How To Organise Your Spring Cleaning
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How To Organise Your Spring Cleaning

Zoe Kramer February 12, 2023

Springtime is the perfect time to clean out the house and get a fresh start. It’s easy for clutter to accumulate in the winter months. Plus, there are certain places that tend to get overlooked in our regular cleaning — ovens, refrigerators, underneath furniture. Not only will doing a thorough clean of your living space make your home a more relaxing place to be, but it’s also not as difficult or time consuming as you might think. Here is how to organise your spring cleaning to be as efficient as possible.

Use The Right Tools

Make sure that you’re prepared for your clean by putting together an arsenal of cleaning supplies. The specifics of what you need will vary but in general, it’s a good idea to have rubber gloves, bin bags, an empty vacuum, sponges, a scrub brush, a mop, a broom and a dustpan at the ready. For cleaning products, you’ll want toilet cleaner, glass cleaner, dish soap, and disinfectant.

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Start With The Easiest Room

One of the trickiest parts of spring cleaning is deciding where to start. If you look at your house as a whole, it can easily get overwhelming. However, tackling one room at a time helps you stay focused and break down the clean into achievable goals. Figure out which room is likely to be the easiest to clean. This could be a small room such as a bathroom or entryway. Or, it could simply be the room that’s already the tidiest.

Have A Plan Set Up

Once you figure out the first room to clean, write down a sequence of the rest of the rooms in your house. Under each room, you can put a few bullet points of the main things that need working on. This will give you a handy checklist to reference as you go through the process.

Remove As Many Items As You Can

With each room that you clean, start by removing as many items as you can from that room. This will allow you to clean thoroughly without having to work around clutter. It also means that once you’re done cleaning, you will replace each item that you want to keep into the room. By making a conscious decision to keep an item, you avoid the pitfall of keeping items you need just because they’re there.

Find A Home For Each Item

Do you find that you have a significant amount of items that just sit around? This can make a space feel somewhat chaotic. As you go through your belongings, give each item a home where it belongs. This could be in a specific drawer, cupboard or shelf. That way there will be no ambiguity when it comes time to put that item away.

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Zoe Kramer has been writing for GRV Media’s student-centric website Freshered since October 2022 and is now also contributing to HITC. She graduated from Cardiff University in 2022 with a BA in Journalism, Media and English Literature. During her time in university, she worked for her student newspaper as well as completing an internship with a book publisher. She has also written and continues to write book and theatre reviews. She is excited to now be pursuing a career as a journalist and learning something new every day. In particular, she loves writing about student life, books, the Internet, and travel. Originally from the United States, she is enjoying living abroad in the UK.