How-To, Sustainability

Spring Cleaning Like A Champion

Our Top Spring Cleaning Tips to A Fresh and Organised Home

Spring is finally here (although the weather hasn’t caught up to that fact yet)! The birds are chirping away, flowers are starting to bloom and the urge to open up those windows and blow away the stuffy winter air is strong. But what also comes along with this turn of season is the daunting task of spring cleaning, which can quickly turn that joyful spring feeling, into a damp dread.

But not to worry my fellow eco-conscious warrior! In this blog post, we will cover some handy topics to ensure that you confidently conquer your spring clean with handy time-saving tips, natural cleaning solutions as well as our own cleaning product recommendations. And not only that, we are giving away a handy FREE Spring Cleaning Checklist to ensure nothing gets missed in your home.

We will help you to transform your winter hibernation nest into a spring-sparkling haven.

Clean Smarter, Not Harder: Powerful Hacks to Simplify Your Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be a chore. With these helpful and clever spring cleaning tips and tricks, you will be tackling those pesky dust bunnies, overly cluttered drawers and grimy floors in no time.

Planning for Victory: The Power of Organisation

The key to a successful spring cleaning mission lies in home organisation. Before diving in, take a deep breath…and now, let’s create a battle plan. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Spring Cleaning Checklist: Download our free downloadable spring cleaning checklist to ensure you don’t miss any crucial areas around your home. This will keep you right on track and feeling accomplished as you check off completed tasks. (Read through the rest of this article to find our Spring Cleaning Checklist)
  • Schedule Your Spring Cleaning Blitz: Break up your cleaning tasks into easy and manageable chunks. Put aside specific days or even an hour or two for each room to avoid feeling overwhelmed. Don’t forget to factor in breaks – cleaning shouldn’t feel like a marathon!

Decluttering Your Way to Freedom

Before you unleash the cleaning power, tackle all that clutter! Dedicate some time to each room, sorting through your belongings and discard anything unused, broken, or items that no longer spark joy (think Marie Kondo!). Donate any unused items to charity that are still in decent condition and recycle what you can. A clutter-free space is not only easier to clean, but also promotes a sense of calm and well-being, excellent!

Time-Saving Spring Cleaning Tips: Top Tips for Effortless Efficiency

Let’s face it, time is precious, and no one has the same hours in a day as Beyonce. So here are some clever hacks to help you get some time back when you are cleaning, to maximise your spring cleaning efficiency:

  • Top-Down Cleaning: Always work from high surfaces to low ones. This prevents dust and dirt from settling on any freshly cleaned areas. Start with shelves and light fixtures, then move on to furniture before finally tackling your floors and skirting boards.
  • Multitasking Magic: Whilst your oven cleaner works its magic on your greasy oven, tackle another area like dusting the shelves or organising drawers.
  • Power of Short Bursts: Don’t have many hours to spare to dedicate to cleaning? Instead, set a timer for 15-minute cleaning bursts. This way you can focus on a specific area like decluttering a drawer or scrubbing the bathroom sink. You’ll be surprised at how much you can accomplish in a such short time!
  • The Power of Music: Put on some upbeat tunes and turn the volume up! Music can make cleaning more enjoyable and energise you to power through tasks, whilst also having a little dance at the same time. Karaoke is optional whilst you clean.

Cleaning Green: Powerful Solutions for a Healthy Home

Ditch the harsh chemicals whilst you clean your home. Embrace useful eco-friendly cleaning solutions that are safe not only for you and your family, but for your pets, as well as the environment. Here are some fantastic DIY natural cleaning powerhouses that we just can’t get enough of:

  • The All-Purpose Powerhouse: Mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. This solution not only tackles grime on countertops, but also works well on floors and even streaky windows.
  • The Baking Soda Scrub: Baking soda is a gentle yet effective cleaning agent that can be used around your entire home. Combine it with water to form a thick style paste for scrubbing sinks, grimy bathtubs, and even greasy stovetops. For more information on the uses and benefits of using baking soda for cleaning in your home, read our blog dedicated to this useful item.
  • The Essential Oil Magic: Add a few drops of lemon, lavender or your fave essential oil to your natural cleaning solutions for a fresh and pleasant scent. Remember, essential oils should always be diluted and never ingested.

Deep Cleaning Like a Pro: Conquering the Grime Zones

Now its time for the spring clean deep cleaning dives! Here are some specific strategies for tackling the most challenging areas in your home:

  • Deep Cleaning Kitchen: Scrub inside your oven, defrost the fridge, and degrease the backsplash. Embrace the power of baking soda paste for that tough grime on stovetops and inside your oven. Please make sure your oven is cool before attempting any cleaning inside. Deep clean your oven trays whilst your at it!
  • Deep Cleaning Bathroom: Disinfect surfaces, tackle the shower grout with a vinegar solution, and don’t forget to clean and disinfect your toilet brush! Descale your taps with your handy premade vinegar cleaning solution as well to get rid of those pesky water marks.
  • Deep Cleaning Bedroom: Wash your bedding, pillows, and duvets. Vacuum in the crevices and under furniture, and rotate your mattress for even wear. A handy mix of baking soda and your fave essential oil dusted over your mattress will leave it smelling fresh and amazing, just remember to vacuum it up after an hour or so before you put fresh sheets back on.

Motivation Matters: Mantras to Keep You Going

Let’s be honest, cleaning can be tiring, but staying motivated is key! Here are some motivational mantras to keep you cleaning with a champion’s winning spirit:

  • “A clean space is a clear mind.” Focus on the peace and calm a sparkling home can bring once you have finished.
  • “Small steps, big results.” Celebrate each completed task, no matter how small.
  • “Think of the fresh start feeling.” Visualise the satisfaction you’ll have after conquering your spring cleaning goals, leaving your home spring ready.

Essential Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning Arsenal

Cleaning your home with products that are efficient doesn’t have to cost the Earth, or damage it either. We’ve included some products below that we just absolute LOVE and from companies who are just as passionate about cleaning and protecting our planet. Equip yourself for a green spring clean with these essential products:

Multi-Surface Cleaners:

    • Miniml: This UK-based brand offers a fantastic range of cleaning products, including their versatile Anti-Bac Surface Cleaner in French Lavender.
    • Read The Label: For a powerful plant-based option, explore Read The Label’s Multi-Surface Spray. Free from harsh chemicals and fragranced with natural oils, it effectively tackles dirt and grime on various surfaces.

Kitchen Range:

Laundry Detergent:

    • Miniml Laundry Liquid & Conditioner: Available in Fresh Linen, and Tropical Coconut scents, these eco-friendly Laundry Liquid and Conditioners are kind to skin and clothes. Their large refills minimize plastic waste and frequent purchases.
    • Read The Label Natural Laundry Liquid & Conditioner: Delicately formulated for eco-conscious households, Read The Label offers a gentle yet powerful cleaning experience using natural ingredients. Available in either Bergamot & Lavender or Eucalyptus Dives & Geranium in both the Laundry liquid and Softener.

Bonus Eco-Friendly Products:

  • Watercloset Droplets: Upgrade your bathroom experience with Read The Label Watercloset Droplets. Infused with a variety of essential oils and without harsh chemicals, these droplets will leave your bathroom space fresh and inviting. Your next loo user will definitely thank you.
  • Toilet Bombs: These Natural Toilet Bombs from Only The Good Stuff, provide a natural yet effective solution for cleaning, deodorising and disinfecting your toilet without harsh synthetic chemicals. Made from natural ingredients and essential oils. And not just for your toilet, these handy tablets are fantastic as an all-round cleaner for your entire bathroom.

Still Feeling the Spring Cleaning Pinch? Help is Just a Call Away!

Don’t forget that spring cleaning is a marathon, not a sprint. Sometimes even the best-laid plans and most powerful cleaning hacks just aren’t enough to help you keep on top of your cleaning. But don’t despair! If you are feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of taking on your entire spring clean alone, our professional cleaners from Thoroughly Modern Housekeeper are here to help you tackle the big spring clean.

Here’s how our professional cleaning service can ‘polish’ off your spring cleaning experience:

  • Time Tailored Cleaning: Our cleaning services offer handy and personalised cleaning that suits your needs. Having professional cleaners handle the heavy lifting frees up your time to focus on other priorities or simply relax and enjoy a fresh, clean home.
  • Expert Knowledge and Equipment: Our professional cleaners have access to specialised eco-friendly cleaning products and equipment that can tackle even the toughest grime, ensuring a thorough, yet gentle, deep clean.
  • Carbon Neutral Service: With London’s first Carbon Neutral home and garden service provider, you are safe in the hands of a company who are prioritising the health and wellbeing of the planet, whilst ensuring you still receive a top-notch clean and more.
  • Wide Variety of Cleaning Services: From regular cleans, to a one-off end-of-tenancy cleaning, from spring cleans to deep cleans and even after-building cleans before you move into your new home, we have all manner of cleaning covered.
  • Convenience in the Palm of Your Hand: Book and organise your desired clean all at the press of a button. Simples! Whether it is a one-off deep clean, or a regular booked clean, you can manage and organise all online. Free up your time even more with this handy service.

Remember, prioritising your well-being is essential. If spring cleaning feels like it is becoming a burden rather than a fresh start, don’t hesitate to seek help! Here at Thoroughly Modern Housekeeper, we can help assess your cleaning needs and take the pressure off so you can breathe easy and enjoy the beautiful English Spring season.

Spring Cleaning Done Right: A Recipe for a Fresh Start

By following the simple steps in this blog you will be able to conquer your yearly Spring Clean! With our useful spring cleaning tips, alongside our handy cleaning product recommendations, you can create a clean, organised and healthy space for you to enjoy this Spring season and the coming Summer. Breathe easy, take time to now relax, all while safe in the knowledge that your home is ready for a fresh start. Well done and enjoy!

Download your free downloadable Spring Cleaning Checklist below now and get started on springing your house back into action.