TIME TO GET ORGANISED
on window sills. For a lasting clean, Kat advocates creating routines and using checklists.
“As you’re doing the spring cleaning, instead of making it one huge job every year, maintain it every couple of months,” she says. “I have a cleaning checklist and it has things on it to do every day — it could be as simple as wiping over the bathroom sink to get rid of the toothpaste splatters, wiping over the benches in the kitchen — things that you do fortnightly as well as monthly, quarterly and yearly.
“It’s all about balancing it out because most of us don’t want to spend all our time cleaning — we want to enjoy time with the family as well.”
Once you’ve got your head around cleaning, Kat Springer, from The Organised Housewife, says you should start to organise at the same time.“If all the cupboards need a good clean out, we do need to remove everything, to wipe away dust because it does settle and it can get into all those cupboards,” she says. “But it’s also a good opportunity to organise it, and to fold up all those towels and sheets properly in the linen cupboard that seem to get squished in because some family members don’t like to fold.”Kat runs an online community of more than 3000 people who are currently doing a 20-day challenge to clean everything in their home, from cornices to dust