It will soon be that time to spring clean the home from top to bottom, but if you feel this is more of a chore than fresh start to welcome in the warmer weather, then hopefully these tips will ease you into it.
It’s always good to have a plan and to be methodical when it comes to big cleaning jobs. Ideally you want to start from the top and work your towards the bottom. Use this same method when cleaning each individual room. Start at the ceilings and work down towards the skirting boards, this way any cobwebs or dust won’t fall onto newly cleaned areas.
Remember you don’t have to do it all in one day, you can spread in out over the week or over weekends and if you have other family members at home, get them involved. Give the kid’s a duster and they will merrily polish surfaces. They can even vacuum their own bedrooms leaving you the trickier jobs to attend to.
Make sure you have all the kit you need, from dusters, to new mattress protectors for the beds. There are some things that just seem to run out when you need them, these are normally bin bags and bleach. If you gather these things before you start, everything will run smoothly. Don’t forget there are cheaper alternatives than shop bought sprays. Lemon juice will remove hard-water marks and soap scum, white vinegar makes a great window cleaner and baking soda mixed with a drop of essential oil freshens up carpets in home, add lavender for bedrooms.
These little tips will get your spring cleaning off to a good start and make a chore into a family day in.