Spring cleaning is a necessary evil each year, for sure. But, it doesn't have to be a dull or even un-exciting experience! You can make the most of it by looking on the bright side: if you do it really well the first time, then you don’t have to clean as often the rest of the year. In today’s article, we’re going to get back to our roots and cover the very core basics of what Spring Cleaning is. We want to show you the core things that you’ll want to do each year for Spring Cleaning so that you can start with an excellent foundation from here on out. Let us know in the comments if you think we should add anything or if you have any best practices that you’d like to share with the readers!

Getting Down To Brass Tacks: Make A List And Check Things Off As You Go 

One of the biggest reasons people fail Spring Cleaning is the same reason people fail to fulfill their New Year’s resolutions: They don’t keep track of their goals and progress. With Spring Cleaning comes a lot of moving parts, so to speak, so keeping track of them is essential to success. You can keep a list on your computer or smartphone or go old school and get out a notebook and clipboard. Make a section for every room in the house and put a checklist of tasks under it. Here is a basic checklist that you can use as a foundation for your list that we found on the web:

  • Wash Baseboards, door ceilings, window sills, doors, and walls.
  • Vacuum floor and/or sweep.
  • Mop hard floors as necessary. 
  • Wash vents.
  • Wash window treatments (drapes, etc.).
  • Dust blinds.
  • Wash Windows - inside and out
  • Dust and shine overhead lights - replace burnt light bulbs.
  • Dust and/or vacuum light fixtures and lamp shades.
  • Deep clean large appliances like stoves, microwaves, fridges, washing machines, computers, TV’s etc. make sure they get a good dusting and cleaning. 
  • Make a pile of three types of items as you go: a “keep” pile, a “donate” pile, and a “trash” pile. At the end of the day, you can put the piles in their respective places by putting away the items in the keep pile, packing up the donate pile in your car and dropping it off at your nearest 2nd hand good store, and then by putting the other pile in the trash. 

Do It One Room At A Time

Don’t get caught up in trying to do everything all at once. If you separate your cleaning tasks into each individual room you can more easily segment your cleaning and be able to complete each room faster rather than do something like sweep the entire house at once or vacuum every room at once before moving on to the next task. Break everything down room by room so that you can have several win’s throughout the day or days you’re doing your Spring Cleaning!

For The Road

Spring Cleaning can be a monumental and overwhelming task, but it doesn’t have to be! With a little preparation you can be ready for anything that comes your way this year. Contact us if you or someone you know may be in need of a residential or commercial cleaning service like ours. We can’t wait to hear from you. Give us a call or email us here. Have fun and stay safe out there!