As the days become lighter and brighter, people also want to brighten up their homes. In this guide, we’ll cover our top spring cleaning tips and how to deep clean your house – in addition to a spring cleaning checklist.
Where Did “Spring Cleaning” Come From?
Spring cleaning dates back to when houses were heated using fires. Soot often left a grimy mess to be cleaned in springtime. Is spring cleaning necessary today? Many residents would say yes. In addition to health benefits (airing out a house to help with allergies, for instance), spring cleaning symbolises clearing away the old to make way for a new season.
When to Begin Spring Cleaning
When should you start spring cleaning? While there are no specific rules, it’s a good idea to begin once it’s warm enough to open the windows for ventilation and to let dust escape. Depending on the size of your home and allotted time, you can choose to do this in one day, or break it down over the course of a week.
How to Get Started
Residents who are new to spring cleaning might be wondering: how do you prepare for spring cleaning? The answer is by making a list.
A spring cleaning checklist is an itinerary of tasks required to clean and tidy a home, including any tools you might need. To help you prepare, here is your spring cleaning checklist 2022, with some spring cleaning tips and tricks to help guide you.
- Storage boxes
- Rubber gloves
- A broom and dust-pan
- A window-cleaning set
- Scrubbing brushes
- A firm-bristled toothbrush (for any hard-to-reach spots)
- Toilet brush and holder
- A spray bottle
- A bucket
- A caddy (for transporting cleaning products and tools)
- The night before, use any “leave-on” products, taking care to keep children and pets well away
- Do the laundry including the curtains, if necessary
- Remove any rubbish and recycling
- When tidying, work clockwise in sections – this will help to break down your work into manageable sections
- Use your storage boxes to transport “out of place” items into other rooms, and to separate items into three categories: “donate”, “sell” and “dispose or recycle”
- Dust top to bottom, including lampshades and shelves
- Clean any glass surfaces in your home including windows, inside and out
- Clean the kitchen and bathroom
- Spot-clean and vacuum the carpet or, if required, clean entirely
- Playing music can help motivate you: aim to complete a task by the time a song has ended
Fold and put away dry laundry and take any “donate” or “dispose” items to the recycling plant or charity shop, or put into storage, if you are deciding to sell.
If you want a deeper clean, hiring a professional cleaning service to carry out your spring cleaning guarantees a top-quality finish. Get in touch with us today to discuss how we can help with cleaning your property.