I can’t believe March is almost over! It has been great having the kids back to school. My girls have been super excited to see their friends and teachers again. We had such a stressful couple of months before that, so it was really needed for the girls to get back into their school routine as well as me being able to get back to my routine. During this time, I have been able to get this place more tidy and organised! It was painful to see the state of each room every day! It was absolutely impossible to keep it tidy every day lol.
So I decided to do a spring clean. It’s been so hard to juggle home school, work and keeping on top of domestic chores. I have been enjoying getting out all my old and new favourite cleaning products and giving the place a good blitz!
Here are a few tips, tricks and ideas for making your home sparkle this spring.
Write a List
It sounds obvious but writing down everything you want to achieve. Split it up into manageable chunks that you can tackle depending on how much time you have. And then tick off everything as you go. You’ll feel productive, and a list will keep you on track.
Spring cleaning means deep cleaning. And now that the kids are back in class, what better way to get your home in order. Throw open the windows on a sunny day and get deep cleaning. By a deep clean, I mean a proper clean. Go through each room and focus on the things that don’t often get cleaned. For example, the sofa – pull it out, take off the cushions, hoover, wipe down with a damp cloth. You may want to use a fabric cleaner depending on the type of material.
One Room at a Time
Focus on one room at a time, and remember to list all the jobs you want to accomplish. Even if you’ve recently cleaned each room, there will be plenty of areas that get neglected and will benefit from a deep clean.
Wash the Curtains
Curtains and blinds are one area of the home that can often be overlooked when cleaning. Remove curtains and give them a rinse and iron. If you have blinds, invest in a proper blind brush to remove all the dust.
With any luck, charity shops will be open soon. This means now is an excellent time for a de-clutter. Divide your stuff into three piles; keep, bin, recycle/donate. Clear out those draws, cupboards and storage boxes and look for solutions that will help you get organised.
Get the Kids Involved
If your kids are anything like mine, you’ll know it’s hard to get kids motivated to keep their rooms tidy. Invest in some good storage and get them involved with sorting through their toys. Perhaps incentivise them to sell some on eBay or other online marketplaces to raise some cash for something new.
Clean Big-Ticket Items
By this, I mean to treat the washing machine to a deep clean or pop a cleaner into the dishwasher next time it’s empty. Perhaps aim to tackle one large item such as the oven and fridge each week or month – whatever is manageable for you.
Will you be doing a bit of a spring clean this year? Do you have any tips or tricks for making it as easy as it seems on Instagram?!
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