Spring Cleaning Checklist - Happiness is a Freshly Clean House
Happiness is … a freshly cleaned house!
Surely, we are dealing with a global pandemic, but since we are stuck indoor more than usual, we can take advantage of this opportunity and give some attention to our biggest and most valuable asset: OUR HOME!
Dust crown moldings, light fixtures and ceiling fans. Wash curtains and wipe down window seals.
Did you know that you can use a lint roller for a more effective result on lamp shades?
Change the air filter and smoke/CO detectors batteries.
Wash or wipe down window blinds.
Wash all windows – inside and outside. You will be surprised what a difference a clean window makes.
Wash the walls in the most traffic areas.
Clean area rugs, vacuum any carpeted area and steam clean as well if possible.
Move the couch and vacuum any surprise hidden underneath.
Remove extra clutter, dust electronics and add a touch of color with pillows, throws and flowers.
Scrub and disinfect all household trash cans.
Deep clean and disinfect microwave, oven and dishwasher.
Clean, disinfect and organize your freezer and fridge.
Organize and revamp your pantry. Make sure you get rid of expired products and organize your spices too.
Scrub the back splash area, clean under the kitchen sink and disinfect the garbage disposal.
Descale shower doors if you live in a hard water area.
Check bathroom fan for any mildew and clean.
Organize underneath the sinks and shower caddy/ storage shelves if present.
Unclog drains and caulk shower and bathtub seams if applicable.
Don’t forget to organize your medicine cabinet and toss any expired medication.
Vacuum carpet concentrating under the bed and near the baseboard areas.
Vacuum the mattress and wash or change pillows and bed sets.
Organize closets and remove seasonal outgrown clothing.
Clean dryer vent and remove left over lint.
Wipe and disinfect washer and dryer doors and clean out the soap dispenser.
Tide up and organize laundry room cabinets/shelves.
Have kids donate outgrown toys and clothes.
Wash all stuffed animals.
Clean and organize desk drawers.
Check and toss junk mail – shred unnecessary documents.
Sweep porch patio/deck and remove cobwebs
Power wash the driveway and deck.
Clean up the gutters and touch up exterior paint.
Wash outdoor garbage cans and recycle bins.
Refresh the landscape areas with some fresh mulch. Remove weeds, spray some weed control and plant some colorful annuals.
Hold off on putting down grass seed until May or June, when temperatures are warmer.
Embrace the New Season and Happy Cleaning!