Spring Cleaning Checklist

It’s hard to believe, but it’s March and that means it’s time to clean. No one is sure of the exact origins, but for some reason the Spring season has become synonymous with finally getting around to those cleaning duties you normally neglect. Sometimes getting started is the hardest part. That’s why we put together a quick list you can use to get the ball rolling on your Spring cleaning.

Shampoo Rugs and Carpet

Regular vacuuming is a good idea, but rugs and carpet will collect stains and dinginess overtime that vacuums just can’t get out. Giving rugs and carpets a good wash with hot water and shampoo once a year will keep them in tip top shape. You can either rent a carpet cleaner or pay professionals to do it for you.

Clean Walls and Ceilings

Walls will get scuffed up and ceilings will get dusty throughout the year, but it’s easy to not notice these blemishes as they slowly accumulate. Take this opportunity to wipe down walls and dust ceilings.

Polish Knobs and Handles

Every time you open a door or cabinet, your hands leave a little oil on the knob or handle. This oil can slowly build up and become unsightly. Grab a bottle of metal polish and clean off this build up.

Wax Wooden Furniture

Applying a new coat of wax to your wooden furniture will keep it looking good and protect it from damage. Apply the wax with a cotton cloth, let it dry, and then buff with a clean cloth.

Purge Everything

Now is a great time to go room by room and evaluate what you really want to keep. It’s easy to let little knick knacks pile up and end up with a house full of junk. Get some boxes and start filling them with things you don’t really need to keep and then drop the boxes off at your local Goodwill.

Dust Like There’s No Tomorrow

Window seals, ceiling fans, air vents, bookshelves, blinds, and all the other places that collect dust need to be dealt with.

If you want to get really serious about your Spring cleaning, here’s a truly exhaustive list of things you can clean around your house.