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The Only Spring Cleaning Checklist You Need

The Only Spring Cleaning Checklist You Need
April 11, 2023

Those longer spring days draw more attention to the dirt that builds up in your home over the winter months. That’s likely one of the reasons many of us celebrate the arrival of spring with a bucket of warm soapy water and a pair of rubber gloves! 

The only spring cleaning checklist you need

Spring Cleaning Checklist

When spring cleaning season arrives, it’s time to hunker down and tackle that long list of cleaning to-dos. To ensure you don’t “miss a spot,” we’ve used our residential cleaning services experience to create the only spring cleaning checklist you’ll ever need.

Remove Cobwebs and Ceiling Dust

Spring cleaning calls for a top-down approach. Before you do anything else, grab your broom and run it along the line where your ceiling meets the wall. Your broom is a cobweb magnet and will capture the clumps of dust so you can grab them and toss them in the garbage.  

Dust Off Light Fixtures & Ceiling Fans

With the cobwebs cleared, you can move on to the light fixtures and ceiling fans. Use a duster with an extendable handle to remove dust and cobwebs. The mess will fall everywhere, so you need to get this out of the way before you can dust the area below.

Tackle the Walls

Use your duster to wipe down your walls and remove any clinging dust and cobwebs left behind. Using a duster takes care of anything that can fall, making cleaning the rest of the home difficult. 

The walls won’t be filthy in most spots. However, you want to pay special attention to areas like wall corners, lower spots in high-traffic areas where there might be scruff marks, and on and around switchplates. An all-purpose cleaner will do the trick.

Get Down and Clean Baseboards

Baseboards are real dust collectors and, during the spring-cleaning process, are also drip collectors. Once your walls are clean, get down and give your baseboards a good wipe with an all-purpose cleaner to complete cleaning your walls. 

Professionally Clean Carpets

If you have carpets or area rugs, this is the perfect time of year to have a professional carpet cleaner come in and clean them. Most will pick up your area rugs, clean them and then deliver them once they’re done. Doing this will create an excellent clean base for your rooms and makes it easier to keep your carpets clean with regular vacuuming.

Dry Clean Window Treatments

Although many curtains today are machine washable, sending them out for a professional dry cleaning is best. You’ll get out all the dust and brighten them up. Your dry cleaner will also press them, making them nice and smooth. 

Dust and Clean Blind Slats

Dusting and cleaning blind slats is an essential spring cleaning chore that helps reduce dust in your home and keeps indoor air quality slightly healthier. It’s worth investing in a duster with static power to handle this particular job.

Vacuum Kitchen Drawers and Shelves

Vacuuming kitchen drawers and shelves is tedious, but it is the best way to remove crumbs. If you don’t have a vacuum to do this, use a cloth to brush crumbs from shelves into a dust pan. Then, pull out the drawers and shake the crumbs into the garbage or sink. 

You should also remove everything from the drawers and shelves. Removing everything allows you to clear the crumbs and then wipe everything down. Before putting everything away, reorganize your cupboards and drawers to free up space. Consider laying down shelving paper and drawer liners for a nice finishing touch.

Dry Clean Your Duvet and Pillows

Although you are washing the rest of your bed linens frequently, your duvet and pillows are not always washer and dryer safe. You can send them out to the dry cleaners to get them nice and clean. If you have tons of throw pillows throughout your home, bring them along. Most dry cleaners offer a throw pillow-cleaning service.

Shampoo Your Upholstered Furniture

Ask your carpet cleaning company if they offer upholstery cleaning services as well. You don’t have to do this, but keeping your furniture looking its best is a nice touch. 

Steam Clean Tiles and Grout

Whether it’s your kitchen or the bathroom tile, a good steam cleaning will make your tile and grout look brand new. It also removes a year’s worth of bacteria and germs! Many residential cleaning services offer deep cleaning for tile and grout, so your home is healthy and sanitized. 

Clean Under Furniture and Appliances

Let’s assume you don’t do this during your weekly cleaning. Pulling out your furniture and appliances reveals a mess you wish you hadn’t seen. However, vacuuming the mess and following up with a thorough cleaning for hard floor surfaces will help you lose the ick factor and feel much better about your home.

Wash the Windows

Don’t let all that spring sunshine go to waste. Let lovely clean windows fill your home with natural light. If you live in an apartment, you might not be able to clean the outside of your windows, but you can still make your windows look great inside. The best window cleaner is a mix of vinegar and water in a clean spray bottle. Spritz the windows and use newspaper or a microfibre cloth to wipe away the spray for a spotless, streak-free shine.

Clean Your Closets

While you’re in the mood for cleaning, open up your closets and organize them. Remove your heavier winter clothes to make room for your lighter-weight sweaters for spring. 

Remove anything you haven’t worn in a year, give it to charity, or sell it. Invest in some baskets to help organize everything and use free spaces for additional storage. While you’re at it, sweep the floor. 

Remove the Boot Tray

That crusty old boot tray in your entry can be removed and stored away until the fall. Take the tray outside, shake it well, then rinse out all the crusty mess. Vacuum the floor, and wash away any salty, dirty boot residue to remove all evidence of the messy winter. 

Contact Maid4Condos for Residential Cleaning Services

If spring cleaning isn’t your idea of fun, call the team at Maid4Condos residential cleaning services to perform a deep cleaning for your entire home. To learn more, visit our website or contact us here.

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