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Ultimate Spring Cleaning Guide 2024 Cleanzen Checklist

 

Spring is the season of renewal. It’s the time of year when we shake off the dust from the last few months. Around the house, this means that it’s time to tackle your spring cleaning chores.

 

While you may do your best to keep up with your daily and weekly cleaning tasks, these tasks often do not result in floor-to-ceiling clean. After all, there are many areas of the home that simply don’t need to be cleaned so frequently.

 

Spring cleaning is a deep cleaning and organizing process that addresses those important yet infrequently needed tasks. By spring cleaning your home, you can enjoy a cleaner and more sanitary place for you and your family to live.

Why Is Spring Cleaning Important?

 

Spring cleaning includes tasks like laundering your drapes, dusting off the ceiling fan blades and wiping down the baseboards. These and other spring cleaning chores don’t need to be done weekly, but your home can grow increasingly filthy if you don’t do these chores from time to time. Spring cleaning is a way to reset your space so that the entire house is clean and organized.

 

What is Spring Cleaning vs Deep Cleaning?

 

During a spring cleaning session, you’ll do both organizing and deep cleaning tasks. Deep cleaning refers to the process of cleaning out the oven, dusting off the air vents, wiping down the light fixtures and various other tasks that you generally don’t need to do on a weekly basis.

 

smiling young woman cleaning and wiping window with spray bottle and rag

 

Organizing is when you put things back in their rightful places. It involves pulling out things that you don’t need for a charitable donation, to sell or to discard. Because spring cleaning includes both organizing and deep cleaning, it is far more thorough than just a deep clean.

 

What to Clean in Every Room

 

While there are some spring cleaning chores that are room-specific, others apply to rooms throughout the home. What should you do in every room?

  • Wipe down the baseboards
  • Clean smudges off the walls
  • Clean the doors and door knobs
  • Launder curtains and drapes
  • Dust the blinds
  • Wash the windows and windowsills
  • Clean the light fixtures
  • Dust off ceiling fan blades
  • Wipe down air vents
  • Replace the batteries in the smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors

 

What is Included in a Spring Cleaning?

 

Below is a room-by-room spring cleaning checklist to help you tackle each area efficiently:

 

Kitchen

  • Sweep and mop the floor
  • Clean underneath the appliances
  • Deep clean the refrigerator
  • Dust the refrigerator coils
  • Deep clean the oven
  • Wipe down the interior and exterior of the cabinets and drawers
  • Clean the pantry shelves, and toss out old food
  • Clean small appliances, such as the microwave, air fryer and coffee maker
  • Clean the garbage disposal
  • Deep clean the backsplash grout
  • Re-seal the countertops, if applicable

 

Bathrooms

 

Woman neatly organizing bathroom amenities and toiletries in drawer

 

  • Throw out expired medications and cosmetics
  • Update your first-aid supplies
  • Wipe down the interior and exterior of the cabinets and drawers
  • Clean and organize the linen closet
  • Clean the showerhead, faucets and fixtures
  • Clean the tub, shower and grout
  • Replace the shower curtain liner
  • Re-seal and re-caulk the vanity, shower and tub areas
  • Wash the bathmats and linens
  • Deep clean the toilet
  • Deep clean the sink
  • Clean the floor, including deep cleaning the grout

 

Living Room

 

Cozy living room set up with white and wood interior

 

  • Dust the wall decor
  • Wipe down the electronics
  • Clean out and organize drawers, cabinets and other storage areas
  • Clean the upholstery
  • Vacuum underneath the furniture
  • Clean the area rug
  • Deep clean the carpet or hard floors

 

Bedrooms

  • Clean out and organize the closet and dresser
  • Launder the bedding
  • Wash the pillows
  • Deep clean your mattress
  • Vacuum under the furniture, including under the bed
  • Deep clean the carpet or hard floors

 

Home Office

 

Wooden chair at desk with white lamp in home office interior with window and maps

 

  • Clean out and organize your desk drawers
  • Discard unwanted books
  • Clean the electronics
  • Straighten and organize the office supplies
  • Clean underneath the furniture
  • Deep clean the carpet or hard floors

 

Garage

  • Remove all items from the garage
  • Sweep the floor
  • Dust the shelves and other organization area
  • Return only the wanted items to the garage
  • Discard or donate the unwanted items

 

Laundry Room

 

  • Clean shelves and storage areas
  • Discard unwanted products
  • Organize the supplies
  • Deep clean the washing machine
  • Clean the dryer’s lint trap and vent
  • Clean underneath the appliances and furniture

(Click here to download our Spring Cleaning PDF File)

 

Other Spring Cleaning Tips

 

You may use a variety of cleaning products while spring cleaning your home. Before you start cleaning, learn which products should not be used together. Research natural cleaning products, and avoid using toxic cleaners, when possible.

 

If any areas of your home are musty or humid, air them out. Consider getting a dehumidifier in these areas. While you can mask odors with sprays and candles, it is important to identify and deal with the source of the smell.

 

While spring cleaning, you need to give all of your belongings a dedicated place for storage. This will help your home stay organized in the months ahead. You may need to invest in new organizational units and supplies.

 

Keep in mind that the outside of your home and your cars could benefit from spring cleaning as well. These tasks may include detailing your vehicles, power washing exterior home surfaces, cleaning outdoor furniture, cleaning out the gutters and more.

 

Check out this video for more tips and inspiration for your Spring Cleaning project:

 

 

FAQs

 

What Month Do You Do Spring Cleaning?

 

There is no wrong time to do spring cleaning. Spring cleaning is most often done during the months of March, April and May. However, if you notice that your home is disorganized and seems dirty even after the weekly cleaning sessions, it is time for spring cleaning. Keep in mind that many of the spring cleaning tasks need to be completed two or three times per year.

 

How to Maintain a Tidy and Organized Living Space After Spring Cleaning?

 

After spring cleaning, you can keep your house clean and organized for a longer period of time with daily and weekly efforts. For example, you could get in the habit of tackling clutter at the end of each day rather than only after the clutter has built up. Wiping down appliances after each use and cleaning out the dryer’s lint trap can also help.

 

By staying on top of cleaning and organizing, you may be able to go a few weeks longer between spring cleaning sessions.

 

How Frequent Should I Deep Clean Items Like Duvets, Curtains, and Pillows?

 

Washing items like pillows, curtains and duvets requires special steps. While these areas definitely need your regular attention, you understandably do not want to go through the lengthy cleaning steps more frequently than necessary.

 

Generally, these items should be cleaned twice a year. However, in the guest room that may not be used often, you may be able to stretch this out to nine or 12 months.

 

Why Hire Professional Cleaning Services for Spring Cleaning

 

At first glance, the checklists for spring cleaning your home can seem manageable. Once you start cleaning, though, you’ll undoubtedly grow exhausted from the effort. Spring cleaning your house from top to bottom may require several days spread across a few weekends.

 

Spring Cleaning GIF

 

With this in mind, spring cleaning can be a daunting task that you may simply not have time for. Professional cleaning services are available for spring cleaning. They can produce faster, thorough results while saving you time and energy.

 

You don’t have to tackle your spring cleaning chores on your own. With professional cleaning services from Cleanzen, you can get help with all of the tough projects and enjoy a cleaner home quickly. To learn more about our cleaning services, contact Cleanzen today.

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