Your Complete Spring-Cleaning Checklist
Your Complete Spring-Cleaning Checklist<< Back
With the rise of spring and the budding signs of summer, the annual return of Spring cleaning is inevitable for us all. Whether you dread these tasks or cannot wait to leap in and restore some order, we’re here to help you organize your efforts for some effective action. Let’s get down to business and tackle some spring cleaning.
To follow along, we’re providing resources below for printable checklists and detailed steps to keep the momentum flowing:
- A Taste of Home provides “the Ultimate Room-by-Room Spring Cleaning Checklist – a printable 2-page list great for interior attention to detail.
- The Home Depot offers tips and advice for cleaning alongside a thorough run-down of indoor/outdoor tasks during spring cleaning.
- The Happier Homemaker has a 1-page printable list focusing more on interior cleaning and the site also contains other useful tools such as how-to videos and even a flow chart to optimize your indoor cleaning experience!
After you peruse the links above, review the lists, tips, and techniques and create a tailored list that meets the needs of your home and yard. Prioritize the list and break it down into digestible pieces, categorizing them as tasks to complete in your spare time or in devoted blocks such as on the weekends. Could you accomplish everything in two dedicated days? What about just the inside or outside objectives? Remember the fable of the tortoise and the hare: persistence and consistency wins the day. Print or write down a list and come up with a strategy that works for you. Some key areas:
- Seasonal clothing
- Wardrobe downsizing
- Living Areas
- Laundry/Utility rooms
- Winter protection & storage
- Seasonal Equipment
- Front yard
- Lawn & Garden
Note: Have you tried WD-40® Specialist® Industrial-Strength Cleaner & Degreaser? With a unique bio-solvent formula, this cleaner is powerful yet safe to use across sensitive surfaces and is perfectly suited to be your consummate spring cleaning companion.
Whether you prefer to proceed from the attic to the basement or start outdoors and wind your way inside, create a realistic schedule and focus on one task at a time. Level your expectations and acknowledge that a single weekend may not suffice. If your home is full of potential helping hands, rally the troops and recruit assistance from roommates or family members. Spring cleaning can be hard work, but both you and your home will feel very refreshed when it’s done!
TIP: Have a lawnmower that stiffened up over the winter? WD-40® Multi-Use Product is great for freeing up locking nuts on lawnmower blades.