6 Savvy Spring Cleaning Tips

Young woman cleaning windows on a clear sunny day.

Spring is just around the corner which means lighter evenings, warmer weather and an opportunity for the biggest clean of the year.

Recycling and waste experts at JunkHunters have put together a list of savvy cleaning tips to help with the daunting spring clean task so you can get your home into shape in no time.


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 things 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. The extra pairs of hands will help relieve your house of any unwanted bits and bobs. 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 (politely) out whilst you get down to a deep clean. You don’t want people running across freshly mopped floors or using the toilets while you’re trying to bleach them. It will only be demotivating and take double the time.

Pair of rubber gloves with Jif and a sponge

 4 Confront Those Neglected Areas

You know the 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.

Dunelm L'Hiver Bedroom

Pic: Dunelm L’Hiver Bedroom

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

Last but not least – don’t forget to clean the outside of your windows. They have a habit of being neglected during the winter months with no-one wanting to brave the icy air to clean them and it will make all the difference.

Young woman cleaning windows on a clear sunny day.

Pic: iStockphoto


Moira Chisholm

I'm the Health Editor on My Weekly and am always interested to hear what's new in this fascinating field. I also deal with the gardening, shopping pages, general features, our website content and the Ask Helen problem page. I have a special interest in Christmas content because I'm on the team for Your Best Ever Christmas Magazine, too!