Spring is in the air and the weather is beginning to warm as summer is just around the corner. Moods and motivation are lifted so what a great time make your home nice and clean, fresh and clutter free!
In this blog post we outline a generic deep clean routine to use on each room of the house plus a handy checklist for every room that you can use throughout the year to keep track of what you have done to keep your home in order. If your not one for a big spring clean once a year you can break it down into sections and tacklearoom per monthanddo a deep clean for one room each month.
Give Each Room a Deep Clean
For each room you tackle, open any windows so you can let fresh air in while you work plus will get rid of any musty smells that may be lingering. Dust lights fittings, wash walls and skirting boards.
Wash doors, door knobs, light switches, power points and mirrors. Empty out any cabinets, cupboards, storage units and wash inside and out then clean any appliances or items that are to be put back away BUT only put back away what you will use in the next year, be really strict with yourself and throw out or donate anything that you haven’t used in 1 year!
Dust or wash window coverings and any mats.Wash floors and for tiles scrub grout with good quality grout cleaner to bring back to new.Don’t forget to move any furniture so you can also wash those areas as well.Finally close windows and wash them both inside and out.
We have also created a handy printableSpring Cleaning Checklistwhich includes an extensive list of chores for each room in the home making it easy for you to keep track of what has been done and what still needs to be done.
Best Cleaning Products
The best one I have found is from Bunnings labelled Heavy duty Grout Cleaner in a yellow spray bottle you can also buy refill in bulk.
I am a big fan of Shower Power for cutting through the grime in the shower and you can get it most big supermarkets.
Surface and Glass Cleaner
I loveSeventh Generation All Purpose Cleanerit is eco friendly but really does a great job of cleaning surfaces, windows and mirrors.You can also view or shop the wide range of seventh generation cleaning productshere.
Handy Andy is a good choice and can be used on all types of floors even polished floor boards just make sure you dilute it more than you would on other floor surfaces.
Terry Towelling or FlanneletteTraditional Nappy Squaresare the best cleaning rag ever! Surprisingly hard to find these days but you can use them for absolutely anything. The Nappy Shop always has plenty of stock.You can shop for themhere.
We hope this blog post has helped make the task of spring cleaning feel less daunting as many of the jobs are small ones that can be done quickly and easily and the rewards of a nice fresh clean home will make it well worth the effort.
We would love to hear your thoughts on this topic. If you can think of a something we have missed on our Spring Cleaning checklist we would love to hear from you.
Next Blog Post
In our next blog post we will give new parents some helpful tips for washing babies clothes, cloth nappies, bedding, toys as well as advice on the most suited type of laundry detergents to use.
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