It’s time to… give your home a spring clean
The days are beginning to get lighter and the promise of warmer weather is getting nearer. Home spring cleaning is a popular tradition with homeowners at this time of year, allowing us to freshen up our homes so we are ready to spring into spring! If you feel like your house is stuck in the winter blues, giving your space a good spruce up is a great place to start. It may feel like a daunting task at the time, but afterwards the satisfaction of a spring cleaned home is well worth it. We’ve put together a few tips to help get you started.
Home spring cleaning, room by room
Approaching your home spring cleaning room by room is the most effective way to deep clean your house. This way, it doesn’t feel as daunting and you can focus on one room at a time. Creating checklists for yourself is also a good idea, so you can get organised and have the satisfaction of ticking off each room as you go along. Having a check list also helps to remind you of the areas in your home that need that extra bit of attention, so you can focus on the spaces that have been neglected over the winter and skip those that are cleaned more regularly.
Clear the clutter
One of the biggest parts of home spring cleaning for most homeowners is often getting rid of clutter that has built up over the past few months of being cooped up inside away from the cold. Having a systematic approach to what you want to do with your things can be helpful. More often than not, the thought of decluttering is worse than the task itself, so let’s stick a playlist, podcast or your favourite TV show or film on in the background, and get started. We recommend thinking of four categories to pop your belongings in. We suggest going for something like bin, for charity, for friends and family, put away. Buy storage tins, boxes or canisters to hide the clutter and keep things looking tidy. Moving the clutter that you no longer want at home to where you want it to go as soon as possible is also a good idea – out of sight, out of mind!
Get everyone involved
Make home spring cleaning a household effort. If you have young children, they can be the perfect little helpers. Giving them age appropriate chores so everyone feels included is a great way to get everyone involved, with, of course, a reward at the end to give them an incentive to help you get the work done.
Tackle your seasonal chores
A lot of household chores are done seasonally, especially when it comes to preparing for the warmer weather, because that means the return of hosting garden parties and BBQs. So incorporating them into your home spring cleaning routine means you can get them out the way early, giving you more time to enjoy the warmer weather.
For instance, tackle outdoor chores such as cleaning your windows, roofline and front door, all with a quick wipe down with soapy water. If you have a conservatory, the safest way to clean its roof is using a telescopic brush and a ladder. In most cases some hot soapy water will aid cleaning, just like with your windows, door and roofline. Once you’re done with the brush, make sure you rinse the roof off with a pressure washer or a garden hose.
Tasks as simple as these give your home a new lease of life. Indoor chores like storing your winter bedding, clothing and décor away give your house a refreshed look too.
Home spring cleaning with Trade Windows
With these tips, we hope that we can get started on home spring cleaning together this year, so we can make the most of the warmer weather as soon as it arrives. For any advice on how to update or clean your windows, doors, conservatory or roofline, just give us a call on 01332 755551 and a member of our team will be able to give you all the advice you need, as well as any household hacks.