I love spring cleaning – there is something about opening the windows to let in the fresh air while you clean up your house and get rid of all of those winter germs.
I wanted to create a spring cleaning printable checklist for you and share a few of my favorite cleaning tips. I hope that you find it to be helpful! You can use the house cleaning checklist (below) to guide you through room-by-room cleaning several times a year, but the spring is a great time to get started.
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My main spring cleaning to-do items:
- Decluttering (you’re welcome to take my 30 day declutter challenge)
- Cleaning the floors really well
- Cleaning the cabinets (inside and out)
- Cleaning the windows
- Scrubbing the blinds/shutters
- Clean out the washing machine (run a load of vinegar)
- Wipe down the ceiling fans with a damp cloth
- Vacumn the sofa (I’ve never tried this tip, but I’ve heard sprinkling baking soda on before you vacuum it works well)
- Clean up the yard (get the kids involved)
- Clean the porch (scrub the floor, scrub the siding if possible, clean the cobwebs, etc…)
This spring cleaning checklist will give you a great room-by-room spring cleaning guide. You can use the free printables anyway you’d like – print them to hang on your refrigerator or print many and use the printables for kids & for the adults too each take a room. 🙂 “A family that works together stays together”
My tip for cleaning the floor is to really scrub it with a good mop – Make sure that the mop head is clean when you begin.. The O-Cedar’s EasyWringTM Spin Mop & Bucket System is a great choice for this. We also like to use a steam mop every few washes on our wood floors, just to sanitize.
A few more tips:
- I also clean the cabinets every spring. I take a magic eraser and scrub them… I then follow up with a good wood oil to put back in anything that I’ve removed. I would follow what works for your cabinets. You can also wipe your kitchen cabinet doors with a clean cloth or a microfiber cloth (especially if they are painted). I find that a good all-purpose cleaner works well, too.
- For our windows, I take the screens out and wash them.
- I then was the window sills and each of the windows (inside and out). I find that a squeegee works very well for our windows. I use it every time that I clean them.
- I clean the corners of the windows. Yes, I always clean the window sills because it makes such a big difference. I clean the corners with a cotton swab and it helps so much (you can use a crevice tool, but I’ve found a cotton swab works just as well). It gets rid of that little dark pile of dirt that sits in the corner. I clean the shutters of every window after I am finished with the window and have replaced the screen.
- Spring is a great time for deep cleaning. It gives us a chance to bring in the fresh air, to clean those things that we have forgetting and to give us a fresh start for the warm months ahead.
- You are welcome to download my spring cleaning checklist.