SPRING CLEANING CHECKLIST.

Spring is a great time to thoroughly clean your home after a long, cold winter! Check out these tips and suggestions of what to clean so you can start enjoying summertime with a clean, fresh home.

Overall Home
  • Dust ceiling fans & light fixtures
  • Clean windowsills and window tracts
  • Vacuum and/or wipe down curtains and blinds
  • Wipe baseboards and dust room corners
  • Wipe down your walls
  • Freshen up carpets by sprinkling baking soda and then vacuuming after letting it sit for 15-30 minutes
  • Test batteries in all smoke detectors
  • Disinfect door knobs, cabinet handles, light switches
  • Wash your reusable grocery bags
  • Reorganize your junk drawers
  • Wash interiors of windows (see @gocleanco for some awesome tips and tools on cleaning your windows)

Kitchen
  • Wipe down all appliances including coffee maker, toaster, microwave, etc.
  • Replace or clean the range hood/hood fan filter
  • Empty refrigerator, throw out any condiments or food that has passed it’s expiry date, wipe down inside of fridge & defrost freezer
  • Clean & re-organize pantry
  • Clean the inside of your oven & scrub the stove top/range
  • Clear out cabinets and wash the shelving
  • Sanitize your sink and clean the inner rim of the sink guard
  • Clean behind and underneath the fridge
  • Empty and clean the crumb tray of your toaster/toaster oven

Bathrooms
  • Scrub the shower and bath tub (vinegar and baking soda are a great solution to build up on the glass doors)
  • Wash shower curtain & floor mat
  • Organize and wipe down cabinet shelving and drawers
  • Scrub the toilet & tiles around it
  • Properly dispose of any old medications, make-up and toiletries
  • Clean your make-up brushes
  • Use a grout cleaner to brighten up your tile grout
  • Remove hard water build up from your shower head and sink faucets by tying a plastic bag filled with water and vinegar around the faucets and letting sit for up to an hour

Bedrooms
  • Organize closet and drawers
  • Wash bedding & pillows
  • Rotate mattress
  • Disinfect kids’ toys

Laundry Room
  • Clean behind washer and dryer
  • Thoroughly clean lint trap & vacuum your dryer vent on the exterior of the home
  • Make sure you are cleaning your washing machine filters every couple of months & disinfecting your washing machine seal often
Living Room
  • Remove furniture cushion pieces and vacuum throughout to remove any crumbs, dirt, etc.

Home office
  • Disinfect keyboard, mouse and phone
  • Wipe down your computer screen

Outdoors
  • Re-organize and sweep your garage
  • Pressure wash your deck and patio furniture
  • Wash your garbage, recycling and compost bins
  • Remove your window screens and clean with soapy water, then wash the exterior of your windows
  • Clean your door mats (exterior ones - hose down and air dry), indoor ones - vacuum on both sides)

A clean home is a happy home and it always feels SO good to clean & disinfect your home right before summertime. If you are looking to hire a cleaning company to do a spring clean for you, I can recommend some amazing companies. Let me know how I can help! Happy cleaning ☺
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