When To Start Spring Cleaning

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The definition of spring cleaning is to clean your home thoroughly. After being shut in all winter it used to be a necessity! These days regular room-by-room cleaning makes tasks faster and easier – all you need is a routine. And you can get a head start by following a few simple guidelines. Look at when to start spring cleaning here…

Get Prepared

Fill a handled caddy with the basic equipment you need so you don’t have to keep going back to the kitchen. Make sure you have:

  • An apron and vinyl gloves
  • Feather duster
  • Microfibre cloths
  • Vacuum cleaner with accessories
  • Disinfectant solution or wipes
  • Multi-purpose cleaner
  • Scrubbing brush
  • Bucket
  • Glass cleaner

Be Organised

This is the perfect time to get rid of things around the house that you don’t need. Sort unwanted belongings into categories: things to throw away, to recycle, to give away, or to store. Get every family member to help with these tasks.

You can donate goods to charities – go to a car boot sale or even have your own garage sale. Cleaning is so much easier when rooms are clear of clutter.

Use a Checklist

Make a spring cleaning list to focus on areas of your home that need an extra deep clean. A spring cleaning checklist will help you set tasks that you can complete in less than a day – this also keeps you motivated.

It’s also useful to keep a record in a notebook or on the computer of more involved jobs that you eventually want to do such as clearing out the attic or cleaning the outside windows or patio areas.

Making a plan for several days means that you can start your spring cleaning whenever you want. And following up by doing a 15-minute cleaning routine every few days will mean your home will stay clean and tidy throughout the year.

Your checklist can be broken down into rooms and should cover:


  • Clean the fridge and freezer inside and out
  • Dispose of any out of date food items
  • Degrease all cooking appliances including plugs and accessories
  • Deep clean the oven, hob, and underside of the hood
  • Clean the windows, sills and surrounds
  • Disinfect all kitchen surfaces and cupboards
  • Sweep, mop, or vacuum hard floors
  • Clean the sink and drains
  • Replace old sponges and dishcloths


  • Disinfect bath and shower areas including tiles
  • Wipe down walls and ceiling
  • Clean mirrors and medicine cabinet
  • Declutter bathroom shelves and drawers
  • Disinfect the toilet from top to bottom – rim, bowl, and base
  • Wash and replace shower curtain
  • Wash all bath and shower towels and mats
  • Wipe or mop hard floor or vacuum carpets


  • Change beds and wash all bedding
  • Flip or rotate the mattress before cleaning
  • Polish all surfaces
  • Organise wardrobes and clean before putting items back
  • Store seasonal clothes ready for next year
  • Clean the windows, sills, and surrounds
  • Clean mirrors
  • Vacuum carpets

Living and dining rooms

  • Move furniture and use upholstery attachments to clean sofas and armchairs
  • Dust lightbulbs, lampshades, and blinds
  • Clean windows and wipe down sills and surrounds
  • Dust underneath all electronic devices and spray compressed air into crevices
  • Clean remote controls and mobile and landline phones
  • Polish all hard surfaces
  • Clean out your fireplace if applicable
  • Wipe down walls and ceilings and vacuum

See Other Cleaning Tips

It’s important to use the right cleaning solutions and read the manufacturer’s instructions to protect yourself from harm – some chemicals can cause skin and eye irritation if used incorrectly.

You can deodorise your home by minimising unpleasant smells as below:

  • Keeping pet beds and litter trays clean
  • Emptying the rubbish regularly
  • Doing laundry on a regular basis
  • Keeping the sink free of food debris
  • Opening windows when the weather allows
  • Maintaining a clean fridge and washing machine
  • Leaving shoes and trainers outside

Find an Alternative

If you don’t have the time for deep cleaning due to work or family commitments why not consider hiring a spring cleaner? Spring cleaning London services offer seasonal cleaning all year round! You’ll get professional cleaners with up-to-date equipment and solutions to sanitise your home safely.

And to finish off your own or specialist clean you could book a steam spring cleaning of your carpets. Get a comprehensive spring clean in London that ensures your home is thoroughly cleaned from top to bottom – whilst you simply sit down and relax.