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It is essential to divide the chores and, therefore, we have gathered tips in a checklist of spring cleanings. There are few spring rituals that are more satisfying than performing “that” deeper annual cleansing. Some of us reserve weekends for household chores, others have availability for the house on a daily basis, but there are still those who can only manage everything, little by little, at the end of a working day.

Cleaning the house from top to bottom can never seem like an easy task, but be aware that it is possible to make this small personal project into something more organized and even more pleasant. Doubt?

6 Advantages of Following a Spring Cleaning Checklist

  1. A task list makes everything more organized;
  2. Printing the checklist gives you an overview of everything that needs to be done.
  3. Making a list allows you to foresee the need to purchase materials and products necessary for cleaning, which are missing from the pantry;
  4. You will realize when creating your checklist if you will need to take special care during the process: separate clothes for donation, separate pieces for stain removal, treat stored fabrics that need special care … These are some examples;
  5. A well-organized list allows you to manage the cleanings: where to start, how much time to set aside and if you will need help from other family members;
  6. Without a checklist, you are more likely to forget key tasks for deeper annual cleaning – the bathroom cabinet or bedside table drawers can, for example, fail.

Tip: After reading the tips we leave below, you should adapt the tasks to your home.

The tips described below refer to the basic techniques that can help you with spring cleaning of any surface, object, or space in your home.

Quick Spring House Cleaning Checklist

  1. Washing garbage baskets
  2. Vacuuming carpets
  3. Cleaning mirrors and window glass
  4. Polishing furniture
  5. Dusting furniture
  6. Washing curtains
  7. Vacuuming armchairs and sofas
  8. Washing pillow covers
  9. Clean the fridge and freezer
  10. Clean the interior of the cupboards
  11. Check the validity of the food in the pantry
  12. Organize the wardrobes
  13. Change the pillows
  14. Flip the mattress
  15. Wash the bathroom box
  16. Clean the bathroom and kitchen tiles
  17. Cleaning doors, jambs, and baseboards
  18. Cleaning the washing machine

Cleaning From A To Z

Spring is an excellent time for spring cleaning and getting your house in order. Though it can seem daunting, try thinking of your home as one big project that can be broken down into smaller chunks and use a checklist to help you stay organized. Besides that, keep these tips and tricks in mind for efficiency and effectiveness as you clean:

Clean room-by-room

It is much easier to clean your home room by room than to tackle an entire floor at once. It’s also easier to deep clean your entire home using this effective trick. Consider creating a checklist and write down everything that needs to be done in each room, and then mark it off as you finish them. You will know right away when you have finished every task on your list, and you won’t forget to do anything.

Start from the top, always

You do not want to start cleaning your house and work your way down since you will be going through a lot of dirt and dust, which will make the process longer. Instead, start at the top and work your way down when cleaning. For example, sweep or vacuum the ceiling first and dust it. After that, clean the walls, clean windows and glass doors, if any, then dust your furniture and other items before vacuuming all the dust and debris off the floors. 

Clean walls and ceilings

Use a vacuum cleaner to remove dust. Use a degreaser (without solvent in the formula) to combat persistent dirt on surfaces, which predominates, especially in kitchens.

Test in a small area first to ensure that it does not damage the surface. Deeper cleaning of spaces: check!

Remove water stains with lemon

The acidity of citrus fruits is just the perfect way to remove water stains. Squeeze a lemon and apply it directly to water stains. The lemon juice will dissolve the stain and make cleaning easier.

Remove stains and mold from the masses of surfaces and walls

The cement-based material that glues the floor, kitchen counter, or bathtub, for example, is extremely porous and easily stains.

To prevent gain or darkened mold, bet a sealant to penetrate into the mortar. Ideally, apply it with a brush, carefully.

Clean your microwave by heating lemon water

Microwaves collect grime and specks of food, which can result in a foul odor once it heats food. To clean it properly, pour a cup of water into it and add some fresh lemon juice before heating it for a few minutes without opening the door. The steam will loosen the grime and help you wipe it off easily without much effort.

Books and shelves

To start, remove everything from the shelves and use a duster to remove dust, including books. Use a dust brush or vacuum cleaner with the right tool to reach the most difficult points.

Wipe the covers of leather-bound books with a clean, soft cloth.

Cleaning upholstered furniture

Take the pillows and tap gently with your hands to remove the accumulated dust. If there are stains on the covers, check the care labels before washing.

To clean the pads deeply, use the vacuum cleaner. Do the same with the seat and back of the sofas, armchairs, and upholstered chairs.

Use white vinegar to clean showerhead build-up

It is essential to clean your showerhead every once in a while, because it can cause clogs and blockage of water flow in your shower. One way to do this is to fill a plastic bag with white vinegar, secure it over the showerhead with a rubber band and leave it overnight. The vinegar will loosen the build-up, and you can easily wipe it off in the morning using a clean cloth or run the shower to rinse it off.

Metal doors and stained window hardware

Moistening a cloth with liquid polishing products works quite well on medium-stained surfaces, while cream and paste products are more suitable for heavier jobs.

If the stain does not come out, bet on a stronger product.

Stainless steel can be cleaned using baking soda

Stainless steel sinks and other appliances like the oven, stove, and refrigerator are not just pretty to look at but also extremely hard to clean. To clean them, start by putting some baking soda in a container and filling it with hot water. Then, gently scrub the metal surface and rinse it with hot water afterward. When it dries, you will notice how much grime and stain it has removed.

Use the newspaper for dirty windows

You can clean your dirty windows and mirrors using newspaper, which will not leave behind any streaks. Mix ¼ of white vinegar, 2 cups of water, and two teaspoons of liquid soap in a spray bottle and spray it on the surface of the window or mirror. Afterward, wipe it with the old newspaper, and your windows and mirrors will be streak-free.

Clean grills using onion

One of the best methods to clean your barbecue grill is using onions. This will help remove the grease and keep your grill free of rust. Start by heating the grill, then spray some white vinegar onto the grates to help loosen the grease. Next, rub some chopped onions around the grates for better cleaning and let them sit for about 2 hours. After that, use a soft cloth to wipe away all the dirt and oil from your grill.

Clean the most hidden dust

This is one of the most important tasks of spring cleaning, which also helps in the prevention or control of allergies.

Also, dust off hard-to-reach places, such as window hardware, for example. Always work from top to bottom, vacuuming the dust that is deposited on the floor.

Wooden furniture

Clean wooden surfaces with a soft cloth moistened with water and a mild detergent. You can apply a little wax to polish it with a clean cloth after drying.

Clean windows

Many curtains are machine washable, just check the label or have already done it at the time of purchase. If in doubt, ask for professional advice in a laundry, for example.

To clean the metallic blinds, use only a mixture of water and mild detergent.

Vinyl and linoleum floors

Vinyl and linoleum floors that have lost their shine should be waxed with a polish specially formulated for this type of surface.

Most stone and tile floors, in turn, can be treated with a special paste or liquid wax for the material.

Cream of tartar for toasters and tea kettles

Cream of tartar is known for its cleaning power and can be used to clean your toaster and tea kettles. All you have to do is pour a cup of water into the kettle and add a teaspoon of cream of tartar to it. Let it sit for about 15 minutes, then boil the water until completely clear. Next, hand wash the kettles with a sponge and scrub lightly.

Keep the cleaning products to a minimum

There is a wide variety of cleaning products available in stores that can be used to clean your home. Some of these products will cause the dirt and dust to build up more; hence you may need to clean it again. It is important to use cleaners that do not cause a build-up of dirt and debris. So, keep a checklist for all the cleaning products you use in your home and check each one off if you have completed them. Besides, consider purchasing multi-purpose cleaners and microfiber cloths because they will cover the majority of surfaces in your home, and purchase specialty cleaning supplies only when you need them.

Download FREE Spring House Cleaning Checklists

Open the windows, put your favorite songs on and play, and call the family to make the tasks more fun. Want a little help? Just follow the checklist above. If you prefer, download, print, and fix our FREE printable spring house cleaning checklists and start following it 😉

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    Conclusion

    A clean house is great for your family’s health, especially if you or any household member suffers from allergies. However, keeping your home clean doesn’t take much time or effort. By keeping a detailed spring house cleaning checklist and considering the various cleaning tips and tricks outlined herein, you can make your cleaning a lot easier, more fun, and rewarding. Remember always to use the right cleaning supplies in your home and develop a good cleaning routine that you can stick with throughout the year.

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