house cleaning items As Spring is rapidly approaching it is easy to get caught up in the excitement of great weather, spring sports, lots of outdoor activities and barbeques. Spring also means that it is time to start thinking about spring-cleaning! Spring cleaning is a great opportunity to fresh your home and dust off those winter blues. It is also a great opportunity to get ahead of your home tasks so you can focus on all of the exciting activities the spring and summer have to offer.

Included below are some of the top tips for tackling your spring cleaning:

Clean Room by Room

Taking on spring-cleaning one room at a time is not only the most effective way to deep clean your house, it is also less overwhelming. When you break things down into smaller tasks it’s easier to digest and feels more manageable (which means you are less likely to procrastinate). While cleaning each room be sure to focus on the parts that have been the most neglected.

De-clutter

One of the best and biggest parts of spring cleaning is getting rid of clutter that you no longer use or need. The best way to tackle this task is by sorting things into categories (trash, donate, store, put away). Spring is also a great time for a garage sale for all the extra items that are in good shape but you no longer want!

Always Work Top to Bottom

A systematic way to clean is from the ceiling down to the floor. Gravity plays a big part in this as it is common for dust and debris to fall when cleaning. Cleaning from top to bottom avoids the need to re-dust your space once finished.

Use a checklist

Below is a comprehensive spring-cleaning checklist:

All Rooms

  • Wipe down baseboards
  • Clean air vents
  • Replace HVAC filters
  • Dust blinds
  • Wash windows
  • Wipe down all walls
  • Declutter

Kitchen

  • Clean out fridge
  • Clean out cabinets
  • Clean out pantry
  • Steam clean grout and appliances
  • Clean inside of cabinets and drawers
  • Dust top of cabinets and top of fridge
  • Clean oven
  • Clean pantry shelves
  • Clean garbage can

Bathrooms

  • Throw away expired cosmetics and medicines
  • Steam clean mirrors, counters and sink
  • Steam floors and tub
  • Wash shower curtain
  • Clean in, around and behind the toilet
  • Unclog drains
  • Clean out and organize linen closet

Living Room

  • Dust in, around, behind everything
  • Vacuum all carpets and furniture
  • Clean fireplace
  • Wash curtains
  • Polish hardwood floors

Bedrooms

  • Dust ceiling fan
  • Clean/replace sheets
  • Vacuum mattress
  • Clean and vacuum under the bed
  • Wash pillows

Laundry Room

  • Clean behind washer/dryer
  • Check dryer vent
  • Clean out drawers/shelves and cabinets

Closets

  • Donate or throw out old clothes/shoes
  • Dust/wipe down shelves
  • Clean/replace laundry basket

Outside

  • Clean out garage
  • Clean out shed
  • Clean light fixtures
  • Wash trash cans
  • Wash outdoor furniture
  • Clean sliding glass door tracks
  • Clean gutters
  • Plant Flowers
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