February has been and gone, and Spring is now on the horizon. As we welcome longer, milder days, that Spring clean might be creeping to the top of your ‘to do’ list.
Now is the perfect time to plan and prepare!
Make A List
Never under estimate the effectiveness of a list. There is nothing like the feeling of ticking off those little jobs that have been hanging over you. A typical list might look something like this…
- Hoover/Sweep/Mop Floors
- Empty bins
- Dust – high & low!
- Wipe door handles & light fixtures
- Wipe window sills & ledges
- Change bed linen & towels
- Clean kitchen appliances – inside & out!
- Wipe countertops & cabinets
- Wash the dishes
- Clean & disinfect toilets
- Bathroom clean – sink/bath/shower
- Wipe skirting boards
- Clean windows – in & out
Purchase Necessary Cleaning Products
Take a look down your to do list and jot down what you will need for each job. But, keep your items to a minimum. Too many cleaning supplies can create unnecessary clutter. Choose a good all purpose cleaner and some cloths that will cover the majority of surfaces in your home. Then, you can purchase other specialty cleaning products, such as window cleaner, furniture polish and disinfectant.
Leading up to your deep spring clean, start tackling area’s one at a time. Throw out, out of date food from your fridge and cupboards. Clean out your junk drawers, take clothes and items you no longer need or use to your local charity shop, and so on. You’ll feel so much better afterwards!
Get In The Mood
Prepare yourself mentally, think about how great it will feel when your home is fresh, clean and organised ready for the new season. Make it fun, get your favourite feel good playlist ready to blast out! Finally, set a date. Mark it on the calendar and commit to it.