When the sun is shining and the spring has come, it is time for a spring cleaning in your house. Usually the spring cleaning takes longer than a usual domestic cleaning session and it is not done all on one day. It is recommended you do it room by room starting from the most empty room, cleaning all wardrobes, shelves, windows, window sills, skirting boards and floor. If the floor is carpeted, you should wash it and leave it to dry. Apart from cleaning the windows, you can wash the curtains and dust the blinds as they gather a lot of dust. Then move on and clean the next room, again cleaning everywhere including the top of the wardrobes, lamp shades and switches. The easiest way to clean drawers and wardrobes is to empty them first and wipe down properly everywhere.
Wiping the dust could be done with a furniture polish or with a soapy water and a cloth. The dirty areas might need scrubbing with a sponge or a brush. It is recommended to wipe down the dust before you start vacuuming the floor. You should try to vacuum properly behind and under furniture. Sometimes sofas, mattresses and chairs also need vacuuming or even washing, depending on the material they are made of.
When we say spring cleaning, we mean deep cleaning of your house including removing mildew from the bath and shower, cleaning the toilet properly and removing lime scale.
There is also a lot of work to be done in the kitchen. Defrosting and cleaning the freezer, emptying the cupboards and cleaning the from inside, cleaning the oven and the grill – these tasks require more time and efforts than your usual cleaning.
If there are external areas in your home like garage or shed, they also need to be tidied up and cleaned. Also check what is going on in the attic or in the basement and give unnecessary items to charity or try to sell them.
When it comes to a spring cleaning, allow at least a week before the whole job is done. Cleaning all rooms regularly will help you finish this tedious job quicker.