Spring is definitely coming. This goes hand in hand with longer evenings, warmer days and, of course, spring cleaning. If, like us, you work from home during the week and don’t want to start a spring cleanup for a few hours on the weekend, there are plenty of quick spring cleanup tasks you can get done at lunchtime.
The team at shopping app Cherryz shared 9 springtime cleaning tasks you can do at lunchtime and essentials to get things done faster. Now all that’s left is to grab a spray bottle and plug in the kettle in case it’s time to head back to your desk.
dust your blinds
Blind cleaning is one of the most terrifying things we all think about, but it doesn’t have to be time consuming or logistically difficult. Use a wet sock over your hands to remove dirt in seconds. Get your hands on each slat and watch your blinds become as good as new in the drab and dusty area. Your home office will look better than ever.
Microwave deep cleaning
Forget harsh chemicals and vigorous rubbing. Microwave cleaning is easier than you think and is a great cleaning job at lunchtime. The tried and tested technique of halving lemons in a bowl of water and microwave for 5 minutes is a safe way to make your microwave sparkle. No lemons around? A great microwave cleaner with vinegar and water can get the job done in minutes. fat? You can continue to do other work while the microwave is running, which saves even more time.
The cooktop is shiny.
While the microwave does its job, it’s time to change the plate from greasy, splashy dishes to shiny ones. Spray your favorite degreaser and let it magically work for 10 minutes. Then, gently scrub with a non-scratching loofah. It looks like new and your kitchen will be clean in no time. Bonus Tip: Easily polish your stainless steel hob with baby oil.
descaling from shower head
Do you have a shower head full of limescale? Instead of spending time scrubbing, fill a sandwich bag with vinegar and secure it over your shower head, providing a very quick and fuss-free solution. Leave it overnight and continue with the rest of the cleaning. It will sparkle when it’s time for a morning shower.
bed sheet change
yes really yo! Putting on new bedding doesn’t have to be stressful or time consuming. This useful hack will help you change your bedding in record time without fuss. Storing duvet sheets and covers together in one corresponding pillowcase saves a lot of time and eliminates the need to rummage through cupboards for pillowcases. Shake off the old sheet and get a new, stress-free sheet. After a long day at work, your later self will thank you!
wipe surface and door handle
Surfaces and doorknobs are two high-traffic areas where germs and bacteria can thrive. Fortunately, keeping it clean and germ-free is a quick task that takes no more than 10 minutes. To save even more time, grab the handy cleaning caddy and keep all the cleaning products you need within arm’s reach whenever you need them. Fill it with your favorite spray, wipes, and cloths to help reduce time and fuss to and from the cleaning cupboard.
Vacuuming is one of those spring cleaning jobs that can take as long or as little as you like, making lunchtime a perfect time to vacuum. Working room by room, your home will be instantly clean. Sprinkle carpet deodorant before vacuuming to create a refreshing smell.
Take out the trash can and clean it well
We’re not the only ones who don’t like to throw out the trash can, right? Clear your hair by emptying it and deep cleansing with hot water and bleach. You’ll be done in 5 minutes and you’ll find it’s not as bad as you think! Needless to say, your kitchen will be odor-free (and trash)!
Organize the cleaning cupboard for next time
There’s nothing worse than exploding your cleaning motives to meet cluttered and chaotic cleaning cupboards. This can make you feel overwhelmed and stressed when you have a hard time finding all the products. Tidy up and clean the cleaning cupboard at lunchtime. It will be in its best shape next time and you can grab what you need and crack it.
Now you have all the expert tips and tricks to turn your home into a clean and tidy haven with time for a quick meal and coffee before heading back to your desk. The Cherryz team said: “You don’t have to spend endless hours on expensive cleaning tools to keep your home clean and tidy. Over the past few years, more and more people are buying time-saving cleaning products such as cleaning caddies, all-purpose sprays and cloths. This shows that no matter how tight you are, there are always ways to save cleaning time, including taking advantage of your lunch break.”