spring cleaning checklist

Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

Before you know it, you’ll be happily spending all of your free time outdoors. That’s because once the warmer temps are back to stay, the last thing you’ll be thinking about is the state of your house. Now is the perfect time to tackle your spring cleaning checklist; read on for ideas on how to clean your home from top to bottom.

Pack Away And Properly Store All Winter Items

It’s a moment many of us look forward to—finally being able to pack away our winter coats, boots, hats, gloves, and scarves. You’ll probably also want to do this with any of your heavier bed linens, throw pillows, and blankets, as these items won’t be used for a while and will just take up space for several months. This includes any wintry decor, art, or accessories that you might still have out on display. We recommend giving everything a good wash, dusting, or dry cleaning before packing it away and out of sight, so it is fresh and ready to go the next time you go to pull it out.

Deep Clean Your Rugs And Upholstery

Chances are that by now your floor coverings have seen better days. Call a carpet cleaning company and arrange for a quote to have your rugs deep cleaned. Any smaller mats, runners, or carpets you can launder yourself should be washed, but to spare your own appliances you might want to visit a coin laundry that has larger, industrial-sized machines. Take advantage of this time to give your floors a good vacuuming and cleaning as well, so that when your rugs have been freshened up, you can put them back down on pristine floors.

Wipe Down All Trim And Baseboards, Dust Corners For Cobwebs

These are the unglamorous tasks that you might tackle grudgingly, but after you’ve finished them you’ll be so glad you did. Start by going around the house and doing a good dusting in all the corners, nooks and crannies, and along the ceiling, getting rid of any cobwebs. Spend some time paying attention to the trim throughout your home too; a surprising amount of dirt and dust can accumulate there and start to build up over time. A thorough cleaning of your baseboards can leave them looking brand-new and sometimes they even look freshly painted!

Wash Your Windows

We recommend washing your windows inside and out to rid them of the dirt and grime that has built up over the harsh winter. You can hire a professional to clean your exterior windows if they’re too hard to reach, but don’t neglect the interior windows too; it’s a good idea to do these first, so that you really notice the effect when the exteriors have been freshly cleaned. Also pay close attention to the window sills and trim; give everything a good wipe down, so they are free of dirt, dust, and grime.

Freshen Up Your Furniture

Your furniture takes a lot of wear and tear and deserves a bit of a refresh as we head into spring. Start by taking all of the cushions off your chairs and couches, then thoroughly vacuum and spot-clean them. If you can’t remember when last you had your upholstery professionally cleaned, now could be the time to make a call. Many companies offer both carpet and upholstery cleaning services and can do this in one easy visit. If you have a steam cleaner or a special attachment on your vacuum, you might even want to tackle this chore yourself.

These jobs are sure to give you a good head start on your spring cleaning this year. Thank you for reading and don’t forget to follow along with the Caliber blog for more home maintenance tips.