It's that time of year again. The sun is coming out, the flowers are starting to bloom and you realise what a thick layer of dust has appeared in your house over winter. That lovely sunshine really does make it easier to see the dirt.

So, start fresh this spring with a thorough spring cleaning of your home. And to help you out, we?ve put together this Spring Cleaning Guide filled with top tips and tricks from us and our wonderful cleaners. 

We've split it into two easy sections: general spring cleaning tips and natural cleaning hacks. So, Ubbergloves at the ready ? let's do it! (do you like what we did there?).

General spring cleaning
Before starting your spring cleaning, planning it is key. You need to think about your home as a whole as well as the individual rooms. Which room will you start with? How big are the rooms? How dirty is each one? Then estimate how long you think each room will take, and the order you'll tackle them in. Fail to prepare and prepare to fail, right? 

After planning, start cleaning the rooms from top to bottom. Always start at the top and work down when cleaning, otherwise dirt will fall from above onto the newly-cleaned areas and undo your hard work. 

Instead of starting in the middle of the room, start with one corner and go around the room logically to make sure you don't miss anything. And speaking of missing things ? pay special attention to these spots that everyone forgets to clean. Your light switches may look harmless, but think again. 

To speed up the process and save some money on expensive products, try a few clever cleaning hacks. No need to spend time scrubbing your toilet when you can get the work done with some cola. 

Always finish cleaning one room before moving on to the next one. This way you'll see the results of your work and find more motivation to clean the next room. 

And while you're spring cleaning your home, how about giving the rest of your life a little seasonal scrub, too? Spring cleaning your life can be a useful exercise to start the new season off right. And it?s super easy with the help of a few apps. 

Now you?ve got the basics right, we can move on to the nitty gritty of how to get rid of the grime. 

Green cleaning
There are plenty of reasons to start cleaning green ? it?s better for the environment, better for your wallet, and safer for you and your family than those nasty chemicals. There are plenty of natural cleaning products available to buy, but you can also make your own natural cleaning solutions using things you already have lying around the house. Get started with your green cleaning journey here. 

Want to take your natural cleaning game to the next level? Then use kitchen leftovers. You can clean dozens of things in your house naturally with things you find in your kitchen. Lots of these items would otherwise go to waste ? bread that has started to go stale, banana skins, and that cucumber that has seen better days, for example. 

And for real environmentally-friendly spring cleaning efficiency, use one magic ingredient to clean multiple areas of your home. That's right, everyone's favourite beauty product, coconut oil, can be used as an amazing green cleaner. From the bathroom to the kitchen table, you'll breeze through spring cleaning with this baby. 

So, there you have it ? spring cleaning the Ubbergloves way. With this guide (and maybe a cheeky bit of help from one of our lovely, trusted cleaners), you'll have spring cleaning done and dusted in no time. Yes, pun intended.