Finding the time to tackle a huge spring clean on your whole house can be difficult. Not many of us have the ability to wipe clean those schedules to get some house cleaning done, but it has to happen and now is the best time to do it. Spring cleaning your home is really important, not just for keeping your home looking sparkly and clean, but for health and hygiene purposes too. It’s difficult to find the time, but these useful top tips have been gathered to help you get the spring cleaning you need done, without taking up too many hours of the day.
General House Cleaning
It’s always much easier to spring clean your home in sections, starting with one room and working your way through the house, but there are some parts of the house that won’t require much cleaning at all, so it’s always good to start with those areas first. The hallway, utility room, under stairs cupboard and landing are the main areas that can literally have a hoover run over them and a little tidy up and they’re good to go, so start with them before you begin the heavier work in the larger rooms.
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Onto the Kitchen
The most used room in the home is often the kitchen, which can result in it becoming very dirty very quickly. From everyday cooking and dining, to general use, your kitchen sees a lot of activity throughout the day, so you need to keep on top of the spring clean in order to keep it looking and feeling fresh. Focus on cleaning your appliances first, including the cooker, fridge, microwave and hobs, as these will be the dirtiest and hardest areas to clean by far. You can then start washing down your kitchen units, whether they’re cheap kitchen cabinets or expensive marble units, you’ll be able to get them sparkling in no time. Once you’re happy with the main body of the kitchen, work on getting the floor into a good condition and throw away any letters, junk mail or magazines that have gathered on the island over the last few weeks. Small changes like these will have a huge impact on the look and feel of the kitchen!
Living Room Tips
Many people struggle to give the living room a spring clean, but there are certain things that can be done to really brighten the décor and bring life back to the room. One of the most common issues with the living room is clutter, as it’s so easy to bring something downstairs to play with or use and leave it there rather than putting it back where it belongs. Go through the whole living area and collect any items that aren’t supposed to be there, put them back into their original home and you’ll instantly notice a change in the overall look of the room. You can then make sure all cushions are plumped, throws are de-bobbled and freshly washed and sofas are clean and hoovered down. With youngsters in the family, you often find that the sofas can make the living room look dull and lifeless simply due to the fact that they’re squashed down and out of shape.
Battling the Bedroom
Knowing where to start when spring cleaning the bedroom is almost impossible. Is it best to start with the wardrobe, chest of drawers, desk area or bookcase?! The truth is there’s no best place to start, you just need to ensure you have a clear plan of how you’re going to battle the bedroom so that you know exactly what to do. There are so many great things that you can do when spring cleaning your bedroom, such as donating lots of old clothes, toys, books and other items to charity, as well as recycling certain items. Make sure you thoroughly sort through drawers, boxes and cupboards to throw away any items you’ve not worn or used in years, as this will help to make the bedroom feel clutter-free and fresh.
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