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Spring Cleaning List

3/22/2016 (Permalink)

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Spring Cleaning List

It’s that time of the year again when we all decide to go crazy and deep clean our homes like our moms taught us to! Here is a list of things to clean so you don’t forget any nook or cranny in your spring cleaning adventure. Here’s to a happy, clean home!

General Cleaning for all rooms:

-Dust your light fixtures



-Trim around doors and windows

-Wash the curtains

-Wash blankets and pillow covers

-Dust knick knacks

-Clean light switches and cover plates

-Clean doorknobs and cupboard handles

-Move things and dust/sweep/vacuum behind them

-Dust vents

-Dust banisters and wipe with damp cloth

-Dust picture frames and wall hangings

-Window sills


-Wash/beat out rugs

-Wash the walls

-Clean and wash pet beds and toys

-Clean kids toys


-Clean around and behind toilet

-Clean inside of toilet bowl


-Around the sink

-Clean bathtub and shower walls

-Throw out anything that hasn’t been used in a year

-Replace shower liner

-Clean showerhead and fixtures

-Wash bathmats

-Wash brushes and makeup brushes

-Replace toothbrushes

-Go through first aid supplies; throw out expired prescriptions and medicine and make an inventory of items you need to restock up on


-Clean inside and outside of all appliances such as microwave, toaster, coffee pot, Keurig, etc

-Clean stove, dishwasher and oven

-Wipe down walls

-Throw out expired food

-Wipe down all surfaces in refrigerator and freezer

-Wipe down outside of fridge and vacuum coils

-Clean grease from stove hood

-Wash cabinets inside and out, wipe down backsplash and walls

-Clean out and organize plastic wear and make sure there are lids to match appropriate containers

-Get rid of old, rusty pans you don’t use and any appliances you haven’t used in over a year

-Dust any décor on counters, window sills and walls

-Wipe down counters and in and around the sink

-Wash or vacuum floor depending on type of surface


-Wash all sheets, comforters, duvet covers, pillowcases, pillows and curtains

-Throw out any clothing that has a stain, a hole or that you haven’t worn in a year

-Dust ceiling fan and light fixtures

-Clean under and behind beds, dressers and furniture

-Clean winter wear and pack for storage

-Bring out summer clothes, wash if necessary and throw out or donate anything that you won’t wear

-Go through jewelry box and donate or throw out anything that is broken, mismatched and you don’t wear anymore

-Go through bedside table throwing out items you don’t need and reorganizing

Living Room:

-Vacuum in between couch and chair cushions, behind and underneath couch and chairs

-Wax, dust and polish all furniture and fixtures

-Clean out fireplace

-Dust electronics


-Dust all electronics and blow out the dust

-Reorganize drawers and throw out/donate anything you don’t need or use anymore

-Go through computer, ipods, etc and organize folders, documents and pictures. At the end of this, back everything up on an external hard drive

-Perform computer maintenance

-Shred old/unnecessary documents


-Clean out all tools and donate/throw away anything that is broken or that you have a duplicate of

-Organize tools and outdoor equipment

-Bring out summer sport equipment and store winter equipment

-Wash bikes off, fill up tires and oil gears

-Wash cars and clean out interiors

-Sweep out floor and power wash

House Exterior:

-Power wash siding and decking

-Empty out gutters

-Dust light fixtures for cobwebs

-Sweep leaves off deck and porch areas, sidewalks and driveways

-Stain and seal deck/porch if necessary

-Re mulch garden and plant new flowers and plants if desired

-Inspect exterior for damage and cracks

-Spray pest control around house

-Have pool serviced

-Clean out and organize shed

-Inspect all pool toys. Throw out ones with holes and clean those you plan to keep

Outdoor Equipment:

-“Summerize” and put away all snowblowers, shovels, plows, snowmobiles, etc.

-Prep lawn mower for use

-Test hoses for leaks

-Inspect grill, clean out and check propane tank

-Wash, clean and wipe down outdoor furniture

-clean AC unit of leaves and debris


-Replace A/C filter

-Clean ducts

-Start dehumidifier

-Check basement and damp areas for mold and mildew

-Check and replace batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors

-Check fire extinguisher

-Inspect water heater

-Clean out dryer exhaust vent

-Clean all vents and fans

Happy cleaning!

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