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Spring cleaning checklist

Posted on March 20th, 2019

Welcome in the new season with a fresh, clean home. To help you get things in order, we’ve put together a handy spring cleaning checklist to tick off as you clean.

Dust away

Using a microfiber cloth, dust surfaces from top to bottom – even the ceiling and walls. Remember to take out items from cupboard and shelves to dust behind them. Pay extra attention to small, intricate objects (you may find it best to use a thin cloth for these). Don’t use sprays, as this will only cement the dust into whatever you are dusting.

Sanitise

After removing the dust from your surfaces, take a multipurpose cleaning spray and apply liberally. Leave to react for at least 5 minutes before wiping away with a damp cloth. Use a scourer to remove stubborn stains.

Wipe the windows

Ideally, you want to use a window squeegee for this, but any non-abrasive cloth will do just fine. Using a mixture of white wine vinegar and tap water in equal parts, apply the solution to the windows. Leave to react for a minute or two before removing and buffing away with a dry cloth.

Vacuum

Once you’ve dusted, you can then whip out the hoover and get rid of the dust that has fallen to the floor. Also make sure to hoover any upholstered furniture, such as fabric couches, chairs and pillows.

Wax and polish

Now that your home is practically dust-free, you can go ahead and wax your wooden furnishing/polish your metal and glass furnishings. If you have wooden floors, don’t forget to wax those, too.

Shampoo carpets and rugs

Plush floorings take quite the beating day to day. And now that you’ve vacuumed and waxed your floors, the carpets need a bit of love, too. For this one, you might want to get a professional to help since thicker rugs can be quite a pain.

However, if you only have thin rugs, then simply beat them outside to remove any remaining dust before applying a gentle shampoo/water mixture to the fabric and scrubbing at it carefully. Afterwards, hose down the rug and leave to dry for at least 24 hours.

Wash covers and window treatments

If you have any soft furnishings that can be removed, such as pillow covers, bed sheets or couch sleeves, give them a much-needed wash. This is also a good opportunity to wash your curtains, which can accumulate quite a bit of muck over time. And don’t forget to wipe in-between blinds!

Get rid of grime

The faded grout lines by the kitchen counter, the scum that’s built up around the shower, the limescale that now tarnishes the taps… you know it needs to be done. Get out your strongest cleaning supplies and start scrubbing away the grime. You’ll feel incredibly satisfied when you’re done.

Have a clear-out

Spring cleaning doesn’t only cover cleaning – it means tidying, too! Now that your home is spotlessly clean, have a look around and see what you could declutter. You could clear out old paperwork, or children’s toys that are no longer played with, or even some of your clothes. The extra space that clearing out gives you will make your home feel cleaner and more than ever.

Did you find our spring cleaning checklist helpful?

Here at Seddon Homes, we love that new home feeling, and so we hope that our cleaning checklist can recreate that feeling in your home. However, if you want the real thing, why not have a look at our stunning new build homes? We have developments all across the north and midlands of England and with our wide selection of house types, we’re sure to have a home to suit you.

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