Spring will soon be here even though it might not feel like it right now. The weather may be somewhat unpredictable, but soon the sun will be shining, the flowers will be opening and you will be having friends to enjoy some barbecues.
Now is thus the best time to declutter your house, do some spring cleaning, and get everything fresh and clean for the warmer weather. However, we understand that you might be a little rusty, which is why we have compiled this simple spring clean checklist for you to follow. To even make it simpler, we’ll go room by room. Make sure you have a flat packing box to store old items that you don’t need anymore.
The living room is where you likely spend much of your time in your home and where you also entertain guests, which is why it’s so important to get this room right. Even if you aren’t too focused on making a good impression, having a living room that’s clean has been proven to provide some key mental health benefits, which makes it definitely worth doing.
A few things to keep in mind:
- Deep clean and polish your hardwood floors
- Clean the internal elements of your windows and give the glass a good polish
- Large pieces of furniture should be moved to dust and vacuum behind them
- Dust behind, around, and on TV units, sideboards, and tables
- The sofa needs cleaning just as much as your carpets do.
The kitchen is perhaps the hardest room to keep clean for long, so that isn’t what we are aiming for here. Instead, spring cleaning should focus on cleaning the often-forgotten things.
For example, it can be the perfect time to clean the inside of your dishwasher, de-grease the oven, and sanitise the inside of the refrigerator. Put everything that has expired in a bin bag and throw it out. Next, wipe everything down with either de-greaser or anti-bac to finish.
A few things to tick off:
- Clean the inside of the dishwasher
- Give all your crockery and silverware a thorough clean
- Defrost and clean the freezer
- Take everything out of the refrigerator to wipe down the surfaces
- De-grease your oven
- Wipe down the outside of your cupboards.
We tend to spend most of our time in the bedroom asleep, but it does not mean that it should be ignored when it comes to spring cleaning. Obviously, the last thing you want to do when you are tired at the end of your day is to go to bed in a room that’s messy.
A few basics to get your bedroom back to sparkling:
- Dust the blinds or clean the curtains
- Wash your pillows and duvet
- Vacuum your mattress
- Wash your duvet and pillow covers
- Strip the bed and replace or wash the sheets.
The bathroom is one room that most people are intimidated by, but you actually shouldn’t. It’s probably the area of the house that you clean most often, along with the kitchen, so it’s probably in better shape than many other areas of your home.
However, it’s now time for the deep clean, so to the bathroom you go. Your job here is to ensure that you de-clutter. Throw away all those half-empty bottles you will likely never use again, or that random pile of rubbish you seemingly never take out.
You should also do the following:
- Steam-clean the bathroom floor
- Clean your mirrors
- Steam-clean the bath
- Clean or replace the shower curtain
- Unblock any slow-draining plugs
- Scrub the tile grouting
- Scrub the sink and toilet with bleach.