Spring is almost upon us and with everyone stuck safely indoors until February, now is the perfect time to de-clutter and brighten your home. Here at the Roscommon People, we’ve put together five spring-cleaning tips designed to give you a fresh start in 2021!
- Out with the old
The first step for any spring clean is a de-clutter! Now is the time to create some breathing space ahead of the big deep clean.
This is also a great way of disposing items in your fridge, freezer and bathroom that have reached their use-by date.
Use it as an opportunity to rid your home of items that no longer work or you no longer use. You can donate items such as clothes, furniture, appliances, books etc., provided they are still functional.
- Priorities people!
A plan is important…as long as you take use it as an opportunity to procrastinate!
This is a vital step to ensuring your spring clean goes smoothly, especially if you have a big job on your hands.
To begin, write out a list of everything you plan on doing and create a schedule that balances priorities and time.
For example, tasks such as washing sheets and bed linen, throws and cushion covers, should be at the top of the list. You can then move on to other jobs while you wait for them to dry.
Planning on giving the windows a wash? Avoid the dark evenings and get them done earlier in the day.
- If it’s broke, fix it!
Now is the time to fix what needs fixing! Take a quick note of what bulbs are gone and what needs some TLC before you head out to buy supplies and get those little jobs sorted!
- Hit the floor last!
Take it from the top to avoid going back over areas you’ve already cleaned.
Start with clearing cobwebs and dusting tricky light fixtures before working your way down to other furniture and then finally the floors.
You’ll save yourself a lot of time and effort in the long run and avoid giving yourself a headache in the process!
Don’t forget to move appliances and heavy furniture such as fridges, washing machines, microwaves, couches, TVs, cabinets and beds in order to clean behind them thoroughly.
Couches can be deep cleaned by removing cushions, washing covers and hovering.
Clean out the inside of your oven, microwave and other food preparation appliances. To remove stubborn sauce stains in microwaves, such as tomato, mix water with some lemon and place inside on high heat for a few minutes. Let it cool and then clean away!