In case you haven’t noticed, it’s spring and that means that spring cleaning is due for all of us.
Whether you like it or not, you can’t deny that spring cleaning is a useful thing, as it helps you sort out what you want to keep and what you want to put in storage or throw out.
While you are at it, you can also give your home a thorough deep cleaning. Cleaning experts at HappyCleans share some of the most important and time-saving tips for spring cleaning which they use all of the time.
Start with the Big Items
It is so easy to get bogged down on one small thing and lose the perspective of what you are actually doing. Leave the detailing for later and focus on the big-ticket items.
First of all, since it is spring cleaning we are talking about, your closet is a great starting point. Take all of your winter clothes and sort them.
This can take a long time, especially if you have a lot of clothes, but it will be worth it in the end when you have a lot fewer items to put into storage.
Put aside clothes which you won’t wear again (or haven’t worn this winter at all), and consider donating them or even selling them if you have that option.
Your Windows Need Some Attention
Another important part of your home are your windows. Not just glass on them, but also the frames and windowsills. Give them all a thorough cleaning and make sure that your curtains are clean as well. Wash them if you can, if not, give them a thorough vacuuming at least. They can collect quite a lot of dust over time.
If you have blinds or similar window coverings, consider dusting them before you clean the windows and particularly the floors, to avoid having to do the same tasks twice.
When it comes to the bathroom, there is nothing particularly different that you need to do because it is spring cleaning, you can just follow your regular routine.
That being said, some people use the occasion of spring cleaning to get a really deep cleaning of their bathrooms, including going through their cleaning supplies cabinet to see what products are still good to use and which ones have expired.
When it comes to your bedroom, apart from taking care of the windows like in any other room in your house, particular attention should be paid to the bed.
Naturally, you should change your sheets and even the bed cover to something more airy and light. However, don’t stop at that. Give your bed a real refresher by flipping the mattress.
If your mattress is a bit older and has absorbed a lot of smells over the years, you can refresh it even further with just a bit of baking soda and some essential oils.
Sprinkle some baking soda on the whole mattress, along with an essential oil of your choice (lavender is said to be beneficial to sleep) and let it react for an hour or so, then vacuum the rest.
Many people pick spring as the perfect time to refresh their floors. It is finally warm enough to take all of your carpets to the cleaners and have them professionally cleaned.
Additionally, all of your wood floors could really do with a fresh waxing or a coat of lacquer after the winter and the additional strain it put on them.
Spring cleaning can be anything you choose it to be, but don’t forget to cover some of the most important tasks listed above.