Having a house that is so clean it almost shines is the best feeling in the world. It’s better to tackle spring cleaning room by room or appliance by an appliance with the help of organizing and cleaning specialists rather than tackling the entire house from top to bottom.
A quick five-minute refresh or an entire weekend is all that is required for your house, and our experts are here to assist you in learning how to give it a much-needed facelift.
Your official spring cleaning checklist is right here. For a complete overhaul of your house, go item-by-item, or focus on the areas that need the most attention. Some of the items on this list may seem obvious, such as how to clean a microwave or a mattress, while others, such as doormats and ceiling fans, are routinely overlooked.
But before you even begin to work, make sure you have all the best cleaning solutions to remove stains, vacuum debris, shine floors, and more—finally, a more usable location for the warmer months.
Wash and sanitize your doormats
Trap extra dirt by putting two mats, one outside the entrance and one inside. Refresh outdoor rugs by rinsing and allowing them to air dry. Indoor vacuums should be used on both sides since going over the back will help to release dirt that has been trapped there.
Clean Windows and dust blinds
Wait for an overcast day to clean your windows and start on the shaded side of the home (the direct sun can lead to streaking) (the direct sun can lead to streaking). “Raise the blinds or shades and use a microfiber cloth to wipe the windows,” advises Forte. “Then lower the blinds and vinyl shades, clean with a duster, and finish by vacuuming the fabric shades and drapes.”
Wipe the walls
Wiping down your walls with a moist microfiber cloth is all it takes to remove oily fingerprints,stains, and dust. Start at the top and work your way down. Don’t forget to wipe the door frames and the baseboards!
Refresh soiled rugs and carpets.
Portable carpet cleaners with revolving brushes can be used to refresh carpets between major cleanings. Sprinkle little baking soda or a carpet deodorizer on your carpet to get rid of pet scents. Let it dry for around 15 to 30 minutes before vacuuming or scrubbing. Use a new vacuum bag or a clean dirt cup to remove the baking powder from the carpet.
Clean the kitchen sink
Got kitchen stench you can’t kick? Lemon rind slivers and cold water may be used to remove unpleasant odors from your waste disposal.
Wash Reusable bags
Plastic waste is reduced by using reusable bags; however, these bags can get filthy over time. To clean your reusable bags, check the instructions on the label. With soapy water, scrub well with a sponge or towel if they’re not machine-washable. When you’re done, just let it dry out in the sun.
Clean granite countertops
Restore the luster of your granite countertops and backsplashes by buffing them with granite polish. GH Seal Star Weiman Granite & Stone Daily Cleaner & Polish is a good choice for daily cleaning. You don’t have to worry about damaging vinegar or ammonia, and you don’t have to worry about a dull film that standard dish soap might leave behind.
Clean the refrigerator
Now and then, deep clean the detachable bins and shelves in your refrigerator’s interior shelving and wash them down regularly. Please get rid of food germs by removing the door shelves and bins and washing them in soapy water.
Sweep out garbage bins
Garbage bags tear, and the only way to keep foul odors out of your house is to wash your garbage can. Using a hose and dish soap, and a sponge, thoroughly clean the inside of your garbage can. Ensure the sponge is clean and dry before putting it back in your kitchen. Use a sanitizing wipe or spray to clean the trash can’s outside regularly to prevent food particles and drips from building up.
Clean the patio furniture
It’s time to prepare your outdoor chairs for relaxing when the weather warms up. This may be accomplished by mixing a few drops of dish soap with warm water and wiping down the tables and chairs. Spritz them with water and then leave them to dry naturally.
Clean Your Broom
Swish the broom head around in warm, soapy water or vacuum it with the end of the vacuum hose to remove any dust bunnies from the bristles.