09 Mar 2020
After a long winter, it’s time for a deep and thorough spring clean. To make this daunting task a little more appealing, we have some of the best spring cleaning tips to give you a fresh start to the new season. Read on to discover what they are.
1. Make a schedule
Get started by scoping out your home and making a schedule. The organisation is key here, so it is good to get started as easily as possible. Consider which areas need the most work, and which areas you can skip during the routine cleaning. Having a plan means that you can make use of your time effectively, working towards a fresher home. Regardless of where you start your spring clean, having a plan for each room will keep you focused.
2. Have a de-clutter
It is no news that decluttering makes you more efficient. By getting rid of belongings that you rarely use, you can make more space for the things that matter. Clutter has also been proven to have psychological influences, as it signals to your brain that work hasn't been done. A disorganized home can actually add to your stress level, so it’s a good idea to have a thorough declutter before attempting the cleaning process. If you are struggling to find enough room for your belongings, it may be worthwhile investing in a self-storage solution. Get a quote from us by clicking here if interested.
3. Clean your upholstery
Fabrics that have absorbed dirt and germs will need a deep spring clean. Always check your upholstery tag before attempting to clean your furniture, as it can be made up of varying materials which have different cleaning requirements. You can vacuum your furniture and cushions using the upholstery attachment or soft brush tool to remove dirt effectively. You can then clean your furniture with solvents or water, based on the cleaning requirements on the label.
4. Clean light and ceiling fixtures
A few minutes with a stepladder and cleaner can make all the difference to your room. Remove all dust from lights and ceiling fixtures to brighten the room. You can easily remove dust and dirt from ceiling fans and AC vents with a cloth and duster.
5. Finish your floors
In order to protect your floor from gradual wear and tear, consider applying a sealer or layer of wax. An occasional makeover will get them to look fresher for longer, whilst protecting them. You can even purchase a floor cleaner that cleans and shines. Always follow the instructions on the label.
6. Organise bedrooms
When organising your bedroom, it is a good idea to have a thorough de-clutter of clothes that you no longer wear. Perhaps you can donate clothes that you don’t want to charity, then folding your ‘keep’ ones into neat piles. Give your bedding and pillows a wash to give them a clean, fresh feel and rotate your mattress. Small things like this will really bring a new freshness into your bedroom.
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