Spring’s just around the corner. So if you’re thinking about engaging in some spring cleaning this year, now is the time to start preparing.
But maybe preparation isn’t your thing? Maybe you don’t even know the first place to start? If so, you’ve come to the right place; we can help you.
Without further ado, here is the ultimate spring cleaning checklist.
There are a number of tasks that will need to be completed throughout every room of your house. Those tasks include the following.
Regardless of the rooms in which they’re located, walls, ceilings, and baseboards tend to get dirty quickly. As such, when spring cleaning rolls around, you need to have these entities toward the top of your list of priorities.
To clean walls, ceilings, and baseboards, you should soak a towel in a concoction of soap and water. Then, wring it out and use it to scrub off existing residue.
Windows can get as dirty as walls and ceilings. And because they’re transparent, any of residue that exists on them becomes fairly obvious. As such, you need to clean your windows during spring cleaning.
To clean windows, you should use a specially designed window cleaner such as Windex. Make sure to clean both the interior and exterior of each window. Make sure to give each window sill a scrub down as well.
Dust is everywhere and it’s constantly accumulating. As such, you’re sure to find it on your shelves, your window blinds, and every other solid surface in your house. While you should be dusting every month or so, you, at the very least, need to make sure that you’re dusting during your spring cleaning session.
And remember to look up! Because they’re rarely seen, the tops of refrigerators, ceiling fans, and other tall entities tend to become inundated with dust mites. You don’t want these mites to remain in your home for over a year.
Vacuuming the carpet regularly is sufficient for maintaining it throughout the year. However, if you want the carpet to remain in great shape, you need to shampoo it at least once annually. Spring cleaning is the perfect time to do this.
You, in all likelihood, have a number of fabric entities scattered throughout your house. These include drapes, couches, furniture covers and the like.
And while they might not appear dirty, they almost certainly are. As such, you need to wash them during your spring cleaning session.
If you have a central AC or furnace in your home, you also have a duct system. And if you have a duct system, you also have vents in your home.
These vents are almost certainly inundated with dust. So, to keep them relatively clear, make sure to vacuum them during spring cleaning.
Closets are where we throw the stuff that we don’t need, but which we’re too cautious to part with. As such, they tend to become filled with a lot of junk. So, when spring cleaning rolls around, you should go through your closet and empty it of all the things you no longer want.
Because they’re exposed to water on a regular basis, bathrooms can get fairly dirty over time. For this reason, you need to pay your bathroom special attention during spring cleaning. Bathroom-related cleaning tasks include:
Clean the Tub/Shower Walls
Your tub and shower walls are bound to be covered in grime, soap scum, and maybe even mold. As such, you need to clean them during your spring cleaning session.
To wash your tub and your shower walls, you should use a specialized cleaning solution. Scrubbing Bubbles and Kaboom are two options to consider.
Have any carpeted mats in your bathroom? If so, they undoubtedly need to be washed. Allowing these mats to go unwashed is a surefire way to invite mold in your home.
Replace the Shower Curtain
While you’re advised to wash your shower curtain every 4 months or so, you’re advised to change it entirely after a year. So, if you haven’t changed it recently, spring cleaning would be a perfect opportunity to do so.
Kitchens get dirtied up fairly quickly. As such, when spring cleaning rolls around, you need to make the cleaning of your kitchen a priority. When cleaning your kitchen, you should do the following.
Throw Away Old Food
First and foremost, dig through your cupboards and pantries and see whether you can find any old food. If it’s not being eaten or is past its expiration date, you should throw it out.
Old food is prone to mold and is also bound to attract pests. You don’t want either one of these in your home.
Clean the Oven/Fridge
The insides of your oven and fridge are probably the dirtiest parts of your house. After all, frozen and baked-on foods are bound to create a mess.
As such, you should take advantage of your spring cleaning session to give your oven and fridge a deep cleaning. When cleaning your oven, you should use a specialized oven cleaner (or baking soda!). When cleaning your refrigerator, a wet towel will do.
Move Appliances Away from Walls
As you well know, your oven range and refrigerator can be moved away from their corresponding walls. So, when spring cleaning rolls around, you’re advised to move them away and clean up the areas located directly beneath them.
Note, a mop will likely be needed.
Don’t Have Time for Spring Cleaning?
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