After the cold of winter gives way to the gentle breeze of spring, there’s no better time to give your home a refresh. Spring cleaning your home is a perfect excuse to blow away the cobwebs and prepare for the warmer seasons ahead. But with multiple rooms to tackle in your home, spring cleaning clutter can be a bit of a daunting task.

Looking for the secrets on how to spring clean your house quickly? Check out our spring cleaning tips so you can start spring in style.

Before you get started...

Make sure to stock up on all the cleaning essentials you need! This includes microfiber cloths to wipe down surfaces, rubber gloves, and a range of different boxes to pack away any clutter.

Room-by-room spring cleaning checklist

  • Hallway
  • Kitchen
  • Bedroom
  • Living room
  • Bathroom
  • Cleaning around the house
  • Outdoors

Cleaning your hallway

As the entryway to your home, your hallway is the first impression that anyone will have of your home. Start by cleaning your door - give extra attention to your window panes, and don’t forget to polish your door frame. Then, set about clearing and mopping your floors. If your stairs are in your hallway, make sure to give them a vacuum.

Once you’ve cleaned all of your surfaces, you can organise your favourite shoes and jackets. This way when you leave the house your essentials will never be too far away!

Cleaning your kitchen

If left unchecked, your kitchen can easily become the messiest part of your home. This is because cooking and eating your food will lead up to a buildup of food splatters, grease and oil.

First, get your small appliances out of the way. Steam clean your microwave and toaster, dusting and wiping every surface of your small appliances. From here, move on to your large appliances like your fridge and dishwasher.

Empty your fridge of everything (throwing expired items away) and give every drawer and shelf a deep clean. Wipe the surface of your fridge until it’s sparkly clean, and clean the inside of your oven with a bicarbonate of soda – it's great at removing oven grease!

Once you’ve got your appliances out of the way, clear all of your countertops so you can focus on cleaning the surfaces of your kitchen. This includes wiping any dining areas, mopping your floor, and dusting hard to reach areas like the top of your fridge and ceiling. For storage cabinets, remove any items to give the insides a thorough clean.

Kitchens can be one of the most difficult areas to clean in the house so here is a further guide with more cleaning tips

Before you get started...check out our guide.

Before you get started...check out our guide.

Cleaning your bedroom

Your bedroom is your safe haven after a long day of work. But no-one wants a messy bedroom to return to. Wash all of your bedding, including your pillows and cases. If you have a carpet, vacuum all of your floors (but be careful about small jewellery or coins). Refresh your bedsheets so you can start spring feeling fresh!

Wipe your window sills, and vacuum clean your curtains. Do you have a messy wardrobe? Get rid of any clothing you don’t need, and organise everything that you do. It will make picking that dream outfit much easier in the future!

Cleaning your living room

Whether you’re watching some tv or catching up with family, you’ll probably end up spending most of your time in the living room. Unless you want to be surrounded by rubbish, this should be one of the most important rooms on the list! 

Make it a priority to check between your furniture for dust, food wrappers or lost pennies. Vacuum your carpet and underneath your sofa, as these areas attract dust like nowhere else.

Dust and polish your furniture, including vases, photo frames and coffee tables. Wash your walls and windows, paying extra attention to your window sills. Finally, the fun part - sort through your film or music collections, and decide what you want to keep and give away!

Cleaning your bathroom

It’s not hard to see why cleaning your bathroom is the most dreaded part of spring cleaning your home. Remove your toilet seat, and use bleach to clean and disinfect your toilet, inside and out.

After you’ve got this difficult task out of the way, it gets a lot easier. Remove any products that you don’t use anymore, and organise your other toiletries neatly. Wipe your mirror, scrub your floors, and clean your tub and shower. Make sure to clean your shower walls or curtains, depending on what you have.

Cleaning your toilet isn’t a fun job, but someone has to do it! Find out the easiest way to clean your bathroom here.

Cleaning around the house

Need help with the rest of your house? There are loads of small jobs that you can do to make sure your home looks as clean as possible! Cleaning your windows is a job that has to be done, so combine some dishwashing liquid (or vinegar) and water and get scrubbing! Try not to do this job on a sunny day though, as this makes the water dry out too quickly.

Next, focus on any pesky carpet stains that you haven’t been able to remove. For best results, apply a mix of white vinegar and baking soda, leave it for a few hours, and then dab at it with some clean paper towels. If you own a pet, make sure to vacuum your carpet to remove any pet hairs.

Getting rid of clutter might seem boring, but it can also be a fun way of discovering items that you’ve forgotten about. Separate things that you can donate from things you no longer use, and you’ll be surprised how many things you can get rid of!

Cleaning outdoors

Once you've finished spring cleaning the inside of your home, it’s time to venture out into the great outdoors! Start by hosing your regular bin and recycling bin to avoid a pungent aroma that accumulates over time. If you have a garage, set aside some time to rummage through your belongings and decide what you need to throw away. Better yet, why not throw a garage sale?

Scoop any rubbish out of your gutters, and look out for potential rain damage. Sweep and hose down your lawn or patio, and identify any weeds that can be pulled out. Don’t forget to take out your bins and open your windows to get rid of any lingering smells in your home.

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