Spring Cleaning Checklist

Blue_bucket_with_Bruce_hardwood_floor_cleanerSpring is finally here! This means sunshine, flowers, letting air in the windows, and finally getting rid of all that clutter you’ve let build up over the long winter. Spring cleaning is one of the most satisfying ways to get a fresh start, but where do you begin?

We’ve made a checklist to make your seasonal cleanup a bit easier. Here, we’ll break down room by room some ways to get the most out of your scrubbing. However, we do want to remind you that the first step in each of these rooms is to OPEN THE WINDOWS. It is Spring, after all.

KITCHEN

1. Empty your cabinets. Wipe down the blank shelves and check for any food or medicine that has expired. You’ll be surprised how much space is wasted on items that are past their expiration dates.

2. Clean the oven, stove top, and sink. These are items you use everyday but probably don’t get around to cleaning very often. This type of cleaning can also stop germs from getting into your food.

3. Create counter space. Your kitchen will seem much larger without so many unused items taking up space. Instead, stash some appliances you don’t use everyday in a cabinet. You’re sure to have some extra room after step 1.

BATHROOM

1. Declutter. Throw away any items you don’t need like an old toothbrush or eye cream. Also, collect items such as jewelry or clothing that actually belong in other rooms.

2. Scrub places you normally neglect. This might include a toothbrush holder, vent, cabinet, or drain. 

3. Perform a thorough cleaning of any linens, mirrors, windows, sinks — and of course, the toilet.

BEDROOMS

1. Remove and reorganize your drawers. Donate any clothes you don’t need anymore to create more space.

2. Freshen your mattress by letting it sit in baking soda, then vacuuming. While you’re at it, be sure to vacuum under the bed.

3. Clean the window sills, vents, and lamp shades.

And, if you decide to take on any Spring renovations be sure to give us a call to help with waste removal!