It’s that time of year again! With spring just around the corner, chances are you’re getting ready to start the season with a clean and tidy home.
Spring cleaning is the perfect opportunity to declutter and organise, leaving you with a cleaner home and a clearer mind.
Tackle your tasks and maximise your cleaning efforts with these tips and tricks. Because there’s nothing like welcoming the new season with a thorough spring cleaning!
Make a list
Spring cleaning isn’t just about knocking over your usual dusting, vacuuming, and mopping jobs – it’s about getting stuck into those bigger tasks that don’t quite make it into your weekly cleaning routine. It can be pretty overwhelming, so be sure to make a list and a plan before you even think about heading to collect your cleaning supplies.
Not sure where to start? Try listing every room in your home and each job that needs doing, from top to bottom (e.g. remove cobwebs from roof corners, wipe down blinds, clean skirting boards). It might help to actually visit each room as you make your list.
Declutter, then clean
Let’s face it: we all have a few cupboards and drawers filled with stuff we don’t need or use anymore. Spring cleaning isn’t just about cleaning; it’s also about saying goodbye to any clutter and starting anew.
Go through your cupboards, drawers and wardrobes and get rid of anything you don’t use. Throw out anything that’s damaged and sell or donate anything that’s still in good condition. You’ll be left with more space to store and organise the things you do use.
Do one room at a time
Don’t try to do too much at once or jump from room to room doing bits and pieces. There’s a reason why the divide and conquer method is so popular. Cutting your spring cleaning down to one room at a time will not only ensure you keep track of what’s been done and what needs doing, but it will also help you see your spring cleaning as several smaller tasks instead of one massive chore.
Clean one room at a time, from top to bottom, to ensure you do a thorough job.
Recruit the family
Many hands make light work. Get your family or friends involved to help cut your cleaning time down. Delegate chores by assigning one room to a person, or put the kids in charge of those easier jobs, like cleaning windows.
If your kids aren’t too keen on helping out with the spring cleaning, give them an incentive. Bribe them with their favourite treat, or make cleaning fun by playing their favourite music. A bit of friendly competition can always help, too. Challenge them to vacuum their room faster than their sibling, or to finish the dusting before their favourite song ends.
Check out the Spring Cleaning promotion at your nearest Woolworths, and stock up on your Finish Ultimate to keep your dishes looking their best all year round!
Spring cleaning is no walk in the park, but at least you don’t have to worry about those hard-to-wash dishes thanks to this helpful article.