When you finally start hearing the birds chirping and the bees buzzing, you know your grass is going to turn green again soon.  The air becomes a little lighter and the clouds start to make way for the sun to peep through. Spring has finally sprung. Are you ready to turn over a new leaf this year with your Spring Cleaning and do an annual deep clean?  

Here is a spring-cleaning list the Ask Cathy Marketing Group has put together through the 30 plus years of combined experience of getting homes ready to sell!  A tip we recommend is to start slow and go room by room. Spring cleaning can take a few weeks or even months to complete so take your time and be thorough.

Whole House Spring Cleaning Checklist

Start a donation pile for all items you no longer need

Vacuum and wash lampshades

Wash window blinds

Clean windows

Dust shelves

Sanitize pet food and water bowls

Sanitize cell phones

Deep clean/vacuum/mop/shine all flooring and rugs

Deep clean carpet or rent a shampoo machine

Clean air vents and replace filters in the HVAC unit

Wipe down pictures and frames on walls

Clean scuff marks and dirt off walls, paint if needed

Wipe down the baseboards

Wash light fixtures and lamps

Wipe the blades of ceiling fans

Wash doors (look for scuff marks)

Vacuum the ceiling corners- good bye spider webs

Vacuum window curtains

Polish wood furniture

Vacuum winter dust from furniture and under cushions

Replace light bulbs

Replace batteries in smoke detector

Replace batteries in carbon monoxide detector

Kitchen Cleaning Checklist

Declutter by sorting and giving every item a home.  Remove it if it does not belong.

Clean and disinfect the trash can

Clean the microwave

clean the dishwasher

Deep clean the refrigerator and freezer and check expiration dates

Don’t forget to replace refrigerator water filter

Vacuum under the refrigerator

Clean the oven

Clean stove top burners

Disinfect the garbage disposal

Clean out the cabinets and drawers and throw away any mis-matched plastic containers

Organize the food pantry and check expiration dates

Sanitize cutting boards

Clean and sanitize small appliances including coffee maker

Empty the crumb tray in your toaster and / or toaster oven

Check under the sink and organize

Deep clean floors

Disinfect door knobs

Clean and reseal granite countertops

Bathroom Cleaning Checklist

Wipe down walls and light switches

Clean Mirrors

Clean Sinks and around faucet handles

Clean toothbrush holders, make up holds, shower caddy

Wipe down light fixtures and replace bulbs

Change out shower curtain liner or wash shower doors/shower glass

Clean shower head

Wash bath tub, replace bath mats

Wash windows inside and outside

Scrub toilet and toilet seat, or remove toilet seat to clean and disinfect around hinges

Mop floor and baseboards

Wash all floor mats and rugs

Wipe down cabinet doors

Reorganize cabinets and drawers

Vacuum exhaust fan and remove dust

Check caulk around bathtub and tiles, reseal if needed

Check the sink and shower drains, clean and unclog

Check dates on any beauty products

Clean and refill all soap dispensers

Clean and sanitize the trash can

Properly dispose of old medicine and toiletries

Utility Room/Laundry Room Checklist

Clean under and around all appliances, especially the dryer.

Clean Dryer vent

Mop floors and baseboards

Check tile and grout, reseal if needed

Scrub walls

Clean inside of the clothes washer drum

Declutter shelves, cabinets and drawers

Wash the door and handle

Change out light bulbs

Clean and sanitize the trash can

Living Room Checklist

Declutter by sorting and giving every item a home.  Remove it if it does not belong

Wipe down walls and light switches

Polish wood furniture

Vacuum winter dust from furniture and under cushions

Vacuum and wash lampshades

Deep clean/vacuum/mop/shine all flooring and rugs

Deep clean carpet or rent a shampoo machine

Wipe down pictures and frames on walls

Replace light bulbs

Wipe down the baseboards

Wash light fixtures and lamps

Wipe the blades of ceiling fans

Wash windows inside and out, wipe window sills

Reorganize all electronic cables and dust around electronics

Sanitize remote controllers and gaming consoles

Bedrooms Checklist

Declutter by sorting and giving every item a home.  Remove it if it does not belong

Wipe down walls and light switches

Vacuum winter dust from furniture and under cushions

Vacuum and wash lampshades

Deep clean/vacuum/mop/shine all flooring and rugs

Deep clean carpet or rent a shampoo machine

Wipe down pictures and frames on walls

Replace light bulbs

Wipe down the baseboards

Wash light fixtures and lamps

Wipe the blades of ceiling fans

Wash windows inside and out, wipe window sills

Reorganize all electronic cables and dust around electronics

Sanitize remote controllers and gaming consoles

Machine wash pillows in warm water

Machine wash all comforters and blankets, sheets and covers

Vacuum mattresses

Clean out under your bed

Dust headboards and side tables

Declutter drawers and cabinets

Switch your winter clothes for spring/summer clothes

 

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