The end of winter signals the start of something in bloom. It’s a time for spring cleaning and I couldn’t be more excited for anyone reading this.
During this time of the year, you’ll be inundated with all messages pointing to house cleaning spring tips or how cleaning your homes can boost your immune system. All of that may be true but the most important thing is to address the needs of your home whether it’s through house cleaning services or maid services.
When cleaning your home from top to bottom, it’s important to have structure to your process, K Jay even mentioned decluttering your space in a previous blog post.
Read on to jot down my helpful spring clean laundry list of areas you want to remember to clean.
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Spring Cleaning Meaning
There’s literally no one that I know that doesn’t use this term but since we’re talking about a time for spring cleaning, let’s clear up what the term really means.
Spring cleaning means an individual or person(s) is engaging in the necessary steps to thoroughly clean their house or set of rooms as indicated in the Springtime.
Although in Florida, we don’t necessarily see a huge difference in seasons, we still use the term when our 2-3 week cool temperatures are replaced by 80-degree weather.
Perhaps, this term directly applies to states that have undergone severe winters for months and are enthused at the sight of sunlight and some fresh air.
When Is The Best Time To Begin Spring Cleaning?
With this in mind, this leads many of us to think, when is spring cleaning day actually happening?
According to National Today, Spring Cleaning begins the week of National Cleaning Week, March 22nd-27th, 2022.
So, for all the new spring cleaners out there, using my practical guide to plan your deep cleaning for your home gives you some time to purchase those cleaning products before March 22nd.
Where Did Spring Cleaning Come From?
For those curious minds out there that go on Wikipedia wanting to know more than just surface information, here’s an answer to one of your likely questions.
Spring cleaning, according to historians has been traced back to the Persian New Year from a known ritual called, “khooneh takouni” which means “shaking the house,” entailing a thorough house cleaning.
Other historians have noted that in the ancient Jewish tradition to prepare for the Passover, thorough cleaning of the entire house took place.
Time To Clean: Every Room To-Do List
If you have more than three rooms in your house, you’ll find common items in all of the rooms. Begin here and then return to the individual rooms for detailed spring cleaning.
Some common items you’ll find in multiple rooms include:
- Disinfect windows and window blinds
- Window Blinds
- Dusting room corners for cobwebs
- Sanitize door handles, light switches, and window blind cord control.
Front Entrance To-Do List
- Begin with removing any doormats, shoe, or boot trays and start sweeping the entire floor area, paying close attention to the corners.
- Dust any front entry tables, consoles, objects, and wall decor, making sure you get behind, underneath, and around all areas.
Kitchen Spring Cleaners To-Do List
- Clean the interior and exterior parts of your microwave, ensuring you get all of the interior areas that are hidden or hard to see with your microwave appliance.
- Spend time cleaning your stove top, and the interior parts of your oven.
- Shake out any food remnants from your toaster oven. It’s easy to forget this but it’s needed.
- Go through your fridge by emptying it and throwing away expired food items. Clean the interior and exterior parts (all around and underneath) your fridge.
- Clear out your cabinets and pantries and throw away expired food items.
- Go underneath your sink faucet and deep clean this area. You would be surprised at how much buildup there is around your faucet.
Bedroom Spring Cleaning Checklist
- Reorganize your drawers, nightstands, closets, and any furniture item you sit things on probably needs to be sanitized.
- Take a broom and swipe underneath your bed to ensure there aren’t items underneath.
- Wash your bedding and pillows.
- Sanitize everything, this includes phone charges, phones, Ipads, watches, kids’ toys, lamps, jewelry stands, etc.
Bathroom Spring Cleaning Checklist
- Go through your medicine cabinet and throw away expired medicine and vitamins.
- Clear your countertops and deep clean everything from your sinks, faucets.
- Don’t forget about all of the things you store underneath your sink. Natural hair products, soaps, facial cleaners, etc. Go through them and ask yourself if you really need them.
Closet, Living Room, Small Office Spring Cleaning Tips
- Donate any and all clothing items you no longer wear or need. Here’s a list of donation charities you could donate your items.
- Tidy up your closet to make it easier for you to find things, and create outfits you wear daily.
- In your office, clean your keyboard. If you keep important info, store all of it appropriately in folders.
- Sanitize all office equipment. Computer mouse, keyboard, printer, scanner, camera, tripod stands.
- Fluff out your living room pillows, and grab a lint roller to remove any loose hairs, threads, etc. from your couch.
- Dust and clean your living room tv stand, and dining table, paying close attention to everything underneath and in the small crevices of your furniture.
It’s The Perfect Time To Start Spring Cleaning
You don’t necessarily have to wait until spring to begin cleaning and honestly, you can use this list year-round because deep cleaning your home doesn’t happen just once a year.
Let me know what areas of your home you thought of when you went through this list.
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