Spring is here and with it comes the chance to breathe new life into your home with another year of spring cleaning. For many people, spring cleaning brings with it a sense of rejuvenation. But for others, spring cleaning can be stressful. If you’re one of the latter, then this list of spring cleaning tips and tricks is for you. Get ready to roll up those sleeves and make this year’s round of deep cleaning the best it can be!

1. Start with the Partially Visible Nooks and Crannies

If you’re not a lover of deep cleaning, and lets face it there’s a lot of us, then your nooks, crannies and corners probably don’t get much love. We’re talking about the areas generally partially hidden by end tables, couch arms, and lamps which have a tendency to develop cobwebs. When it comes to spring cleaning, starting with these areas often gets you the most bang for your buck.

2. Wipe Down Cupboards and Doors

Cupboards and doors don’t tend to get cleaned often and generally that’s because they don’t seem that dirty. But take some time to wipe each door and cupboard down and you’ll be amazed how quickly the room lights up. It’s amazing how much dirt goes unnoticed, but when it’s gone it makes a huge difference.

3. Clean Carpets and Upholstery

Over the course of a year your carpet has accumulated a winters full of dust, body oil and germs even if you’ve kept a tidy home. A carpet shampoo will get rid of all this and prepare your carpet for the year ahead. Start by practicing on a hidden area to make sure you can get the process down. As the carpet dries, prop open the windows to let them air out quicker.

4. Don’t forget the Ceiling Fixtures

Your ceiling fixtures such as lights, ceiling fans, air-conditioner vents and more, can accumulate a lot of dust over time. Don’t forget to suck up that dust with your vacuums soft nozzle attachment.