7 Tips For Spring Cleaning Your Home

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From PDX with Love // Spring Cleaning

The sun has started to shine and the birds have started to sing, so it’s time to dust away those winter cobwebs and welcome spring into your home! Whether you’re someone who always keeps a tidy home or, like me, you have a big clean every now and then, these spring cleaning tips will have your home looking brand new in no time! Not only does a thorough clean of the house make your home look and feel better, but it can also do the same for you and your children. Dust and dirt can wreak havoc for allergy sufferers, along with creating a breeding ground for nasty bacteria. Start spring the right way and follow these simple ideas for making spring cleaning a breeze!

 

Get your Family Involved

Now this may take a little bit of coaxing, but getting your entire family involved will make spring cleaner more fun – and much faster! Designate everyone their own special area of the house to clean and make it exciting, by offering rewards or prizes for the best cleaning job.

 

Clear Clutter as you Clean

While you may just be cleaning, consider everything that you’re dusting or moving to vacuum under. Clearing clutter is a great way to give your home a new lease on life, while also eliminating a great deal of cleaning in the process!

 

Consider Revamping your Home

Spring cleaning can often stir up a great deal of allergens in the air. During a massive spring cleanout, many parents realise just how unwelcoming their house can be to children or anyone who suffers from allergies. Talking to a reputable home builder can help you to revamp your home, offering a more pleasant living environment for the whole family. Consider replacing carpets with timber flooring or your old wall mounted air-conditioner with a ducted system.

 

Choose your Products

Your cleaning products will always make a huge difference to the success of your spring clean. Choose the right products for different surfaces and always be sure to have plenty of sponges and cloths handy – cleaning with a dirty sponge is incredibly unhygienic and creates extra work.

 

Clean sections of your House, rather than Rooms

Cleaning particular sections of your house tends to be much easier than cleaning whole rooms. For instance, choose to tackle all of the windows in one cleaning session, followed by the walls and so forth.

 

Make it Fun!

Coming from someone who really doesn’t enjoy cleaning too much, this may sound a little strange; however, it’s easy to take the bore out of your spring cleaning by putting on your favourite music. It’s amazing what a little dancing around the broom handle can do, so get those tunes going and start enjoying your spring clean!

 

After Care

Don’t let your hard efforts go to waste, take precautions to ensure that your home stays sparkling and clean for as long as possible! Don’t fall into old habits of recollecting clutter and create a cleaning roster for the whole family, this allows everyone to be involved and helps to keep your home looking fresh, all year round!

 

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Author Bio
Stephanie is an Interior Design Specialist from Brisbane, Australia. She prepares many of the best display homes Brisbane has to offer and says that everyone can do with a spring clean to de-clutter their home. Outside of work, Stephanie likes to go shopping with her friends and relaxing at the beach.

7 Comments
  • MamaBreak
    September 16, 2012

    Perfect tips to apply to fall cleaning as well!

  • kim
    September 16, 2012

    Yep, I do a little at a time…everyday so I don’t have to spend all day cleaning….don’t like that!! Great article.

  • mel
    September 16, 2012

    What great tips. Thank you so much!!

  • krystle
    September 16, 2012

    Even though its not Spring here my house could sure use some good cleaning. Thanks for the tips!

  • Amanda Tempel
    September 16, 2012

    These are some great tips – We’re working on cleaning up around here now, it’s so hard, especially after you lose someone 🙁

  • Susan Bewley
    September 17, 2012

    Great tips! We just did our fall cleaning around here!

  • julieann r
    September 17, 2012

    GREAT tips and ideas…..it’s sure easier when you have a plan and make it fun!