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  • Posted Mar 15


    Steps to Spring Cleaning

    Step One – Declutter

    De-cluttering the home is the worst part of spring cleaning. However, without the time to de-clutter, the cleaning process is not complete or successful. Start with the closets and work your way to drawers and cabinets. Start boxing things that need to be relocated, tossed out, or sold in a garage sale. Start grouping and preparing for organizing.

    Step Two – Organize

    Your next task is to organize areas of the house. Without organization, clutter begins to build and things start overflowing, and you will feel chaos when things become overwhelming. Start organizing every area of the house and putting things in order.

    Step Three – Cleaning Supplies

    Before you start cleaning get your cleaning supplies ready. Make sure you have everything you need to start the cleaning process.

    Step Four – Start cleaning areas of your house. Clean inside cabinets, drawers, closets, pantry, and other areas. Wipe everything down such as appliances, home decoration, windows, fans, trimming, doors, and more.

    Where to Start

    Kitchen – Start with the cabinet, appliances, and refrigerator. Then start tapping into the drawers and pantry. Once you have all the internal things cleaned start working on external areas of the kitchen such as outer refrigerator, microwave, stove range, countertops, and decorations.

    Living an Family Room – Living spaces need a deep cleaning as pets, children, guest, and household often use these areas. Plan to give your furniture a good scrubbing, shampoo carpets, wash all blankets and pet beddings. Don’t forget to wipe down electronics, decorations, windows, trimmings, and doors.

    Bedrooms – Go through your linen and pair up sheets with pillowcases and quilts. I keep all my bedding in a single bag so they stay together rather than randomly stacking them on shelves. Go through clothes, shoes, and store away out of season items. Give your closet a good cleaning and wipe down everything including windows, doors, furniture, electronic, and shampoo carpet. If you have hardwood floor give your floor a good cleaning and move your furniture.

    Bathrooms – I find that bathrooms tend to get really dusty for some reason and water buildup in sinks and showers tend to start setting in. Get some Lime-Away and let sinks and showers soak. You can also try vinegar and baking soda for stubborn stains. Check under the sink for leaks, polish all brass, scrub down tiles, wash curtains, clean blinds, and give the floor a really good scrub brush cleaning. Bathroom floors are often dirty with build up. Don’t forget to wipe trimming.

    Laundry Room – This room usually gets neglected but needs attention also. Pull out the dryer and clean out the lint, wipe down washer/dryer, check for leaks, and give the interior a good wiping. Front loaders need a good cleaning as well. I prefer washing my washer with vinegar and wash every week. It helps prevent mold and soap buildup.

    Storage Room – If you have a storage room it would be a good idea to re-organize and clean the storage room for dirt and dust. I also suggest cleaning utility rooms.

    Appliances – Use this time to wipe down your vacuum, mop, other appliances. Get them looking new again.

    Good luck with your spring cleaning.


  • Posted May 6
    I'm in!  My house hasn't been truly cleaned in YEARS.  Gross, I know.  Thanks to physical limitations this may take me some time, but I hope to get through it all in one piece.
  • Posted May 16
    pattya925 said:
    I'm in!  My house hasn't been truly cleaned in YEARS.  Gross, I know.  Thanks to physical limitations this may take me some time, but I hope to get through it all in one piece.
    Do you have anyone that can help you?
  • Posted May 17
    Tiki Lynn said:
    pattya925 said:
    I'm in!  My house hasn't been truly cleaned in YEARS.  Gross, I know.  Thanks to physical limitations this may take me some time, but I hope to get through it all in one piece.
    Do you have anyone that can help you?
    My son can help some.