You might be wondering who in their right mind is thinking about spring cleaning when it hasn’t even passed Christmas yet – but time has a habit of flying by so quickly that when spring does arrive, you won’t know what’s hit you!
It’s better to prepare for a spring clean, rather than just go into it blind, as it can help you to be more organised with the process when you ultimately decide to get the ball rolling.
And when it’s thought that 77% of households spring clean every year, you want to make sure that you’re ready for the process when spring comes around.
Here are a few simple steps to prepare for a spring clean in the following year:
1. Purchase the right supplies
There’s nothing worse than getting ready for a deep clean and realising you’re out of half of your cleaning essentials.
As if you weren’t already lacking motivation…
Not having the right cleaning tools can really make life more difficult when it comes to the annual spring clean.
Make sure you do yourself a favour and prepare and stock up in advance.
With plenty of time to get sorted, you might even find a few deals and bargains in the run-up to spring.
2. Make a list of everything you want to cover
As with everything in life, the best way to get your spring cleaning done is to make a plan of action.
Walk around your home, taking in every room, and make a detailed list of everything you’ll need to tackle when spring comes around.
The more in-depth you can be, the easier it’ll be for future you. If you’re after inspiration, this checklist is a good place to start.
3. Remove excess clutter
It’s far harder to clean when your surfaces are scattered with clutter and debris.
Even if your plan is to put it all right back after a clean, start to clear away the worst of your clutter in preparation for spring.
You’ll find that a clear surface is far easier to tackle – and a lot kinder on your stress levels – when you’ve got an entire house to make spick-and-span.
4. Consider professional cleaning costs
Oftentimes, you can’t beat the expert touch of someone who really knows what they’re doing.
There are plenty of cleaning businesses out there, but try to go for the ones that are highly reviewed and trusted within the industry.
You can hire a professional cleaner specifically for spring cleaning, saving you the task and letting you focus on life’s more important events.
5. Seek inspiration
There’s no reason for spring cleaning to feel like a solidary task, even if you’re going at it alone.
Thanks to a few famous cleaning bloggers and influencers, the online cleaning community has never been stronger.
If you haven’t already checked out Mrs Hinch on Instagram, it’s about time you did – she won’t just make cleaning sound cool; she’ll inspire you to get cleaning yourself.