Spring cleaning breathes new life into your home after winter. But many people avoid it because they don’t know where to start. So, we’ve created this checklist for spring cleaning to make the process easier.
During cold days, our interior kept gloomy due to a lack of sunlight and closed windows. This results in buildup, allergens, and dust. A thorough spring cleaning ensures that your home is healthy, beautiful, and organized to live in.
This room-by-room spring cleaning checklist to make things easier and save you time. The tips below will help you deep clean every surface, corner, and wall in any room, resulting in a neat and clean home.
Let’s get started:
KITCHEN SPRING CLEANING
Dust, dirt, and pet hair can block your appliances, disrupting their normal functioning. Overlooking this may shorten the lifespan of your appliances. So:
- Vacuum your refrigerator coils.
- Sanitize your dishwasher using vinegar.
- Clean out your microwave inside and out
- Clean your coffee maker – brew a pot containing 2 parts water and 1 part vinegar.
We recommend using a cordless power scrubber pro+ to clean kitchen appliances like the oven and kitchen stovetop. This multipurpose electric brush comes with three brush heads that can reach any unreachable areas in your home. It can scrub away dirt, mildew, and soap stains that are common in kitchens and bathrooms.
Organize Your Pantry
- Dispose of broken storage jars
- Use wicker baskets or wooden crates to keep packages and bottles standing upright
- Wipe clean your windows from inside and out from top to bottom
BATHROOM SPRING CLEANING
Check Old Linens
- Donate worn or shabby towels, shower curtains, and rugs
- Invest in racks, drawers, and containers for extra storage
Organize Your Drawers and Cabinet
- Throw away expired and useless medicines and beauty products
- Divide and organize drawers
- Utilize space under the bathroom sink
Create Natural Scents
- Soak a cotton ball in jasmine, lavender, or any other essential oil. Toss it under the bathroom sink for a fresh fragrance.
Scrub Tile Grout
- Remove mildew and mold from grout in your bathroom. The easiest way to deep clean your bathroom tiles and grout is to use reusable scrub gloves. These gloves feature silicone bristles that clean out any dirt and stains in grouts.
BEDROOM SPRING CLEANING
- Dry clean your sweaters and coats
- Donate any items that don’t fit, are worn, or you don’t like
- Inventory your spring and summer clothes
- Get clothing bags and cedar blocks to store off-season clothes
Remove everything that doesn’t serve you:
- Books you don’t read
- Décor items that are worn or you don’t like
- Piles of newspapers and magazines
Launder Your Bedding
- Dry clean and store the heavy comforter on your bed. Swap it with a lighter blanket.
- Replace heavy bed sheets for lighter ones.
- Buy odor-eliminating, anti-bacterial mattress pad.
- Wash textiles in lukewarm water to kill allergens.
- Clean walls
- Sweep up dust from ceiling fans
- Clean baseboards
- Dust decorative items
- Use a capsule vacuum cleaner to clean drawers, corner tables, and workstations.
Organize Small Items
- Corral small things like eyeglasses, loose change, lip gloss, and remote controls on a stylish tray.
Clean Bedroom Windows
- Use a crevice cleaner to catch dust and dirt stuck in window crevices
- Wipe down window frames using clean water and a wet terrycloth rag
- Clean the glass with a scrubber to remove dirt and dust
- Wipe the glass dry with a window squeegee
LIVING ROOM SPRING CLEANING
Cut Down on Paper
Newspapers and magazines catch dirt and make your space look messy. So:
- Store in a stylish basket
- Once you’ve read them, donate magazines to a library
- Recycle newspapers
Clean Your Walls and Ceiling
- Use a handheld vacuum cleaner to remove dust and cobwebs from walls
- Wipe down grimy walls with a chemical-free degreaser
- Vacuum upholstery
- Launder or dry clean curtains
- Update furniture with light and machine-washable slipcovers
Indoor botanicals can filter the indoor air and add colors to your living space instantly. Some recommended spring plants are:
- Peace lily
- Massangena cane
- Cleaning carpets can be a daunting task. But not anymore! Use a robot vacuum cleaner to deep clean carpets of dust and dirt particles.
DINING ROOM SPRING CLEANING
Eliminate any buildup on:
- Dining table
- Decorative accessories
- Ceiling fans
- Use a smart floor map for fast, hassle-free, and hygienic floor cleaning
- Vacuum carpet to remove any dirt and grime.
LAUNDRY ROOM SPRING CLEANING
Clean the Washer
- Soak and scrub removable parts
- Run the empty load on a lukewarm, full, long setting with a water-vinegar solution
- Remove and scrub dryer’s lint trap
- Clean dials, buttons, and knobs
Clean and Tidy Up the Room
- Use a baking soda and water paste to wipe down the iron plate
- Clean and disinfects taps for wear, buildup, or mildew
- Use a self-draining soap dish to keep your soap dry at all times
PORCH & PATIO SPRING CLEANING
- Clean umbrellas, outdoor furniture, and cushions using a mixture of mild soap and water.
- Wipe down the grill, and use a wire brush to scrub caked-on grease.
Spring is the season of flowers and greenery. So, plant flowers in your outdoor. Some best spring flowers are:
- Summer Lilies
- Sweet pea
- New England Aster
- Add ambient lighting
- String twinkle lights around the umbrella
- Add solar lights to fence posts
The checklist may vary depending on your needs, schedule, and lifestyle. In the end, your home should look refreshed, clean, and organized.
It’s good to avoid chemically-leached cleaning solutions. Choose either chemical-free, natural products or those containing very little traces of harmful solvents. Also, there are some life-saving tools that make spring cleaning easier and quicker.
Finally, smelly homes can happen at any time, even in the cleanest houses. Air fresheners and incense candles can mask the smell. But it's good to treat the source of smell permanently. Keep your windows open to let your home breathe.