Spring is a season for new beginnings, and for many people, that means embarking on the annual tradition of spring cleaning. While some may view it as a tedious chore, others find it to be a cathartic process that helps them refresh and rejuvenate their homes for the upcoming months. If you’re doing this time-honored tradition this year, let’s make your life easier with this complete spring cleaning checklist recommended by Milwaukee’s best home cleaning professionals.
Without a doubt, spring cleaning your whole house can be a daunting task, but breaking it down room by room can make it more manageable. Here’s a checklist for spring cleaning your living room.
- Declutter the room by removing items you no longer need or want.
- Dust all surfaces, including shelves, mantels, vases, figurines, and picture frames.
- Clean the windows, window sills, and blinds.
- Vacuum or dust all upholstered furniture, including the couch, chairs, and curtains.
- Remove cushions and vacuum underneath them.
- Wash any removable cushion covers or throw pillows.
- Clean and dust all lamps and lampshades.
- Clean electronics, such as the TV and DVD player, with a soft cloth.
- Clean and polish wooden furniture.
- Clean your baseboards by removing visible scuff marks and dirt.
- Vacuum or mop the floors, depending on the type of flooring you have.
- Clean the fireplace, if applicable.
- Dust and clean air vents.
- Consider rearranging the furniture to give the room a fresh look.
- Spruce up your newly cleaned living room with fresh spring flowers to add a splash of color.
Check out these bedroom spring cleaning tips for a good night’s sleep.
- Vacuum or dust all upholstered furniture, including the bed, chairs, and curtains.
- Deep clean any area rugs or carpets. Use baking soda to suck up sweats, oil stains, and neutralize odors.
- Remove bedding and wash all sheets, pillowcases, and duvet covers.
- Flip and rotate the mattress.
- Dust and clean any lamps and lampshades.
- Take your pillows out to dry under the sun, if possible. This effectively kills dust mites and other allergens.
- Declutter your wardrobe by removing any clothes you no longer wear or that don’t fit.
- Donate or sell clothes in good condition but that you no longer wear.
- Organize your clothes by category (shirts, pants, dresses, or coats).
- Fold or hang clothes neatly.
- Dust and clean any shelves or drawers in your walk-in closet.
- Consider switching out your winter clothes for spring/summer clothes.
- Vacuum or sweep the floor of your wardrobe.
- Clean mirrors and glass doors.
Kitchen and Pantry
Spring cleaning your kitchen and pantry can help you become more organized and create a healthier, more functional space for prepping and enjoying your meals. Here’s a spring checklist to get you started in these areas.
- Declutter the kitchen by removing any appliances, utensils, or dishes you no longer use.
- Clean and disinfect countertops, including any seams and backsplashes. Pro tip: mix water with vinegar and dish soap and you’ve got an eco-friendly multipurpose kitchen cleaner.
- Clean the stove, including the stovetop, burners, and knobs.
- Deep clean your oven.
- Clean the fridge and freezer, discarding any expired food.
- Scrub and disinfect the trash bins.
- Deep clean your kitchen sink and garbage disposal.
- Wipe down the fronts of cabinets and drawers.
- Deep clean the microwave inside and out.
- Deep clean the dishwasher.
- Clean the range hood and filter.
- Sweep and mop the floors.
- Declutter the pantry by removing any expired or stale food.
- Organize your pantry by category (canned goods, spices, snacks, etc.)
- Consider investing in storage containers or baskets to keep items organized.
- Label containers or shelves for easy identification.
- Create a system for rotating food items to ensure nothing goes to waste.
- Sweep or vacuum the floor of the pantry.
- Scrub and disinfect the bathroom, including the shower and toilet.
- Discard empty bottles of toiletries or skincare products.
- Deep clean the shower and bathtub, including the tiles, grout, and showerhead.
- Clean and organize the laundry room.
- Wash all towels and bath mats.
- Check for and fix any leaks or water damage.
- Replace worn-out rugs and bath towels.
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