The sun comes out and you start to notice all the little areas you just didn’t get to clean during the winter months. When the weather gets warmer, it’s time to open the windows and give your house some extra attention. Whether you are a seasoned housekeeper or new homeowner, the idea of deep cleaning your house can be stressful or exhausting before it even begins. Here is a simple checklist to get your Spring cleaning started.
Top to Bottom
No matter what room you are cleaning, always start at the top and work your way down. This will prevent you from backtracking and help keep you focused performing one task at a time.
On a normal cleaning day you might dust around objects using a dry duster. Even if you lift every frame and paperweight, when you deep clean use a wet microfiber cleaning cloth to “dust” hitting every surface you can. This includes the ceiling fans, baseboards, and blinds.
For upholstered couches and chairs, you want to vacuum pillows and cushions. If you are able to remove pillow cases, check the care label and wash accordingly. If there are stains on the cushions, you can clean them by purchasing upholstery cleaner.
This room should be the most cared for in the house, but even if you clean it every day there are still some things that require care in deep cleaning. The priorities here are the fridge, sink, and stove.
Just like the kitchen, you can clean this room often but deep cleaning should be a priority. Everything in this room should be attended to-shower/bath, toilet, and sinks.
You can extend the life of your mattress by vacuuming over it and turning it end over end. Change out winter blankets for spring/summer and pack up your winter wardrobe.
This is when you want to move any furniture that normally stays in one place and clean behind and around it. If your resources allow, have your carpets professionally cleaned and wood floors waxed. If you are on a budget you can rent a carpet steamer and buy the appropriate floor cleaner at any home improvement store.