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The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Guide

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Brought to you by Sabco.

Confession: I’m a messy, creative person. I leave things where they shouldn’t be. There’s always one stray pair of shoes of mine in the house, or to be more honest, in every room. You can tell where I’ve been.

BUT while I may be messy, I am clean. A clean freak even. I like things to be very, very clean. So, it’s with stupidly eager excitement I bring you this VERY thorough spring cleaning guide thanks to my friends at Sabco. It has everything in it; from the checklist, to the tips, to the products, the musical playlist, the job incentives for kids, AND a giveaway.

This is a spring cleaning guide that only takes one day, not even a whole day. It’s the speediest of the cleaning guides, and it involves the kids… because it can be a fun thing to do with kids. In my experience kids love getting involved in it all, especially when you make it fun. I used some Sabco kid-sized gear for the kids, and it made them clean all the things, and of course I let them.


Let’s talk products; the girls used the below Sabco products. Sabco doesn’t officially have a kids-size range, but were kind enough to send me a specially made kids kit to help you get the kids involved (scroll down to see how you can enter to win a kit for your own kids!). There’s a mini microfibre dusting glove {it requires zero elbow grease and traps the dust – this one Sabco made exclusively for the kids, but they can easily use the regular size one}; a microfibre kitchen cloth {I just use water, or water and vinegar so there’s no problem with chemicals on their hands, I picked up these from Spotlight}, the mini broom {this is actually just the small broom from this set} and a window squeegee. Aren’t they cute? {Psst, you’ll be able to win some tiny Sabco products at the bottom of this blog post}.

And for me, there’s the microfibre dusting glove, microfibre kitchen cloths, 3-in-1 spray squeegee for mirrors and windows, the angle broom, a vacuum, and some old towels for drying.


One Day Spring Cleaning Checklist

Click here to print out the checklist

TO GET READY: The quickest way to get through a spring clean is to be prepared. Get all your products ready in a caddy or bucket. Print out the checklist and let the kids tick it off.


I know we’d like to think that our kids don’t need any motivation to clean, and they just want to join in or should just join in and help out. There are jobs that I expect my kids to do, and then sometimes I like to use a motivator, and pocket money is one of those things that helps get things done.

I’ve been using this job chart idea for a little while, and GUYS IT WORKS SO WELL. Yes, I had to yell, because it’s amazing. Within 3 minutes of me putting the jobs up, Lacey had run around and collected all of the dirty laundry from around the house. I think seeing the money, rather than just hearing a promise of money, is a great motivation. Well, it totally worked anyway.

Of course when you create your own chart you can adjust the payments to be more or less, depending on how your household works, and also change the tasks depending on the age of your kids too. Lacey refuses to grab the ‘clean out the car’ task because she’s not sure what she’d find in there, but she loves to pick up the dog poo {go figure!}.


And… you always need good music to get cleaning to. I’ve created a Spotify playlist so that you can listen to kid-friendly music {not a swear word in sight} while you clean. Check it out here.


Now that you’re all ready to get the kids involved and get cleaning, I’ve got some beautiful prizes for you to win. Enter for the chance to win 1 of 3 Sabco Kids Cleaning Kits! Check them out below…

They’re SO darn cute. Lulu has been sweeping up a storm, and dusting everything. I’m not complaining! Up for grabs in this competition is all of the products pictured above; one small angle broom, one child-size dusting glove, one set of kitchen cloths, and a squeegee.

To enter to win, simply answer the following question: What’s your best cleaning tip for spring?

Make sure you head over and follow Sabco on Facebook and Instagram for more fun cleaning tips.

Competition is open to Australian residents only. One entry per person. Competition closes on 5th October, 2017 at midnight AEDST.