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Your Spring Cleaning List

spring cleaning window with cleaning suppliesFor many, spring cleaning is one of those things that you don’t want to do; however, the joy that comes from seeing the work done is well worth it. Giving your house a good deep clean from top to bottom may seem overwhelming, but it can be a manageable and enjoyable task.

Whether you prefer to start outside and make your way in, create a realistic schedule for you and those you live with. Take it one task at a time and ask for help from family and friends.

Before getting to our list, here are a few tips and techniques to help you prep for your spring cleaning.

Restock Cleaning Supplies

Take inventory of all of your must-have supplies and cleaners and restock. This includes sponges, towels, and mop heads. If you go the all-natural route, check to ensure you have all the products you need.

Dust Everything

Before getting down to the nitty-gritty, dust EVERYTHING! This will ensure your home is ready to be scrubbed and wiped down without dust building up on your sponge or towel.

Cleaning Checklist

All Rooms – start with these, then go to each room one by one for their specific needs

  • Dust ceiling fans and light fixtures
  • Clean windowsills and window tracks
  • Vacuum curtains and window blinds
  • Wipe down baseboards, shoe molding, and dust corners for cobwebs
  • Test batteries in smoke detectors
  • Wipe down doorknobs, cabinet handles and light switches

Kitchen

  • Clean microwave, coffeemaker and other small appliances
  • Empty the crumb tray in toaster and toaster oven
  • Empty the fridge and defrost the freezer
  • Clean refrigerator shelves and drawers
  • Clean behind and underneath the fridge
  • Clean oven and scrub stovetop
  • Clear out cabinets and wash the shelves
  • Clean the inner rim of your sink guard and scrub the rest

Bedrooms

  • Organize drawers and closets
  • Wash bedding and pillows
  • Rotate mattresses
  • Disinfect kids’ toys and donate what you don’t want

Bathroom

  • Organize cabinets and drawers
  • Properly dispose of old medicine
  • Scrub bathtub and shower
  • Wash the shower curtain and floormat
  • Scrub the toilet and floors

Living Room

  • Remove furniture cushions and vacuum everywhere

Laundry Room

  • Clean behind the washer and dryer
  • Clean out lint traps in both washer and dryer

Outdoors

  • Reorganize the garage
  • Pressure wash the deck and outdoor furniture
  • Hose-out garbage and recycling cans
  • Remove window screens and wash with a soapy sponge and water
  • Wash outside of the windows

Next year, establish a regular cleaning that works with your schedule to make spring cleaning a little easier next year. Happy spring and happy cleaning!