Put a thorough spring clean on your agenda and get your house feeling fresh
If you don't know where to start, take a look at these cleaning tips to help tackle a top-to-toe clean like a pro.
Do the hardest parts first
For many of us, cleaning isn't our favourite job in the house. One way to deal with it is simply to tackle it head on and start with the biggest and most difficult jobs first. Ticking it off your to-do list will be a great feeling, and things will feel much easier from there.
Roll up your sleeves and clean out the oven, scrub the fridge and clean the windows. Smaller jobs like dusting and wiping down surfaces can be spread out over the week whenever you have time, but these large jobs can be tackled in one fell swoop for an instant clean feeling.
Use eco-friendly products
Some commercial cleaning products are packed full of chemicals and additives that can be harmful to both your health and the environment. Where possible, reduce the need to buy chemical products and reach for those already sitting in your kitchen.
Everyday products such as baking soda, vinegar, lemon and cornstarch can be used in place of chemical-laden commercial products, and for a fraction of the cost. Vinegar and warm water makes for an effective window and mirror cleaner, wiped down with a piece of newspaper, while a paste of baking soda and water makes for a great stove or sink scourer.
Make a list and check it twice
No spring clean is complete without a careful plan detailing exactly what you want to do. Set yourself goals and check off things you've already done.
Lists are also great if you're dividing the clean between several people. Assign different jobs to each person and get them to mark off what's complete, ensuring there are no double ups.