Housekeeping tips for making an efficient spring cleaning plan to give the whole house a very thorough and complete clean. Click To Tweet Do you need a housekeeping spring cleaning plan? Are you the type of person who schedules and plans all housekeeping and cleaning tasks for the house and follows a strict schedule? Or are you more a ‘reactive’ cleaner – only cleaning up when absolutely necessary or when the in-laws come over?
If you consider yourself in the first category, chances are, you’re a firm believer in Spring Cleaning. The latter group might never have even heard of the term ‘spring cleaning’ before!
Spring Cleaning is the principle of giving the entire house a very thorough and complete clean. This is done once a year, often in the spring. Winter is over, a new season has begun, plants and flowers are starting to grow, and it gives us a sense of starting with a clean slate – in this case literally!
Some people link the origins of spring cleaning to religious events, or simply to the fact that springtime is the first time of year when all windows and doors can be opened to literally refresh the house, without it being freezing cold!
What Is a Spring Cleaning Plan?
The idea of cleaning every single area of the house can sound quite daunting, so the key is to have a clear and realistic plan to tackle it all. This housekeeping spring cleaning plan will give you a structure to get started as well as an overview to make sure you’re not missing out on anything!
First divide the house into sections. Do this per room. Before you start your cleaning day, make a checklist for each room so you can tick-off tasks as you go along. For all areas, the same goes: open windows to allow in a lot of fresh air (if weather allows); always clean from top to bottom, so any dirt that falls on to the floor can be cleaned up when you clean the floor.
Examples of this could be (but can completely differ per house and household!)
Living room/Sitting room:
Move all furniture so you can dust, vacuum and mop all the surfaces. Wash furniture that can be washed. Treat leather material, remove stains, wash drapes, rugs, cushion cases and curtains. You can have these dry-cleaned if needs be.
Remove books from bookshelves, dust and clean these as well as the shelves. Unplug and dust-down all electrical equipment and hardware. Dust and replace light bulbs where needed.
Similar to the above. Move all furniture so you can dust, vacuum and mop all these surfaces. Wash tables, chairs and furniture that can be washed. Treat leather material, remove stains, wash drapes, rugs, cushion cases and curtains. You can have these dry-cleaned if needs be.
Remove all products and items from the bathroom, including those in the cupboards. Clean windows and mirrors. Clean the shower, toilet, sinks and bathtub with specialist cleaning products to remove lime scale, hairs and soap scum. Don’t forget the drains!
Remove everything on shelves and in cupboards. Clean all cupboards inside and out. Clean the fridge, freezer and all other appliances inside and out – that includes the oven! Dust, vacuum, and mop.
Do the same as with the living room but also vacuum and treat any stains on your mattress. You might want to turn your mattress over and get all bedding washed. If you have a mattress topper or comforter, wash this too.
What Are The Tips of Cutting Down on Cleaning Time?
From the above, you might already get a sense that a spring cleaning isn’t a quick and easy task. Luckily, we have tips and tricks to be more efficient and speed up your cleaning process without missing out on any of the steps that make spring cleaning the deep, all-encompassing clean that it should be!
Making your Spring Cleaning Plan
First make sure you are organized. Having a clear cleaning schedule and structure means you can schedule in when to do the right tasks, which equipment to use and in which area of the house. When you create your housekeeping spring cleaning plan, it’ll soon become clear where you should start, how long it will roughly take you and how you can plan things in the most efficient manner.
Because although a spring cleaning is a great investment of time, you don’t want it to go on for longer than needed!
Housekeeping Spring Cleaning Tools and Equipment
Before you start the spring cleaning, make a detailed review of all your housekeeping tools and equipment. Is everything clean, up to date and working properly?
The last thing you want is for the vacuum cleaner to break down halfway through the day! So make sure that everything is cleaned and washed – from your sponges to your mops, and your vacuum cleaner.
Check to make sure everything is working. Replace or add items before the spring clean that you feel you might need. Remember this is a big, deep clean so you’ll probably use twice the amount of cloths and sponges than you would for a normal house clean!
How Does Polo & Tweed’s Housekeeping Training Help Improve Your Cleaning Standard and Cut Down on Cleaning Time?
Polo & Tweed are the leaders in professional Housekeeping Training. We’re here for anyone seeking to refresh their housekeeping skills, from novices to industry experts.
Our housekeeping training is divided into clear, concise modules. The overall training covers every single aspect of housekeeping for private households, yachts, and hotels.
Why Polo & Tweed’s Housekeeping Training Stands Out
- We believe in learning by doing!
- Highly experienced trainers
- Clear training course structure
- Active, hands-on modules
The Polo & Tweed Housekeeping training venues have bedrooms, bathrooms, living areas and kitchens so as a trainee, you can actively work your way through the ‘house’ as per the modules. You’ll be making beds, ironing, folding toilet paper, removing stubborn stains from different materials and even arranging flowers!
Housekeeping trainees work in small group settings so there’s plenty of time for feedback, support and personal development with input from the trainer. You won’t disappear in the back of a busy classroom! When you have completed the intensive training course, you will have practiced and learned so many housekeeping skills, tricks and methods, you will be able to skillfully apply these to your job or in your own home. You’ll see your cleaning standards drastically improve and you’ll be much quicker and efficient too!
Why not get in touch with us here to chat about all the different training options we have to offer? We look forward to training you soon!