A List for Spring Cleaning 2018

 

FRONT WALK IN AREA

  1. Dust lights.
  2. Wash walls.
  3. Wash doors, knobs and switch plates.
  4. Empty out coat closet.  Wash walls and floor, if needed.  Sort items as you return them to the closet.  Store out of season items, donate unneeded items.
  5. Clean or replace entry mat.
  6. Sweep and scrub floors.

BEDROOMS

  1. Open windows
  2. Dust furniture.
  3. For each drawer: remove items, wash drawer, place items back neatly.  Donate Items you no longer need.
  4.  Remove everything from closets. Clean the closet floor. Put everything back neatly.  Donate items you no longer need.  Try not to store things on the closet floor.
  5. Move Bed.  Sort and put away anything that was under the bed.  Sweep or vacuum under the bed.  Try not to store things under the bed.
  6. Put bed back.  Freshen mattress by sprinkling with baking soda, letting sit briefly, and then vacuuming it up.
  7. Wash bedding and curtains.  Wash pillows in hot water.  Air out mattress pad, if you have one.
  8. Dust lights. Clean lampshades.
  9. Wash windows and window sills.  Take out and wash window screens.
  10. Wash switch plates.  Wash walls and trim as needed.
  11. Wash mirrors or dust any other objects.
  12. Wash doors and doorknobs.
  13. Wash floor registers and other vent covers.
  14. Sweep and wash floor or vacuum.

BATHROOMS

  1. Open windows
  2. Empty all cabinets and vanity.  Wash inside, replace items neatly.  Discard expired medications and cosmetics.
  3. Wash outside of cabinets and vanities
  4. Clean tub.  Clean drain.
  5. Clean toilet, inside and out.  Remove seat and clean around seat bolts.
  6. Clean sink and drain.
  7. Shine faucets.
  8. Clean mirror and frame.
  9. Dust light fixtures.
  10. Wash windows and window sills. Take out and wash window screens.
  11. Wash switch plates.  wash walls and trim.  Wash doors and door knobs.
  12. Wash floor registers and other vent covers.
  13.  Sweep and wash floors.

KITCHEN

  1. Open windows.
  2. Remove and clean window coverings.
  3. For each cabinet or drawer: Remove items, wipe out drawer, place items back neatly.  Donate unneeded items.
  4. Wash and sanitize cutting boards
  5. Sharpen knives
  6. Wash cabinet doors and knobs
  7. Clean and organize the pantry.  Check food expiry dates.
  8. Clean Oven.
  9. Clean stove top.  Remove elements and drip bowls, if applicable, wash and put back.
  10. Clean and organize fridge and freezer.  Defrost freezer, if necessary.  Check food expiry dates.
  11. Clean under fridge and stove.
  12. Vacuum refrigerator coils.
  13. Clean microwave.
  14. Clean crumbs out of the toaster.
  15. Wipe down any other counter appliances
  16. wash counters and backsplash.
  17. Wash and shine sink.  Shine faucet. Clean drain.
  18. Clean Dishwasher.
  19. Dust light fixtures.
  20. Wash windows and window sills.  Remove window screens and wash.
  21. Wash switch plates.
  22. Wash walls and trim as needed.
  23. Wash doors and door knobs.
  24. Wash floor registers and other vent covers
  25. Sweep and wash the floor.

DINING ROOM

  1. Open windows.
  2. Wash curtains.
  3. Wipe down table and chairs.
  4. Wipe down or dust other furnishings.
  5. Clean chair pads, if applicable.
  6. Polish table, if necessary
  7. Create a pretty spring set up on the table!
  8. Wash windows and window sills.  Take out and wash window screens.
  9. Wash switch plates
  10. Wash walls and trim.
  11. Wash doors and door knobs
  12. Wash floor registers and other vent covers.
  13. Clean floors.

LIVING ROOM/ FAMILY ROOM/ PLAYROOM

  1. Open windows.
  2. Vacuum sofas.
  3. Spot clean sofas, if applicable.
  4. Wash throw pillows and blankets.
  5. Dust shelves, furniture, and decor.
  6. Clean lamps and lampshades.
  7. Wash windows and window sills.
  8. Take out and wash window screens.
  9. Clean television screen.
  10. Carefully dust electronics.
  11. Tidy electronics wires.  Tuck nicely out of sight.  Label them, if practical.
  12. Sort through music and DVD collections.  Purge things that no longer suit your families interests.  Organize what is left in an attractive manner.
  13. Sort books and magazines.  Donate or recycle ones that no longer suit your families interests.
  14. Wash hard plastic children’s toys with warm soapy water. Rinse and dry.  Launder stuffed toys.  Donate or store toys that your children have grown too old for.
  15. Wash switch plates.
  16. Wash walls and trim as needed.
  17. Wash doors and knobs.
  18. Wash floor registers and other vent covers.
  19. Clean floors.

LAUNDRY ROOM

  1. Open windows.
  2. Wash windows and window sills.
  3. Take out and wash window screens.
  4. Wash cabinet doors.
  5. Wash inside cabinets.
  6. Wash laundry sink.  Shine faucet.  Clean drains.
  7. Wash outside of washer and dryer.
  8. Wash inside of washing machine.
  9. Wash lint trap with soap and water to remove filmy build-up from laundry soaps and dryer sheets. Let air dry thoroughly before putting back in place.
  10. Wash switch plates.
  11. Wash walls and trim.
  12. Wash doors and door knobs.
  13. Wash floor registers and other vent covers.
  14. sweep and wash floors.
  15. Reseal grout lines, if applicable.

STAIRWELLS

  1. sweep/vacuum stairs
  2. Spot clean walls.
  3. Wipe down the handrail.
  4. Dust art and light fixtures.

OUTSIDE

  1. Sweep porches and walkway.
  2. Wash thresholds.
  3. Wash exterior doors.  Give front door a fresh coat of paint, if necessary.
  4. Clean or replace welcome mat.
  5. Wash siding.

REMEMBER TO:

  • Clean blades of ceiling fans.
  • Sort through and organize family photographs (digitally or into albums).
  • Sort and clean any extra zones such as linen closets, utility closets, and office spaces.

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