With skies turning blue once again, it’s time to shake off the winter blues with a touch of spring cleaning! But before you bust out the cleaning supplies, consider these tips to help make this your most efficient spring clean ever.
Spring Cleaning Tips
1. Prioritise seasonal jobs
Summer means one thing here in Aus: outdoor entertaining! And what better time to prepare for it than spring. Warm spring weather is perfect for tackling outdoor jobs like cleaning the barbie or hosing down outdoor furniture. By getting them out of the way now, you can be ready to invite your friends and fam around for a get together whenever you like.
2. Make checklists for each room
If the thought of spending an entire day spring cleaning fills you with dread, here’s a tip: approach your home cleaning room-by-room.
Create a checklist for each room of the house and tackle each one when you get a spare moment, rather than all in one go. You might find home cleaning a much more enjoyable process by using this method.
3. Wash windows on cloudy days
If you think it’s better to wash your windows when the sun’s out, you might be surprised! ‘But why?’ we hear you ask. Well, if it’s sunny outside, the cleaning solution dries rapidly, leaving streaks on your windows.
Another way to avoid streaky windows is to wash the glass with water and a microfibre cloth – a combination that’s often more effective than harsh cleaning chemicals!
4. Ditch the duster
It’s lovely when light streams in through your windows… that is, until it displays all of the dust on your blinds! Rather than using a clunky feather duster, grab an old (but clean) sock instead. With the sock on your hand, you can easily glide over each slat and remove any dust and debris. You can find more cleaning and care tips here.
5. Reduce your cleaning products
Walk into any local supermarket cleaning aisle and you’ll be overwhelmed with the cleaning products available. From miracle tile cleaners to wonder kitchen bench-top wipes, there are endless options for every room of the home.
The truth is, you don’t need a specific product for every surface in in your home. All they do is add unnecessary clutter to your home. In our opinion, the real champions of spring cleaning are basic supplies like quality microfiber cloths and all-purpose cleaners (which can easily be made yourself).
6. Go natural
Save money while protecting the environment with your very own homemade cleaner, like this one below. Simply add all ingredients into a spray bottle, tighten the lid and shake well before using.
- ½ cup vinegar
- 2 cups water
- 1 tsp castile soap
- 5 drops essential oil (mint or citrus)
Another favourite eco-friendly cleaning tip is to use bi-carb soda to refresh coffee or tea stained mugs. Fill the stained mug with one part bi-carb and two parts water, then leave to soak overnight before scrubbing out and rinsing with fresh water.
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