Top 10 household Spring Cleaning tips
Spring is here! Oh wait…. That’s a lie!
Despite the fact that its May and Autumn in Australia, spring cleaning certainly doesn’t need to wait until its actually Spring to get underway, and you can get started as soon as today, with out top 10 household spring cleaning tips that will leave your home feeling fresh, clean, and organised ahead of the colder winter months.
Here are our top tips:
1. Overhaul your cleaning supplies
In order to clean, you need products, but when was the last time you did a stocktake of your cleaning supplies? Start by removing any old products that are near empty and just taking up space in your cupboard. Many cleaning products also have a shelf life, so any products that are old and out of date, such as multi-purpose cleaners, old cloths and other supplies should be discarded.
2. Start small
Often spring cleaning can be overwhelming. With so much to do, the task can seem literally enormous. To combat this, start small. One of the easiest and smallest places to start your spring-cleaning process is with your small appliances, such as your kettle, toaster, and coffee machine.
By starting off your spring-cleaning process, ticking jobs off your to do list, no matter how small, this will build momentum to get you right through to the end of your clean.
3. Look up
Once your small appliances are done, look up! Ceiling fans and exhaust fans are another quick and easy job that can be ticked of your to-do list quickly and efficiently. Start by dusting your fans, followed by wiping down with a multipurpose cleaner. Same for your exhaust fans, Remove any filters and wash with warm water.
4. Clean your cleaning appliances
Dishwashers and washing machines are appliances that we use each and everyday to clean up mess, however these same appliances still need to be cleaned. Use your spring-cleaning momentum to give both your dishwasher and washing machine a thorough clean. This process can be as simple as using common household products such as vinegar and bi-carb soda and run through each machine on a normal cycle. This combined with a comprehensive wipe down will ensure your appliances are ready to keep cleaning dishes and garments for your family.
5. Respect the Trash
Same as your appliances, respecting the bins that hold your trash and treating them to a thorough and regular clean can make the world of difference to your home. Not only will your bins small a whole lot better, but they will also be free of nasty bacteria and germs that can cause infection and illness.
Drains are areas of the home located most commonly in your wet areas, such as kitchens, bathrooms and of course your laundry. Drains are also one of the most commonly overlooked areas of the home, so a spring clean, is the perfect time to give them a little extra attention.
7. Furniture cleaning
Nothing gives your home a fresh and clean feel than a good steam clean of all of your furniture. From couches to recliners, rugs to table runners, giving all of your fabric and leather furniture a good wipe down, vacuum and steam clean will absolutely freshen up your spaces.
Given our homes often have a range of furniture, with different fabrics and textures, choose your products carefully ensuring they are appropriate for your items and work your way through your home room by room.
8. Windows and blinds
If you are not in a huge hurry to get your spring cleaning complete, pick a gloomy grey day for your window cleaning. This will ensure that you can see all dirt and marks on your windows, as opposed to viewing them when it is bright and sunny which can hide marks and stains.
Use microfibre cloths and a glass cleaner for the best results, and don’t forget to clean both inside and outside.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, don’t hesitate to call us, we offer window cleaning services and can get on top of this task for you.
9. Cull unwanted goods
One of the most effective ways to get a spring clean done, is to use the opportunity to cull any unwanted items. Culling unused goods such as appliances and containers etc, will free up space and also save you loads of time and energy that you would spend cleaning these things.
10. Don’t forget the fridge
Finally, don’t forget to give your fridge a thorough clean out. This process involves removing every single item, checking the best before or used by date, throwing away any mouldy or unsalvageable items.
Following this, while empty clean all surface areas, such as shelving, and remove any trays and give them a wash and rinse to remove any mould, bacteria, and germs.
There is no better feeling than reaching the end of a spring clean, sitting back, and enjoying the results of all the hard work you have put into your home.
If you are looking for a professional cleaning service to assist with your spring-cleaning process, give the team at Personal Maids a call today and let us work collaboratively with you to achieve even better results.