Spring Cleaning

Spruce Up for Spring

Spring cleaning might seem like a daunting task, but with a little love, your home will be looking brand new! Spring cleaning is essential to a happy and healthy home. From the bedrooms to bathrooms, to the living room, use this checklist to tackle every room in your home.  


Home Maintenance

  • Change batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Check all electronics and make sure they are working properly and plugged into a surge protector. 
  • Check the expiration date on your fire extinguisher. 

 Porch and Patio

  • Power wash surfaces
  • Wash outdoor furniture
  • De-grime screens
  • Plant flowers

Bedroom

  • Wash all bedding and pillows
  • Flip mattress
  • Clean out under the bed
  • Organize closets and drawers
  • Dust 
  • Mop/Vacuum floors

Bathroom

  • Clean and disinfect tub and shower
  • Wash bath mats and towels
  • Dust and clean sink and toilet
  • Wash or replace shower liners and shower curtains
  • Organize medicine cabinet/drawers

Kitchen

  • Clean out pantry
  • Wash kitchen cabinets
  • Deep clean the oven
  • Move the fridge- mop, and vacuum behind it.  
  • Deep clean fridge and get rid of unwanted food
  • Clean countertops

Laundry Room

  • Clean dryer vents
  • Clean inside of washing machine
  • Wipe down iron
  • Tidy up shelving

Every Room

  • Wash baseboards
  • Dust blinds, window sills, doors, and walls
  • Wash windows, inside and out. 
  • Replace light bulbs
  • Wash drapes and blinds
  • Mop and vacuum floors

When it comes to spring cleaning, be realistic. Go at your own pace. It’s not a race after all. Your reward will be an uncluttered, clean and healthy home for yourself, and a feeling of accomplishment and pride. This guide should help you accomplish all the rooms in your home, plus the spaces you forgot about!

Source: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices The Preferred Realty | Click here for the original article