Spring cleaning season is upon us once again! With the sun shining and spring flowers popping outside, it seems only right to show off our homes in the best light too.
A deep and thorough spring cleaning is therapeutic after a long winter. Scrubbing in all the nooks and crannies not only helps eliminate dirt and allergens but also improves your mood. Having the right spring cleaning tools and products on hand will make the job much quicker and easier–and we all want that!
To help get your space looking its best for the brighter months ahead, we’ve put together a list of our top spring cleaning products to stock up on…
Microfibre cloths make cleaning and polishing every surface of your home a breeze. They are electrostatically charged to grab onto dust and dirt so that you don’t have to keep going over the same area again and again.
Microfibre cloths are suitable for dusting and polishing wood, stainless steel, glass and electronics. Buy multicoloured microfibre cloths so that you can colour-code your tasks for each room. That way, you won’t smear window cleaner on a varnished coffee table or wipe the dining table with your bathroom cloth!
Spring cleaning gives us the chance to get to all those hard-to-reach places. Dust quickly collects on the top of tall cabinets, light fixtures, ceiling fans, high shelves and window sills, and down low on baseboards.
Extendable dusters will help you to reach high and low without climbing up and down ladders, or straining your back.
All-purpose cleaners and disinfectants are versatile products for a spring cleaning kit. They clean floors, kitchen countertops, bedroom surfaces, kid’s toys, bannisters, bathrooms and more.
Multi-surface cleaners work great hand-in-hand with microfibre cleaning cloths. However, for really dirty jobs, you might want to grab some multi-surface disinfecting wipes. Look for biodegradable multisurface wipes, like these from Ecozone. They’re also cruelty-free, vegan-friendly, and approved by Allergy UK.
Walls get grubby–especially with kids. Hands are trailed along hallways, down staircases, and around corners. Skirting boards get kicked and scuffed. Judging by the grubby marks on your doors, it seems that no one knows how to use a door handle. Everybody is missing the light switch too if that grey halo of grime is anything to go by.
Once you start noticing the grime zones, you can’t stop! Grab yourself a pack of magic erasers to make short work of problem areas. Just a few swipes with a magic eraser leaves walls looking fresh and bright.
The proper tools make cleaning floors a breeze. Steam mops get rid of the build-up of sticky marks and residue on sealed hardwoods and tiles. The steam kills bacteria without using chemicals and you’ll enjoy a streak-free finish. Always avoid using a steam mop on unsealed floors, as they’re vulnerable to damage under excessive moisture.
This nifty Russell Hobbs Steam Mop does the job with a super quick 25-second heat-up time. The bundle has 5x replacement mop pads so that you can just throw each one in the wash as you go.
Cordless Vacuum Cleaners
If the floor is clean, the whole room looks cleaner. Vacuum cleaners are our best friends when it comes to crumby carpets, rugs and wood flooring.
Traditional upright vacuums and canister vacuum cleaners get the job done but they’re heavy to haul around and an annoying trip hazard. Cordless vacuum cleaners are easy to manoeuvre and handy to grab for quick cleanups. A cordless vac lets you whip around the whole house without swapping the plug over even once.
We like this Shark cordless vacuum cleaner for its anti hair wrap pet tool attachment and its bendable Flexology feature.
Of course, with a robot vacuum cleaner, there’s no need to even break a sweat! The ECOVACS DEEBOT T9 Robot Vacuum Cleaner with Mop offers smart obstacle avoidance with 3D mapping, powerful suction to tackle pet hair, oscillating mopping, and an air freshener module.
Spring is a great time to do a deep clean of all washable fabrics in your home like curtains, tablecloths, towels, and rugs. It’s also the perfect time to give the washing machine itself a thorough clean.
Choose a product that will both disinfect and deodorise the washing machine like Dettol Antibacterial Washing Machine Cleaner.
Storage and Organization Products
Spring cleaning is a great time to declutter and reorganise your home. Less stuff means less to clean. Look for baskets, lidded bins, drawer dividers, closet organisers, and label makers to properly store and organise the items you keep.
This DYMO label maker uses Bluetooth to connect and create labels with your Apple or Android smartphone using the simple DYMO app.
Cleaning Gloves and Masks
Protect your hands and make cleaning easier with a pair of durable reusable cleaning gloves. Long latex gloves will stop you from getting annoyingly soggy sleeves.
Disposable face masks prevent you from breathing in dust and chemicals. Be sure to remove gloves and masks carefully when you’re done cleaning to avoid cross-contamination.
Electric Cleaning Brush
Thorough cleaning requires the right solutions and tools. Aside from general cleaning fluids, cloths, sponges and brushes, there are some new kids on the block to make life easier.
The SonicScrubber Household Electrical Cleaning Brush claims to cut cleaning time by up to 57% with four different brush heads for household nooks and crannies.
If it’s been a while since you’ve given your bathroom drains any special attention, now is the time to do it. Routinely removing hair from the trap will help keep water draining quickly but sometimes the problem lies further down the bend.
Keep a product like Mr Muscle Drain Gel on hand to help conquer the worst clogs. It even cuts through standing water.
Cleaning caddies and carts help you transport cleaning supplies and tools from room to room. Look for caddies with multiple compartments and trays to organise everything in one place. Label each section to keep items sorted.
This polyester cleaning caddy will save you time, keeping sprays and cleaning tools where you need them. It also folds flat when not in use.
Keep motivated and get your energy pumping by listening to your favourite tunes as you clean. You can listen to music and podcasts on-demand, ad-free, with services like Amazon Music. Just grab your AirPods and boogie your way to a sparkling-clean home!
With these essential spring cleaning tools and products, you’ll soon wash away winter and refresh your home for the warmer months to come.