A thorough clean out of your children’s rooms will make them much easier to keep clean. Start at the top and work down. Make sure to dust with a damp cloth to avoid spreading dust to other surfaces. Then the challenge is to get your kids to keep it tidy!
Back to the Spring cleaning challenge
1. Cull the clutter
Sort items into 3 piles
1. Those to keep
2. Those to sell eg on gumtree
3. Those to give to charity
**Sort all toys
** Sort all clothes your children have outgrown
If not in season, store away until needed.
** Sort books – remove books no longer read, particularly those that are for younger children.
2. Clean any air conditioner vents
3. Wipe down walls
** Especially next to their bed where dirty feet rub
** Clean grubby finger marks around light switches
4. Drawers and cupboards:
** Clean grubby finger marks on drawers and cupboard handles/doors
** Wipe benches and all surfaces down
** Pull out beds and removable furniture to dust/wipe around it
** Wipe down door, especially around the handle
** Clean above the door frame
** Clean the windows and fly screens
** Wash all sheets, mattress protectors, doona and pillow protector.
** On a nice sunny day air mattress outside.
** Vacuum well and wipe down skirting .
** If the room has carpet: use a carpet cleaning spray or see home made cleaning section for ideas of cleaning/deodorising carpet