Spring is definitely the season everyone is eagerly waiting for. And for sure it’s nice to get rid of the excessively heavy clothing, open up the windows and breathe in the fresh air. However, most people can’t seem to enjoy themselves until they are done with all the house cleaning.
If it is time for you to get started on your spring cleaning, you may find the following checklist helpful. Of course, the whole cleaning will take some time, but it will certainly be worth the time and effort. Make sure to concentrate on one task at a time. You can also make the best use of your time by either watching shows during the cleaning or listening to audiobooks and music.
Your overall cleaning chores will include washing the walls, getting rid of any cobweb, dusting all the surfaces like the bookshelves, tables, cleaning the air vents in all the rooms, removing any stains from upholstered furniture, cleaning the windows, mirrors and glass doors from any smudges and fingerprints, touching up the paint wherever needed, dusting ceiling fans and disinfecting the light switches, vacuuming and waxing the floors, and washing the curtains.
Another very important point in the checklist: cleaning carpets. You can decide to do it yourself either by shampooing or steam cleaning or hiring a Sacramento carpet cleaner.
However, in case of DIY cleaning your carpets are going to dry a lot slower than in case of professional cleaning. Professional cleaners will be able to deep-clean your carpets quickly and efficiently, freshen up its appearance and give it the best protection possible. Other than that, with all the chores you already have, don’t you want to leave at least one to professionals?
First off, clean out your kitchen. The house can never seem clean enough if the kitchen is messy. Make sure to clean your oven and microwave, deep-clean the dishwasher, and remove everything that does not belong in the kitchen. The refrigerator will also need some deep-cleaning and organizing, as well as the freezer.
You should also clean your hood vent and replace its filter if needed. Dusting and reorganizing the cabinets and the pantry is also a good idea, along with checking whether or not your herbs are fresh and if you need new kitchen supplies. You should also clean the stove top burners and disinfect the trash can for maximum freshness.
Moving on to the bathrooms. Make sure to clean and disinfect the toothbrush holders and the shower caddy, scrub the bathtub, the toilets, and the countertops, refill the soap and the toilet paper, clean and reorganize cabinets, unclog drains, clean any makeup brushes and get rid of expired makeup.
For the family areas, start with decluttering. Dust edges of any pictures and paintings, dust electronics and make certain to disinfect any remotes or controllers.
For the bedrooms, start with possibly the messiest task: organizing the closets and switching to season-appropriate clothing. Clean and fluff up your mattress and pillows, replace the bedsheets and clean under the beds.
For the outside area, try sweeping and washing the deck, shaking off the entry mat and washing the garage door. Replace any broken bricks or pieces all around, and fix the outside trash cans. Clean out your grill as well, if you have one. Clean out any furniture that you have outside, try doing your best to organize and clean the garage, and don’t forget to wash your vehicles.