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36 Home Spring Cleaning Tips from the Pros

cleaning supplies for spring cleaningThe definition of a good spring cleaning is different to everyone; some homeowners want a faster spring cleaning. Families with allergies want a deep clean that removes all allergens from the home. Everyone wants a complete spring cleaning that includes every nook and crevice and completely rids homes of all the dirt and grime that builds up over the winter; that’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive list of spring cleaning tips that we know can accomplish every homeowner’s spring cleaning goal (we know because we use them!).

General Tips

  1. Start at the top of a room and work your way down (from ceiling to floor).
  2. Use a spring cleaning checklist.
  3. Divide up the list of tasks with other family, friends, or with a professional cleaner.
  4. Gather all your cleaning supplies before you work for more efficient (and speedy) cleaning.
  5. Organize before you clean to ensure that all surfaces are clear and ready for cleaning.
  6. If you have allergies, wear a mask and gloves as you clean (or hire a cleaning service to tackle deep cleaning tasks that can trigger allergies).
  7. Wipe down the front door (and door knob) from top to bottom; a clean front door makes a favorable first impression.
  8. Clean light fixtures in every room, which can easily get covered with dust and grease.

Window Cleaning

  1. Wash all your windows on a cloudy day.
  2. Use soft cloths to wash windows.
  3. If you don’t have a safe way to clean high or second-story windows, don’t risk a slip or fall. Contact professional window cleaners.
  4. Wipe down window hardware and window sills as you clean windows.
  5. Dust the top of all window curtain rods.
  6. Launder and dust all window coverings, which can trigger allergies and discolor from dust and light.

Main Rooms (Living Rooms, Dens, Etc.)

  1. Test any new cleaners on areas that are not visible to guests (in case of fading or discoloration).
  2. Don’t let puddles sit on wood, laminate, or luxury vinyl flooring; sitting water can damage the floors.
  3. Schedule a professional carpet cleaning to remove allergens.
  4. Clean behind entertainment centers and large furniture that can attract a build-up of dust.

Kitchens

  1. Clean the inside, top, and outside of appliances (i.e. dishwasher, stove, refrigerator).
  2. Wipe down cabinets (doors and top) and cabinet knobs; grease can build up on both.
  3. Deep clean exhaust fan covers (some can be done in the dishwasher).
  4. Clear out garbage disposals; make sure you turn off the electricity to it first.

Bathroom Cleaning

  1. Vacuum and wipe out the interior workings of the exhaust fan. (Don’t use a damp cloth and leave water behind.)
  2. Start at the top of the room and work your way down.

Bedroom Cleaning

  1. Launder all your bedding to remove dust mites and built-up dander.
  2. If you have allergies, don’t hang your laundry outside where it can attract outdoor allergens.
  3. Have your carpet professionally cleaned to remove allergens.
  4. Vacuum under and around your bed, on your mattress, and behind the bed to remove dust.

Laundry Room

  1. Organize all cleaning supplies before you start cleaning.
  2. Clean the top, sides, under, and behind the washer and dryer.
  3. Use wash machine cleaner to clean out the inside of the washer.

Office

  1. Clean off shelves and desks so you can easily clean all surfaces.
  2. Get area rugs deep cleaned by a professional every few years.
  3. Wipe off electrical and computer cords, which can attract dust. (Do not use moist rags.)

Mud Room

  1. Launder all winter clothes and put them away. (Hopefully you won’t need them until winter!)
  2. Deep clean rugs by the doors which can catch debris before it is tracked into the house.