Welcome to the ultimate spring cleaning checklist! It’s time to roll up your sleeves, grab a duster and get ready for some serious tidying. In just ten steps, you can transform your home into an organised oasis – perfect for lazy summer days spent in the garden or hosting friends indoors. This checklist will help you declutter, organise and tidy each room in your home so that it looks its very best. Let’s get started!
Start by getting rid of anything you no longer need or use. This can include clothes that don’t fit, old books and paperwork, or items around the house that don’t have a purpose. Donate or recycle anything you don’t want anymore.
Store away all utensils, dishes and food items from your counters to create more space. Wipe down surfaces, cupboards and appliances with a microfiber cloth for deep cleaning. Throw out any expired food in the refrigerator and pantry, and donate canned goods or appliances you don’t have space for anymore. Another way to keep your kitchen cupboard or pantry organised throughout the year is to invest in stackable storage and expandable storage racks for loose items.
Start by dusting off shelves, furniture and window sills, then vacuum carpets and rugs thoroughly to remove dirt and pet hair if necessary. Don’t forget to move and clean under large furniture. If your living room feels too small or cluttered, consider rearranging the layout so that it maximises the available space and creates a natural flow.
Change your sheets and linens, vacuum carpets and donate any clothes or items you no longer wear or have space for. With spring here, it’s also a good idea to declutter your closet by packing away bulky winter boots, coats and jackets. You can utilise the space above your wardrobe or under your bed to store your seasonal clothes, or consider renting a storage unit to free up space in your bedroom and keep valuable items safe.
Thoroughly clean all surfaces using an antibacterial cleaner, scrubbing away soap scum from showers and sinks. Throw away any old toiletries or hygiene products past their expiration date. Take time to reorganise your bathroom cabinet or drawers with clear storage containers for easy and convenient access to products you use on a regular basis.
Your windows can accumulate layers of dirt over the year without you even noticing. Remove any dirt from window sills with a damp cloth, and then polish windows to get them sparkling clean. This will allow more light into the room, making it feel brighter and fresher.
Sweep hardwood floors then mop for a deeper cleaning using warm soapy water. If you have carpets, make sure that you vacuum them to remove any dust and debris. Skirtings can also accumulate a lot of dirt, so be sure to give them a thorough wipe-down while you’re at it.
Organise tools, garden equipment and other items into boxes or containers for easy access when needed. Throw away any junk or broken items that can’t be used anymore, and donate old sports equipment or toys you or your kids have outgrown. When organising your garage, a top tip is to utilise vertical and horizontal space with shelving and racks. This will remove clutter from the floor and give you more room to start that hobby or buy a new toy for yourself!
Your outdoor space also needs some TLC! Sweep decks, patios and driveways to remove dirt and debris, then spray away any mess with a pressure washer. Spend time in the garden cutting back overgrown bushes and trees and weeding the area for spring. This is also an excellent opportunity to plant new seedlings and bring some life back into your garden.
With your home sparkling clean, place fresh flowers or light-scented candles in each room to make it feel more inviting and neutralise any odour. Give all mirrors a quick wipe down for extra shine and hang a few new pieces of artwork to give the home a fresh look!
From household winter essentials to general household clutter, you can make more room in no time with Nesta Storage. With five locations across Dublin and flexible rental agreements, you can store all your household belongings hassle-free. For more information, give us a call on 1800 77 22 33 or request a quick quote online.
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