Spring is around the corner. For many homeowners, it means it’s time to open the windows and start cleaning.
Spring cleaning is an intense thorough cleaning of one’s home. You might do house cleaning on a regular basis, but to spring clean means to work your way through the whole house doing a deeper clean than you normally would. It’s a broad term that embraces everything. It can mean dusting your bookshelves, decluttering, and throwing away your old stuff.
There are many benefits to spring cleaning. It gives your home a fresh and clean look. It deters pests from invading your living space and spreading germs. Spring cleaning can also protect your immune system. Airing out your home will reduce the circulation of dust and mold. The physical activity of doing home or office cleaning will keep you healthy.
There’s no specific day to start spring cleaning. Do it whenever you feel like it. You can even have professionals like Helping Hands Cleaning Services do it for you. Here’s a spring cleaning checklist that you can follow.
Restock Your Supplies
Check your cleaning supplies before you get to work. You don’t want to get into the cleaning groove only to stop because you ran out of cleanser. If you prefer natural cleaners, make sure you have baking soda and white vinegar. Lemons and Castile soap should also be on-hand. Get a microfiber mop and a stack of microfiber towels. You should also have a supply of sponges, brushes, and rubber gloves.
Cleaning Tasks for All Rooms
It’s best if you start by doing a general clean of all rooms before doing a specific deep cleaning. Try to do these first:
- Dust all light fixtures and ceiling fans. You should clean them first so you won’t have to worry about dust falling on clean surfaces later. Use a lint-free cloth or a microfiber towel. Clean grimy light bulbs with vinegar.
- Wipe down window sills and window tracks. You can scrub the tracks with an old toothbrush. This will loosen the debris. You can then vacuum the dust and dirt up without any problems.
- Take down curtains if you can. You can also vacuum them first and change them later. Clean the window blinds.
- Wash the windows. It’s best to do this on a cloudy day. Cleaning solutions dry faster on sunny days and leave streaks. You only need water and a clean microfiber cloth. But you can also make your own cleaning solution. Mix 1/3 cup vinegar, ¼ cup rubbing alcohol, and water.
- Test or replace the batteries in all the smoke detectors. You should also replace or check the fire extinguishers in your home. Don’t have one? Then it’s time to buy several. Make sure you have one in the kitchen and another in the garage.
- Wipe down moldings and baseboards. Dust corners to remove cobwebs.
- Wipe and disinfect hardware like light switches and doorknobs. Use liquid polishes if the surfaces are not tarnished. Pastes and cream polishes are better for hardware with a heavy tarnish.
- Wax non-wood floors. Your linoleum or vinyl floors might need some polishing to recover their shine. Use a paste or liquid wax for tile or stone floors.
Kitchen Cleaning Checklist
The kitchen is the heart of the home. You work there every day. While you clean it on a regular basis, it’s now time to do some deep cleaning of all the appliances.
- Wipe clean small appliances like the coffee maker and microwave.
- Take out the crumb tray of your toaster and wash it.
- Defrost the freezer. Empty the refrigerator. Throw away all of those half-empty bottles and sachets. Get rid of expired items.
- Wipe down the refrigerator. Take out the racks and shelves and wash them. Wipe down the coils behind and beneath the appliance.
- Scrub the stovetop clean. Deep clean your oven. If you have a self-cleaning oven, set a day when you can use this feature.
- Clear out all the kitchen cabinets. Throw away expired or broken items. Clean the shelves.
- Deep clean and sanitize the sink.
List for the Bedroom
Your bedroom is your sanctuary. Keeping it uncluttered and free of dust will help you stay healthy. Follow this list so you can enjoy your rest.
- Go through your closets and drawers. Throw away items that are old and beyond repair. Donate clothes that you did not wear and will never wear.
- Remove all bedsheets and pillowcases. Put them in the laundry.
- Wash all pillows and beddings.
- Rotate the mattress.
Deep Cleaning the Toilet and Bathtub
The bathroom is another place where you spend hours. It’s actually the first room you go to when you wake up. Keeping it clean is a must for your health.
- Throw away old medicines and toiletries. Do not keep expired medicines or give them away to friends or family members. Makeup and other products also have a shelf life.
- Declutter drawers and cabinets. Organize them to ensure you always have easy access.
- Scrub the shower and bathtub.
- Wash or replace the shower curtain. Wash the floor mats as well. You can put these in the washing machine.
- Scrub the toilet. Make sure you also clean the tiles around it and behind the seat.
Get Ready for New Season
Welcome spring with a sparkling clean home. You can make this happen with Helping Hands Cleaning Services. We are one of the country’s most reliable cleaning companies. We have a team of hardworking and skilled cleaners. We are well trained and can do the job on a schedule that you prefer. You can rest easy knowing that we will always follow standard health protocols. We offer home and office cleaning. We also do move-in move-out cleaning and Covid 19 coronavirus sanitizing. You can reach us at (630) 530-1324 or at info@Hhcleans.com.