Revitalise Your Summerhouse: A Complete Guide to Spring Cleaning

Revitalise Your Summerhouse: A Complete Guide to Spring Cleaning

As the warmth of spring arrives and nature bursts back to life, it's the perfect time to breathe new energy into your summerhouse. Whether your summerhouse serves as a retreat for relaxation, a workspace, or a hub for entertaining guests, a thorough spring cleaning can rejuvenate the space and prepare it for the sunny days ahead. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to effectively spring clean your summerhouse, leaving it sparkling and inviting for the summer months.

Declutter and organise

When it comes to decluttering you need to be ruthless!
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Begin your spring cleaning by decluttering and organising the space. Remove any items that have accumulated over the winter months and assess what you truly need and want to keep in your summerhouse. Sell, donate or dispose of items that are no longer useful, and find designated storage solutions for the essentials to keep the space tidy and clutter-free. You can choose to sell items on channels such as Facebook Marketplace or Vinted and donate items to local charity shops and collections.

Dust and sweep

Take inventory of your space to get rid of unnecessary items that have piled up over the years.
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Dust and sweep surfaces, walls, and floors to remove any accumulated dirt, dust, and cobwebs. Pay special attention to corners, crevices, and hard-to-reach areas where dust tends to accumulate. Use a microfiber cloth or duster to capture dust effectively without spreading it around.

Deep Clean windows and doors

Removing grime from your doors and windows will let the light back into your summerhouse.
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Clean windows and doors inside and out to let the natural light flood into your summerhouse. Use a glass cleaner or a mixture of vinegar and water for streak-free shine. Don't forget to wipe down window sills, frames, and door handles to remove dirt and grime buildup.

Refreshing furniture and upholstery

A Spring clean is the perfect time to update your summerhouse with new furniture and upholstery.  
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If your summerhouse is furnished, take this opportunity to refresh and clean the furniture and upholstery. Vacuum upholstered surfaces to remove dust and debris, and spot clean any stains or spills. Handheld spot cleaners are ideal for this type of work, or handheld upholstery cleaner can also be found in most supermarkets. For wooden furniture, wipe down surfaces with a mild wood cleaner to remove dirt and restore luster.

Scrub and sanitise

Be sure to give all surfaces a good clean to really make your tidy space shine.
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Give surfaces a thorough scrubbing to remove any stubborn stains or dirt buildup. Use a mild detergent or multipurpose cleaner and a scrub brush or sponge to tackle surfaces such as coffee tables and dining areas. For any signs of damp on the summerhouse floor, mix bleach with warm water to create a sterile solution.

Revitalise Outdoor Spaces

Capture the essence of Spring with potted plants and flowers.
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If your summerhouse has a veranda, don't forget to include it in your spring cleaning routine. Sweep away debris and clean any outdoor furniture you like to place beside your garden retreat Consider adding fresh potted plants or flowers to enhance the ambiance and bring the space to life.

Inspect and Repair

Inspect your building for any signs of wear and tear to keep your summerhouse looking fresh.
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Take the time to inspect your summerhouse for any signs of wear and tear or damage that may have occurred over the winter. Check for leaks, cracks, or pests and address any issues promptly to prevent further damage. Repair or replace any broken or damaged fixtures, furniture, or accessories to ensure the summerhouse is safe and functional. You can read our maintenance guide here.

Add personal touches

Decorating your space is what turns your summerhouse into a summer-home.
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Once the cleaning is complete, add personal touches to make your summerhouse feel like home. Decorate with cushions, throws, rugs, and accessories that reflect your style and personality. Consider incorporating plants, artwork, or decorative accents to infuse the space with warmth and character.

Create a maintenance plan

Regular maintenance is essential for keeping your space in top condition.
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To keep your summerhouse looking its best throughout the summer season, create a maintenance plan that outlines regular cleaning and upkeep tasks. Schedule routine cleaning sessions to prevent dirt and clutter from accumulating and address any issues as they arise to maintain the beauty and functionality of your summerhouse. Also, ensure to regularly ventilate your summerhouse to promote airflow and minimise the chance of damp.


Step back, take a deep breath, and admire your revitalised summerhouse. Celebrate your hard work and dedication to creating a clean and inviting space for relaxation, work, or socialising.

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