Not sure where to start with your spring cleaning? Here’s a handy checklist along with some helpful cleaning tips
Before You Start:
- Gather all your cleaning supplies together. Here’s a suggested cleaning supply list.
- Remember to clean top to bottom and left to right in order to maximize your cleaning efforts and to keep from cleaning the same area twice.
- Wear gloves to protect your hands.
- Put on some music to make cleaning more enjoyable.
Around the House- Spring Cleaning Checklist
- Ceiling Fans: Use a microfiber duster to remove any dust that accumulates on the blades.
- Shelves: Remove items from shelves and book cases to give shelves a good dusting and polish with a microfiber cloth. Polish the glass on any framed photos.
- Blinds: Dust blinds dry first in order to remove dust using a microfiber duster. Be sure to turn blinds in one direction to get as much of the surface area as possible. If dirt still persists after your initial dusting, and if the blinds are plastic, you may need to take the blinds down and soak them in a bathtub to remove dirt and grime. Allow them to air dry outside before re-hanging.
- Windows: After a long winter, your home’s windows will need a good cleaning. Window cleaner and a sponge should do the trick. Melamine eraser sheets which are thin and flexible will help you get into tight corners to really get them clean. Don’t forget to wash both the interior and exterior of the window.
- Walls: Spot clean your walls using a damp eraser sponge.
- Carpets & Area Rugs: shampoo carpets and area rugs. For spot cleaning, use a carpet-safe cleaning solution, a little water and an eraser sponge.