With Spring just around the corner, we’re approaching the time of year when it’s traditional to run through the entire house, from top to bottom, and give it a thorough clean and sort-out. There are several ways to approach this task, and some of them are more effective than others. Let’s run through a few top tips that’ll make your Spring clean as pain-free as possible.
Go Room by Room
Cleaning an entire house is a sizeable job. To manage it, you’ll want to break it down into chunks. Happily, your home is already divided into separate rooms, so this is simple. Just take on one room at a time, and don’t be tempted to skip ahead. Start from the top of your house and work your way methodically from one side to the other. When you’re done with one floor, move onto the next. This means that you’ll be able to keep the parts of the house you haven’t yet tackled out of sight, and out of mind.
A spring clean provides an excellent opportunity for de-cluttering. Sort all the loose items you have into several piles: the stuff you’re going to reject, the stuff you’re going to keep, and the stuff you’re unsure about. Once you have a sizeable haul of items bagged up and destined for the charity shop, you’ll be amazed at how much extra space you have to work with. Investing in space-efficient storage units, from Cox and Cox, will help you to make best use of it.
Don’t Bite Off More than you can Chew
If you have a plan, it’s more than possible to clean an entire three-bedroom house in a single day. But that doesn’t mean that you have to! A few hours here and there over the course of the month might be enough to get the job done – and you don’t want to have to stop midway through a single room.
Leave Drying Time
Spring cleaning often means washing curtains, sheets, carpets, rugs and furniture. For best results, you’ll want to get this started early in the process – but after you’ve dealt with any lingering dust. If you have an electric dehumidifier in the house, then this will be that little bit easier. Windows, mirrors, and other hard surfaces will dry out quickly, so leave them until last.
Rent the Supplies you Don’t have
It’s difficult to make the case for buying an expensive, rarely-used item like a steam-cleaner, when you can just rent one instead. If you’re feeling especially pressed for time, then you might even bring in professional cleaners to take care of the job for you – though this will depend on your budget.