With the whole of the UK in lockdown there has never been a better time to give our homes a clean. The novelty of being at home has probably worn of and boredom is starting to over.
By following this list not only are you killing time but you are also making your home a more clean and happy place.
We have compiled a list of 30 easy-to-do cleaning tasks around the house to kill time whilst in lockdown.
With all the family stuck at home all day, there is going to be a fair few handprints in the kitchen so make sure you get the disinfectant out and scrub the surfaces.
Wipe down the surface with a wet towel and organise the shelf/draw.
You will be surprised how dirty this can get! Cutlery is used on a daily basis so this is an essential.
It’s not the nicest job to do but someone’s got to do it, right?
Make sure to clear out each cupboard and distinguish which food products have past their sell by date. Following this, disinfect the surfaces thoroughly ensuing it is squeaky clean, and then organise everything neatly back in.
Addition to cleaning the cupboards, the fridge freezer is vital to sort through! Clean out all food that has fallen to the back and been forgotten about. Make sure to give the shelves a deep clean!
With everyone at home during lockdown, there will be a fair few hand prints on all the surfaces.
Do the children keep leaving never ending piles of dishes by the sink for you to clean? Make sure to use plenty of dish liquid to scrub them with or stack them in the dishwasher! Lastly, scrub the sink with a sponge.
With all the food that your cooking during lockdown this is essential, disinfect the stove and wipe down with a clean cloth.
Probably the easiest task of the list, it takes seconds.
You are probably spending a bit more time then you should do in bed during this lockdown so freshen up your room by cleaning your sheets regularly.
You have more than likely built up a collection of different things in your room that you no longer need, why not take some time to get rid of all the things you no longer have a use for.
Take everything off the tables and get everything out the draws. Thoroughly disinfect and clean these tables as they can get really dirty really quickly.
Just because you’re in lockdown doesn’t mean you should stay in bed all day, get out and make the bed! This will help fighting the urge to jump back in for another episode.
I always find that this is the place that gets the dirtiest in the bathroom. Give it a spring clean by taking out all your old toothbrushes and disinfecting the cabinets inside and out.
Bathroom windows need cleaning every couple of days, if you haven’t done it in a while now’s the time to do it. Don’t forget the window sill.
Give the sink a quick rinse and use some disinfectant. Grout appears at the bottom of the sink bowl, taps and handles so make sure you give it a good clean.
Make the bathroom sparkly clean by putting some elbow grease to help get rid of all the grout on the tiles.
Love to look at yourself in the mirror whilst brushing your teeth? This will definitely need a good clean.
Scrub all the holes with a sponge to get rid of all the dry lime scale. Then soak in white vinegar and water for 20 minutes.
The toilets are being used more than usual so give them a good scrub.
Take the shower curtain off and give it a wash.
It’s quick and easy to do. Give the glass a clean too.
Don’t let them empty crisp packets get left in the side of the sofa. Make sure to get into all of the cracks. It will shock you how much can get caught down there!
There will be plenty of finger prints to clean. Use a microfiber cloth and some disinfectant to clean and pick up all the dust.
Take all the curtains off and give it a wash with the shower curtain.
House plants collect a lot of dust; wipe them down with a wet cloth.
Don’t forget to move the sofa and other furniture when doing this.
You will be surprise how much dust and food crumbs that get kicked under the sofa and tables. Move the furniture and give it a vacuum.