Today we noticed that our local supermarket has suddenly reduced a whole load of cleaning products. “Why ever would they do that”, we pondered! Well, apparently, those clever retail types recognise the fact that come February a lot of us are itching to get on with a good old spring clean at home. So if you are feeling the urge to get out the rubber gloves and get your clean on, get yourself down to your local supermarket and get stocked up!
We have also come up with some great tips for how best to spring clean your home this weekend. We hope they help:
One of the biggest parts of spring cleaning is having a good old clean out of stuff you no longer need. Go through cupboards, toy boxes, kitchen cabinets and recycling anything you no longer use. Take them to the local charity shops, freecycle them or take broken items to the tip. A new year, a new start! While we may have a tendency to hoard and hold on to items in the winter, we generally are more ready to let go of clutter when spring arrives. Trust me, all that cleaning will be a lot easier when the clutter is gone.
2. Deal With Your Annual Chores!
There are some special chores that need to be done seasonally – no point avoiding them forever, so you may as well get them over and done with. Even though these chores only need to be done once or twice a year, they will help your home run look better and run smoothly. These would include, but are not limited to, jobs like:
- Cleaning exterior doors
- Cleaning interior window surrounds
- Storing clothing or tidy loft areas
- Cleaning appliances
3. Organise Your Workflow
Work from the top down to avoid getting what you just cleaned dirty again. This is a simple trick that really makes the all the difference! It also helps for you to do one room at a time to avoid unfinished jobs. The satisfaction of seeing one room sparkle will make the hard work feel like it’s worth the effort. You can also reduce trips around the house by temporarily depositing items in one spot en route to but not at their final destination. Dust before vacuuming or cleaning the floor. Try feather or lambswool dusters, especially extendable ones for reaching above window and door casings and into corners. Household rags are invaluable for jobs requiring a damp cloth – natural fibres work best.
Where you can, do two things at once. For example, while the washing is on, scrub the shower stall. Finish each room with the floor, that way whilst your floors are drying you can move onto the next room or task. Put dinner in the slow cooker while you are doing the housework so that it is hot and ready to eat when everyone arrives homes from school.
No matter how you go about taking on your spring clean, don’t forget that Maid In Essex can come and visit your home and undertake a full spring clean for you. We listen to your instructions and will clean your house the way you want us to. Call us on 01277 812220 or click here to contact us by email.