Spring cleaning tips to spruce up your home

Spring has sprung, which means it’s an ideal time to spring clean Mount Isa homes! Whether you have a rental inspection coming up, you’re looking to sell or lease your Mount Isa home, or you just want it to look better for you and your family, here are our top spring cleaning tips.

Tip 1: Plan your spring clean

Take a look around your home and yard and draw up a list of things that need a clean. Prioritise that list so you do the most important tasks first. Plan a schedule and get everyone in your family involved to make it less work for everyone. Go room by room. Breaking your spring cleaning tasks down into manageable chunks makes them more doable and efficient.

Tip 2: De-clutter

A Mt Isa spring clean is the ideal time to organise and de-clutter your home. Cluttered homes look messy even if they are clean. Consider throwing out, donating to charity, or selling online any things that you never or rarely use. Your home will look more open and spacious when you do, and it will be easier to clean as well.

Tip 3: Work from the top down

Always clean from the top down. For example, clean your ceilings, walls, windows and furniture before you clean your floors. Gravity ensures any dust you disturb in your cleaning will fall downwards, so if you do your higher areas first, you won’t have to reclean your floor.

Tip 4: Don’t forget your pantry and other ‘out of sight’ areas

Just because areas are out of sight, it doesn’t mean you should neglect them. Your kitchen pantry is a prime example. Most people accumulate a lot of unused food items in their pantry over time. These items can both go off and attract pests if you don’t clean out your pantry regularly.

Tip 5: Use gentle cleaners

This is specially important on stainless steel appliances and furniture. The last thing you want to do when you spring clean is scratch anything and have it end up looking worse than when you started. Use gentle cleaning equipment and gentle cleaning chemicals.

Tip 6: Clean your air conditioner filter

With the weather already warming up, it means summer isn’t far away. You’ll want to make sure your air conditioner is in tip-top shape. Make sure you clean your filter so there’s nothing preventing your air conditioner from cooling your home efficiently. Most filters are very easy to remove and just need a regular light clean with a damp washer. Consult your owner’s manual or check online if you’re unsure where your filter is or how to remove it.

Clean air conditioners cost less to run, so you’ll save money as well by cleaning your a/c unit.

Tip 7: Don’t forget the outside of your home

This includes cleaning your external walls, clearing out your gutters, and cleaning out your shed if you have one. Like cleaning the inside of your home, the longer you leave these jobs, the more work will be involved.

Tip 8: Commit to keeping your home clean

Once you’ve finished your spring clean, commit to keeping your home clean, especially if it was a big job to do. If you get into the habit of keeping your home clean, you won’t have to do as much work to clean it in the long run.

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