How to tackle the big spring clean

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February 28, 2024
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Refreshing your home for the new season

As the chill of winter begins to fade and the days grow longer, we're reminded that spring is just around the corner. With the arrival of this rejuvenating season comes the perfect opportunity to give our homes a much-needed refresh. At BIG Warranties, we understand the importance of a clean and well-maintained home, which is why we're here to offer some essential tips for tackling the big spring clean.

Essential spring cleaning tips

1. Create a plan

Before diving into your spring cleaning, take some time to create a plan of action. Identify which areas of your home need the most attention and prioritise tasks accordingly. Breaking down the cleaning process into manageable steps will help you stay organised and focused.

2. Declutter first

One of the most crucial steps in spring cleaning is decluttering. Go through each room in your home and get rid of items that you no longer need or use. Donate or recycle items that are in good condition, and dispose of any clutter that is simply taking up space.

3. Start from the top

When it comes to cleaning each room, start from the top and work your way down. Begin by dusting ceiling fans, light fixtures, and coving, then move on to cleaning windows, walls, and furniture. Finally, tackle floors last to avoid spreading dirt and dust to freshly cleaned surfaces.

4. Deep clean appliances

Spring is the perfect time to give your appliances some TLC. Clean out the refrigerator, oven, microwave, and dishwasher, removing any food crumbs, spills, and lingering odours. Don't forget to vacuum the coils behind your fridge to improve efficiency and extend its lifespan.

5. Freshen up fabrics

Wash or dry clean curtains, pillow covers, and upholstery to remove dust, allergens, and stale odours. Consider steam cleaning carpets and rugs for a thorough refresh, and don't forget to rotate and flip mattresses to ensure even wear.

Common spring cleaning mistakes

Skipping regular maintenance

While spring cleaning is an excellent opportunity to tackle deep cleaning tasks, it's essential not to neglect regular maintenance throughout the year. Keep up with daily tidying, weekly cleaning routines, and seasonal maintenance tasks to prevent dirt and grime from building up.

Overlooking hidden areas

When cleaning, it's easy to focus on the visible surfaces and overlook hidden areas where dust and grime accumulate. Don't forget to clean behind and underneath furniture, appliances, and fixtures, as well as inside cabinets, wardrobes, and drawers.

Using harsh chemicals

While it may be tempting to use strong chemical cleaners to tackle tough stains and messes, they can be harmful to your health and the environment. Opt for natural cleaning solutions whenever possible, such as vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice, which are effective and eco-friendly alternatives.

Rushing the process

Spring cleaning is a thorough and time-consuming process that requires patience and attention to detail. Avoid rushing through tasks or trying to tackle too much at once, as this can lead to sloppy cleaning and overlooked areas.

With these essential tips and common mistakes in mind, you're ready to tackle the big spring clean and welcome the new season with a fresh and rejuvenated home. Remember to take your time, stay organised, and prioritise tasks for a successful cleaning experience. And for added peace of mind, consider protecting your home and appliances with our comprehensive policies. Happy spring cleaning!

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