I saw this in the Home and Gardens newsletter that I get and I wanted to share, great Spring Cleaning check list. Don’t expect to get it done in one weekend – Make it a goal for the month of April..
Get Organized: Kick off your spring cleaning by getting organized: Pick up and eliminate clutter in each room before you start cleaning. Try placing a cardboard box and two or three garbage bags in each room you’re de-cluttering. Fill the bags while you sort through your shelves, cabinets, and closets.
Donate and Store: Donate old books, magazines, toys, and clothes that you do not wear to charity, or fill a box for your next garage sale and use the money to take the family out to dinner as a reward for the hard work. If you can’t bear to give away the old magazines and book, box them up and store them in a good dry location.
Make a Wardrobe Transition: Now that the warm weather is almost upon us, have your winter clothes cleaned and stored until next year. Consider storing clothes at a dry cleaner if you don’t have enough space – check first if they do this, and what the costs – hate to have them sell your clothes because you didn’t pick them up for six months… Put away all the gloves, winter clothing items, and boots so you’ll have plenty of space for spring clothing.
Women making bed
Freshen Bedroom: Rotate and flip your mattresses. Wash blankets or comforters or take them to be cleaned. Pull out your Down or heavy comforter from your Duvet Cover, wash Duvet Cover and store your Comforter in a good Bedding Storage Bag for the Spring and Summer months. Wash mattress pad and bed skirt. Now is the time to change that bed skirt if you need a new one! Freshen up your room with a new color by adding a bed skirt, pillow shams, and some new window treatment to give your room a new look.
Clean Floors & More: Wash and / or wax floors, depending on their material. Deep clean rugs or have them professionally cleaned. Wash the baseboards, vacuum upholstery and draperies. Dust and wax Wood furniture, and flip sofa and chair cushions.
Clean Up, Down, and All Around: Clean light fixtures, ceiling fans, and mirrors. Dust or wash window blinds, replace bent or worn mini blinds. Now is a good time to wash and iron curtains or have them cleaned.
Clean Your Bathrooms: You may scrub your bathroom every week, but now it’s time to battle clutter and refresh old products. Go through your medicine cabinet and safely discard any outdated products. Replace worn bath mats, shower curtains, and liners, or wash and dry shower curtains and liners.
Clean Your Kitchen: Take the time to clean out your pantry, kitchen cabinets, and drawers. Wipe out and install fresh shelf paper. Store or donate equipment – small appliances or cookware that you no longer use. Discard stale spices or dated items such as baking powder. Turn over your toaster and empty all the old bread crumbs or pull out the crumb trays if your toaster has them – could start fire!
Clean the refrigerator and freezer: Vacuum the cooling coils under or behind your refrigerator.
Wash Your Windows: Wash your windows inside and out. Use a commercial glass spray, or try a homemade solution of two tablespoons of ammonia or vinegar and a quart of water. Then use lint-free cloths, strong paper towels, or crumpled newspapers to rub away streaks. Don’t forget to clean storm windows and screens.
Evaluate Your Storage: Assess the state of your storage areas, whether you have an attic, basement, garage, or storage shed. Add shelving units and containers to create order.
Check Batteries and Stay Safe: Spring cleaning is the perfect opportunity to check the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Perform all required safety checks. If you do not own a fire extinguisher, purchase one. Learn how to use it and keep it in the kitchen.
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