Spring Cleaning

The end of 2023 and start of 2024 gave us some awful weather, strong winds with heavy rain, snow and ice. And all that water, in whatever form, combined with the wind leaves everything dirty. I don’t know about you, but lately I seem to be forever cleaning my floors of dirt, dust, snow, ice, leaves and other debris dragged in on our shoes from outside. But now Winter has gone and Spring is here, time to refresh and renew with some Spring Cleaning!

Spring is a time of renewal; everything is fresh, clean, new and revitalised. But it is not only the emergence of spring flowers and the sun trying to pop its head out after a long cold and wet winter, but it is also the time of year when most people tend to do a really deep clean of their homes. Yes, it’s that special time of the year again: Spring Cleaning!

It is time to open up that cleaning cupboard, get out the cleaning supplies and give the house a really good and deep clean to get rid of all traces of Winter and get ready for the better Spring and Summer months.

Some people love a good Spring Clean, while others detest it, but it is a great time for a refresh and declutter. The only question is: “Where do you start?”

Our homes are all different in size and layout and whilst I can’t tell you the best place to start in your home, or even the best practice for cleaning your home, I can share with you my reviews of some cleaning equipment and products I have been using for my own Spring Cleaning – from the baffling array of detergents and stain removers to bulkier items like carpet cleaners, steam cleaners and window vacs.

If you are about to start your own Spring Cleaning, have a read of my Spring Cleaning at Home reviews and get yourself organised before you begin. Before you know it, you’ll be ready to start cleaning away the winter blues (and dirt, dust and debris), throwing out the clutter (or better still, recycling or giving away anything still in good condition and useable to people that need it or charity shops) and make your home new, fresh and ready for the year ahead.

And just to help you on your way, here are 3 useful Spring Cleaning tips:

  • Make a checklist – write down everything you think you needs to be cleaned. For example, dust and vacuum the ceilings, wipe down the skirting boards and windowsills, vacuum the curtains and poles, disinfect all door handles and light switches, replace batteries in smoke alarms and test, etc… This way you shouldn’t forget anything and will have a really spotless home once you’ve finished.
  • Clean room-by-room – pick a room and give it a good deep clean – don’t move on to the next room until you have finished the current one. If you are tempted to jump from room to room, you will end up with things everywhere and in more of a mess than you were before!
  • Declutter and organise – as you work through the house, use it as an opportunity to declutter your home. Throw away anything that is no good or unusable, and anything that still has value can be donated to a charity shop or listed on your favourite selling page or auction site. Not only can you clean, declutter and organise but you might make a few pounds for either yourself or your favourite charity along the way!

And don’t forget all those hard to reach places that generally get forgotten about, such as under the fridge and sofas as well as clearing out any dust, dirt and grime from rarely accessed hidden away nooks and crannies. Spring cleaning is a household chore that shouldn’t be underestimated or taken lightly and will take some considerable time and effort to do it properly. But I have trying out some items, including a carpet cleaner, that will hopefully help make the job just that little bit easier, faster and get your home spotlessly clean.

Basic cleaning cupboard supplies to stock up on:

  • Mop & Bucket or Swiffer
  • Vacuum
  • Floor Brush (Soft/Hard Bristles)
  • Microfiber Cloths
  • Sponges
  • Gloves
  • Reusable Spray Bottle
  • All-purpose Cleaner
  • Dusters
  • White Distilled Vinegar
  • Baking Soda
  • Windows/Glass Cleaner
  • Washing Up Liquid / Dishwasher Tabs

It’s now time to start planning your own own Spring Cleaning schedule and stocking up on cleaning supplies. But before you do, click on the button below to read my Spring Cleaning reviews.

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