Springtime means it's time to break out the cleaning supplies and prepare to declutter. Whether you love it or hate it, spring cleaning is good for your home! We’re here to bring you motivation and easy spring cleaning tips that will have your home ready for spring in no time!
Most can agree that it’s not always easy to get in the spring-cleaning mood – but once it’s done, you will have so much joy (Marie Kondo guaranteed). We’ll take you step-by-step with easy spring cleaning tips to help declutter and deep clean your home. When it’s all finished, treat yourself to a beautiful new fan that will keep your home feeling fresh and clean!
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Step 1:  Make a plan and set the mood

Whether you get specific or keep it broad, it’s a good idea to make a structured spring cleaning checklist to follow. This will keep you on task and reduce frustration. Whether you make a list on your phone or write it on paper, a good list will keep you accountable and have you feeling accomplished through the whole process!

Set the mood by opening the blinds, lighting a candle, setting out all the supplies you need, and turning on your favorite feel-good tunes. Your house will be spotless in no time!

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Step 2: Declutter

This step is huge! We can’t deny that getting rid of your things can be difficult. There’s the sentimental value, the “I may need this one day” attitude, or maybe you’ve just had something so long you think “might as well just keep it!” Only you can judge the value of your stored belongings. However, a good rule of thumb is if you haven’t used it in over six months, you can probably chunk it.

 

Go through each room and make three piles: keep, get rid of, and put in storage. Find a place for the ‘keeps,’ put away the storage, and set aside the ‘get rid of.’ Pro tip: Put things where they belong, not where they fit. When you’re done, consider having a garage sale, recycling, or donating the things that you no longer need. Like they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!

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Step 3: Get to cleaning!

Hopefully by this point you are full of motivation and ready to power through to have your house looking spotless! We recommend starting with the whole-home basics:

Dust. Regular dusting can lower allergens and improve air quality. We have tips for how to dust and clean your ceiling fan, too. Check them out here!

Vacuum. But first, be sure your vacuum is cleaned out and ready to go. Go ahead and vacuum all the floors to get a good base clean.

Sweep & mop. Sweep up anything your vacuum didn’t get – then mop for the final cleaning touch.

Here are a few quick to-dos for your spring cleaning checklist: Kitchen: Wipe down countertops, cabinets, appliances faces, stove top, inside of microwave, and sink. Bathrooms: Remove and wash rugs/bathmats, apply tile cleaner and allow to sit, clean counters with all-purpose cleaner, wipe down cabinets, clean mirror with glass cleaner, shine faucets, scrub shower walls then rinse with water. Windows: Use streak-free glass cleaner, clean window screens by removing from the frame and scrubbing with all-purpose cleaner mixed with warm water. Bedrooms: complete any dusting, sweeping, or mopping that the room needs, make bed, straighten up, and organize your drawers if you’re really feeling it!
We’re hoping our step-by-step spring cleaning guide and checklist makes your life a little breezier. But if they didn’t, we are certain these cleaning hacks will!
  • ·        Cleaning your microwave: put half water and half vinegar in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 5-10 minutes. Wait two minutes for the bowl to cool, then remove. Next, simply wipe down the inside of the microwave with a paper towel and you’re done! Clean microwave without the hassle!

  • ·         Throw your stove knobs, grates, and drip pans in the dishwasher and start like normal! Why haven’t we thought of this before?!

  • ·         Need to clean the blender really quick? Wash out the blender, fill with warm water and a drop of dish soap, turn it on and let it go for a few seconds. Rinse out the water and you’re done! This will save you space in the dishwasher!

  • ·         Remove water spots from faucets with vinegar and an old tooth brush.

  • ·         Pour a cup of baking soda in with the wash to make your clothes come out extra-bright!

  • ·        Baking soda can also be used to remove lingering smells from furniture! Simply sprinkle on the desired area, let it sit for 20 minutes, then vacuum it up using the brush attachment.

  • ·        Clean cloudy glasses with a paper towel and a small amount of vinegar.

  • ·       Get your tennis shoes looking good-as-new with an old toothbrush and toothpaste.

  • ·       Clean your rings with warm water and a drop of soap. Let them soak in the mixture for about 15 minutes then use a soft toothbrush to clean further.

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