Spring Cleaning: Top Tips for an Effective Refresh

Spring Cleaning Top Tips

Every year upon the arrival of spring, many of us feel the urge to give our homes a deep clean. For many people, spring cleaning can have several benefits to your mental health and productivity. Not only does a clean home make you feel refreshed, but it can also massively boost your mood and motivation.

Performing a spring clean involves more than just tidying up your living space - it's also a chance to breathe new life into your environment for the warmer months ahead. This doesn't have to be a daunting task - with a little planning and the right products to help you along, you can achieve effective results in no time. In this blog, we'll share our top tips for an effective spring clean both inside and outside, along with product recommendations to help you get the job done.

Where to start with your spring cleaning?

1. Start with a Plan

Before diving into your spring cleaning, take some time to create a plan of action. We recommend creating one list for inside the home, and one for outside. Identify the areas that need the most attention and start to add them to your list. These can be broken up into rooms or categorised by activity. It’s important to set aside specific days or weekends to tackle each area so you don't feel overwhelmed. Remember, spring cleaning should be enjoyable and not a daunting task.

To help you get started, we’ve created a simple Spring Cleaning Checklist.

Spring Cleaning Checklist How To Clean

2. Declutter and Organise

One of the first steps in any spring cleaning routine is to declutter and organise your belongings. This will not only help as you get into the more thorough cleaning activities on your list but will also help to get you focused on the tasks ahead. We suggest looking through each room in your home and getting rid of anything you no longer need or use. Consider how you can recycle items or donate those in good condition.

3. Deep Clean Carpets and Upholstery

Carpets and upholstery can quickly accumulate dirt, dust, and stains over time. To effectively refresh these items, we recommend using our Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner. Safe to use on all fabric items, our all-in-one upholstery cleaner is a fast and effective product that loosens dirt particles from fibres enabling them to be easily wiped away. 

This unique cleaning action makes the product totally safe to use without causing any damage to the surface it is applied to; no need to over rub or scrub. If the stain has dried or is tougher to remove, our Fabric Stain Remover can be used to remove food and drink staining such as fruit juice, fizzy drinks and chocolate.

For stain protection in the future, our Carpet & Upholstery Protector can be applied to prevent any spilled liquids from soaking in.

4. Clean Floors

Aside from your carpets, solid flooring, especially in high traffic areas, can accumulate layers of dirt that ordinary cleaning won’t shift. It’s a good idea to work through the rooms that contain any vinyl, wood, laminate, stone or tile flooring and begin a thorough clean using a manoeuvrable Spray Mop. These types of mops make cleaning easier as the flexible pivot mop head can reach into every small corner and area that is usually hard to clean. Use one of our super concentrated Floor Cleaners for a deeper, streak free clean.

5. Freshen Up Your Mattress

There’s nothing better than a fresh and clean mattress to help you sleep at night. A full refresh typically involves cleaning and sanitising your mattress to help it feel fresh and comfortable again. This can include treating stains, applying a deodoriser or a refreshing spray and applying a mattress protector or topper for added comfort. Following these steps can also extend the lifespan of your mattress.

Furniture Clinic’s Mattress Cleaner & Freshener is a 2-in -1 spray that will remove both stains and odours from mattresses, mattress toppers and pillows.

Mattress Cleaner & Freshener

6. Tackle Stubborn Stains

For any stubborn stains remaining on carpets, upholstery, or other soft furnishings, use our Resistant Stain Remover. The powerful formula works to remove stubborn staining from liquids such as tea, coffee and alcohol to leave your home feeling thoroughly clean.

7. Revive your outdoor spaces

As the days start to get longer, many of us are keen to spend more time outside to enjoy the sun. After spending the colder months indoors, you may find that your outdoor space needs some TLC to bring it back to life. Reving your garden can make it more enjoyable to spend time in when the warmer weather comes around.

Areas of the garden that may need a refresh include decking, outdoor furniture, patios, driveways, and fencing - and many of these tasks can be done with little effort when using the right products.

Is your decking looking a little worn and weathered? To tackle this problem, we recommend using a product that will specifically target algae, lichens, and mould - like our Decking Cleaner. For a full restoration, stain your decking to add a rich colour or use a protection oil such as our Clear Decking Oil to nourish and enhance the natural features of the wood.

Along with decking, outdoor wooden furniture is also likely to weather over time which can lead to a dull and tired appearance. Whether you have a wooden table or a set of chairs, restoring these items can make a massive difference to the overall look of your outdoor seating area. Our Garden Furniture Restoration Kit is the ideal choice to fully revive these pieces by removing dirt and grime before restoring the original natural wood colour. Teak Oil is then applied to nourish and protect from future weathering – preventing drying, cracking and discolouration. 

By following these top tips for an effective spring clean, you can achieve impressive results in both your home and garden. Say goodbye to winter grime and hello to a fresh, clean living space just in time for the warmer months.