22 Spring Cleaning Hacks
I’m sure I’ve probably mentioned before that I get itchy feet quite often (as in the wanting to move house itchy feet!) Since leaving university I have probably moved house at least every 2 years, with the exception of this time. This time we have been in our house for 4 whole years! I’m sure the fact that we have a mortgage now is partly to do with that so it’s not quite as easy to move!
Aaaaanyway, Chris and I have recently been talking about actually moving house within the next year or so. We’ve decided it would be wise to future proof and have an extra room or two. But before we move, we really need to sort out a lot of the bits and pieces we have acquired over the years, and give the house a good clean. Especially now that the snow has made a disappearance, and the sun is shining, I definitely feel like spring is on the way. This has spurred me on to have a bit of a clean and declutter of our house. So here I thought I’d share some wonderful Spring Cleaning Hacks that people have suggested to me.
- Use microfibre cloths. They are ideal for cleaning just about any surface. Buy a colourful packet and use different colours for different rooms/surfaces/areas. They are washable and save a fortune versus using kitchen towel or disposable cloths. katykicker.com
- To help you get motivated pop some music on, make an upbeat and fun cleaning soundtrack and dance while you clean! arepops.com
- Cut a grapefruit in half, sprinkle some salt on it and then use it to rub down your bath and shower tiles. For stubborn build up put an extra teaspoon of salt on after rubbing with the grapefruit. 100% natural, smells great and it really works! welshmum.co.uk
- Buy nice scented cleaning products. I enjoy cleaning purely because I love how the house smells after using Zoflora/Method products twinderelmo.co.uk
- Routines are helpful when you just don’t know where to start every day. I find this one less overwhelming than some others. diaryofafirstchild.com
- Zoflora everywhere!!! I dilute it and pop it in a spray bottle and spray it everywhere 🙈 also, room sprays! I have a large collection now. thentherewerethree.uk
- I like to set myself little 5 minute tasks to complete through the day so it doesn’t feel so overwhelming. everafterwithkids.com
- Clear out clutter! Tackle one room at a time and don’t leave it until only the things that are supposed to be there are left! (I’m still waiting to take my own advice!) pinkpearbear.com
- Hire a skip or a Hippo Bag and set aside a day for a massive clear out. Most of us have loads of old toys, kids bikes, defunct PCs and sports equipment. Get rid of that (you could even sell it or car boot it) and you will have a better idea of how much space you have and what really needs to be done. motherdistracted.co.uk
- Assign an hour per day for spring cleaning. Make a list, set your timer and get your butt moving to get that cleaning list done. It’s my favourite method of cleaning ouririshfamily.com
- Throw as much away as you can so there’s not as much to dust round and you can spend less time tidying! outnumberedbybunnies.com
- Listen to an audiobook or podcast while you clean – makes it so much more enjoyable and I second the microfibre cloths comment above! Also, a cordless Dyson is a game changer! homeheartharmony.com
- Start at the top and work down! I strip the beds, open the windows and hoover first, then dust, clean all the bathrooms and mop the bathroom floors. Then downstairs is clean the bathroom, hoover all the floors, mop the kitchen and polish the living room. The karcher window vac is fab for windows and shower screens too and the cordless Dyson is amazing, literally the best gadget! backwithabump.co.uk x
- Baby oil on taps! The shine is amazing! geegardner.co.uk
- Baby wipes literally clean everything in sight. From babies bums to skirting boards, work tops, toys, marks on doors and floors they are so versatile and every parent’s go to item for a quick and easy result. emmareed.net
- Don’t do it all and don’t pressure yourself to do it in just one or two days. Assign light tasks to kids around the house and make them responsible for their own rooms. myparentingjourney.com
- As a self-employed cleaner I have to say using a vinegar solution to clean windows/mirrors/glass etc twinmummyanddaddy.com
- Do a little bit at a time and tidy as you go. Give yourself plenty of time to get it done. It can take me a week to thoroughly clean the whole house! cupoftoast.co.uk
- Pop half or quarter of a lemon in a bowl of water in the microwave for a minute, leave it for 5 minutes and then just wipe the microwave – the lemon loosens all the splatters and they just wipe away. It even works using Jif lemon juice! newmummyblog.com
- Vinegar and lemon juice with scourer for everything! Makes the place smell like a chippy but we quite like it. moleandhedgehog.com
And some super helpful ones here….
- Bribe the kids to do it wildmamawildtribe.com
- Get a cleaner- sorry not sorry thecheshirewife.com
So what helps you with your spring cleaning? Do you have any helpful hacks or tips?
22 Spring Cleaning Hacks