Do you spring clean in January?

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After the Christmas decorations have been put away and the presents are in newly designated spots do you find you want to do a spring clean? The darker days are still here, there's rubbish weather most days, but I like to do a big house clean in January. New Year, new start right?
white daisy reaching up to the rising sun

  • I look forward to spring cleaning and putting things in their place. It's therapeutic for me.

Kimora Lee Simmons


As Kimora says, cleaning can be therapeutic and giving your house a good clean can make you feel ready for the year. The only trouble with the cleaning (apart from the cleaning itself!) is allergies. I suffer with an allergy to dust and once I start cleaning I'm sneezing constantly. It is something that doesn't bother me very often but when it does it can be quite annoying. I use Haymax balms when I'm cleaning, it's a little pot of balm that you put around your nostrils. It 'catches' the particles of dust (or pollen/allergens) before they get into your nose protecting you from your allergies.



BP used Haymax during the summer last year, he suffers with terrible hay fever, and it helped him lots. The great thing about it is he can carry a pot of Haymax in his pocket so he has it if he needs it and he doesn't need to be watched while using it. 

But anyway, back to the cleaning...

I always start in my kitchen, I'm not sure why, perhaps because that's where most of the work usually happens? Having a clean kitchen and knowing that no matter where I look I won't find any dirt or dust is satisfying. 

With a list in my head I work my way through the house doing the cleaning throughout. The windows can look terrible during the winter when you get the low sun shining through them and showing up all the grime, dust, and finger marks. Good Housekeeping's top tip for cleaning your windows is to do it on a cloudy day so the cleanser doesn't dry before you've had a chance to wipe it off. The perfect time to get a cloudy day is during the winter, so tackle those windows now!

I'm doing my cleaning this week, we're having new carpets throughout the house so it's the perfect time. I'll use all the nozzles for my vacuum cleaner, I'll dust all the light fittings, I'll even be cleaning the windows. And I know that by the time I'm finished I'll feel great.

My top tip for your spring clean would be to do it while the kids are at school.

  • Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shovelling the walk before it stops snowing.

Phyllis Diller

Having kids at home means your house is never going to be clean for very long but if you do it while they're at school you will at least get to enjoy it a little before they get home. I love being able to sit down with a hot coffee and look at my lovely clean house before the boys get home. I know it won't last long but it's just nice to see my house clean.

lego minifig doing cleaning with the words "spring cleaning in January" over the top


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102 comments:

  1. I make myself feel better when I'm ill by wrapping up warm and having lots of hot drinks!

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  2. April and I always start in my bedroom with my wardrobe.

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  3. In the bedroom. As Iv a small home and want more room Iv started already

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  4. i try to make a start in feb! but in the garden :) sorting the greenhouse & veggie patch first

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  5. havent started yet but would always start with the bathroom

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  6. i usually do a "spring clean" three times a year and do all the rooms in the house

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  7. I start in March and begin in the kitchen - the main room we spend time in

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  8. Oh my goodness I spring clean every week I am a total clean freak I usually start in the kitchen

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  9. i always have a spring clean after christmas, and i always start in the kitchen x

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  10. usually in february and starts with the bedroom

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  11. i usually start the first week in january and i start with the kitchen x

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  12. usually around june and in kids room x

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  13. The living room right after Christmas

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  14. I kind of do a mini one every month and then its not so much effort.

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  15. my sons room its usually the worst

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  16. I start a spring clean in the dining room which regularly becomes a bit of a dumping ground.

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  17. I start in January and begin with the living room.

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  18. I start in January and begin on the bathroom. CHERYL HADFIELD

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  19. Tempting to start once we have some sunshine. Tend to start with kitchen, the onto Livingroom etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  20. I start the end of February ans start in the living room

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  21. I don't have a particular time when I start it's when I feel like it and that's usually when the weather gets a bit better, then I start in the kitchen

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  22. I start just before I buy my sons Spring/summer clothes as i need a good sort out beforehand. I usually start at the top and work my way down :/

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  23. usually March and I start in the bedrooms.

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  24. February-ish and often in the front room xx

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  25. I start in January usually, takes a month or so to sort through every room and throw out or donate everything we don't use

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  26. I start spring cleaning in January with my living room

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  27. start in january when the decs come down and its the bathroom cos its the smallest room in the house

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  28. I generally start in the lounge, usually mid-February. Half-term is my nudge to get on with it!

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  29. I start at the top of my house in the attic and work my way down, I always start in the first week of January :)

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  30. I start with the kids rooms - getting all the clothes sorted first

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  31. I deep clean several times a year. I de-clutter and clean all the cupboards, wardrobes, shelves etc throughout the house first then do a room at a time in no particular order, just as the mood takes me :)

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  32. After valentines bathrooms first for us

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  33. Tends to be feb / march time, starting with the bedroom!

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  34. april ,starting with bedrooms and moving down stairs,,,,,x

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  35. Do you know, I HATE cleaning! But I love the result and don't like mess. I have opposite tactics, though - if I schedule in a clean for a particular time, I end up dreading it, so I have to do it just when it occurs to me. #PoCoLo

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  36. I tend to "spring clean" in Autumn, sometimes as late as December. I love to start the year off clean, bright, and decluttered. A few things weren't done until this month, though :)

    #PoCoLo

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    1. I totally get that, I find the new year makes me want to clean and have a clear out. :) x

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  37. Spring cleaning is definitely overdue in our house! I dislike cleaning most times, but find it quite therapeutic once I start x #PoCoLo

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    1. I think it's great to see the result but the actual cleaning is a pain! ;)

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  38. To be honest I only start to feel the urge to Spring clean when the weather begins to warm and the days are noticeably lighter. I'm a bit of a lazy hibernator during the Winter and things come to a grinding halt. When I do start - the living room, then the bedroom are first on my list.

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  39. I do a mini clean after Christmas so that the Christmas presents find a place and I can clear out the stuff we don't need anymore. But my big spring clean is after my daughter's birthday at the end of Jan because, no doubt, she'll get a load more new presents then so I'll have to find places for them too.

    I always start with the living room because that's the room that collects the most mess in our house. #PoCoLo

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    1. Good tactic, I think I'd do the same. :)

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  40. I start in March and I usually start in the kitchen

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  41. I sprint clean any time of year! Whenever I feel like the house is collecting too much 'stuff!' #PoCoLo

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  42. Over Easter and I start with the kitchen cupboards.

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  43. Little and often. That's my way to do it. #PoCoLo

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    1. I wish I could do that, I've tried it many times and it's great when it works but when the boys are on half term it never works out and I end up with a huge mess to clean when they go back to school! ;)

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  44. Always start with the wardrobes around Feb/Mar time

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  45. I start in January and start with the girls rooms because they are always a bomb site and after Christmas I can work out what toys they no longer need, declutter the clothes and see what they actually need.

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  46. March and we start in the kitchen cupboards

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  47. Oddly enough I tend to do a really serious clear out in August because that's when I always seem to have moved. According Rev T, it's like something goes off in my brain and I start putting things in bags and dusting. #pocolo

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    1. Hehe, sounds like a good time to do it. The kids are off school and there's plenty of sunshine (so plenty of hours!). :)

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  48. I always plan on spring cleaning and love the idea of it, I just never seem to get around to it!
    #PoCoLo

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  49. I start as soon as the Christmas decorations come down and i start in the sitting room where most of the mess is

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  50. I had a massive New year clean and declutter and it feels great! Thank you for hosting #POCOLO 🌟

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    1. It totally does doesn't it? ;) Thanks for stopping by xx

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  51. january, and my daughters room is usually worst after the hectic christmas

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  52. i usually start in the living room

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  53. I start in the bedroom, getting rid of some cobwebs.

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  54. I usually begin my spring cleaning in March and start in the bedrooms first.

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  55. Nice article.Keeping your house clean ,Keep the germs away and keep the environment fresh.There are lot of esd protection products are available in market to keep the house clean and free from germs.

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  56. I start in about March and usually hit the bedrooms first as that's where I most need to clean, tidy and declutter! The kitchen and bathroom are quite high up on my list, and I try to tackle some of those jobs that I just don't get around to throughout the year - pulling stuff out, going through cupboards and drawers, chucking stuff, shredding tons of stuff no longer needed and putting together bags of items for the charity shop

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  57. Usually when the days start getting longer again, and I start downstairs and work my way up! :)

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  58. Whenever it needs doing, I work from top down

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  59. Whenever the sun comes out and it feels warmer, puts me in the mood to clean the cupboards out and that's where I start

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  60. Usually when I notice the brighter mornings! I start with clearing out the kitchen, and work up!

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  61. quite early really way before spring , well the living room gets done every inh of it when the tree and decs come down after Christmas , as the room looks so dull and bare
    then i generally start each room around april when the weather is on the turn and lighter and starts to feel like spring

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  62. I am terrible, I wander from room to room doing bits in each but not really finishing any one room properly - so start in the bedroom but end up starting something else downstairs :s

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  63. I start in the bedroom in February!

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  64. we've started already and have started in the kids bedrooms trying to clear out some clutter!

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  65. start in January and start with the bedroom

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  66. I tend to start in February as I'm waiting for caravanning season to begin x

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  67. My spring cleaning takes all year !

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  68. I generally feel the need for a spring clean when sunlight streams in through the window in early spring, and I realise how grimy everything looks! I tend to start in the kitchen :)

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  69. I always start in our main bedroom and usually the beginning of March

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  70. I generally start in about February and start at the top of the house and work my way down .x

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  71. I start in the bedrooms giving them a good de-clutter! This start around March time.

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  72. I have to do it all year round, hidden dust makes me sneeze. Especially have to keep on top of the bedroom or I wake up groggy every morning.

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  73. January time. I like a fresh start to the new year. I start upstairs and work my way down

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  74. i start in march in the living room

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  75. Usually early March and I always start in the bedrooms and then make my way downstairs.

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  76. Start at the end February with lounge first then upstairs

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  77. I start my spring cleaning once the weather starts to warm up so that I can put things outside whilst I clean and tidy, starting with the lounge.

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  78. I usually start my spring cleaning during the February half-term as I have a week off work and can get really stuck in. I tend to start downstairs and work my way up.

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  79. Always start January start down n work up

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  80. I usually do a winter clean and start in Jan. After christmas he house needs a scrub from top to bottom. I start downstairs and work up xx

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  81. I start in March, I always start in the bedrooms first, and my kitchen last

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  82. I start my spring clean after the new year has begun and the children go back to school. I usually start with the bedrooms.

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  83. I'm not sure about Spring Cleaning - I just do what I can, when I can, which isn't very often.

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  84. I normally start in the new year with the bedrooms and gradually work downwards. Thanks for the chance xxx

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  85. I start about now & in the living room then it's the hall cupboards!

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