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The Essential Spring Cleaning Checklist
March 22, 2019

Don’t know where to begin tidying up for spring? Cleaning your home may seem like a tedious task, but with the right game plan, your home will be bright and shiny in no time! We’ve taken the liberty of compiling a list for you to use, so no stone will be left unturned.

Don’t know where to begin tidying up for spring? Cleaning your home may seem like a tedious task, but with the right game plan, your home will be bright and shiny in no time! We’ve taken the liberty of compiling a list for you to use, so no stone will be left unturned.

Plumbing & Appliances

It’s often best to get the worst tasks out of the way first. We think those items are the dirtiest and the hardest to reach places, such as the toilets, the refrigerator, and stove. Before you leave the kitchen and bathrooms though, be sure to give the light fixtures, ceiling fans, and sinks all a thorough scrubbing. All of these can be cleaned with a mixture of white vinegar and water, as well as some baking soda for extra grimy spots.

Closets & Cabinets

The next thing on the list is often the most crowded parts of our home; the storage areas. Go through your medicine cabinet first and get rid of any products before wiping down the shelves. Next, get into your closet and sort out any out-of-season or donateable clothes, and of course anything that needs to be turned into rags. Then turn to all your remaining storage areas, such as spare rooms, hall closets, and the pantry. For these areas, it is often a good idea to check out a container store for some new bins, jars or baskets to help you keep things organized.

Closets & Cabinets

The next thing on the list is often the most crowded parts of our home; the storage areas. Go through your medicine cabinet first and get rid of any products before wiping down the shelves. Next, get into your closet and sort out any out-of-season or donateable clothes, and of course anything that needs to be turned into rags. Then turn to all your remaining storage areas, such as spare rooms, hall closets, and the pantry. For these areas, it is often a good idea to check out a container store for some new bins, jars or baskets to help you keep things organized.

Filters & Detectors

Often cleaning your air vents is overlooked, but it can be the easiest spring cleaning task. These usually have an air filter that can be taken out and changed. Dryer ducts can be dangerous if not cleaned, as the lint trays tend not to catch all of the lint. A build-up can result in your dryer overheating and catching the lint on fire. To clean your stove filter, simply remove it and let it soak in hot water and dish soap before rinsing it away with your sink spray nozzle. Be sure to check all of your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors before moving on.

Filters & Detectors

Often cleaning your air vents is overlooked, but it can be the easiest spring cleaning task. These usually have an air filter that can be taken out and changed. Dryer ducts can be dangerous if not cleaned, as the lint trays tend not to catch all of the lint. A build-up can result in your dryer overheating and catching the lint on fire. To clean your stove filter, simply remove it and let it soak in hot water and dish soap before rinsing it away with your sink spray nozzle. Be sure to check all of your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors before moving on.

Furniture & Windows

Now that your dryer is all cleaned out, you can toss all of the curtains, throw blankets and throw pillow covers in for a load of laundry. Follow the directions on your blankets, pillow cases and curtains, as many cannot be put into the dryer. Give your blinds a good dusting before cleaning the window panes and sills. Use a spot treatment on any stains on your couch and armchairs before getting out the upholstery attachment to vacuum out the crevices.

Furniture & Windows

Now that your dryer is all cleaned out, you can toss all of the curtains, throw blankets and throw pillow covers in for a load of laundry. Follow the directions on your blankets, pillow cases and curtains, as many cannot be put into the dryer. Give your blinds a good dusting before cleaning the window panes and sills. Use a spot treatment on any stains on your couch and armchairs before getting out the upholstery attachment to vacuum out the crevices.

Surfaces

Now it is time to clear off all your shelves, desks, and side tables. Clean out any drawers before dusting everything off and setting things back in order. Scrub underneath all your countertop appliances before resealing it, as well as any nice wooden furniture.

Wall & Floors

By now, you’ll likely have dust and muck all over your floors, but before you get to that, it’s a good idea to check for any hidden cobwebs and wall scuffs. Once that is taken care of, you can move on to vacuuming and shampooing any rugs, then sweeping and mopping all of the hard surface floorings. Don’t forget to get underneath the furniture, as any dust left will quickly find its way back in your path. The last thing to do is to fluff your pillows and give yourself a pat on the back. You’re all done!

Wall & Floors

By now, you’ll likely have dust and muck all over your floors, but before you get to that, it’s a good idea to check for any hidden cobwebs and wall scuffs. Once that is taken care of, you can move on to vacuuming and shampooing any rugs, then sweeping and mopping all of the hard surface floorings. Don’t forget to get underneath the furniture, as any dust left will quickly find its way back in your path. The last thing to do is to fluff your pillows and give yourself a pat on the back. You’re all done!

Download A Printable Checklist
Download A Printable Checklist