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Spring Cleaning

Mar 10, 2021 07:00PM ● By Heather Martin
After spending too much time at home quarantining, then homeschooling, and then came the winter storm, my cabin fever has turned into spring fever. But the thought of ripping apart your house and deep cleaning can feel overwhelming. Here are some handy tips to make the task more manageable. 

For All Room Spring Cleaning List

Start with tasks that apply to all rooms, then hit each room one-by-one for more specific cleaning.

  • Clean ceiling fans and fixtures
  • Clean windowsills and window tracks.
  • Vacuum curtains and window blinds
  • Wipe down baseboards and shoe molding and dust corners for cobwebs
  • Test batteries in all your smoke detectors
  • Disinfect doorknobs, cabinet handles and light switches


Kitchen Spring Cleaning Checklist

  • Clean all large appliances, small appliances and surfaces in your kitchen
  • Empty the crumb tray in your toaster and toaster oven
  • Clean refrigerator shelves (they may fit in the dishwasher!)
  • Clean behind and beneath the refrigerator (those coils get dusty!)
  • Clean your oven and scrub the stovetop
  • Clear out cabinets and wash the shelves
  • Sanitize your sink


Bedroom Spring Cleaning List

  • Organize drawers and closets (donate any clothes that you didn’t wear!)
  • Wash bedding and pillows
  • Rotate your mattresses
  • Disinfect kids toys (throw plastic toys in the dishwasher!)


Bathroom Spring Cleaning Checklist

  • Organize cabinets and drawers
  • Properly dispose of old medicine and toiletries
  • Scrub the shower and bathtub
  • Wash your shower curtain (some can go in the washing machine)
  • Scrub the toilet and tile around the toilet


Home Office (because this space got a lot of use this year!)

  • Clean your keyboard with canned air
  • Disinfect your computer mouse and phone


Living Room

  • Remove furniture cushions and vacuum crevasses


Laundry Room

  • Clean behind the washer and dryer
  • Thoroughly clean the lint traps in your dryer AND washer


Outdoors

  • Remove everything from your garage reorganize (is it time for a sale?)
  • Pressure wash your deck and outdoor furniture
  • Hose-out your garbage can and recycling bins
  • Remove window screens and wash them with a soapy sponge and water
  • Wash the outside of windows before replacing your window screens

Check out  Old Salt Farm and  Molly Maids for more tips and tricks.

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