Prepare for Deep Spring Cleaning
Deep spring cleaning can be a daunting task, but if done correctly, this task can be efficiently completed in less than a day. Before doing anything, however, it’s important to make sure you have all the necessary cleaning tools and products:
- All-purpose household spray
- Paper towels
- Microfiber cloths
- Vinegar and baking soda
- Trash bags
- Grout scrubber
- Carpet stain remover
- Window and glass cleaner
- Hardwood and/or tile floor cleaner
Once you have your cleaning bucket ready, it’s time to begin the deep spring cleaning process.
The first step of a deep spring cleaning worth the name is a thorough decluttering. With everything in its place and out of the way, the entire process will be much more fluid, quicker, and easier.
First, dust everywhere using a regular duster. Immediately after, use the microfiber cloths to get all the corners and crevices you normally skip. Keep in mind that objects like lampshades and picture frames tend to accumulate much dust. It’s often helpful to use a long-handled duster to reach high ceilings and areas where cobwebs often exist.
3. Wash Blankets, Throw Rugs and Pillows
Gather all these items and put them in the washing machine. Getting these objects out of the way will eliminate the possibility of them collecting more dust while you continue with the rest of your cleaning.
4. Clean Light Fixtures and Ceiling Fans
Because they tend to collect a lot of dust and dirt, cleaning these objects can be difficult. Use an old pillowcase to clean them without letting the dust fall. After that, use a microfiber cloth to finish the job.
5. Clean Windows and Mirrors
Right away, spray them with a mix of vinegar and water. Use a cloth to wipe it down, preferably in circular motions. Finally, clean the window sills with a duster.
6. Clean the Kitchen
In most homes, the kitchen is cleaned almost daily. However, there are places in a kitchen that are often overlooked. First, clean the kitchen vent filters using hot water and degreasing detergent. Do the same with stove grates and oven racks. Give the back of the fridge and other appliances a good wipedown. After moving everything off of them, clean the cabinets, backsplash, and counters. Finally, use the household cleaner to scrub the filters, grills, and racks.
7. Clean the Bathrooms
Undoubtedly, bathrooms are difficult to deep-clean, but following these steps will make it easier. First, pour toilet cleaner inside toilets. While you let the toilet cleaner soak, spray household cleaner on the tub/shower before a powerful scrub and wipe down. Next, wipe down counters, sinks, and faucets.
8. Dust All Baseboards
Very often, spring cleaners forget about baseboards. It’s a good idea to dust them (or wipe them down with a microfiber cloth) after cleaning everything around them. That way, they won’t catch debris from the cleaning of other objects after being dusted.
9. Clean Carpets and Floors
Once everything else has been cleaned, it’s time to work on the carpets and floors. Depending on the type and material of these carpets and floors, the cleaning technique may have to change. However, it’s important to do this last because all the previous steps will undoubtedly produce additional dirt and debris that will typically accumulate on the floors and carpets.