SPRING CLEAN WEEK

It’s been a long year. We’ve all spent more time than usual at home, working, exercising, cooking, just living. Spring is the perfect time to clean from top to bottom and create a renewed, rejuvenating energy in your home. Set aside a day or two to give your home some love.

Spring Cleaning Tips

  1. Let the fresh air in by opening the windows.
  2. Try to use non-toxic cleaners.
  3. Have fun by playing your favorite music. You can even play that audio book you’ve been meaning to listen to while you clean.
  4. Take breaks. Grab a snack or lunch to reenergize. Cleaning can be a workout!
  5. Work from top to bottom to clean dust or dirt that falls to the floor.
  6. Work clockwise around the room. This is a great method if you don’t know where to begin.
  7. Take your time so you’re not overwhelmed. Spread it out over a few days, but be sure to make the days consistent so you complete the job.

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Kitchen

  • Wipe down cabinets and inside drawers
  • Clean out the junk drawer
  • Toss old spices and organize those you keep
  • Deep clean your microwave, stove top and oven
  • Wipe down appliances, such as the blender, coffee maker, etc.
  • Clean out the refrigerator and freezer. Toss old food and expired condiments. Organize items by food type for easy locating.
  • Organize your dishes. Throw out old, stained plastic containers and match container tops with their bottoms.

Living Room

  • Vacuum under couch cushions
  • Remove and wash couch cushion covers, if possible
  • Wash window treatments

Bathrooms

  • Sanitize toilet
  • Wipe down mirrors and counter tops
  • Refill paper towel and toilet paper holders
  • Scrub shower walls and tub
  • Toss unused soaps and hair products
  • Wash rugs

Bedrooms

  • Wash bed linens and blankets
  • Clean windows
  • Organize closets and donate unworn clothes
  • Organize nightstand drawer
  • Clean underneath bed
  • Wash window treatments

Office/Game Room

  1. Wipe down work area
  2. Organize papers and bookshelves
  3. Organize mail
  4. Restock supplies, such as pens, pencils, paper, etc.
  5. Dust electronics

Other

  • Wipe down baseboards throughout the house
  • Remove dust from ceiling fans
  • Dust all televisions, glass tables and wood furniture
  • Sanitize remote controls
  • Sweep, mop and vacuum all floors
  • Water and tend to plants
  • Disinfect all doorknobs, light switches and handles
  • Clean light fixtures
  • Pressure wash patio, furniture and driveway
  • Clean outdoor grill
  • Sweep porch
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