7 Day Spring Cleaning Checklist – Deep Clean In One Week
Spring has finally arrived! Make sure you start the spring season off with a fresh, clean, and comfortable home. Getting your home ready for the new season might sound like lots of work, but spring cleaning does not have to be a daunting task. By breaking up your cleaning throughout a week, you can easily take your time and focus on one area per day. Follow this 7 day spring cleaning checklist to deep clean your home in just one week.
Day 1: Declutter & Organize
The first step of spring cleaning is to start decluttering, cleaning out, and organizing your home. Work your way through each room in your home getting rid of old, unused items that are simply taking up space. Start in your kitchen, cleaning out the refrigerator, freezer, pantry, and drawers. Next head to the living room and get rid of any unnecessary clutter. Go through closets, making donation piles for clothes, shoes, and other items. It’s good to get the whole family to help you with day one, so try to start on a weekend when everyone will be home.
Day 2: Kitchen
We spend a lot of time in our kitchens, so this space is easily the dirtiest! There are several things to check off as you clean your kitchen. Here is a list to follow as you work to make your kitchen spotless!
- Start with your sink and dishwasher.
- Clean all the dishes.
- Clean and disinfect your sink and garbage disposal.
- Clean your dishwasher.
- Next up, clean the microwave and microwave plate with soap and hot water.
- Scrub your stovetop and deep clean the oven.
- Clean and organize your refrigerator and freezer (if you didn’t on day one).
- Dust on top of your refrigerator and cabinets.
- Deep clean small appliances including your toasters, coffee makers, and air fryers.
- Dust and wipe down your kitchen table, chairs, countertops, cabinets, walls, and backsplash.
- Clean pet bowls.
- Take out the trash and disinfect the trash can.
- Vacuum and mop the floors, and wash or vacuum rugs.
Day 3: Living Room, Dining Room, Hallways, and More
Next up on your list is to work on other interior spaces in your home. There are several areas that will need attention during your spring cleaning including your living room, dining room, hallways, office spaces, sunrooms, playrooms, and any other spaces in your home. In each of these spaces it is important to check off these tasks to ensure each room is as shiny, fresh, and clean as the next.
- Dust all electronic devices including TVs, computers, and keyboards.
- Dust picture frames, fireplace mantles, air vents, and ceiling fans.
- Wash washboards and door frames.
- Clean end tables, coffee tables, desks, TV stands, and chairs.
- Organize cabinets, shelves, bookcases, and drawers.
- Disinfect remotes and other devices.
- Take out any additional trash found in these spaces.
- Vacuum, sweep, and mop the floors.
Day 4: Bedrooms
The bedrooms should be a much easier feat after decluttering and organizing the rooms in your home on day 1. After finishing up these tasks, spend the rest of the afternoon resting and relaxing in your newly cleaned bedroom!
- Fold, hang, and put your clothes away.
- Organize your closet and drawers.
- Dust bedroom furniture including nightstands, dressers, closets, and bedframes.
- Dust ceiling fans and air vents.
- Dust lamps and additional light fixtures.
- Wash washboards and door frames.
- Organize decorations and toys.
- Disinfect additional items and toys in your rooms.
- Vacuum and mop the floors.
Day 5: Laundry & Bathrooms
Today’s focus will be lots of laundry and ensuring your bathrooms are feeling fresh! To streamline this task, start out by gathering all the dirty laundry of every member in your home. Gather sheets, bedding, and towels as well. Group your loads by colors, and wash your towels and bedding in hot water.
While you are washing clothes, you’ll have plenty of time in between loads to clean the bathrooms in your home. Bathrooms are quick and easy to clean, and following these steps will ensure you have fresh, beautiful bathrooms!
- Dust the exhaust fan, air vents, light fixtures, and blinds.
- Dust and clean any bathroom decor.
- Wash the washboards and door frames.
- Unclog all drains.
- Clean the shower including the shower walls, and showerhead.
- Clean the bathtub and faucet.
- Disinfect and clean the entire toilet.
- Disinfect the sink and countertops.
- Clean mirrors and windows.
- Wash bath mats, shower curtains, and rugs.
- Make note of necessary repairs including a new shower curtain liner.
- Organize your drawers, shelves, and cabinets in the bathrooms.
Day 6: Extra Spaces & Exterior
Now that you have finished up the interior spaces of your home, it is time to finish up your spring cleaning checklist by cleaning up any extra spaces in your home such as your basement and garage as well as the exterior of your home.
Basements can easily become an extra storage area in your home. It is easy to throw things down in the basement to worry about at a later date. Well the later date is here, but don’t panic! Following these few steps to straighten up and deep clean your basement will have your basement feeling functional, organized, and clean!
- Start out by throwing out any trash and unnecessary items.
- Clean out shelves, cabinets, and seasonal home decor.
- Clean cobwebs.
- Wipe down storage containers, shelves, and cabinets.
- Organize your storage.
- Section your basement according to items.
- Place seasonal decor in one area.
- Put tools, wood, and power tools in a separate area of your basement.
- Find appropriate places to store the remaining items in your basement.
- Sweep, vacuum, or mop the floors.
Like basements, garages can also become an extra storage space that quickly becomes filled with unnecessary items, trash, and unorganized shelves and storage containers. Follow these steps to keep your garage functional and fresh for your last spring deep cleaning checklist.
- Throw out any trash and unnecessary items.
- Wipe down any storage containers, shelves, and cabinets.
- Clean cobwebs, dirt, and debris.
- Organize your storage items.
- Clean out and organize your tool box or shelves.
- Sweep the floors.
Lastly, you’ll want to clean up your home’s exterior areas. Start by cleaning the outside HVAC system making sure it is clear of debris to ensure efficient heating and cooling. Sweep off your porches, patios, and decks. Dust patio furniture, wipe down patio tables, and shake out any outdoor mats and rugs.
Make a checklist for outside spaces that need extra attention or repairs. Note any necessary repairs for shingles on the roof, bricks needing replacements, or cracks in windows. Some tasks may require professional assistance.
Day 7: Repairs & Replacement To-Do’s
You did it! The last day of your 7 day spring cleaning checklist is here. Today is the day set for replacing and repairing any items that you can fix on your own. Start by changing shower curtain liners and light bulbs. Replace any rugs, door mats, or decor as needed.
Upon inspection of your home’s exterior, be sure to contact professional assistance for any necessary repairs that should not be a DIY task. If you notice any issues with your home’s HVAC system contact us at Shannon’s Heating & Cooling.
To keep your home even cleaner and fresher after your spring deep clean, consider adding an air purification system to your home. At Shannon’s Heating & Cooling, we have a variety of air purification systems to choose from. If you are just looking for general maintenance on your HVAC system to check your system’s efficiency, look into our maintenance plan for routine maintenance to keep your HVAC system running smoothly all year long.
Now that your deep cleaning is complete, you’ll want to make sure your home is comfortable for your rest and relaxation. Shannons Heating & Cooling is your local American Standard Dealer in Pensacola, FL. We specialize in HVAC repairs, maintenance, and installations and can keep your home comfortable year round!
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