Spring has sprung, the weather has warmed up and it’s the perfect time now to do that annual Spring clean at home to prepare for the busy Summer months. After a chilly Winter, Spring provides the ideal opportunity to freshen up your home and to do all cleaning jobs that don’t ordinarily get done from week to week.
Here are our Top 5 Easy Tips to Spring Clean Your Home…
- Clear That Clutter!
According The Australia Institute, around 88% of Australian homes have at least one cluttered room, and the average home has three or more cluttered rooms. Houses that have a “spare room” are typically the most cluttered. Clutter is also found mostly in storage cupboards, the garage or shed, and bedrooms. Before you Spring clean, make sure you declutter, because it will make the whole Spring cleaning process much easier and you’ll enjoy seeing the results of a decluttered home.
So, where should you start? The kitchen cupboards are a great place to start. Take the time to sort through your cupboards, stack plastic containers and pots and pans in an orderly fashion. Go through your drawers to remove any duplicates of kitchen tools that you may not need – because do you really need three potato peelers and seven sets of tongs?
Moving on to the rest of the house, look for items you don’t use regularly or no longer need. The best way to do this is to remove everything from your cupboards and only put back what you need. So, essentially you are putting all of your things into four categories:
- Items to keep
- Items to sell
- Items to donate or give away
- Items to throw out or recycle
- Switch Your Winter Wardrobe for Summer Styles
A particular pain point for many people is the wardrobe clean out. Spring is an ideal time to pack away your jumpers, jackets and cold weather clothing, and to restock your wardrobe with your Summer clothing options. But, while you’re at it, take the opportunity to actually go through your clothes. Look for things that don’t fit, things you never wear, and items of clothing that are worn out.
To help you identify things you rarely wear, put everything in your wardrobe with the hangers facing the same way. When you wear something, after you’ve washed it, place it back in the wardrobe with the coat hanger facing the opposite direction. At the end of the month, you’ll be able to see what you’ve worn and what you haven’t – this is usually a great indicator of what you can live without!
- Clean Those Forgotten Areas of the Home
Spring is the perfect time for deep cleaning. You know, all the things that don’t get cleaned on a regular basis, such as:
- Skirting boards
- Tile grout
- Vertical blinds
- Air-conditioner vents and filters
- Light fixtures and ceiling fans
It’s also an ideal time to check expiration dates of food and spices in the pantry, and a great opportunity to give your kitchen shelves a good clean.
- Clean Your Windows and Frames
Windows should be cleaned around twice per year, depending where you live. In seaside areas, you may need to have this done more often. Windows are generally not a favourite when it comes to Spring cleaning, because it’s hard work. But, clean windows can transform a home.
Window frames can also attract dust throughout the year, and should be cleaned as part of the Spring cleaning routine. Ideally, this should really be done every month, so you have a clean and healthy home all year round.
- Book a Cleaner and Instead Do Things You Really Want To Do This Spring!
Spring cleaning can take considerable time and effort to complete. If you don’t have the time or if you’d just prefer to use your time doing other things, book a professional cleaner to do your Spring cleaning this year. A professional cleaner will use the best possible cleaning products to get the job done and, as a cleaning specialist, they will get it done faster and better than you can do it yourself. So, why spend your precious time cleaning when you can outsource to a professional?
If you’d like to get a quote for a Spring clean at your property, contact Questa Property Services. We have more than 15 years’ experience in cleaning residential and commercial properties in Sydney. Contact us on 0413 235 605 or email [email protected]to book in your Spring clean today.