If you’re like us a spring cleaning checklist is a must when trying to get your busy family cleaning schedule organized. If not you’ll find nothing gets done. I’ve rounded up the must-haves in order to tackle this big job.
The most awaited day of the week where you can take revenge on your kids and command them to do some household chores. Ha! Better teach them young than never (wink)
I’m looking to spring clean my house any time of year. With my rambunctious brood, we need to spring clean every month!
Spring cleaning involves a lot of work. It means cleaning your house from top to bottom. In order to do the job, you need the correct tools. It may involve more than five tools but here are the top five that will make this job go as smoothly as possible. To really help you out I’ve created a cleaning checklist you can customize and make work for all of your needs.
And even though we use the words spring cleaning checklist … this does not mean it only happens during the spring. It’s a year-round necessity. If you’re a busy mom like me you’re going to want to get your self into a routine and schedule you can follow.
A broom is a simple tool but it will be a big help. It can be used indoors or out but let’s start indoors. Begin by wrapping the head of the broom in a pillowcase. You are going to be looking up for this part of the cleaning. Grab your trusty broom, pick a room and clean the corners of the room where the ceiling meets the walls. Go along all the edges and get rid of any dust and cobwebs that increase during spring.
The vacuum cleaner will be the workhorse of your spring cleaning. A canister is a good choice for this particular job but if you have an upright, it needs to include a hose. I found this really reasonable and lightweight vacuum that works awesome!
Remove the head from the hose and start vacuuming along the lower edges of the room. Any dust or cobwebs that were knocked down in the cleaning with the broom will be removed with the vacuum. It is time to move your furniture away from the walls and clean underneath. If it is carpet vacuum, if it is tile, wood or other smooth surfaces, use the broom to sweep everything into the center of the room and then vacuum.
You can also use the vacuum to clean mattresses and box springs, inside closets, under the cushions of couches and chairs and anywhere you usually skip with regular cleanings.
This is probably not one of the tools you considered but when you do spring cleaning, you will want to launder drapes, bedding and anything else that is washable. If you are cleaning a closet you may also wash some clothing before storing it away until next year.
Spring cleaning is the perfect time to clean your carpets if you have them. Rent a steam cleaner. If you own a machine, use it to get the carpets back to like-new condition. Look for any heavily soiled areas or stains and pre-treat those areas.
The final tool that you need is a squeegee. Nothing makes your house look cleaner than sparkling windows and mirrors. Get your bucket of water or spray bottle of cleaner and some rags or paper towels and get going. Spray the window, wipe any spots with your rag and then use the squeegee to dry the window wiping the excess water with a rag.
With these five tools, you should be able to give your house a thorough spring cleaning quite easily. The list, of course, is flexible and you may have other tools that you prefer. It’s important that your house is clean and you are set year-round. And use this cleaning checklist to create a plan you can stick with.