The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

There's nothing quite like coming home to a clean home at the end of a long week. Clean spaces allow us to clear our heads and focus on other things, like enjoying time with family and friends or being able to get back outside.

Getting your home ready for a new season doesn't have to be complicated. A thorough spring cleaning can be done in little to no time when you've created a simple and clear checklist to guide you. Everyone loves a clean home, so here is the complete spring cleaning checklist for homeowners who love to live in a clean, comfortable, and organized space.

Stock Up on Cleaning Supplies

First things first, getting your cleaning supplies organized is the best first step to spring cleaning. To get your whole home covered, we recommend making sure you've got this list of things:

  • Sponges

  • Spray Bottles

  • Clean Towels (microfiber and terry cloth)

  • Distilled White Vinegar

  • Lemons

  • Baking Soda

  • Vacuum

  • Mop

Start With Dusting

When it comes to refreshing your space, dusting is a great place to start. When thinking about dusting, think about working from the top down. Starting from the top keeps you from having to redo the lower areas as the dust falls from above. Use a microfiber or a duster and start with those corners of your ceiling where cobwebs often accumulate. From there, move onto fan blades, then blinds, then the lower surfaces like tables. Finish dusting by hitting the baseboards!

☑ Clean Floors

Sweeping, mopping, and/or vacuuming your floors regularly (depending on the surface), makes a huge difference in the day-to-day appearance, but hiring a team of professionals to help you restore the shine and vibrance to your floors can also protect them from future damage, extending the longevity of your floors and the cleaning.

☑ Organize Cupboards and Drawers

One simple way to make your home feel clean and refreshed is simply organizing your cupboards and drawers. This means taking everything out, cleaning the surfaces of your cupboards and drawers, sorting it into categories, and then putting it all back in an orderly fashion. Not only will this make your cupboards and drawers make more sense, but it will also help declutter your space.

☑ Clean Upholstery

Upholstery should be vacuumed and professionally cleaned regularly to help keep it looking its best. This helps remove dirt, dust, and other allergens, and it also helps protect your furniture from excessive wear and tear by bringing life back to the fibers of your upholstery.

☑ Clean Windows and Screens

Windows should be cleaned both on the inside and outside to ensure that they are free of streaks, dust, and other build-up. In addition, window seals and screens should be inspected for any damage that may need to be repaired.

Wash Window Furnishings

It's easy to forget about your drapes or curtains when cleaning. They are a staple in your home, but they don't often get the care they need to keep your home as clean as possible. Curtains and drapes accumulate large amounts of dust and dirt from your windows, so making sure they are cleaned each quarter can help limit the dust in your home.

☑ Clean Light Fixtures

We mentioned dusting ceiling fans, but digging a little deeper into all of your light fixtures can help refresh your home in an instant! Cleaning lampshades and using a gentle cleaning agent on any glass can help brighten your space fast and with little effort!

☑ Change Air Filters

Changing your air filters is an important part of maintaining a clean home. Your air filters help to keep your air ducts clean, and they help reduce the amount of dust and allergens floating around your home. Consider going the extra mile this spring cleaning session and have your air ducts professionally cleaned.

☑ Get Rid of Clutter

It can be hard to get rid of old clothes and shoes that you once loved, but saying goodbye to things that you no longer use can do a lot of good for how comfortable and organized your home will be. Here's a quick and easy checklist to reference when decluttering, organized by room:

  • Living Room

    • Trash

    • Outdated Decor

    • Old/Unusable Furniture

    • Old Blankets

    • Burned-Out Candles

  • Kitchen

    • Trash

    • Old Cooking Utensils

    • Refrigerator Contents (think expired sauces and dressings)

    • Broken or Unused Dishware

  • Bathrooms

    • Trash

    • Old Shampoo, Conditioner, and Soap Bottles

    • Old Bathmats

    • Worn-Out Towels

    • Empty or Unused Cosmetic Containers

  • Bedrooms

    • Trash

    • Old Clothing

    • Old Shoes

    • Unimportant Books

    • Unused Boxes

    • Broken Charging Cords

☑ Professional Carpet Cleaning

Getting your carpets professionally cleaned will do wonders for your home. In addition to regular vacuuming, having the carpets in your home professionally cleaned at least once a year will help keep them free of dust, allergens, dead skin, and more. Overall, having clean carpets will refresh and rejuvenate your space, knocking out one of the biggest tasks on your to-do list.

Cleaning Services Fit for You

So there you have it - a comprehensive guide to completing a successful spring cleaning! Whether you choose to do everything on this list or just tackle a few tasks, we know that you'll feel refreshed and content when you're done. If you need help with some of these bigger tasks, keep in mind that Zerorez® offers a variety of cleaning services that can free up your time while also crossing things off your to-do list. Book an appointment with your local Zerorez for help with carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, hardwood floor cleaning, applying protectant to your surfaces, air duct cleaning, and more!

Happy cleaning!

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