3 mins
August 23, 2021

Spring cleaning your home

If you’ve been considering a Spring move, then now is the perfect time to start prepping your home for sale, or perhaps it’s simply time for a spring clean? Here are some ideas to get you started.

Bedrooms and Wardrobes:

  • Wash and pack away winter bedding; replace with summer bedlinen.
  • Wash or replace pillows.
  • Move bed and vacuum underneath.
  • Turn, rotate, and air mattress.
  • Empty drawers. Remove items no longer needed and organise remaining items.
  • Sort the contents of your wardrobeinto 'keep', 'donate' and 'bin' piles. Be ruthless!
  • Clean empty wardrobe then organise your clothes, placing similar items together.

Children’s bedrooms:

  • Keep the floor clear with colourful baskets/tubs for toys, shoes, sporting equipment etc…
  • Use clear hanging shoe storage to organise small items such as hair ties and toys.
  • Add a laundry basket if needed.
  • Sell, donate, or recycle unused or outgrown toys and clothes.


  • Wash kitchen walls and ceiling.
  • Clear out the pantry, remove expired foods and organise similar items together.
  • Empty and clean fridge, defrost the freezer if needed, discard expired food.
  • Tidy drawers and cupboards. Bin broken items and donate unused tableware/small appliances that are in good working order.
  • Clean all surfaces including work surfaces and cupboard doors.
  • Clean all appliances, including the oven, cooktop, extractor fan, microwave, dishwasher, inside and out.


  • Empty bathroom cabinets, removing expired medications and old cosmetics.
  • Organise contents by storing similar items together.
  • Clean grout and replace broken seals around the shower, bath, or basin.
  • Check washers in taps and toilet and replace if needed.

Living Room

  • Add an indoor plant to create a breath of fresh air in what can be a busy space.
  • Use baskets, decorative lidded boxes or storage ottomans to contain small items (magazines, throws and so on).
  • Review your collection of books, movies, music, and games. Keep only what you use and really treasure.

And don’t forget to:

  • Dust blinds, light fittings, ceiling fans, floor/ceiling vents.
  • Clean windows inside and out.
  • Wash soft furnishings – cushions, curtains, and throws.
  • Clean doorknobs, light switches, trims, and picture frames.
  • Revarnish floors and have carpets and rugs professionally cleaned.