It’s that time of year – spring has officially sprung and the country is awash with daffodils and spring cleaning tips! This isn’t a bad thing, it’s a really great time of year to get the house and garden spruced up so you can spend the summer enjoying it and making the most of the sunny days.
Here are 10 amazing spring cleaning tips:
1. Do It Now
Don’t put spring cleaning off, do it now. In a few months it will be summer, so now is the time to get involved and get everything sorted so those few sunny days in summer can be spent out in the clean, organised garden!
2. Prepare Well
Make sure you have as many labels, black bags and cleaning products as you need before you get started, you don’t want to get knee deep in cleaning only to find you need to head out and get more cleaning supplies.
3. Do Dump the Junk
Don’t bother cleaning all that clutter that has been accumulating you’ll simply have more work to do during next years spring clean. Instead have a good clear out and give yourself less to clean. It is extremely satisfying to declutter your living space and makes the whole place easier to keep clean. If you really can’t bear to part with some items then consider placing your precious items into self-storage. They will be kept safe without you having to worry about cleaning them.
4. Don’t Give Yourself Endless Tea Breaks
Although tea breaks are always well deserved, it is important to keep momentum up. Whether you’re cleaning your home, garage or self storage unit you must not stop in the middle of the job, it just makes you less likely to go back to it!
5. Give Yourself Time
You need to make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get the work done. If you know you realistically don’t have time to do the whole house over a weekend, plan to do one or two rooms.
6. Do One Room At A Time
To give yourself that burst of pride and achievement, complete one room at a time so that you can feel satisfied that you’re completing everything that needs doing properly. Don’t spread yourself thinly and try to multitask across the house.
7. Watch Youtube
If you have certain cleaning tasks you have been putting off because you don’t know how to approach them, get on Youtube and look for tips and tricks to help you. Technology means we now have all the advise we need at our fingertips, make the most of it and do your research!
8. Don’t Go It Alone
Don’t try to do all the jobs on your own if you don’t have to. If you have kids, try to get them involved by getting them to do fun tasks for rewards. Alternatively if you prefer to get stuck in on your own, tell your partner that all they have to do is keep the kids entertained and you’ll do the rest, sometimes just having the space to get stuck in is extremely useful.
9. Do The Garden First
Your garden will soon be sprouting leaves and buds every which way. So now is the time to get the garden equipment out of self storage and trim those bushes back before they spring into life!
10. Enjoy Yourself!
Don’t forget to enjoy yourself. Cleaning isn’t fun for most of us, but you will feel much better after it is done, so pop some music on, have a little dance and get stuck in!