Whether you love spring cleaning or you consider it a bit of a necessary evil, there’s really no better time to get your house in order than spring.
Our spring cleaning checklist will give you a framework to work from, and we’ve also provided some top tips for areas you might not have considered before. Make sure this is the deepest and most efficient cleaning your house has ever seen when spring rolls around.
Usually it is hard to collect all your powers and do the first step in your spring cleaning plans. You should stay concentrated, plan ahead, and find ways to increase your productivity and motivation.
As a first step, you need to create a schedule, and one of the best ways is to divide your house up into sections. A spring cleaning list should be made in an orderly way, there’s no point in doing a bit of cleaning in one room and moving on to the next. Take it a chunk at a time. You may also consider help from professional cleaners in Hobart to make your spring cleaning smooth and quick.
By creating a schedule you also give yourself something to work from and stay accountable, especially if you put the days in which you are going to achieve the tasks.
Room-by-room is undeniably the way to go. This way, you can ensure that nothing gets missed and that you get the sense of achievement of finishing the cleaning in one room before you move to another.
Top to bottom means starting in the higher areas too, where cobwebs and dust could fall and negate the work you’ve done on the lower parts of the room.
You should also pay close attention to high-traffic areas and surfaces that are touched all the time. These can prove to be germ magnets. If you need to know how to clean remote controls or other specific items there are a lot of tips and cleaning guides available.
The kitchen needs to be hygienic at all times and there are a lot of considerations when it comes to cleaning.
- Small appliances like microwaves, toasters, and coffee makers should be fully cleaned and wiped down.
- All crumb trays for toasters and ovens should be emptied.
- Defrost the refrigerator and the freezer and clean all of the shelves in both.
- Make sure the coils on these have also been wiped and cleaned.
- Give your oven a thorough clean and scrub the stove.
- Sanitize the whole kitchen including the sink guard.
- Empty and clean out all of the cabinets.
The living room probably sees a lot of traffic and it is always nice to spruce up at this time of year.
- Dust all of the lights and ceiling fans.
- Vacuum everywhere and this may even include the blinds and curtains.
- Clean any baseboards and get into all corners of the room.
- Disinfect high-traffic items and those touched often such as door handles.
- Clean the couch, and wash any removable covers.
- If you have any luxury items in your living room like carpets or rugs, make sure to use a suitable cleaner for delicate fabrics to clean and massage the rug.
All of the above tips from your living room may also apply to your bedrooms. Work through this list, but also consider:
- Organizing the contents of your drawers and any closets, it is a good time to have a clear-out if needed.
- Flip your mattresses.
- Wash all of your bedding including pillows, or replace them if needed.
- Wipe down and disinfect anything else in the room that could pose a risk if unclean.
In kids’ rooms you will probably find that there is even more in the space that you should look to clean and disinfect.
As well as cleaning the room, getting rid of any cobwebs and seeing to the windows and blinds, you can also follow these tips in your spring cleaning checklist:
- Disinfect the shower and your bathtub.
- Wash or replace your shower curtain and any mats you have on the floor.
- Organize your bathroom cabinet and throw out anything you don’t need.
- Give your toilet a deep clean and disinfect it, and the tiles sound the toilet if relevant.
- Get rid of toiletries you know you’re not going to use (we’ve all been given them as gifts and put them in the back of a cabinet never to be seen again).
There are other areas of your home that can’t be ignored, and the outdoor cleanup can also prove to be a challenge.
- Clean any utility areas such as your washer dryer.
- Clean through the lint traps in your utilities.
- Clear out the garage and get rid of anything you don’t need.
- Wash outdoor areas like driveways and decking.
- Deep clean the garbage can and any other recycling bins.
- Consider having the exterior of your house professionally cleaned, including windows.
- Start landscaping. Your garden might need some work in time for the weather to reach its peak.
A spring clean is a good way to give your home the maintenance it may need at least once a year.
Every house is different, but using our step-by-step guide will help you to ensure nothing gets missed in your own home.