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Your Spring Cleaning Guide To A Sparkling House: Here’s Where To Start

August 26, 2021 5 min read

Your Spring Cleaning Guide To A Sparkling House: Here’s Where To Start

Leaning on your own two hands for support during a spring cleaning session is uncomfortable at best and dangerous at worst. Especially when you have small kids and tend to want to be a little too organised. Spring cleaning is hard work. You dust, you scrub, you vacuum… twice. And after all that, what do you get? A sparkling house and clean floors! There’s nothing like the newness Spring brings and a good clean-up. However, the reward feels worth the storm, right. But I’m sure the main reason why you’re here is that like most people, the idea of Spring cleaning is great but there’s nothing like the anxiety that comes with not knowing where to start.

Nobody wants to spend a day cleaning up their house. But when you get down to it, there’s no better feeling than the smell of fresh air after a spring cleaning session and a sparkling house. The only problem is not knowing where to start. This feels like a whirlwind on its own. You’ve just got to get started! But we’re here to help. We know how to get a sparkling house so that you can put eventually get your feet up and relax. Here are some cleaning hacks that our team has gathered after years of experience in spring cleaning. Use these tips and you’ll be done in no time. 

Your Guide To A Clean and Sparkling House This Spring:

  1. Work from top to bottom

If you are thinking about how to spring clean your home, you need to start from the top down. This includes the top floor, walls, and ceilings. As you work your way upward, debris will be forced downward, and you will avoid having to dust and re-clean your space. You should first clean cobwebs and dust from your ceilings and fans using a vacuum or extended duster. This way, everything can fall and you don't have to feel like you're cleaning one place over and over. Once all your furniture and other items are dusted, vacuum the dust and debris from your floors.

  1. De-clutter

If you’re reading this post, I assume you don’t enjoy clutter. While that’s not a bad thing, studies show that clutter is a major cause of stress levels. It tells your brain that work isn’t done. With more and more people working remotely, tidy spaces are important. Our daily lives include more time spent at home on the weekends as well which means that our stress can be managed on how best we declutter and organise our leisure and work areas.

I always find that de-cluttering is the first step to Spring cleaning. It starts with the cupboards and sorting through old clothes, looking through drawers and throwing out old papers, and not to mention getting to work through the random piles stocked in random cabinets. De-cluttering does get fun when you find things you forgot about but it’s important to not hoard and remember the purpose of why you’re Spring cleaning.

  1. Windows and curtains need love too

Let’s face it, how often are you getting your curtains washed and windows cleaned? If there’s ever a most unloved item in your home, it’s your curtains. Curtains tend to pick up a lot of dust and grime over time and can be responsible for the quality of air in your home. The other key to a sparkling house is sparkling windows. This includes window sills for anyone who thinks that this is also not an essential. Once the walls and ceilings are clean, getting the curtains and windows taken care of should be a priority.

  1. The kitchen and bathroom

Yes, the one that we most dread but need to get to. These are two places where the most action takes place and is frequently exposed to steam and bacteria. Whether it’s from old food or hot showers, kitchens and bathrooms can be breathing grounds for a lot of bacteria which is why you have to disinfect and get to the small spaces and grime.

  • Clean your cabinets.
  • Inspect your pantry and fridge and wipe down shelves. Reorganise and throw away old items.
  • Clean appliances thoroughly.
  • Throw out old and mouldy mats, cloths, and towels.
  • Throw out expired items such as old makeup and canned or stored food.
  1. Don’t forget about outside

The outside also needs some TLC now and then and it’s important to remember that kids and pets do spend a lot of their time outside compared to inside. Ensuring that this is a clean and healthy space for them is essential to their health. A sparkling house is made up of the outside just as much as it is on the inside.

 A sparkling house also consists of the outside.

Here’s What You Should Remember:

  • Use a disinfectant

To avoid the big elephant in the room regarding the main reason for cleaning, disinfectant is a big must for this Spring 2021. Regardless of whether you or any member in your household has tested positive for Covid-19 the past 2 years, your home needs a deep clean. Using a Covid-19 disinfectant is essential in this Spring clean-up process. Not only does it protect you from the virus but it also gives you peace of mind about your personal space being a safe and hygienic space. A sparkling house is not just in the look but also the smell and feel. This is important when it comes to using the right fragranced disinfectants.

  • If you have allergies, protect yourself

The part we all hate about Spring cleaning…If you are someone who suffers from allergies such as hay fever, spring cleaning can feel like a nightmare with all the dust going around. Protect yourself when spring cleaning with rubber gloves and masks if needed. Wearing protective clothing will help prevent skin irritations and allergic reactions.

  • Use your own order

Because this is something that is done uniquely by everyone but for the same purpose, everyone has their own rhythm of doing things. Do what works best for you but work smart not hard. This could be a lengthy experience based on how you feel about cleaning so you might as well make it fun. Get your partner, kids, or anyone else in on the task to make it a collective experience where everyone can do their part.

It's important to do spring cleaning every year, particularly if you suffer from allergies. In times like COVID-19, it's even more crucial. Make it your mission to give yourself and your family a clean that goes deeper than just dirt. The last thing you want to do is feel like you’re cleaning 5 times. In times of Covid-19, disinfecting is a good idea to make sure that even though you have a sparkling house, it’s also disinfected and clean. There’s nothing like the scent of blooms and spring to get you into the mood of a new season which is why we have the ideal product that never fails to achieve this. Zoflora is one of the most commonly used Covid-19 disinfectants on the market and is especially known for its beautiful scents. The key to spring cleaning is to not just achieve a sparkling house but rather a Covid-19 free, clean, and beautifully fragranced home. Find your best fragrance and order yours today!