After being shut up for months, open the windows so fresh air can flow through the house. You can easily brighten up any room by washing the walls. Freshly cleaned walls are the next best thing to a new coat of paint.
Another way to quickly improve the look of a room is to clean the carpets. Not only do clean carpets look better, they also feel better.
Light fittings and blinds are notorious dust collectors. Carefully clean them with the brush attachment fitted to your vacuum cleaner and follow up with a wipe down with a damp rag.
The bathroom is one of the rooms that suffers most from the winter shut-in. The combination of cold conditions and steam creates a moist environment that is perfectly suited to the growth of unsightly mould. Getting rid of mould will not only improve the look of your bathroom, it will also create a healthier home.
Another way to improve the look of your bathroom is to clean the grout between the tiles. Even the cleanest tiles will be let down if they are surrounded by grubby grout lines.
Since you spend a lot more time outdoors during summer, don’t forget to spring clean the outside of your house as well.
Washing your windows not only gives the outside of your house a lift, it’ll also allow more light to make its way inside.
Use a pressure washer to remove moss and dirt from pavers or concrete paths.
Cleaning out your gutters will prevent your downpipes from being blocked and water from entering your roof cavity. If you’re in a bushfire area, it’s an essential part of protecting your home.
Make your summer feasts taste great by cleaning the BBQ and if you’ve got a pool that’s gone a bit green, a selection of pool chemicals will help you fix it up and have it looking crystal clear in no time.
Your annual spring clean is also a reminder to check those systems you have in place to keep your house and your family safe and sound.
Change the battery in your smoke detector and prepare your home for storms.
If you’re in a bushfire zone, check that your home is prepared for bushfires and that all your emergency kits are fully stocked and up to date.
It’s also a good time to go through your first aid kit to make sure you have all you need if an emergency occurs.