We think that now is the perfect time to begin spring cleaning. The time is fast approaching when you need to give your home a thorough cleaning in preparation for the warm months ahead. Good Housekeeping says that spring cleaning can bring you many advantages, including a sense of accomplishment. Spring cleaning is a daunting task for many, who expect to spend days or even weeks getting their home in order. What if you were able to do all of it in a single day? Check out our quick spring cleaning advice for tips on how to get your house in order in just one day.
Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.
Preparation is the key to cleaning your house in one day. Preparation is the key to getting the best results, and it is the most efficient way to save time when you are on a strict schedule. Be sure to have your dishwasher, sinks, washers, and tumble dryers empty, so they are ready to receive the items that will be coming during the spring cleaning. You should also make a list of the cleaning supplies you’ll need. You should check if the cleaning equipment you will need is already in your home or if it’s something you must purchase the day before. It’s not fun to have to stop your spring cleaning because you forgot to buy a mop bucket.
Make a schedule the night before, and stick to it. This will allow you to stay productive and continue working towards your cleaning goal. Give yourself plenty of time to clean each room. (Kitchens and bathrooms often require more time than other rooms.) Also, take a few breaks and refuel yourself.
Laundry is the first thing to do
It is usually the most time-consuming step. Be sure to have everything ready for the machine to be refilled after each wash. You can clean clothes, bedding, or cushion covers. You can buy washable rugs you can throw into the washer when they need to be cleaned. Learn about the three benefits of washable rugs.
If you have an outdoor line for washing clothes, wipe it down to remove any dirt that has accumulated. The last thing you’ll want to do after washing and cleaning your clothes is to hang them on a dirty line.
The Room You Fear the Most
Figuring out how to do a spring cleaning in a day involves figuring out what order you should complete your tasks. The bathroom is a great place to start for most people. The bathroom is a great place to start. After you have tackled the larger tasks, cleaning the rest of the house will seem easy. Remember to clean the sink after you’ve cleaned the entire house. If you don’t, every time you rinse a sponge or mop, you will have to clean the sink again!
Use our Spring Cleaning Checklist for each Room
Check out our checklist for more information on how to do a spring cleaning in one day!
- Make sure that towels, bathmats, and other soft furnishings can be washed in the machine.
- Spray a high-quality cleaning spray into the sink, bath, and shower. Pour bleach into the toilet bowl, and then let the spray and bleach work for at least 10 minutes.
- Spray and clean all surfaces, including cabinets, tiles, and mirrors. (We recommend using a microfiber cloth on surfaces with mirrored surfaces.
- After allowing the spray to work to remove dirt and bacteria from the sink, bath, or shower, you can use a scrubby sponge to clean the surfaces. Rinse with the showerhead or tap afterward.
- Then, with the toilet brush, scrub inside the toilet bowl from top to bottom. Start by washing the toilet brush bristles under the inner rim of the bowl at the top and finish in the water below the bowl. Clean the cistern with antibacterial wipes or spray and a cloth. Also, clean the underside and top of the toilet seat.
- After you have finished cleaning the bathroom, use hot water with a bit of bleach to mop the floors.
- Remove all bedding from your mattress and let it air out for 30 minutes. (The best way to achieve this is to open all windows to allow fresh air to reach the mattress, reducing any allergens or germs). Start a wash cycle in the washing machine with all your bedding and clothes.
- As you clean out each drawer and compartment in your wardrobe, it’s time to get a grip and be decisive. If you haven’t worn something in the past year, it is best to throw it out.
- Vacuum and dust the furniture and surfaces. We recommend that you use a microfibre towel to clean any mirrors and mirrored surfaces.
- Vacuuming your mattress is another way to remove dust and other particles.
- Start with the refrigerator and freezer. Wait until the refrigerator and freezer reach room temperature, and then empty the contents in a cooler.
- You can also sort your food and discard anything that has passed its expiration date. Sort through all your food items in the cupboards.
- After the shelves in your refrigerator and freezer have warmed, spray them with a quality cleaning solution and clean the exteriors as well. Then, you can clean your shelves, cabinets, counters, and windows. Once you have finished cleaning your fridge, turn it back on. Replace all the food once it has reached its optimum temperature.
- Start by degreasing your oven. Remove any removable components (such as oven shelves and stove grates) and scrub them with steel wool pads. Use a cleaning spray of good quality and a durable cloth to clean the remainder of the oven.
- To remove stubborn food or grease from your microwave, place a lemon into a bowl that is microwave-safe and microwave for about a minute. After the microwave cools down, use a cleaning spray and a soft cloth to wipe the inside.
- Be sure to wash and put away all items from the sink, empty the kitchen bin, and sweep, vacuum, and mop the floors.
- Vacuum the carpet or flooring and dust your shelves and surfaces.
- Steam cleaning is recommended for fabric sofas, chairs, and carpets if you have one. We offer a rug-cleaning guide that can help you to clean your carpets and rugs in a manner that suits you. Our blog on cleaning tips from Mrs Hinch to refresh your rug might be of interest.
- Vacuum under the cushions of your sofas and chairs. You would be surprised what you can find under your couch, from crumbs and lip balm to pens or lip balm you thought were lost forever.
- Dust your electronic devices with a microfibre towel and clean your fireplace if you own one.