The days are getting lighter and spring is most definitely in the air, which means it’ll soon be time to do the big spring clean. The thought of doing a deep clean can be a little daunting, so we’ve put together a to do list to help you on your way.
Dusting: Make sure that aside from the obvious areas, you dust around skirting boards, light fixtures and lamps, ceiling fans, in between blind slats, bannisters, picture frames, air vents and ceiling corners.
Pets: Wash all blankets and beds that your cats and dogs use, check under furniture for toys/paper/food/missing personal items that your pet might have stored away!
Food: It’s a great time to go through your food cupboards, fridge and freezer and look for food that’s out of date and throw it away. If you have food that you know you’re not going to eat or is a few months away then why not donate it to a food bank?
Vacuum: Carpets, rugs, upholstery, curtains, pet beds and behind large items of furniture.
Boiler: If it’s been a year (or more) since your last boiler service, schedule one now.
Guttering: Clear all guttering, check for blockages and leaks.
Wash: Doors, windows, walls, blinds, light shades, curtains, carpets, air vents, fridge, cupboards, banisters, ovens and microwaves.
Descale: Kettle, sink, taps and shower heads. If you live in a very hard water area then you may also need to descale your toilet, dishwasher and washing machine.
Polish: Furniture, glassware, silverware, picture frames, flooring and mirrors.
Touch up: Clean scuffs on walls and touch up paint, remove damp and mould, repair damaged upholstery,
Furniture: Condition leather, deep clean fabric upholstery, wash all cushions and blankets.
Clothing: Go through your clothes and see what winter clothes can be put in to storage, bring out your spring/summer clothes and check any clothes that might be stuffed in the back of the cupboard to ensure there aren’t any moths.
Replace: Broken light bulbs, batteries in smoke detectors, batteries in carbon monoxide detectors and extractor fan filters.
Flooring: If you have wooden flooring then it would be a good idea to treat them to keep them in good condition.
Clear out: Sell unwanted items online or donate to charity, recycle broken electrical items, check garage and loft space for unwanted items.