Spring is fast approaching, and it has never been a better time to blow away the cobwebs and give your home a deep clean. Spring is synonymous with starting fresh for the warmer months. It’s also an ideal time to get your property and garden looking and feeling great to enjoy longer days and create a sanctuary all year round.
To celebrate National Spring Cleaning Week, take a look at these top tips to declutter your home and your life.
Clean the porch or entrance
It’s surprising just how messy the outside of your home gets during the winter months. The wind and rain can cause dirt and residue to build up around your home, including the porch area. To make your home look welcoming to guests, it’s a great idea to get rid of the cobwebs and dirt build-up around the door and mat (if you have one). Doormats are another easy clean, and you can just beat the dust off to give it a refreshed look.
Tackle the kitchen
Your kitchen is possibly one of the bigger spring cleaning jobs to tackle, but you’ll love the finished result. Take a look at some of the areas to deep clean for a totally revamped and super clean feel:
Kitchen sink - Grime and smells can build up here, so deep cleaning it can help. Use a drain unblocker to dispel nasty stinks, and use antibacterial cleaner to wash your bowl.
Microwave - If the exploded beans have left residue in your microwave, which is hard to remove, try this trick. Pop a large bowl of water, a chopped lemon, and a few tablespoons of vinegar together and turn it on a high setting until the water starts bubbling. Leave it to cool for 15 minutes, then open the door and wipe clean.
Cutting boards - These boards are renowned for harboring bacteria if not washed properly, so deep cleaning them is a great idea. Rub the cut side of a lemon on the board to remove smells and stains. If you really want to deep clean it, rub some salt or baking powder onto it first.
Fridges and freezers - Even if you wipe down the shelves regularly, it’s a great idea to do a whole clean every so often. Remove everything and clean with soapy water to get rid of smells and stuck-on food.
Oven - Your oven is probably one of the things that is last on the to-do list. However, it’s often one of the hardest things to clean due to the grease and stuck-on food. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be, but if your oven doesn’t have a self-clean function, then buying some products is a great way to spring clean it. You could also opt for a professional oven cleaner who’ll make it look as good as new.
Spring clean the bathroom
The next big thing on the list will probably be the bathroom. Mould and mildew can build up over time, so tackling these areas can make your bathroom look fresh and clean. If you have an old toothbrush, these are great for small gaps and scrubbing areas gently. While you’re cleaning this room, it’s also a great idea to sort through your toiletries. We’re all guilty of hoarding those Christmas gifts that might come in handy, but realistically, they’ll be collecting dust so it could be time to bin them.
Declutter every room
A spring clean wouldn’t be complete without decluttering every room in the house. To make it easier, stick to one area at a time, and make piles such as keep, bin, or donate. This process will free up space in your home and make it feel fresher and less cluttered.
Add flowers and indoor plants
A great way to complete your spring clean is to add some blooms to your interior spaces. Flowers and indoor plants brighten the place and get you in the mood for the new season.
‘From the moment you start tidying, you will be compelled to reset your life’ - Marie Kondo