The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

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Spring cleaning is a time-honored tradition that symbolizes a fresh start and a new beginning. It’s a chance to declutter, reorganize, and deep clean your home to create a more comfortable and inviting living space. We think that the hardest part about spring cleaning is just getting started! 

With so many tasks to complete and so little time, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin. That’s why we’ve created this handy guide to help you easily tackle your spring cleaning needs. Whether you’re looking for tips and supplies for decluttering, deep cleaning, or organizing, this spring cleaning list is for you. So grab your cleaning supplies and get ready to tackle the grime because it’s time to welcome spring with a clean and refreshed home!

1. Declutter, Donate, and Organize

Decluttering your home is an essential part of spring cleaning. Make it easier by having storage bins on hand for items you want to donate. Start by going through your kitchenware and clothes, and donate items that you no longer use or wear. This not only frees up space in your home, but it also helps others in need. Don’t forget to make a list of any replacements you may need! We have everything you need at Country Ace. Decluttering and donating is a win-win for both you and the community. Get ready to simplify and make a difference!

To Do: 

  • Go through kitchenware and donate things you don’t use 
  • Identify any replacements needed and start a list 
  • Go through your clothes and donate those you don’t wear 

Supplies:

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2. Organize Closets and Drawers

Many of us feel overwhelmed by the amount of stuff we accumulate throughout the year, but getting organized doesn’t have to be intimidating. During spring cleaning, taking time to organize your coat and entryway closet, as well as your kitchen junk drawer, can drastically reduce household clutter. Supplies like closet organizers and shelving, drawer organizers, multi-purpose cleaning spray, and a microfiber cloth can all help you easily tackle the task. Not only will this make your place look tidy, but it can also help you track down things when needed! So don’t let organizing seem so daunting – roll up your sleeves and clear out those closets and drawers today!

To Do: 

  • Organize the entryway closet or coat closet 
  • Clear out your kitchen junk drawer (we know you have one!!) 

Supplies:

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3. Do a House-wide Dusting

Annual house-wide dusting every spring is essential to keeping your home looking and feeling its best. The best way to tackle this big chore is to break it up into smaller tasks, like starting with picture frames and then moving on to light fixtures.

Dust can accumulate unseen on various surfaces, including walls, windowsills and ceilings, not to mention the more nuanced places such as behind furniture and underneath carpets. The best way to dust is by using a microfiber cloth to wipe down surfaces – this will help lift away all the dust particles trapped in hard-to-reach corners. You can also spruce up some furniture by utilizing a furniture polish or oil for an extra shine! Last but not least, remember to don a face mask when doing your spring cleaning – this will protect you from any dirt and dust floating around in the air of your home.

To Do: 

  • Dust furniture
  • Dust windowsill
  • Dust picture frames
  • Dust baseboards
  • Dust vents
  • Dust blinds
  • Dust light fixtures 


Supplies:

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4. Add Some Shine to Your Windows

When spring arrives, windows are often the first casualty of the long Granby winter. With dirt, grime, and streaks creating a cloudy barrier between you and perfect views of the Rockies, it’s time to get down and dirty with some window cleaning! To start off on the right track, ensure you have the proper tools for the job. High-quality microfiber cloths, an old newspaper or even coffee filters work great for getting lint-free streaks and smudges out of those hard-to-reach corners. Combine that with a window cleaning solution like Windex.

Since glass loves to streak when there is still residue left behind from other products, keep clear rubbing alcohol on hand to help remove just about any leftover film or grime you can’t seem to shake loose. Nothing says spring quite like mixing up a little elbow grease with some natural cleaners for spotless shining windows!

Supplies:

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5. Deep Clean Your Kitchen

Have you ever opened your fridge and cringed at the smell or noticed a thick layer of grime on the shelves? It’s definitely time to dive into deep cleaning your kitchen! It’s important to give everything a thorough clean once in a while so that your kitchen is hygienic and clutter-free. Start by cleaning out the pantry, throwing out expired food and wiping down the shelves. Get rid of that sticky grease buildup in the oven and drawers, and freshen up hard-to-reach places like the backs of appliances. To really shine up the place, you’ll want to degrease your kitchen drain and move the fridge away from its usual spot to vacuum and mop behind it! With this checklist complete, you’ll be left with an ultra-sparkling kitchen!

Check List: 

  • Clean out your pantry
  • Clean microwave 
  • Clean stovetop 
  • Deep clean oven
  • Wash kitchen cabinets
  • Degrease kitchen drain 
  • Move fridge – vacuum and mop behind it.
  • Deep clean fridge inside – wash outside.

Supplies:

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6. Sweep, Vacuum, and Mop the Floors

Floors often get the brunt of the dirt and grime through winter, so it’s important to give them a good scrub before summer. Start by giving your floors a good sweep to rid them of any large particles that may have gotten stuck in any nooks and crannies. Then get out your vacuum cleaner and eliminate all the dust too small to be caught by the broom. After vacuuming, mop away with a cleaner that is suited especially for your type of flooring, whether tile, carpets or hardwood floors. Using the right cleaner guarantees that your floors will be clean and shiny while creating a healthy environment. Don’t forget to start at the farthest corner and work your way back; you’ll have shining floors in no time!

Check List: 

  • Sweep all rooms
  • Vacuum all rooms
  • Mop tile and wood floors 

Supplies:

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7. Tackle the Bathroom(s)

Spring is the perfect time to show your bathrooms some much-needed love! Consider this a sign from the universe: now is your chance to sanitize and spiff up those unsung heroes of everyday life. Make sure you clean and disinfect the tub and shower, wash bathmats, dust and replace decorative items, wash mirrors, and freshen up your showers with new liners and curtains! Taking a few short hours on a sunny day to give your bathrooms some TLC will make them look better and be healthier for everyone who uses them.

Check List: 

  • Clean and disinfect the tub and shower
  • Wash bathmats
  • Dust and replace decorative items
  • Wash mirrors 
  • Wash and/or replace shower liners and shower curtains

Supplies:

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8. Freshen Up the Bedroom(s)

Only two areas left! Spring is a great time for refreshing and rejuvenating your bedroom, giving it new life. After all, you spend a lot of time in there – so why not make it inviting and comfortable for when you want to relax or sleep? By giving your bedroom a thorough spring clean, you can liven up the atmosphere with abundant benefits!

Start off by washing all your bedding, beds and pillows, as they likely need some extra TLC after months of use. You may also want to flip and rotate your mattress depending on the type that you have. Finally, vacuum or mop the room and light up a calming candle to set the mood. A sparkling clean bedroom is a great way to welcome spring indoors!

Check List: 

  • Wash all bedding.
  • Wash all beds and throw pillows.
  • Flip Mattress – if using a pillow top, rotate the mattress.
  • Vacuum or mop or whatever 
  • Light a candle!
FRESHEN UP BEDROOM

9. Outside the Basics

After a long and cold Colorado winter, spring cleaning can be a great way to give yourself and your home a fresh start. We’ve covered a lot of things in this blog. Is there anything we missed? How about cleaning your grill? Grilling season is right around the corner! While you’re at it, don’t forget to replace lightbulbs as needed, check fire extinguisher dates and change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. And lastly, have fun going through all your storage items and donating anything that no longer sparks joy!

Check List: 

  • Wash your grill!
  • Replace lightbulbs
  • Change batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors 
  • Check fire extinguisher dates 
  • Donate any unwanted items 

Supplies:

10. Are You Ready for Spring Cleaning?

Now that you know all the cleaning tips and tricks, you’re ready to dive into your own spring cleaning! Start with one room at a time, so it doesn’t feel overwhelming. And check off each item on the list as you go. Remember, decluttering and reorganizing your home can be a great way to get rid of your old stuff, make more room for newer items and create a more enjoyable living space. Have fun! And when looking for the best cleaning products and supplies, don’t forget to check out Country Ace Hardware! We have everything you need for an efficient, productive spring clean. Happy Cleaning!

 

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