The Spring season is now in full swing! The beginning of Spring also means more green, more blooms, more everything fresh and new. Spring also means more dust, more pollen, and more allergens to get tracked into your home! We might call it “Spring Cleaning,” but it’s really a seasonal “cleansing” that we are doing for the home. And especially during Spring, it’s a cleaning schedule that should happen more than once.
The idea of “Spring Cleaning” can seem daunting, especially when you start to think of all the things that need to be cleaned in every room of your home. The best option is to make a checklist of what you need to clean for each room. Spring cleaning does not have to be scary at all if you can break it down into smaller tasks.
Where To Begin
One of the more challenging parts of spring cleaning is probably deciding where to begin. With an entire house to scrub, how do you pick a good starting point? For the most part, it’s really up to you. One idea is to begin where the most “living” takes place: living room, den, kitchen, or home office!
If you begin cleaning in the room/space where you and/or family spend a lot of time ensure (1) that this space is thoroughly cleaned and (2) you don’t tire out by the time you get to this area. Get the tough room out of the way!
Your Main Checklist
Each room in your home should have its own list of cleaning tasks; however, some general cleaning tasks are good for every room. Here’s a quick general cleaning checklist:
✔️ Dust light fixtures (and ceiling fans)
✔️ Dust/clean windowsills
✔️ Dust furniture
✔️ Clean baseboards
✔️ Clean Windows
✔️ Clean (vacuum/sweep/mop) floors
✔️ Clean/disinfect light switches, door handles
For the most part, these cleaning tasks should be handled for almost every room of your home. Some areas will also have other items on the list like the kitchen and bathrooms. But even in these rooms, you will still take care of the general cleaning.
What would a checklist for the kitchen look like?
✔️ Clean stove/stovetop
✔️ Clean oven (check if your oven has a cleaning mode)
✔️ Wipe down fridge
✔️ Empty fridge and wipe down inside
✔️ Clean/sweep UNDER fridge
✔️ Wipe down countertops
✔️ Dust top of cabinets
✔️ Clean/wipe down sink(s)
✔️ Clean/wipe out microwave
And don’t forget the tasks on the general cleaning checklist! It might seem like a lot to do, but kitchens are heavily used every day. This room needs periodic deep cleaning to ensure extra bacteria and germs don’t grow near our food.
In addition to the actual cleaning you need to do during your “Spring Clean,” there are a few other tasks that don’t involve a sponge or soap.
✔️ Check/test smoke detectors in the house; replace batteries
✔️ Change air filter(s)
✔️ Check/test fire extinguishers (if in-home)
Legacy Carpet & Upholstery can help you check off some of the items on your Spring Cleaning checklist. We are highly experienced in cleaning carpets, upholstery, rugs, and even tile and wood floors!
Our cleaning process will remove stains, odors, and a host of dust/allergens/bacteria from your carpets and upholstery! No need to worry about the hassle of cleaning your floors – just call us and move on to the rest of your checklist!