How to Spring Clean Like a Pro
(……or like your mom!)
It’s here folks. It’s time to pull out the big guns and SPRING CLEAN! I’ve been doing it all week and it’s always my favorite time of year. I love to throw the windows open and breathe in that fresh spring air…although the wild onions smell can be a little overwhelming, right?! This guide and checklist on how to spring clean will help you deep clean your home like a pro.
Before getting started though, make sure to read this Spring Cleaning Supply List to make sure you have everything on hand! Nothing’s worse than getting started, then realize you don’t have everything needed under the cabinet.
Three Tasks to Master
Every spring cleaning effort requires you to master three tasks that you have to tackle efficiently and diligently. Removing dust and dirt that piled up during the winter months, sorting belongings into keep, trash and donate and then organizing your keeps for use now and in the future. Make sure that all dusting, and sorting has been done before you tackle organizing.
Deep Clean Checklist for Bathroom, Bedroom and Kitchen
The bedroom, bathroom and kitchen are the top three areas of use in our home and deserve a thorough deep clean like the professionals do. Make sure you don’t miss any of the following:
– Remove and clean all bedding and mattress coverings.
– Vacuum all bedroom furniture and mattresses, flipping furniture seating and mattress over to remove as much dust as possible.
– Freshen up furniture and mattresses with dry baking soda, sprinkled over furniture, and vacuumed up after half an hour
– Remove and clean, or vacuum, fabric window treatments for laundering or spot cleaning
– Wipe down dust from window blinds, front and back faces
– Move furniture to completely vacuum floors
– Dust bedroom furniture
– Remove and replace shower curtain liners
– Use your preferred cleaning products or create your own to, spray down bathroom showers and tubs, counter space and toilet. Allow cleaners to sit before wiping down and rinsing. Sweep and mop.
– If necessary wipe down walls and ceiling, use broom to reach any cobwebs
– Dust lights and bathroom fan venting
– Remove everything from your refrigerator and freezer, take stock and toss out what is expired
– Remove and clean all shelves, drawers and handles
– Clean the interior and exterior walls of your refrigerator
– Remove stove burners and set aside for cleaning, wipe down entire stove top and face.
– Thoroughly clean burners, removing grease
– Remove oven racks and wipe down oven bottom and interior oven door
– Pull appliances away from the walls to sweep
– Sweep and mop kitchen floors
-Clean and dust light fixture, fans and wall hangings
(check this post out on how to Organize a Small Closet on a Budget (with awesome organizing goodies)
– Establish three piles, keep, donate and trash
– Everything comes out of the closet and moves to one of the 3 piles
– Donate what you have not used in the past year, toss what is no longer usable
Do you have other tips on how to spring clean?
If so, we’d all love to hear them. One thing I’ve found out is that so many learn new things just from reading others’ comments!!! Drop us one below!