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Spring is right around the corner which means spring cleaning! It’s time to open the windows, purge everything you piled up, and start fresh. These simple spring cleaning tips are easy. Another great thing about spring cleaning is some of the things you do can actually help add value to your home. This is great if you’re looking to sell this year!

Clean the Clutter

Cleaning is probably the most tedious task. But you can do it. Start by tackling one room at a time and only focus on that room. It helps you stay focused and less overwhelmed. We’ll go room by room at what you should clean that you probably haven’t even thought about!

Bedroom

  • Vacuum the floors and make sure to get behind big pieces of furniture
  • Wash your sheets
  • Wash your mattress cover
  • Throw out garbage that’s gathered up
  • Go through your winter clothes as you put them away, and your spring/summer clothes as you hang them up. Donate or items you decide not to keep.
  • Dust any shelves or dresser tops
  • Clean your windows
  • Clean your lights and ceiling fans
  • Vacuum and dust your vents
  • Wash your window curtains, or clean your blinds
  • Dry clean your comforter or hang it out to get some fresh air (people with allergies may not be able to do this)
  • Gather dirty laundry and take to the laundry room
  • Dust picture frames

Bathroom

  • Toilet (inside and outside)
  • Shower
  • Throw out empty bottles still in the shower
  • Wash your shower curtain, or replace it for a fresh look
  • Mirrors
  • Wipe down your blinds
  • Sweep and steam mop your floor
  • Empty drawers and clean with a disinfecting wipe
  • Women: go through your makeup and throw out expired products, or products you don’t use
  • Men: Same for hair or beard products
  • Buy storage containers to help with organization
  • Wash your floor mats
  • Disinfect the countertops
  • Unclog the sink
  • Dip your shower head in CLR

Kitchen

  • Go through your fridge and freezer. Throw out food that’s expired or gone bad. Wipe down shelves, drawers, the side of the door.
  • Wash your cutlery tray
  • Clean out every drawer
  • Organize your utensils
  • Organize pots and pans
  • Run vinegar through your coffee maker
  • Clean your toaster oven
  • Steam water in your microwave to wipe it down easily
  • Scrub the cooking buildup off your stove and hood
  • Run the dishwasher empty with vinegar or baking soda and clean the food trap

Living/Family Room

  • Vacuum
  • Dust the corners of the walls
  • Clean behind furniture
  • Dust furniture
  • Vacuum under couch and chair cushions
  • Wash blankets
  • Dust lamps
  • Clean out any drawers
  • Throw away garbage
  • Clean or wash blinds/curtains
  • Dust pictures and art
  • Clean windows
  • Clean ceiling fan
  • Wash doormats

More Spring Cleaning Tips

  • Sort things into three boxes: Keep, Donate, Trash. This will not only help you fill your boxes, but gives you a visual of how far along you are
  • Store a roll of garbage bags at the bottom of the bin. When you need to replace the garbage bag, you’ll have them right there instead of digging around to find one
  • Set a timer for 30 minutes every day to keep up on cleaning around the house. If you do this you’ll find you won’t have to knock it all out in one day
  • A fresh coat of paint can make a room feel completely new, and make it feel fresh
  • Many organization items can be found at your local dollar store or craft store
  • Rent a steamer from a local store to get a deep clean on your carpet and furniture
  • Make a rule that for every 1 thin you bring home you get rid of 2 things to help keep clutter down
  • Go through things like books, movies, toys, kid’s clothes, jewelry, and other things you may not think of to sell or donate
  • Update pictures in picture frames
  • Shred any paperwork with personal information on it
  • Recruit the whole household to pitch in

 

Want to know other things you can clean and prepare for spring? Check out this helpful list from Yelp, and leave a us a review on our Yelp Page when you’re done!

 

Happy Cleaning!

 

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