Spring is a season of renewal, which makes it the perfect time to dust away dirt and grime that has accumulated throughout your home over the last few months. Spring cleaning your home is a large project, but you can tackle it on a room-by-room basis. Use this checklist to simplify the process and to ensure that you do not overlook any important steps.

 

 

Entryway

 

 

If you are like most people, cleaning your home’s entryway rarely comes to mind. After all, you generally pass through this area quickly. However, this important area of the home is the first space that houseguests will see when they enter your home. You want it to make a great first impression. Because the entryway is subject to tracked-in dirt and may not be cleaned as frequently as other areas of the home, such as the kitchen and bathrooms, cleaning the entryway from floor to ceiling is essential.

 

□   Sweep and mop the floor

□   Wipe down the walls, baseboards, door and knob

□   Clean the windows, blinds, and sills

□   Shake off the debris on the exterior doormat, and launder the interior floor rug

□   Store away winter coats, gloves and other outerwear for the season

□   Straighten the shoes, and invest in a shoe rack if you do not have one

□   Remove debris from light fixtures

□   Clean the banister

 

 

 

Kitchen

 

 

In many homes, some areas of the kitchen are cleaned at least once each day. For example, you may wipe down the counter, range and sink after you prepare each meal. However, there are numerous other surfaces that should be cleaned periodically in order to maintain a fresh, sanitary space. Deep cleaning this room can take a significant amount of time, so recruit help from your family as needed.

 

□   Remove expired food from the pantry, fridge, and freezer

□   Donate or toss unnecessary dishes and small appliances

□   Clean off the pantry shelves

□   Wipe down the cabinet shelves and the interior of drawers

□   Clean the backsplash using a degreaser

□   Wipe down cabinet faces and knobs, and use a degreaser as needed

□   Deep clean the interior of the microwave, dishwasher,
oven, fridge, and freezer

□   Wipe down the exterior of all major and smaller appliances

□   Clean the coffeemaker

□   Remove debris from the toaster pan

□   Use lemon or vinegar to deep clean the sink, drain, and
garbage disposal

□   Clean the light fixtures

□   Wipe down the walls, doors, trim and baseboards

□   Dust decorative pieces

□   Clean the floor rugs in the washing machine

□   Sweep and mop the floor

□   Clean the interior windows, sills, and blinds

 

 

 

Living Room

 

 

Your living room is likely one of the most heavily used rooms in the home. This is a common gathering space where the family congregates to watch TV, play games and relax. You may also entertain houseguests in your living room from time to time. Because the living room is frequently used, it likely receives your regular attention during weekly housecleaning sessions. However, spring cleaning will cover the areas of this room that do not receive your attention on a weekly basis and that should be cleaned periodically.

 

□   Dust and polish wood furniture

□   Vacuum the chairs and sofa, including under the seats

□   Vacuum the floor using baking soda, including underneath
furniture

□   Launder or tumble dry throw pillows

□   Wipe down ceiling fan blades and light fixtures

□   Dust the lampshades

□   Launder or vacuum the curtains

□   Clean the curtain rod, blinds, windows and sills

□   Dust all electronics

□   Wipe down decorative pieces

□   Sanitize the remote controls

 

 

 

Bedrooms

 

 

Dusting the furniture and vacuuming the floor in each bedroom are usually included in weekly housecleaning chores, but these steps will not touch every surface that should be cleaned from time to time. Because you and your family spend long hours each day in your rooms, you should not rush through or overlook any important steps when you are deep cleaning the bedrooms.

 

□   Launder the bed linens, including the bed skirt

□   Tumble dry the pillows

□   Vacuum the mattress

□   Clean the ceiling fan blades and light fixtures

□   Dust the lampshades

□   Remove unwanted clothes and other items

□   Organize the closet and drawers

□   Vacuum the floor using baking soda

□   Launder or vacuum curtains

□   Clean the curtain rod, blinds, windows and sills

□   Dust decorative pieces

 

 

 

Bathroom

 

 

The bathrooms are among the filthiest areas in most homes. They are heavily used each day, and this means that the grime can accumulate quickly. Your weekly bathroom cleaning chores may include wiping down the counters, cleaning the tub and shower basin and sanitizing the shower. These tasks should receive your attention now as well, and you need to take your efforts a step further to truly clean your bathrooms as thoroughly as they deserve.

 

□   Remove expired medications, cosmetics, and other products

□   Sanitize the toothbrush holder

□   Clean all makeup brushes

□   Sanitize sink, drain, and faucet

□   Wipe down the counter and faucet knobs

□   Clean the mirror

□   Sanitize the shower and tub using a mildew remover product

□   Clean the grout and tile

□   Sanitize the interior and exterior of the toilet

□   Launder the floor rugs, shower curtain, and liner

□   Clean the light fixtures

□   Wipe down the interior and exterior of the cabinets and drawers

□   Clean windows and sills

□   Wipe down the walls, doors, knobs, and baseboards

□   Organize the linen closet

□   Sweep and mop the floor

 

 

Office

 

 

Whether you use your home office daily to work from home or this space is only used periodically to pay bills and to tackle other similar tasks, you need to show this room some love as well. Everyday filth can accumulate on all surfaces, and the room may also be disorganized and have a chaotic feel. By cleaning your office from top to bottom today, you can improve organization, free up more space and make the room more comfortable and enjoyable to spend time in.

 

□   Dust the wood furniture

□   Vacuum the upholstered furniture

□   Clean the light fixtures and fan blades

□   Dust the lampshades

□   Wipe down décor

□   Dust the electronics, including the computer, printer and other
equipment

□   Sanitize the keyboard, mouse and other frequently touched
surfaces

□   Dust the bookshelf and books

□   Organize the closet and drawers

□   Vacuum the floor using baking soda

□   Launder the curtains when possible

□   Clean the curtain rods, blinds, windows and sills

□   Wipe down the walls, doors, knobs, and baseboards

 

 

 

Laundry Room

 

 

The primary function of a laundry room is to clean clothes, linens and more, so it is often associated with cleanliness. However, everything from the washer and dryer to the flooring, light fixture and more can become filthy over time. If you are like most people, you may not clean this room weekly as you do other areas of the home. Now is the time to give your laundry room your full attention.

 

□   Wipe down the exterior surfaces of the washer and dryer

□   Clean the dryer lint trap and vent

□   Deep clean the interior of washing machine

□   Wipe down the shelves and cabinets

□   Clean the blinds, windows, and sills

□   Wipe down the walls and baseboards, including behind the washer

and dryer

□   Mop the floor, including under the washer and drier

□   Clean the light fixture

□   Wipe down the door and knob

 

 

 

Garage

 

 

Even the most well-organized garage has a tendency to become increasingly messy and disorganized. Items may not always be put back in their dedicated space, and new items may be tossed into the garage haphazardly from time to time. Each time you open the garage door, leaves, dirt, and other elements may blow inside. Cleaning the garage is a major undertaking, but you will undoubtedly appreciate the results of your efforts for many months to come.

 

□   Put everything back in its place

□   Reorganize

□   Remove unnecessary or unused items

□   Sweep the floor

□   Clean the light fixture and the garage door opener

□   Clean the interior and exterior of garage door and its frame

□   Wipe down the walls, trim, doors, and knobs

□   Clean the windows

 

 

Depending on the size of your home and its current state, it may take you the better part of a weekend or even a few weekends to thoroughly deep clean your home this spring. After you make your way from room to room and cover all of the bases using this checklist as a guide, you will create a more sanitary, organized and hospitable environment for you and your family to enjoy in the months ahead.

 

To get more info on how to do a spring cleaning , you can book with us to get a top to bottom home cleaning session. Call Boston’s cleaning company today and watch us use this check list on your next cleaning.

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