I’m a little behind but if you’re like me and just getting started on your spring cleaning don’t worry, you’re not alone. It can seem like a daunting task if you don’t have a plan. To help you out, here are some Spring cleaning tips that we’ve broken down room by room. They’ll help you be more efficient and effective with your seasonal clean up!
Spring Cleaning Tips Room by Room
The bedroom is the best starting place because it will be the first area you see when you wake up and the last when you go to bed at night. Why is this so important? A real good Spring cleaning will take more than a day, so having a clean & refreshing starting point will motivate you to continue with the rest of the home.
Take some time to declutter and reorganize your closet, dresser and nightstands. Somehow they become catch-all areas, unintentionally of course. Keep your “donate” pile in the garage or living room until you’re ready to deliver them. It’s difficult to consider your room completely finished with a pile of stuff lingering in the corner.
Other Bedroom Spring Cleaning Tips:
- Dust the ceiling fans, A/C vents, and corners for spider webs.
- Wash the windows and clean out the window tracks.
- Spring cleaning time is also a great time to wash your pillow forms and mattress. If you leave baking soda to sit for a few hours on your mattress, when you vacuum it up it’ll smell much fresher!
- Polish any headboards or footboards and dust furniture and knickknacks.
- Finish by vacuuming the room, even under the bed.
Living Room/Family Room
Start cleaning your living room/family room by decluttering and reorganizing. This alone can take a whole day because there are so many places that random items seem to hide. If your donation pile is getting large after this point, you may want to take a trip down to the donation center.
Other Living/Family Room Spring Cleaning Tips:
- Dust or vacuum baseboards and other nooks and crannies.
- Dust the ceiling fan, A/C vents, and any light fixtures.
- Wash the windows.
- Vacuum the couch and chairs (including under the cushions).
- Dust the bookcases, TV, etc.
- Finish by vacuuming (including under the furniture).
- Sprinkle baking soda on the carpet and let it sit for an hour before vacuuming, you’ll deodorize your carpet!
Bathrooms, next to the laundry, are my least favorite household responsibility. Start spring cleaning your bathrooms by cleaning the toilets. Make sure to check the seal at the base and the tank to make sure there are no leaks. If it’s time to replace those seats, now is the perfect time. If it just needs a cleaning, let the toilet cleaner soak in, while you wipe down the outside of the toilet.
My countertops tend to get cluttered quickly, so this Spring I’m going to try Living Well Mom‘s bathroom hack to keep the toothbrushes & toothpaste neatly hidden under the sink.
Other Bathroom Spring Cleaning Tips:
- Clear out all storage areas completely, toss old and expired items.
- Wipe down the countertops.
- Use a toothbrush to clean tight areas, like the seals of the bathtub or faucet.
- To polish your bathroom fixtures like faucets and knobs, rub them with a dryer sheet.
- Finish by vacuuming and mopping the floor.
When spring cleaning your kitchen, you should work from top to bottom, leaving washing the floor for last. Don’t forget to clean the interior of your cabinets and your appliances, big and large, inside and out. This also means moving them to clean under them, I know it’s a hassle but if we’re going to do all this spiffing up we might as well do it right.
Other Kitchen Spring Cleaning Tips:
- Toss, repurpose or recycle mismatched storage containers.
- Sell or donate kitchen items that you don’t use. I have a waffle maker and slider grill that is still in the box after 2 years!
- Dust everything, including the tops of any upper cabinets.
- Use disinfecting wipes to wipe down light switches and handles (including the handles on your appliances).
The easiest way to tackle your garage is to take as much stuff out of it as possible, then start with a clean slate. Dust everywhere, especially the corners. Grab that vacuum or ShopVac if you’re lucky and go to town.
Other Garage Spring Cleaning Tips:
- If your concrete garage floor has oil stains, use oven cleaner. Let it soak on the stains for 10 minutes. Scrubbing and rinsing can help clear them up.
- Wipe down any cabinetry.
- Take a moment to declutter, setting some things aside for donations or eBay.
- Use pegboards to orgranize and create additional storage space. [Mom Home Guide]
DIY Cleaning Solutions
Before you head back into the madness of overhauling your home, I wanted to wrap it up with a few DIY cleaners that I’ve found on my Pinterest journey.
- Homemade Glass Cleaner | Thrifty Stories
- Toilet Bowl Cleaner | Live Simply
- Granite Cleaner | Frugally Blonde
- All Natural Homemade Cleaner | Living Well Mom
- All Purpose Spray Cleaner | Baking Outside the Box
Well, now it’s time to get busy with some Spring cleaning! Share some of your decluttering wins in the comments or on our Facebook page.
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