Spring cleaning is a deep clean that’s traditionally done to clear out accumulated dust and air the house after being shuttered up for the dingy winter months.
These days spring cleaning is done more regularly; whenever the need for deep cleaning occurs, due to higher standards of cleanliness and quality.
So here are some tips for housekeepers on how to prepare for spring cleaning and make it successful.
What is spring cleaning in housekeeping?
As mentioned above, spring cleaning is deep cleaning that includes airing a property. It also includes cleaning items such as curtains, carpets, and even chandeliers.
Seldom-used rooms are aired out. Also mattresses are flipped to ensure the furniture and interiors of the property are kept in top-notch condition.
3 Ways to prepare for spring cleaning
1. Plan your schedule.
You may want to be away from the property for a few days while the spring cleaning is being done. This allows the housekeeper to really get stuck in without getting in your way.
Before doing any cleaning remove old unwanted clothes and clear out cupboards. Your housekeeper can help you. You can create piles of items for them to put back into place or discard. Doing this will help you get the most out of the spring clean. You can read more about a very popular approach to de-cluttering here.
3. Be aware of the seasons.
Deep cleaning in different seasons means different chores might be required so plan accordingly for cleaning at different times of year. In the lead up to winter a country house might need wood supplies brought in for wood-burning stoves. The basement of a London townhouse needs to be aired and given a final clean before it’s locked down for the winter.
Why should a housekeeper do your spring cleaning?
Spring cleaning needs to be done thoroughly to ensure your property is cared for to the highest degree. You can repair any items that may have fallen into disrepair and give dusty or musty items a good clean. Also, you can also take stock of any valuable items.
You want to protect your investment and know that when you use your property – however infrequently this might be – that it is in the best state possible. There is nothing worse then returning from travels to find a musty house with broken things.
Your housekeeper should know the difference between general day-to-day cleaning and deep or spring cleaning. Have good communication with them to establish when spring cleaning is done, and then see how your property shines!
How can Polo & Tweed help?
We are experts in staff recruitment and training. Get in touch with us here and we’ll help you find a new housekeeper of the highest standards. We can also help if you need training for your existing housekeeper or advice on the best way to approach spring cleaning! You can get in touch with one of our training consultants here. We look forward to hearing from you.