Get ready for spring cleaning Tidy up your home. Take out and clean the refrigerator and freezer. Make a checklist for spring cleaning. Remove greasy fingerprints, dust, and stains from painted walls by wiping them with a damp microfiber cloth or a clean, damp microfiber mop.
Make sure to start from the top and work your way down; you'll get extra points if you also clean the door frames and baseboards. Between deep spring cleanings, wipe stains with a damp microfiber cloth whenever you see stains and marks. Bathroom tile walls can be cleaned the same way, though you may want to combine the damp microfiber cloth with a disinfectant bathroom cleaner to also get rid of germs. Dedicate a portion of your spring cleaning efforts to thoroughly cleaning every room in your home.
In the bedroom, turn and turn the mattresses over. Wash blankets and duvets, or take them to be cleaned. Wash mattress protectors and bed skirts. Clean the rugs or have them dry cleaned.
To clean the pillows, send them to a professional cleaner, hang them outside in the open air, or refresh them with the air cycle (without heat) of the clothes dryer. Otherwise, you can take care of carpet cleaning yourself by renting a deep cleaner or buying a professional-style model designed for home use. Clean and repair gutters and downspouts every spring before heavy rains start and in late fall after leaves fall. Consider spring cleaning as a way to check the batteries of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
If you're using your garage or outdoor shed as storage space for things that don't fit inside the house, consider adding this step-by-step strategy to your spring cleaning to-do list. The basics, like an all-purpose cleaning spray, dish soap, and baking soda, are all you really need to complete a thorough spring cleaning. If you're feeling overwhelmed by clutter, include some organizing and energy sessions in your spring cleaning program. After exploring this full list of spring cleaning tips and tasks, you'll be good to go.
This comprehensive spring cleaning checklist provides an opportunity to get the whole family involved in cleaning. If you're willing to clean your house in the spring this year, you'll probably want to remove accumulated dirt, grime, and mess a little more vigorously than you would on a regular basis. Whatever mess you may have in your home, getting rid of it before you start spring cleaning will make it easier to clean all rooms.