Whenever the weather gets warmer and the daylight lengthens, our thoughts turn to a deep spring clean. But you don’t need to wait until Spring to get cracking on a big tidy up and declutter project, and we can help you every step of the way. We’ll provide you with some hints of what products to assemble, what order to complete the tasks, room by room and, most importantly, once you’ve put in all the effort, how to keep your home as shiny as a new pin!
Let’s start with the basics. These are tried and tested ways to make what can seem like a daunting task more manageable.
Sometimes it’s difficult to know where to begin. To help you, we’ve compiled a handy guide to jobs that you might not first think of week by week. If you manage to tick off most of these on the list, you’ll be achieving great things!
Remember, a deep spring clean only needs to be done once or twice a year at most. It’s normally a good idea to plan to do it when the seasons change from cold to warm weather or vice versa.
These are extra seasonal jobs to add to your usual weekly routine of disinfecting and polishing. As bathrooms are often a place where clutter can gather, it makes sense to keep the place where you get clean, as hygienic as possible.
Once you’ve tackled sleeping and washing areas, it’s time to move onto the spaces where you spend your days and evenings. This is a good route to follow:
And finally, here are our spring cleaning tips for the busiest room in most homes. Aside from the usual tidying up you probably do every week, we’d suggest you tackle the following once every six months:
In order to save money and be a little kinder to the planet, put the bleach and the heavily processed cleaners down and why not go back to more natural ingredients? These tend to be readily available, non-toxic and can work just as well as commercial products. We’re talking bicarbonate of soda to deodorise and remain stains; vinegar and lemon juice to cut grease and remove perspiration stains from clothing; cornflour to clean windows; and what your granny might have called ‘elbow grease’ – working hard doing the cleaning yourself! – plus hot water and soap!
We hope we’ve encouraged you to embark on a deep spring clean. If you need further advice on what would new carpets, vinyls, engineered wood or laminates would best in your own home, our friendly and expert floorologists in every store will be delighted to give you free advice. You’ll also find our brilliant Ideas Hub is full of insights and inspiration on organising different rooms in the house, including our guides on planning a walk-in wardrobe, tips on maximising the space in your wardrobe, and tips for wallpapering!