Spring cleaning time is here!
This time of the year is always a great opportunity to freshen up our homes, to open the windows wide, let fresh air inside, organize our living space, and make it efficient, clean, and happy. Throw out the winter blues from your home by following this Spring Cleaning List. Clean your home room by room and get a head start to jauntily enjoy beautiful seasons of spring and summer that await.
Follow each tutorial of our Spring Cleaning List to make all rooms in your home thoroughly and fully clean.
It may seem to you that there are many tasks. Be aware that some of these tasks are very small and that you will be able to do them quickly. However, if you are otherwise engaged and have many more tasks of different nature on your hands, or if you simply don’t want to do the thorough spring cleaning by yourself, you can always book cleaning services with us.
We also prepared a Spring Cleaning Printable Checklist for your convenience. It’s good to have this checklist handy while you are cleaning your home room by room rather than having to run to your computer all the time.
Continue reading to learn:
- When to Start Spring Cleaning
- How to Spring Clean
- Spring Cleaning Important Tips & Tricks
- House Cleaning Checklist for All Rooms
- Spring Cleaning Checklist for Bedroom – Printable
- Living Room Spring Cleaning Printable Checklist
- Kitchen Spring Cleaning Printable Checklist
- Bathroom Spring Cleaning Printable Checklist
When to Start Spring Cleaning
The best time to start spring cleaning is in March. This month is the best because it is getting warm enough to open the windows wide open, but still not warm enough for insects to be a problem. March is characteristic for its high winds that can carry the dust piled up over the winter from the house.
This is why it is no wonder that there is even US National Cleaning Week from March 26 to April 1. This is a great time to declutter you homes, to clean out the closets, basements, attics, and storage lockers, and let the freshness in.
However, April is also a great month to do the spring cleaning while some households like to start even earlier than March with decluttering and preparing their living space for thorough spring cleaning.
How to Spring Clean
Spring cleaning isn’t your typical tidying up, organizing, dusting or sweeping. It requires a certain determination, planning, and organizing your time and scheduling tasks in order to make it effective and to get maximum benefits from the time you spend cleaning. Although spring cleaning may seem like a daunting process, it comes down to simple tasks that usually can be done in a reasonable amount of time. If you don’t have the time to do a thorough clean up, you can always book cleaning with us. We will be happy to make your home sparkling clean, shiny, tidy, and festive for the grand arrival of the spring.
To make your spring cleaning process fast and effective, follow this Spring Cleaning List planning process.
Develop Spring Cleaning Strategy
When you invest some of your time into careful strategy planning, spring cleaning process will progress quickly and smoothly. Often, the strategy proves to be crucial to the success. It will also ease or completely take away the stress of not knowing how to progress. With your own spring cleaning strategy, you will get more efficient, stress-free cleaning system.
Schedule House Cleaning
The number of days you’ll spend spring cleaning will depend on how big or cluttered your home is. Spring cleaning usually takes 1 to 2 days.
Declutter Your Home
When you get rid of all the stuff you don’t need and don’t use anymore, it will be a lot easier for you to organize your home, to see where d you need to clean, dust, sweep, etc. When you declutter your living space, all nooks and crannies will open up and you won’t have any trouble reaching them. To get rid of the stuff you don’t need or don’t use, you don’t have to throw them out. One of the options is to give away the stuff that clutters your space. You can find out how to donate those items or you can even organize a garage sale. While decluttering your space and making sure you’re keeping just the stuff you need, use, or enjoy, make sure you know how to pack, box up, and label items you don’t need. Organize and label the things you’re giving away as well as the stuff you’re keeping. Post-its can serve greatly to this purpose. Use them to to label the things you will ”trash”, ”donate”, ”store”, ”wash”, or ”keep.
Get Cleaning Supplies
Getting all cleaning supplies prior to the commence of the spring cleaning is crucial. Buying the best and most effective cleaning supplies will make your spring cleaning process run smoothly and quickly. You probably already have most of the cleaning supplies needed, but you should check your storage and make sure there is enough. Keep this cleaning supplies checklist in mind when you investigate your storage or when you go to the store to buy cleaning supplies for spring cleaning.
Here is our Cleaning Supplies Basic Checklist. We made it printable for your convenience, so you can carry it with you and make sure not to forget anything.
When you get all the items from the list or make sure you have enough, store all the products and cleaning items that you will be using the most in an easily accessible container. This will be practical when you start spring cleaning. Cleaning room by room will be a lot easier when you carry all of your cleaning supplies with you in one basket.
Stay Focused – Clean Your House Room by Room
If you took the time to develop your spring cleaning strategy, to think about what needs to be given away, what should be kept, and to plan, starting the cleaning process won’t be stressful. One of the important imperatives of spring cleaning is – Don’t Try to Do Everything at Once. Trying to do all rooms at the same time will only set you back and you’ll end up spending more time cleaning that you would need if you cleaned one room at a time. Stay focused by concentrating your efforts on one room at the time. The order will depend solely on you and on the layout of your interior and rooms. In general, the bathroom is the room that is usually done last.
Spring Cleaning Important Tips & Tricks
✨ You can start your thorough cleaning with any room you prefer.
✨ The most important thing is not to forget to clean all those nooks and crannies you usually forget to clean or dust. Regardless of how often we vacuum, clean, swipe, and dust, there are always some small spots around the house that we, unintentionally, usually overlook.
✨ Make sure to vacuum all the floors thoroughly, get under the couch cushions and under the couch itself to vacuum all specks of dust and crumbs.
✨ When you’re dusting, make sure to remove all the items in all of the rooms to actually clean all the surfaces and corners. If you dust just around the items, avoiding to move them, the dust will continue to circulate in your home. Don’t just dust around things—remove all of the items so you can clean the actual surface of the shelf.
✨ Don’t forget your TV and other remotes, light switches, door handles, and toothbrush holders. These are the places where bacteria builds up quickly and spreads out easily, so make sure to wipe them down with an antibacterial solution.
✨ Now is the time to pay attention to all the tiny cracks and crannies that you usually don’t scrub but they need a good scrubbing. You can scrub the spaces like the tracks of your windows and the space behind the toilet using some vinegar and an old toothbrush. Vinegar is an effective and safe cleaning solution, while the toothbrush is small enough to reach even the tiniest crevices.
House Cleaning Checklist for All Rooms
Here is the universal list that contains cleaning tasks that you will be doing in all rooms of your home:.
Spring Cleaning Checklist for Bedroom – Printable
Bedroom is the place where you should be able to relax after a long day. Make sure to use this season to make it dust-free.
Organize it well and create a serene space perfect for unwinding.
Living Room Spring Cleaning Printable Checklist
Living room is one of the most used rooms in any home. This is, after kitchen, the most important space where family members sit down to spend some quality time together.
Because we use living room a lot, we tend to keep it clean and organized. However, now is the perfect time to let the light in and reach all those hidden corners, nooks and crannies that we on a regular basis, don’t bother to reach. Here is here’s the printable living room cleaning checklist that pulls all the cleaning steps together.
Kitchen Spring Cleaning Printable Checklist
Of all the rooms in your home, the kitchen is perhaps the most demanding one – it needs our attention not just every day, but at least three times a day. The more we use it, the more we need to clean it. However, we don’t always manage to clean it thoroughly. Items pile up in the cabinets and in the fridge, backsplash gets greasy, and cleaning the oven is certainly not sour favorite activity. In fact, it is probably the one we dislike the most.
If you find spring cleaning your kitchen and giving it a good scrub daunting, or you simply don’t have enough time, you can call us, book cleaning services, and we will clean your kitchen in detail instead of you. If you, however, choose to do it by yourself, here are the steps:
Bathroom Spring Cleaning Printable Checklist
Just as kitchens, bathrooms need to be cleaned and sanitized often. However, unlike other rooms in any home, bathrooms cannot be considered clean if they are cleaned only superficially. If not cleaned properly, if there are mold and scum build-ups, a bathroom is a health hazard. Doctors say that if you clean your bathroom regularly and practice good hygiene, there’s very little risk from the bathroom germs you’ll find there.
If your bathroom needs a deep clean, contact us, book cleaning services, and we’ll take care of it for you. If your bathroom is in a good shape, use this spring cleaning season to organize it and get rid of the items you don’t use anymore. Here is the Bathroom Spring Cleaning List:
After you are done with all the rooms, don’t forget to refresh your home with some beautiful flowers or a new plant. Greens make a space look lovely, clean, and fresh, but they also improve our well-being. Some plants can clear the air and improve indoor air quality, while all plants will boost up our mood, energy, and health.
Spring clean your home, let the fresh air in, organize and stage your items and objects to your liking and inspiration, and refine and reinvent your home. This is a great way to start the new season and get ready for the long-awaited summer.
If you prefer not to do the spring cleaning by yourself, you need extra deep clean, you work all day long and don’t really want to spend your weekend cleaning and scrubbing, call us to help you! If you live anywhere in the DC, Virginia, or Maryland area, our skillful, licensed, trained, and respectful professional cleaners will give your rooms new, fresh look and clean every nook and cranny in detail.