Achieving a clean house is a great feeling. Not only do you have a sense of accomplishment, but you also can enjoy a clutter-free environment. To help you tackle the task like a pro, use this spring cleaning checklist from our professional organizing team.
Prioritize What to Do
While you might say, “The whole house needs cleaning,” this goal is a big one that can be overwhelming. So, before you begin, make a list of what areas of the home most need cleaning and organizing more. Put those tasks first on the list.
By the way, you’ll notice this list includes organizing, even though it is called a Spring Cleaning Checklist. That’s because it makes sense to declutter as you go, rather than dusting objects and putting them back again.
Break Down Projects into Steps
Now that you have your priorities set, break them down into easier activities. In other words, rather than looking at the whole garage, start with the workbench there.
Completing this first step will give you the confidence and motivation to keep going. Remember, it doesn’t need to be done in one day, explain our pro organizers, but the key is to continue, doing a bit each day or each week, depending on your schedule.
Your Spring Checklist
Now that you’re ready to go, let’s look at the main spring cleaning and organizing tasks around the house, from the entranceway to the kitchen and bedrooms. As you go, put unwanted items into a donate or sell pile and those that need repairing into a separate pile until you have time to fix them.
The sunny days show the dust, so this is a major part of spring cleaning the home. Dust figurines on shelves and beneath chairs and tables in each room.
Then, hold the broom up to the top corners of the rooms to catch any cobwebs. Finally, sweep or vacuum the floors.
Your rugs might look tired, but that doesn’t mean that they must stay that way. Look at the label to see if they need professional cleaning or if you can do it yourself with a shampoo machine.
Your couch could likely use a refresh too. Examine the cushions for stains and read their labels to determine how best to clean them. For a stubborn stain, consider starting with a gentle spot remover.
Wipe Drawers and Shelves
There are many surfaces to wipe clean, from the entranceway table to the utensils drawer and the inside of the fridge. While it takes time, you can feel good about removing any built-up dirt and making the surface shiny again.
Before putting everything back, use a drawer organizer or storage boxes for shelves. We can show you how to easily create a system that makes it easy to find what you want in less time.
Wash the Windows
Clean windows make the entire house look better, instantly! Also, take down window screens and thoroughly clean them.
For wooden blinds, wipe them down with a wet cloth. If you have vinyl or metal instead, mix warm water with mild dish soap instead.
Maintain a Clean Home
Now that you have a clutter-free home that feels fresh for spring, put in the time to keep it that way. That means taking the pile of clothes to donate to the local charity rather than back in your closet, as well as putting things back in their place when you’re done using them.
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