Get your home sparkling clean this spring with our easy spring cleaning checklist! Before you start, jot down any items or tasks needing attention, break up larger projects into manageable chunks, tackle those pesky areas often forgotten during regular cleanings, then grab some gloves and sweeping clothes - it's time to shine!
The first step in any successful spring cleaning endeavor is to start with the basics, such as vacuuming, mopping floors, wiping down/dusting surfaces, and window sills. This will help break up dirt and grime so that you can tackle deeper cleaning tasks more efficiently.
Dust walls, floors, and shelves once a week and vacuum carpets and rugs every two weeks to keep dirt at bay.
To clean the surface, use a microfiber cloth and soapy water. Beginning at the top of the window and working your way down. Rinse immediately with clean water, then dry with a lint-free cloth or newspaper.
You don’t need to feel overwhelmed about the deep-cleaning tasks ahead; tackle them room by room! Start with the kitchen, and focus on the countertops and cabinets before getting into more detailed tasks. Then, move on to the appliances and all those drawers that need organizing and extra love.
All kitchen pots, pans, dishware, and utensils should be washed, dried, and put away.
You should spend a short time each day wiping down surfaces and devote more time cleaning once a week. Clean all surfaces thoroughly, including shower/tub, floors, mirrors, sinks, and toilets inside and out.
Use an all-purpose cleaner and a damp cloth to clean the washer, dryer, counters, shelves, and cabinets, and don’t forget the lint traps. Use a brush attachment and a high vacuum setting to clean the dryer vent.
As part of spring cleaning, this is a great time to pack away thick coats, sweaters, gloves, hats, scarves, and other winter clothes since you won’t be needed them! Store them in plastic containers or boxes and put them away in a spare closet, the garage, or the attic.
The easiest way to organize a closet is to take everything out, organize everything into categories, donate what you don't use, need, or want, and then put everything away.
It's also important to remember to switch out heavy bedding for lighter materials such as cotton or linen sheets during warm weather months. Spring is also an excellent time to change curtains depending on your preferences - choose light fabrics that allow natural light in or darker shades for better privacy if needed!
Finally, don't forget to include the outdoor spaces when creating your spring cleaning checklist – this includes washing and wiping down patio furniture, railings, siding, trimming hedges, bushes, and trees, and weeding the flower beds and any other areas that need attention!
Check items such as smoke and O2 detectors and house alarms, and replace batteries if needed. You should also check and adjust the water heater thermostat to a lower setting if needed.
Whether you are looking to spruce up your home for spring or getting ready to stage a home for sale, this easy spring cleaning checklist should give you the guidance and motivation to get started. Take advantage of the extra daylight hours and warmer temperatures to maximize your cleaning time. And remember to take before and after pictures you can share with family, friends, or potential buyers.