Top Tips for Spring Cleaning

Top Tips for Spring Cleaning

Get ready to enjoy the long days and summer sun by rejuvenating your living spaces in advance with a proper spring clean. It doesn’t have to be daunting; in fact, giving your home a refresh can be a satisfying and optimistic task that is – dare we say – enjoyable. Here are our top tips for tacking your spring clean with ease and efficiency, so you can enjoy a fresh, orderly and relaxing home in no time. 

1. Make a Plan 

Before diving headfirst into cleaning mode, take a moment to plan. Create a checklist of tasks, prioritise areas that need the most attention, and allocate time for each task in an order that works for your home. Breaking down the cleaning process into manageable chunks will prevent you from becoming overwhelmed and ensure that no corner of your home is left untouched. If you live with others, begin by deciding who does what as a team. 

2. Declutter First 

Spring cleaning is not just about scrubbing surfaces; it's also about decluttering your space and freeing it from excess things that are just taking up space. Start by sorting through your belongings room by room and getting rid of items you no longer need or use. Donate, sell, or recycle anything that no longer serves a purpose or ‘sparks joy’ as professional organiser Marie Kondo would say, and watch as your space begins to take on a new lease of life. 

3. Gather Your Supplies  

To streamline your cleaning efforts, gather all the necessary supplies beforehand and make sure you have what you need to get stuck in with ease and efficiency. Stock up on eco-friendly cleaning products, microfiber cloths, sponges, brushes, and vacuum bags. Having everything you need within reach will save you time and ensure a thorough cleaning job. 

4. Work from Top to Bottom 

When tackling each room, remember to start at the top and work your way down. Dust ceiling fans, light fixtures, and shelves before wiping down countertops, furniture, and baseboards. This ensures that any dust or debris dislodged from higher surfaces will fall onto areas that have yet to be cleaned, preventing the need for rework. 

5. Don't Forget the Hidden Areas 

In the rush to clean visible surfaces and create a home that appears clean when you walk in the door, it's easy to overlook hidden nooks and crannies. Take the time to clean overlooked areas such as behind appliances, inside cabinets, and under furniture. Pay special attention to areas prone to moisture buildup, like bathrooms and kitchens, to prevent mould and mildew growth. Knowing that your space is truly clean and orderly, not just on the surface, will make you feel more relaxed, accomplished, and ready for summer. 

6. Refresh Your Fabrics 

As you transition from winter to spring, take the opportunity to refresh your soft furnishings. Launder curtains, wash pillow covers, and vacuum upholstery to remove dust and allergens. Consider airing out rugs and cushions outdoors to give them a fresh scent and rejuvenated feel. Consider swapping out heavier drapes and darker colours for fresh, lighter fabrics that let the fresh air and sunlight inside. 

7. Include outdoor areas 

Don't neglect your outdoor living space during your cleaning. Show your balcony some love by giving it a thorough spring cleaning, sweeping away leaves and debris, scrubbing surfaces, and wiping down furniture to get your outdoor space ready to enjoy as the warmer weather rolls in. 

Spring cleaning is more than just a chore; it's an opportunity to breathe new life into your living space and create a clean, harmonious home where you can feel more relaxed, inspired and productive. With these top tips in hand, you'll be well-equipped to tackle your spring cleaning tasks with confidence and efficiency, leaving you free to make the most of the new season.