We all love coming home to a house that’s is clean and tidy and Spring is a great time to have a thorough clean, below are our pro spring cleaning-tips.

A thorough Spring clean can be time consuming, but is totally achievable if you create a list and tackle the jobs one-by-one. Whether you only have five minutes a day or a few days to you can give your home a much-needed refresh.

You could start by tackling tasks that apply to all rooms and then do the more room specific cleaning, or you may decide to Spring clean a room at a time. Before you start make sure that you have the cleaning products you will need.

For all rooms you will need to clean light fixtures, windowsills and tracks, vacuum or wash curtains and blinds, wipe down skirting boards and clean door handles, light switches and plug sockets. Thoroughly hoover each room moving furniture and clean behind. Hoover soft furnishings and cushions.  Let the Spring light in by cleaning the windows outside and in. Give your kitchen a thorough clean including the microwave, oven and sink, clear out cabinets and drawers, give them a clean and get rid of food that is out of date. Now is the perfect time to have a sort out!

When cleaning your bedroom don’t forget your mattress, rotate and hoover them.

Freshen Carpets

Musty carpets can be freshened up by using a carpet deodorizer or a sprinkle of baking soda (we would always recommend a patch test first). Leave these to work for 15 to 30 minutes and then vacuum the powder off the carpet.

Kitchen Appliances

Stains and spatters in microwaves can be hard to remove, try steam cleaning to get rid of those stubborn marks. Fill a large microwave-safe bowl with 1 cup of water and a chopped lemon, orange or several tablespoons of vinegar, turn on the microwave on high until the solution boils and the glass is steamy, then let it cool for five minutes before opening the door. Carefully remove the bowl and wipe with a sponge or cloth.

The oven is another essential on the spring cleaning list, if it has one use your appliance’s self-cleaning function, if it doesn’t have one place a hot, wet cloth on top of burned spots to help soften the baked-on grime, scrub with a sprinkle of baking powder, rinse and wipe dry. Check if your extractor filters need replacing.

Give the fridge shelves and containers a wash in warm soapy water and dry thoroughly before returning to the fridge.

While you are in the kitchen, why not make time to reorganise the junk drawer, get rid of items you no longer need.

For kitchens and bathrooms a spring clean is an ideal time to brighten up the tile grout. Spray with a grout cleaner, leave it to work and then scrub with a stiff brush before rising.


Check your shower head, hard water can cause unsightly stains and buildup which can also affect the water flow. If a good scrub with a sponge doesn’t remove the debris mix equal parts of white vinegar and water in a plastic bag and immerse the shower head and tie the bag around it. Leave for up to an hour then wipe away any residue and rinse with hot water to remove the vinegar from your shower.

Spring Cleaning Services

If all this seems too much, then why not leave it to the professionals. HomeMaid Cleaning provide regular cleaning services and one-off Spring cleans call 0115 772 0159 to arrange your clean.