Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring Cleaning 2012

I didn't change my list up much from last year, just a few things here and there...
Hopefully it will give you some ideas for your spring cleaning checklist!
  • Dust EVERYTHING. Fans, plant shelves, lights, decorations, clocks, etc.
  • Wipe down all doorknobs, light switches and power outlets.
  • Spot clean walls and touch up paint where needed.
  • Bathroom cabinets/drawers. Pull EVERYTHING out, wipe down inside of cabinet, sort contents into keep vs. toss, and organize keep pile back into cabinet/drawer.
  • Kitchen cabinets/drawers. Pull EVERYTHING out, wipe down inside of cabinet, sort contents into keep vs. toss, and organize keep pile back into cabinet/drawer.
  • Vacuum and Wipe down all baseboards with a damp rag. Touch up paint where needed.
  • Vacuum and wipe down all doors/door frames with a damp rag.
  • Dust and wipe all air vents.
  • Change air filters.
  • Clean ALL windows; glass, casing and sills.
  • Dust, wipe down, windex. Clothes Closets. Pull EVERYTHING out, dust/wipe shelves, sort clothes and shoes into keep/donate/toss/store piles, and organize everything back into the closet.
  • Linen closet. Pull out all towels/washcloths, toss any that are frayed/discolored/faded. (keep a few for garage towels)
  • Pantries. Pull everything out, wipe down shelves, sort contents into still good/ expired. Toss expired and organize all good food back in.
  • Pull out fridge, vacuum and mop behind and underneath.
  • Pull out washer and dryer. Vacuum and wipe underneath, behind and all surfaces.
  • Deep clean Laundry room.
  • Defrost the deep freezer. Toss any expired food.
  • Couches. Tip over, vacuum underneath. Vacuum under cushions.
  • Wash ALL bedding, blankets, quilts and rugs – Discard/DI any unused.
  • Wash shower curtains Spray house for bugs
  • Empty Filing cabinet, sort into keep/toss.
  • Pressure wash the house.
  • Clean patio furniture.
  • Deep clean BBQ.

6 comments:

Torviewtoronto said...

last week I too have been doing lots of spring cleaning

C.Ro. said...

Great list - going to use this as my guide to spring cleaning apartment addition!

{Steph} said...

Thanks for the list, Stefanie! I'm in the midst of making/tackling my own spring cleaning list & I'm taking bits & pieces of other people's lists & adding my own things too. I got some great ideas from your list. :)

Happy cleaning!

~Steph @ Silver Boxes

Will and Tere said...

ugh! i wish i had your motivation! i am looking for someone to come to my spring cleaning! ha! i am so not into it this year! but i love the list. i love all the lists you make, i used it last year!

Mindy said...

so i have a question: how in the world do you 'deep clean BBQ'... it's just a mess in there.. ha.. what are your tips?!?!?!?!?!

sandy said...

Thanks for the list!!!


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