Spring Home Cleaning Checklist

Nobody really wants or likes to clean (except for a few people). Sometimes its difficult to do because you don’t know where to start.

When you’re cleaning, it’s important to use the proper cleaning solutions. Glass cleaner is great, but isn’t formulated to clean everything.
 
It’s important to know what cleaning solutions consist of. Some cleaners use dangerous chemicals. Some combinations can be hazardous to your health. Learn about cleaning products that don’t go together.
 
Smelly houses are bound to happen from time to time, even for the cleanest of homeowners. Air fresheners and candles can do a good job masking the smell. Yet you still need to treat the source of the smell.
 
Your entire home can become cluttered.
 
There are certain areas where clutter can be more prevalent. Some rooms become cluttered because they are the most used room. Other rooms become the hiding room when ou declutter other rooms.
 
The first step to keeping your home tidy throughout the year is identifying those areas. Before you can clean you should declutter.

We have compiled a Spring Cleaning Checklist for you to use.

Overall House Cleaning

Although you have different rooms in your house. There is some commonality to all rooms.

  • Clean/wipe down basbords
  • Wash walls
  • Vacuum/wipe down curtains and blinds
  • Clean windows

 

Cleaning the Kitchen

Probably the most used room in the house. With the most things to clean. Every day the kitchen is used and cleaned up … but is it really clean?

  • remove items from the kitchen that do not belong
  • clean and disinfect the trash can
  • clean the microwave
  • deep clea/sanitize the dishwasher
  • clean/sanitize the refrigerator
  • clean and organize the freezer
  • vacuum refrigerator coils
  • clean the oven
  • clean the hood vent and change filter (if needed)
  • clean stovetop burners
  • clean and disinfect the garbage disposal
  • clean and organize kitchen drawers
  • sanitize cutting boards and sharpen knives
  • clean and disinfect coffee maker
  • clean and disinfect other small appliances
  • clean under the sink and throw out anything not used anymore
  • deep clean cabinet doors and pulls
  • deep clean floors

Clean Dining Room

Depending on your family, your dining room may not be used much anyore or it has become a home office. Having a room in your house dedicated to eating might sound novel, but it is important to keep this room for its intended use.

  • Remove unnecessary items
  • Clean/wipe down table top and legs and underneath
  • Clean/wipe down charis including legs and underneath
  • clean and declutter hutches or other cabinets
  • clean light fixtures
  • remove and shake out or vacuum any rugs
  • clean floors
  • refer to the above “all room cleaning list”

 

Cleaning the Bathroom

A unkept bathroom is not fun to use and allow guests to also use. Keeping a bathroom clean can also help your family stay healthy. Excess water and steam can cause mold. Which can lead to health problems and deteriation of your walls and floor structure.

  • Clean air vents
  • Clean and disinfect light switches and fixtures
  • Clean and disinfect toothbrush holders
  • Clean and refill soap dish and/or pump
  • Clean light fixtures
  • Clean mirror
  • Clean shower caddy
  • Clean shower curtain and liner or glass
  • Clean shower door frame/track
  • Disinfect countertops
  • Polish faucets
  • Mop and hand scrub floors (grout lines)
  • Scrub and disinfect toilet
  • Scrub the bathtub and/or shower
  • Wash walls
  • Wash floor mat
  • Wash/disinfect trash can
  • Wipe down cabinets, knobs, towel racks and toilet paper holder
  • Clean bathroom exhaust fan
  • Clean showerhead
  • Clean cabinets inside and out
  • Caulk around bathtub if required
  • Re-seal tile and grout
  • Check and Unclog drains
  • Clean, organize and de-clutter cabinets and drawers
  • Refer to the above “All Room Cleaning List”

While cleaning, be on the look out for any mold or water damage. If you suspect something isn’t right, call in a professional for advice. 

Clean Living/Family Rooms

Living rooms are just that. The place to unwind and destress. But that can be hard to do when the room too cluttered and messy.

  • Remove unnecessary items
  • vacuum and shampoo carpets
  • vacuum under furniture and between cushions
  • condition leather furniture
  • wipe down/dust ceiling fans
  • switch ceiling fans to spin clockwise
  • dust and polish furniture and bookshelves
  • disinfect door knobs and light switch plates
  • dust electronics
  • organize electronics (cords) and accessories
  • disinfect remote controls and gaming devices
  • refer to the above “all room cleaning list”