Top tips to clean your home

With the arrival of Spring comes warmer days, lighter nights, and greener trees. With all these changes happening outside, it makes sense that you may be wanting to change things up inside also.

At Peter Ward Homes, we know how daunting it can be to tackle the spring cleaning duties after such a long winter, so we’ve compiled our top five methods for making the process as easy as possible.

Make a Schedule

Take charge of the cleaning process by scoping out your home. Make a note of which rooms need the most work, or any areas you’re prone to missing. Start with these places to get the most rigorous cleaning out of the way first, it’ll make cleaning the rest of the house a breeze.

Think Green

If you want to limit your exposure to strong chemicals but still want to be sure you are properly disinfecting your home, a steam cleaner is one of the best green products for cleaning. Steam cleaners only use hot water vapor to clean, so they’re a great chemical-free cleaning solution. Another green cleaning alternative is creating your own mixture of white distilled vinegar, baking soda, and water. Combine all products in a spray bottle and use as you would any other spray cleaning product.

Create a Cleaning Caddy

No matter what products and tools you use to clean, having all your equipment in one easy to carry container makes it a lot easier to get the job done. By keeping everything together you no longer waste time searching for sponges, cloths or spray bottles, and you may even save some cupboard space by keeping all of your equipment in one place.

Categorise Items

Throughout the cleaning process, organise items into four categories: throw away, give away, store, and put away. With a little willpower, you’ll be able to streamline your life and even give your old belongings a new life away from your home. Once you’ve got your items for donation and the bin, move them out of your home as soon as possible.This helps freshen the space, as well as keep it clean and less likely to be cluttered again.

Don’t Forget Walls and Windows

Sweeping, mopping or vacuuming the floor is one of the most essential parts of cleaning, but many people tend to neglect their walls and windows. Dust and dirt settles on these areas just as much as the floor and other surfaces. Just use a damp microfiber cloth to wipe down your walls and windows.