Ways to get savvy about spring cleaning

Wednesday, 7th March 2018, 3:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 7th March 2018, 4:20 pm

Conquer the once a year spring clean with these savvy tips to help brighten your home up.

The spring clean doesn’t need to be a daunting task and with helpful advice from waste clearing experts – your home could be looking its best in no time.

Take a look at the six tips below:

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1. Throw it away

The spring clean is the perfect opportunity to chuck things away that you really don’t need. Be ruthless and honest with yourself, offer items to friends, family and charities before taking to the tip as certain items will be useful to others.

2 Call in help

If you have lots of junk to get rid of – call in your nearest and dearest. If it’s an especially large job – call in JunkHunters – they will collect and recycle your unwanted junk quickly and efficiently.

3 Kick everyone out for the clean

Once the unwanted junk has left the building, it’s time to kick your helpers out (politely) whilst you get down to a deep clean. You don’t want people running through freshly mopped floors or using the toilets while you’re trying to bleach them. It will only be demotivating and take double the time.

4 Confront those neglected areas

You know which ones – the oven, the tall bookshelf, under the bed, the dusty blinds and the high ceiling corners you can’t quite reach. Make a note of them and knuckle down and do them, even if it’s only once a year.

5 Give your carpet a thorough clean

Although your carpets and rugs are regularly hoovered, chances are there are areas that you don’t always cover - the less trafficked routes in your house. And that’s fine because they don’t get as dirty, but it’s probably wise to do them at least once a year.

This includes moving furniture such as sofas, tables, drawers and beds that are raised from the floor and cleaning the carpet underneath – you may even find a few pennies or a long-lost tenner.

6 Make sure you don’t forget the windows.

Harsha Rathnayake, founder of Junk Hunters said: “A spring clean is the perfect opportunity to sort through all of your belongings and re-evaluate what you actually need in your home.

“It’s natural that as time goes by you will accumulate a lot of things, but keeping it all can often lead to an overcrowded, cluttered home which is difficult to keep clean and over time it can make general living difficult.

“As much as it seems a large and time-consuming task – taking the time to go through everything, either to give it away or to take it to the tip is a good way of decluttering the house and making space for new belongings as you and your family grow.

“After sorting through everything, a thorough clean will keep the place looking its best and ensure that all belongings stay in good condition for as long as they can – not to mention the health benefits of getting rid of dirt, grime and germs in the home.”