It’s finally starting to feel like spring is on its way: the sun is up earlier, the days are getting longer, and people don’t look at you as though you’re completely mad when you leave the house without a coat on! All this bright sunshine and warm weather naturally puts us in the mood for a good old spring clean – a chance to refresh the house and brighten it up after months of having all the doors and windows closed. So, with that in mind, here are five top tips to help you do the perfect spring clean to make your home bright, airy, comfy and fresh.
Create a list
Sunshine can make us feel optimistic and throw ourselves into a spring clean with the idea that ‘I’m going to clean everything in one day!’. In our experience, going full steam ahead like this can make people feel completely muddled, missing out jobs or leaving them half finished. Creating a simple list, like we do at Efficient Cleaning London, will make your life so much easier, meaning you can plan your time properly and tick off each job as you go.
Hire a professional cleaner
If you don’t have time to do a full spring clean on your own, you could always hire a cleaner to help you out (or, perhaps, to do specific jobs, such as cleaning the oven, doing the ironing or giving the carpets a clean).
Get the big jobs done first
It is sometimes tricky to know where to start when you’re giving the entire house a spring clean, and it might be tempting to turn to the ‘nice’ jobs first. We always advise starting with the big jobs, like cleaning carpets and upholstery, and washing down the walls, cupboards and surfaces. Once these things are done, you can tackle one room at a time, and do fiddly jobs (like sorting out the fridge or polishing the photo frames) as and when you want to.
Put some music on
Cleaning the house is a big job that requires a lot of energy, so turning on your favourite music is a great way to keep you motivated. Before you know it, you’ll have charged through your list and will be ready to sit down with a good film and a well-deserved glass of wine!
Don’t forget the little details
A lot of dust can accumulate on things like light fixtures, window blinds, ornaments and mirrors, so don’t forget to give these a thorough polish. Making sure every tiny detail of your home is as clean as possible will make the entire living space feel fresh and airy.
Here at Efficient Cleaning London, we offer a professional spring cleaning service to help you get your home beautifully clean this spring. Contact us today to find out more.