If you follow these steps, your spring cleaning will be a complete success. The period has come to shake off the dust of winter and let the renewed and fresh air of spring enter our home. Plan your Spring Cleaning well with this practical guide.
1. FRESH AIR
Nothing brings a more clean feeling than freshly washed curtains. When putting them in the washing machine, please choose a program with a gentle spin and hang them directly to dry (so you don’t have to iron them).
2. FACING THE WALL
Spring cleaning armchair reading
Check if the walls are filthy, especially those in the passageways. I painted with plastic paint, vacuumed them, and wiped them with a damp cloth to remove dirt. If a facelift isn’t enough, give them a coat of paint. The change will be instant.
3. TRANSPARENCY LAW
Spring cleaning living room with bay windows
The days are starting to get brighter. Create the most of the sun’s rays with clean windows (and don’t forget to brush the dirt off your blinds).
4. AT YOUR FEET
Spring cleaning living room sideboard
Spring calls for lighter textiles for the house, especially rugs. Remove the warm rugs from the floor (storing them well, so they are kept in perfect condition) and replace them with cooler ones.
5. CHANGE OF SKIN
Spring cleaning the bedroom without headboard
The temperatures will start to rise, and the comforter will no longer be as necessary. Before you put it away, please take it to the dry cleaners to wash it so that it is as good as new when the cold arrives. Also, please take the opportunity to check your sheets, get rid of those worn out, turn the mattress, and disinfect it.
6. COMFORT ZONE
Spring cleaning living room green sofa
Let’s pay attention to the protagonist of the living room: the sofa. He vacuums each of its corners well (especially if it is a sofa-bed), checks if the upholstery has any stains, and treats it with a particular product, and washes the covers and cushion fillings.
7. HAVE TO PLUG
Spring cleaning sink
Although we use them daily, sometimes we forget about plugs and switches. If you can, unscrew them, clean them well with cotton and alcohol and use a cotton swab to reach all the corners.
8. SMALL FIXES
Since we’re inspecting our house, we’re not just going to clean. It is a good time to tighten those loose screws, change the burned-out light bulbs that we always forget, grease the hinges of the doors that creak…
9. TAP, TAP…
Spring cleaning doors
Although the doors may appear clean, you will notice the fingerprints on them if you hold them up to the light. It is best to remove the dust and clean them with a particular product for wood, polishing them afterward with a soft cloth. Also, consider the frame and skirting boards (those big forgotten ones).
10. DIVINE LIGHT
Spring cleaning dining room
Even if you remove the dust every week, it is not harmful to remove the screens of your lamps to do a deep cleaning, especially if they are made of fabric, natural fibers, or glass pieces.
11. RENEW THE AIR
Spring cleaning dining room with pantry
Kitchen ventilation, vents, and extractor hoods collect more dirt than we think. Disassemble them and remove the dust and grease with a product that is not aggressive with metal.
12. ALL OUT
Spring cleaning living room with bookcase
If we do a deep clean, we will do a deep clean: every decorative object and book in our house must be removed, dusted, and replaced. Of course, the shelf that contains it also has to be shiny.
13. IN THE LEAD
Bedside spring cleaning
The headboard of our bed is a dust collector that usually goes unnoticed, especially if it is upholstered. Vacuum it well and wash it gently. Your health will thank you.
14. KITCHEN NIGHTMARE
Kitchen Peninsula Spring Cleaning
If there is a place in the house that needs a deep cleaning, it is, without a doubt, the kitchen. Empty each cabinet, clean the shelves and doors, wash all kitchen utensils well, put them in order and throw away the ones you haven’t used in the last 12 months.
15. FRONT AND BACK
Long Kitchen Spring Cleaning
The refrigerator is also essential in deep cleaning. Take out all the food, check the expiration date, clean the shelves, and place them well. Also, do not forget to remove it from the wall to clean behind it, dust the grille very carefully and from the top.
16. CRYSTAL CLEAR
Spring cleaning tableware rack
No more procrastination: it’s time to deal with the glass case or cupboard you haven’t opened for a long time to avoid seeing the dust. Do not think about it and empty it as soon as possible. Once it’s all out, there’s no going back to washing glasses, dusting shelves, and re-aligning. Now, toast to your achievement.
17. PREPARE FOR THE APOCALYPSE
Spring cleaning pantry
If one day the end of the world comes (hopefully not), you will appreciate having a pantry with provisions and that it is clean and tidy. Please take advantage of spring to review your preserves, check that they are in good condition and well-sealed, remove the dust and place the oldest ones in front to consume them as soon as possible.
18. LIKE NEW
Spring cleaning bathtub
Watermarks from the bathroom and grease from the kitchen cause the tiles to lose their luster. Use a particular product for these spaces and follow the instructions for the letter to clean them without losing their shine.
19. SOFT TOUCH
Spring cleaning sink cabinet
Life is too short to suffer from sandpaper towels. This spring, get rid of them and renew your bathroom with softer ones. A small change that will mean a lot in your day today.
20. THINK GREEN
Spring cleaning plants
Spring is the season for plants: take care of them as they deserve. Remove the dust from the leaves, prune those that are dry and fertilize them so that they bloom and are green in all their splendor.