Spring Home Cleaning Tips & Checklist

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Spring cleaning is about clearing out the things you don’t use anymore, at the same time thoroughly cleaning the whole house. It’s a time to downsize your home and take on heavy duties that best to tackled multiple times a year. Here are six suggestions and techniques that will help you create a feasible plan for spring cleaning:

1. Make a chore list
List all the tasks you would like to perform during the yearly spring cleaning, then organize the duties by how long they take and allow them in your daily schedule. Take into consideration that spring cleaning might take a few days, if not a few weeks.

2. Gather a team
In case your family is willing to help, get them to work with your schedule. In case you live by yourself, maybe you can get some of your friends to assist. Assign duties to your friends or family keeping in mind their strengths and weaknesses.

3. Accumulate your substances
Spend a couple of weeks in advance to gather up the supplies you might need, including friendly baking soda and vinegar.

4. Plan in advance for time-consuming duties
Don’t forget to set aside time for time-ingesting functions. For example, if you are going to deep-steam your carpets, remember they would need a chance to dry. Plan to do them either before or after you spring cleaning.

5. Target one duty at a time
Make it a challenge to focus on one project at a time. If you try to do too much at one time, you will be overwhelmed and lose your focus and not completing anything.

6. Understand your progress
It’s very easy to get discouraged if you have a large undertaking. You should recognize your progress, and maybe check it off the list. Once you check off the task from your list, you will have a sense of accomplishments.

An example of Spring Cleaning To-Do checklist:

Duties in the kitchen
1.    Clean the oven.
2.    Clean out the refrigerator – remove expired products, organize and clean all shelves.
3.    Wipe down ceiling and walls – this includes air vents and light fixtures.
4.    Curtains and blinds – wash any curtains and dust blinds. You may use a carpet cleaning company. They will take down the curtains and blinds, clean and then hang the wall coverings back on for no extra charge.
5.  Remove any dishes you don’t need, and donate them to Salvation Army or Goodwill.
6.    Clean garbage disposal – you can freshen your drain by pouring down baking soda and a lemon peel with warm water.
7.    Clean dishwasher – run it empty with both a hint of baking soda or vinegar.

Living area
1.    Clean ceiling and partitions
2.    Dust Ceiling Fan
3.    Shampoo rugs – allow a day or two for drying.
4.    Curtains and blinds – Wash curtains and dirty blinds.
5.    Clean sofa – depending on the fabric, you will be able to shampoo your sofa as well.

Bedrooms
1.    Rotate bed – for a fresh look.
2.    Put on summer bedding – Time to remove that wintry weather bedding and put on cooler summer season bedding.
3.    Wash pillows – most of them are washable, however, additionally they may be hand washed in a tub.
4.    Wipe down ceiling and walls – including air vents and light fixtures.
5.    Dust ceiling fan.
6.    Curtains and blinds – Wash curtains and dust blinds.
7.    Closets – Donate any clothes, shoes, purses, or old beddings to Salvation Army or Goodwill. If you haven’t used these in the past five years, it’s time to get rid of it.

Bathrooms
1.    Replace the first-aid kit.
2.    Throw away expired any cosmetics or beauty products. Expired cosmetics harbors bacteria.
3.   Wash curtains and dust blinds.
4.    Wash out ceiling and walls – This includes air vents, furniture, and switch plates.

Wash and disinfect all trash cans. Keep in mind; the items listed above is only part of the list. You may add other tasks such as wiping down counters and cleaning toilets. Once all tasks and duties you set in your schedule are completed, your house will look and smell fresh, and you will feel accomplished.

 

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