11 Easter Cleaning Tips

With the Easter Bunny’s imminent arrival, you’ll want to get your house in tip-top form!

Whether you’re throwing an Easter egg hunt, having the family around for a roast, or hosting a movie day where you can feast upon your chocolate eggs, your home must be clean, cosy and comfortable.

Follow the tips below to get your abode Easter-ready!


1. Plan Out Your Easter Cleaning Session

Easter’s a busy time. You’ve got family days out to manage, egg hunts to organise, bedrooms to prepare for relatives, and Easter craft days to attend. Oh, and you need to clean the house, too!

With so much going on, it’s sometimes hard to pin down what cleaning tasks need to be completed.

Do yourself a favour this Easter; plan what you need to clean, stipulate who will do the task and state when the job needs to be done. Then, work your way through your schedule.

Ensure the following areas are clean:

  • Hallway
  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Utility room
  • Bathroom(s)
  • Bedrooms
  • Doors and skirting boards

Here’s a quick overview of the tasks that need to be done:

  • Vacuuming
  • Dusting
  • Mopping
  • Toilet cleaning and disinfecting
  • Removing the rubbish
  • Taking out stains
  • Decluttering cupboards and wardrobes
  • Shower cleaning
  • Wiping surfaces
  • Cleaning appliances
  • Changing bedding
  • Doing the dishes
  • Taking two minutes to check smoke alarms

For those who believe in superstitions, you’ll need to get all your washing and cleaning done before Good Friday because, according to legend, it’s bad luck to clean on this day. It’s also worth steering clear of doing chores on Easter Sunday, too, if you believe the superstitions!


2. Work in One Room at a Time

Don’t be a hero and try to clean the whole house in one go this Easter. There’s only one way this ends – you sitting on the sofa, absolutely shattered and not interested in cleaning another thing!

So, take little actions that will propel you forward and motivate you to continue cleaning. Your plan should keep you on track, too.


3. Take Time to Declutter 

Woman decluttering

Easter and spring tend to go hand in hand, so start your spring clean with a bang this year and declutter your home.

Decluttering is also a quick win for you. You get rid of mountains of stuff and make loads of room in your home. Consequently, you feel great because you witness your progress and good work firsthand. 

And don’t be fooled into thinking that the task is a single-person activity because decluttering isn’t a one-person job; the whole family can get involved! You can work together or delegate tasks to certain family members.

Places you can declutter with ease include:

  • Wardrobes – Keep, sell, donate or bin your clothes.
  • Kitchen cabinets Remove the tins of sardines and spices that haven’t seen the light of day in years.
  • Under the stairs – Sort through the books, games, coats and shoes you’ve shoved under there!
  • FridgeRemove the out-of-date food and put your food in date order so you use up your stocks effectively.
  • Make-up bag – Bin the eyeshadow you don’t wear and the lipstick that ran out six months ago!
  • Bathroom cabinet – Get rid of the old aftershaves and out-of-date medicines.
  • The toy box – Donate old toys that aren’t played with.
  • Bookshelves – Give away the books you’ve read and don’t intend on reading again.

After decluttering these spaces, you’ll be left with oodles of room!

Note: Hiring a professional decluttering service is possible if you need help with this task.


4. Have a Designated Craft Room

Making Easter crafts

Creating Easter cards, bunting, bonnets, and paper chicks are staples of the Easter holiday. These activities are also really messy ones, especially when the young ones get hold of the glitter and glue! 

One way to avoid a crafty calamity is to have a designated craft room where the kids can make their works of art.

This room should either be outside, in a shaded and convenient location. OR indoors in a well-covered area where you’ve got a dustpan and brush set, as well as a mop, at hand.

In addition, you should ensure that every child has an apron to cover their clothes as they create their masterpieces. This should help to limit how many clothing stains you have to deal with over the Easter holiday!


5: Put Some Egg-stra Effort into Sprucing Up Your Upholstery and Soft Furnishings

clean upholstery with cloth and cleaner

Family, friends and neighbours tend to pop around at Easter. Some even come and stay in your home for a few days!

So, ensure that the places these people sit and lounge around in are clean and comfortable. The last thing you want is for Grandpa to find a Wotsit down the side of the settee.

These areas include:

  • Curtains – Steam any wrinkles out of the material and tie the curtains back so lots of light can enter the room.
  • Blinds – Ensure the blinds are fresh so they allow natural light into the room and don’t make the space appear dingy and unkempt.
  • Chairs – Remove any stains, smells, hair and general grime from the surfaces.
  • Sofa – Clean crumbs and hair from the crevices and treat stains. Treat a leather sofa with an official leather cleaner to make its colour pop.
  • Pillows and throws – You can launder them in the washing machine.
  • Bedding and mattress – If relatives are staying with you, ensure fresh bedding has been put on the bed and hoover and deodorise smelly mattresses.

Note: You can use your vacuum cleaner to remove the grime from soft furnishings. Ensure you use the attachments that come with your hoover so that you can clean the surfaces effectively.


6. Give Your Appliances a Good Scrub Before You Cook Up an Easter Feast

Cleaning Glass Inside the Oven Door

Given that you’ll be cooking up a roast to rival other roasts this Easter, you better ensure your cooker is spotless.

Nobody wants their Mother-in-law hovering over and tutting at them because they left a few splashes of grease on the oven door’s glass.

While you’re at it, you could maintain your washer, dryer, microwave, dishwasher, kettle, air fryer, and toaster. These appliances will also be used over the Easter holidays and must be safe and hygienic for everyone.

Note: It’s also worth noting if someone coming to your house has allergies. So, you can put measures in place before they arrive.


7. Ensure Your Fireplace Is Soot-Free in Time for Easter

using microfiber cloth to wipe the fireplace down

With the winter months behind you, consider cleaning the sooty fireplace that kept you warm throughout the colder weeks. It’s unlikely that you’ll be putting the fire on as the weather gets warmer, so ensure the fireplace is clean and ready for the end of the year!


8. Clean Your Windows So You Can Make the Most of the Sun

As the sunny days start to appear (hopefully!), wash your windows – both sides of the glass – so you can make the most of the daylight and the sun’s rays!

Allow the warmth and sunlight to flood your home. You’ll save on electricity and heating as a bonus!

While you’re washing the windows, clean your gutters too. Your gutters will be caked in rotting leaves and moss that got trapped during the winter months.

Get rid of this grime to keep your gutters unclogged and performing properly!


9. Give Your Garden a Tidy Before the Egg Hunt Starts!

With Easter egg hunts being a huge focal point of the holidays, you better ensure your garden is tidy and safe. 

Ideally, you must make the garden as tidy and accessible as possible! The last thing you need is a bunch of egg-mad people running around and tripping up!

You should:

  • Pull up the weeds
  • Remove obvious obstacles
  • Brush up the leaves
  • Wipe down the patio furniture
  • Mow the lawn
  • Pressure-wash the patio


10. Make Your Own DIY Cleaning Solutions

DIY All-Purpose Spray Cleaner

It’s easy to reach for convenient off-the-shelf products when it comes to cleaning. The trouble is these items cost money to buy, and this expense tends to mount up quickly the more cleaning solutions you have to purchase.

So, why not save a few pounds and create your cleaning potions this Easter? You might be surprised to hear that you actually own a lot of the solutions required already.

All you need to do is mix a few of the ingredients in a bottle to create a homemade cleaning solution.

Some products you can use include:

  • Bicarbonate of soda (also known as baking soda)
  • Lemon juice
  • Cornflour
  • Washing up liquid
  • White vinegar
  • Vodka (as a cleaning ingredient, not as Dutch courage!)
  • Essential oils

See our guide on how to make a DIY spray cleaner!


11. Fill Your Home with the Colours and Smells of Easter and Spring

Reward yourself after all your hard work by placing some spring-related flowers around your home.

Decorate your house so visitors are wow-ed when they walk through the door. And use scented candles and diffusers to make your house smell springtime-ready.

You’ve worked really hard; now, go and show off your Easter-ready home!