw away food that has exceeded its expiry date, or anything you know you won’t eat, and you will be left with a cleaner fridge and storage area.
Spring cleaning can be quite simple and can even be fun – just follow these tips and you will be golden. Put some music on and get into the zone and soon you will have a clean house for the rest of the year.
Do you do a spring clean every year? What tips do you have for people who might be doing this for the first time? Leave your advice in the comments section below.