When the weather gets warmer and the flowers bloom, the world seems to start a new, refreshing chapter. It’s time for nature to reset itself and start over.
Maybe that’s why spring is a time that leads so many people to think about a deep purging and cleaning for their homes. It feels good to get everything really clean one time a year.
21 spring cleaning ideas:
- Declutter one room per week.
- Take everything out of each drawer, closet, shelf, and cabinet.
- Dust and clean as you go with an all-purpose cleaner.
- Give away things you haven’t used in the past two years.
- Throw away anything that has no value to you or anyone else.
- Organize as you put items back.
- Go through the fridge, pantry, and cabinets and toss expired items.
- Dust and clean the shelves as you go.
- Organize the items as you put them back by category.
- Change the baking soda box in the fridge.
- Use a damp cloth or dust mop or break out the vacuum cleaner attachment to clean the walls and corners near the ceiling, if needed, for cobwebs.
- Clean the windows inside and outside (after the pollen season is over).
- If you have newer windows, you may be able to open the windows from the inside for cleaning.
- Wipe the front of all the cabinets in the kitchen and bathrooms.
- Change your shower curtains.
- Clean the oven.
- Clean behind the refrigerator, washing machine, and dryer—including vacuuming the refrigerator coils.
- Consider hiring someone to clean out the dryer exhaust, if needed.
- Mix up a warm water and detergent solution for the super sticky spots under the fridge.
- Wipe down baseboards.
- Clean vents with a butter knife wrapped in a cloth.
- Dust blinds and windows with a microfiber cloth.
- Polish hardwood floors (consider moving the furniture out of the room or to one side of the room).
- Wash or dry clean curtains and window treatments.
- Clean light fixtures inside and outside.
- Replace any burned-out light bulbs.
- Test the smoke detector and carbon monoxide detectors.
- Pull out the cleaning supplies and do a deep clean of the kitchen sink and faucet, bathroom sinks and faucets, showerheads, shower stalls, and tubs.
- Polish any stainless steel appliances.
- Clean your couches and chairs according to the manufacturer’s labels.
- Hose out the garbage cans outside and clean the ones inside, as well.
- Wipe down the inside of your microwave.
Need a hand with bigger spring cleaning projects?
While you are freshening up, cleaning, and organizing, you may need a bit of help. Some jobs may be beyond your skill or strength level. Others may be too time-consuming.
Why not find a handyman company to help you make all the changes you’d love to make around the house?
A handyman service can be an invaluable resource during spring cleaning season. They can often:
- Install new shelving or cabinets
- Do some of the more dangerous outside chores or things that require a ladder
- Tackle the home repair list
- Fix broken bathroom or kitchen cabinets
- Install modern, fresh hardware
- Install ceiling fans, lights, and bathroom fans
- Address maintenance and repair issues inside and outside
- Hang mirrors or pictures
- Touch up paint
- Patch a hole in the drywall
- Fix broken boards on the deck or wooden stairs
- Caulk around windows, sinks, showers, faucets, and toilets.
- Fix leaking toilets, sinks, and faucets.
- Replace hard-to-reach lightbulbs
- Do general home maintenance
- And other handyman jobs…