9 Quick Spring Cleaning Jobs You Can Do During Your Lunch Break

Spring is definitely on its way – which brings with it longer evenings, warmer days and of course, spring cleaning. If, like us, you’re working from home during the week and simply don’t want to embark on an hours-long spring clean on the weekend, there are plenty of quick spring cleaning jobs you can tackle in your lunch break.

The team at shopping app Cherryz have shared 9 spring cleaning jobs you can get done on your lunch break and essential items that’ll make it even speedier. Now all that’s left to do is grab your spray bottle and stick the kettle on for when it’s time to head back to your desk.

Dust your blinds

Cleaning the blinds is one of those jobs we all shudder at the thought of, but it doesn’t have to be time consuming or logistically challenging. Use a damp sock over your hand to get rid of dust in seconds. Simply run your hand across each slat and watch your blinds go from dull and dusty to good as new. Your home office will be looking better than ever.

Deep clean your microwave

Forget harsh chemicals and vigorous scrubbing, cleaning your microwave is easier than you think and is a great lunchtime cleaning job. The tried and tested technique of placing a lemon cut in half in a bowl of water and microwaving for five minutes is a failsafe way to get your microwave sparkling. Got no lemons around? Use a nifty microwave cleaner with vinegar and water to get the job done in minutes. The best part? You can get on with other jobs while the microwave’s running, saving even more time.

Get the hob sparkling

While the microwave’s doing its thing, it’s time to turn your hob from greasy and food-splattered to sparkly and gleaming. Spray on your favourite degreaser and leave it to work its magic for 10 minutes. Then scrub gently with a non-scratch scourer and wipe away. It’ll look as good as new and make your kitchen seem instantly cleaner. Bonus tip: use baby oil to give your stainless steel hob an effortless shine. 

Remove limescale from your shower head

Got a shower head that’s chock full of limescale? Instead of spending time scrubbing, fill a sandwich bag with vinegar and secure it over your shower head for a super speedy and fuss-free solution. Leave it overnight and crack on with the rest of your cleaning – it’ll be gleaming in time for your morning shower.

Change the bedsheets

Yes, really! Putting fresh bedding on doesn’t have to be stressful or time consuming, and this nifty hack will help you change your bedding fuss-free and in record time. Storing duvet sheets and covers together in one corresponding pillow case saves heaps of time and makes rifling through your airing cupboard for matching pillow cases a thing of the past. Whip off the old sheets and get your fresh ones on stress-free – your later self will thank you after a long day at work!

Wipe down surfaces and door handles

Surfaces and door handles are two high traffic areas that easily harbour germs and bacteria. Luckily, keeping them clean and germ-free is a quick job that’ll take you no longer than 10 minutes. To cut down on time even more, grab yourself a handy cleaning caddy and keep all your essential cleaning products within arms reach for whenever you need them. Fill it with your favourite sprays, wipes and cloths to save time and fuss running back and forth to your cleaning cupboard.

Get the vacuuming done

Vacuuming is one of those spring cleaning jobs that can take as long or as little as you want, making your lunch break the perfect time to whip the vacuum round. Work through room by room and your home will feel instantly cleaner. Why not sprinkle some carpet deodoriser before you vacuum to leave a fresh smell too?

Take out the bins and give them a good clean

We can’t be the only ones who hate taking the bins out? Tackle them head by emptying them and giving them a good deep clean with hot water and bleach. After five minutes the job will be done and you’ll realise it was nowhere near as bad as you were thinking! Not to mention your kitchen will be odour (and rubbish) free!

Organise your cleaning cupboard for next time

There’s nothing worse than getting a burst of cleaning motivation just to be met with a cluttered and chaotic cleaning cupboard. This can leave you feeling overwhelmed and stressed as you struggle to find all your go-to products. Use your lunch break to organise and clean out your cleaning cupboard. It’ll be in tip top shape for next time and you can simply grab what you need and get cracking.

Now you have all the expert tips and tricks to transform your home into a clean, tidy haven with some time to spare for a quick bite to eat and a coffee before heading back to your desk. The team at Cherryz said: “You don’t need to spend hours on end or a fortune on expensive cleaning tools to achieve a clean and tidy home. We’ve seen a rise in people buying time-saving cleaning products like cleaning caddies and multi-purpose sprays and cloths in the last couple of years. This shows that no matter how time-strapped you are, there are always ways to save time on cleaning – including utilising your lunch break.”

Sophia Anderson

Sophia Anderson is a blogger and a freelance writer. She is passionate about covering topics on money, business, careers, self-improvement, motivation and others. She believes in the driving force of positive attitude and constant development.