Spring cleaning in two hours

Spring cleaning in two hours

A maximum-effect, minimum-effort tidy-up can leave your home looking good in no time.

If the thought of a major sort-out puts you off doing a spring clean, try this two-hour plan of action to get your rooms gleaming. You and your house will feel refreshed in no time at all.

10 minutes: put a wash on
The perfect kick-start for your clean-up, you can get a wash going in a few minutes. If you have a few troublesome items lingering in the bottom of the laundry basket, check out our super-useful Laundry Tips article for getting rid of stains, reviving whites and rescuing wash-worn fabrics.

20 minutes: do a carpet swoop
Put the vacuum cleaner through the hall and lounge and pull the cushions off the sofa to get any dust or crumbs out. This helps plump up the sofa too, making it look like you’ve done a serious clean-up even though it’s only taken a couple of extra minutes.

Consider buying a manual carpet sweeper for a five-minute run around your floors on the days when you don’t have time to wrestle with your vacuum cleaner.

10 minutes: round up towels
Whip round, collecting up all the used towels. It takes very little time to put out a fresh towel per person and it will make the bathroom look instantly tidier. Plonk your armful of used towels on top of your washing machine so you can pop them in straight away once your first wash is done. A second easy laundry win.

10 minutes: get all hung up
Overloaded coat hooks with gloves and fleeces falling off them are often the first thing anyone sees every time we open the front door. Spend 10 minutes going through what you have heaped up on the coat stand and put away coats and jackets. Winter is over!

Hanging jackets and coats by their fabric tag rather than the hood or collar makes it easier to fit more items on to each hook and keeps your coats in better shape.

10 minutes: pick up the pieces
Hallways are a magnet for unopened junk mail, lounge floors attract forgotten toys and the kitchen table is almost always cluttered with school letters, shopping lists etc. Get a small box or basket for the corner of each room so that once a day you can swoop around and consign all stray items to the box. If anyone is looking for something they left out, they’ll know where to find it!

10 minutes: stop for a tea break!
Relax and have a cuppa, you’ve earned it and it’ll give you the energy to make more great progress before you’re done. 


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While you’re having that tea break take a look at your worktops – do you leave out jars and pots that could actually be tidied away into a kitchen cupboard? Clearer tops will always look better and be easier to keep clean.

20 minutes: make the kitchen shine
Put jars, blenders etc out of sight then wipe over the counters and the hob. With our re-organization tips, you can ensure that the kitchen never gets too out of hand – Keep kitchen chaos at bay

Don’t forget to carefully wipe away the cooking grease that often spits onto the toaster and the kettle (without getting them wet, as they’re electrical).

25 minutes: blitz those bedrooms
Even just making the beds will instantly improve the look and feel of any bedroom. If the bedding is due a swap, get an extra pair of hands to help – it’ll be quicker and less frustrating. Finish the job with a room spray to give the room a cozy and clean smell. 

Pick up discarded clothes and leave them on each bed for your kids (and your other half) to put away. That’s their job!

5 minutes: add that final sparkle
It’s just not practical to wash every window in the house, so don’t give yourself a hard time. Instead, just wipe over your kitchen and lounge windows, then do the same with lounge and hallway mirrors and picture frames so they reflect more light and make your home shine brighter.

Keep window-cleaner wipes in the cupboard and the job’s done with one swoosh.

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