Spring is here and summer will be there before we know. So it’s time to begin that famous spring cleaning ritual. The big question is where in my house do I start? It’s always hard to decide where to start. I think most of us can agree that sometimes we don’t even start spring cleaning because we just don’t know where to start. There are many places, but getting started always seems to be the hardest.
Once we get started, it’s easy. We start with de-interference and then we clean every room in our homes. Some of the tasks are quick too!
That’s why I love to start with a checklist. Checklist comes in pretty handy times like spring cleaning our homes. The cleaning schedule usually includes a number of things that need to be deciphered and cleaned.
I don’t always like to get overwhelmed with getting chores done in a rush, so I love the idea of a 30 day spring cleaning. Attacking a few projects every day helps me stay motivated and can tick off any task when I’ve completed it.
The great thing is that you can use this 30 day cleaning list for other times of the year too!
What you need
Before you begin you will need some boxes.
- Donate / send: Everything you want to donate or send goes in these boxes. If the items don’t fit in a box, keep a list.
- Repair: You may come across items that need to be fixed, fixed, or fixed. Put these items in this box until you can work on fixing them. However, don’t let repairs distract you from cleaning!
- Put away: You may come across some items while cleaning and wonder how they got there. If they don’t belong where you can find them, put them in this box. Keep working and as soon as you are done with this task, you can put the items in the right place in the “Put away” field.
You may also want to keep a notebook or document on your computer with a list of projects that you may want to reach out to. This is a great idea for writing down ideas while cleaning your entire house. Don’t let these projects distract you, keep cleaning them up and tackling them later!
30 days of spring cleaning
Day 1: dusting
- Take a broom to clean any cobwebs in the corner of your room. Then dust the surfaces, sweep or vacuum the floors
- Wash the curtains in all rooms as dust may have built up there. If you can’t wash them at home, take them to a dry cleaner.
- Make sure to dust small items on surfaces.
Day 2: Put away seasonal items
- Turn off your clothes when the weather has changed.
- Sort your storage. Is there anything that needs to be donated? If so, add them to the donation and shipping box.
- Wash your winter gloves, hats, and scarves and pack them up for the next year.
- If necessary, bring winter coats for cleaning.
Day 3: Clean your laundry and medicine cabinet
- Eliminate interference in your cabinets, such as B. your linen closet. Pull out the old towels and sheets that you no longer use and place them in a donation box.
- Throw away any expired cosmetics and medicines.
- Organize your emergency kits. Do you have enough first aid items?
- Switch the scented candles, soaps, etc. to fresh spring scents.
Day 4: clean your shoes
- Sort all shoes.
- Remove odd socks from your sock drawer. Throw them in or use them as a cleaning rag if you want.
- Clean your dresser. Pull out items that you haven’t worn in over a year, and don’t plan on wearing them again. Put them in the donation box when they are ready to be donated.
Day 5: clean equipment
- Clean your equipment including plugs, tops, bases, sides, and any accessories that came with it.
Day 6: clean your car
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- Clean your car.
- If you don’t have a car, your coffee table, kitchen sink, and sink can be cleaned.
Day 7: Clean your fridge and cupboards
- Thoroughly clean your fridge and freezer by removing all shelves, racks, and storage items. Wash them in your bathtub.
- Throw away old or unused food.
- Wipe the sides of the fridge and freezer and put everything back in.
- Check the back of kitchen cabinets or your pantry for old groceries that can be thrown away.
Day 8: Clean the bathrooms
- Clean the bath rug and mats in the laundry
- Clean and debug your bathroom shelves and drawers. You want to take everything out to do this. Throw away any items that you no longer want or use.
Day 9: clean your couch
Day 10: clean your electronics
- Clean your remote controls.
- Clean your cell phones, landlines and landlines, kindles, tablets and computers.
- Clean the underside of every chair and table in your home. Then vacuum and mop the floors around them.
- Dust off TV and computer screens, including keyboards and mice.
Day 11: Take out the garbage
- Wash your trash cans and trash bins. You can do this outside or in your bathroom. Then clean the bathtub.
- Wash reusable water bottles and water filter jugs. Change the water filter.
- Organize all of the trash drawers.
- If you have plans, remove any dead leaves. Throw old flowers in vases or replace them with new ones.
Day 12: clean your oven
- Clean your oven (Read how to thoroughly clean your oven) including your hob, the bottom of the hood, and the front of the hood
- Clean your microwave and your toaster or toaster.
- Wash your ironing board cover and throw in your tea towels and kitchen towels.
- When you exercise in the yard or garden, clean your gardening gloves, and rinse and wipe the shoes in which you are gardening.
Day 13: clean your windows
- Wash your windows. Remove the screens and vacuum with the hand attachment. Soak them in soapy water before rinsing. When you need a repair, you can hire this commercial glass repair company for exceptional service.
- Use dish soap diluted in water and a microfiber cloth to wipe your windows. You can then use diluted water with spray vinegar and wipe the windows with a clean towel to dry them.
- Dust and clean your windowsills and frames.
Day 14: clean your closets
- Clean your cabinets under your sink, e.g. B. Your kitchen and bathroom.
- Take everything out, clean the back, sides and bottom of the cabinet.
- Throw away any unused items and put them back under the sink as soon as you’re done.
- Replace old kitchen sponges and rubber gloves.
Day 15: Clean the floors in your closets
- Clean the floors in your closets. Debug shoes, boots and throw away unused storage solutions for organizing your shoes.
- If you have a basement, you should filter the basement shelves or storage areas. You can even have a basement waterproofed. Don’t organize the entire basement as this could be a project that you can add to your project list in your notebook or your document file on your computer.
Day 16: Clean your plumbing
- Clean every drain in your home, including the bathroom and kitchen. A great way to clean up your bathroom drains is with Drainwig. A small device for catching dirt like hair. Check out this Drainwig review if you’re interested in making your cleaning job that much easier.
Day 17: Change the seasonal decor
- Change the old season decor to the current season.
- Turn off the pillows, candle holders, blankets, and anything else you have.
Day 18: vacuum furniture
- Move all furniture around and clean and vacuum underneath.
- Use the hand attachment to vacuum the furniture yourself.
Day 19: Clean your fireplace
- If you have a fireplace, clean it up.
- Open all windows and ventilate the rooms that you do not use often.
Day 20: Clean your garage
Day 21: Organize your glasses and cups
- Organize your cups, mugs and glasses. Donate the ones you don’t want and wash the ones you want to keep
- Clean your front or hall cabinets.
Day 22: organize your bags
- Organize your bags, including backpacks, work bags, and suitcases.
- Debug the inside by cleaning it and then putting it back into storage.
Day 23: shower curtain
- Replace your old shower curtain liner with a new one.
Day 24: Organize your hobby
- If you have a hobby area or storage, clean your hobby items. These can be craft supplies, board games, books, sports equipment, etc.
- Sweep the porch, deck, or front stairs.
Day 25: Get the kids involved
- If you have children, have them included in the cleaning. This can be their room and you can teach them to clean it. This is a great way to make it their job from now on too!
Day 26: Dust even more!
- Dust your blinds and vacuum or collect dust with your dust mop.
- Wipe down your baseboards and other moldings that might collect dust.
- Dust around the stairs and railings.
- After each of these operations, vacuum the areas where you dusted.
Day 27: wash the walls
- Wash off any interior walls that look stained.
- Make a list of things that need touching up that are either broken off or have discolored paint. You can do it yourself or call a professional.
Day 28: Wash your sheets
- Wash your bedding, including mattress covers, duvet covers, pillow cases, pillows, and blankets.
- Do the same for all bedrooms, including the guest room if you have one.
Day 29: Sell or donate
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- On this day, you can take the things that you want to sell or donate.
Day 30: get rid of it
- Take a trip to the dump with broken items you’ve been holding onto and know you won’t get them fixed.