Spring Cleaning Checklist 2024

Spring is in the air, and it’s time to shake off the winter blues and refresh your home! Spring cleaning is more than just a chore, it’s a chance to revitalize your living space and welcome the warmth of the season. Let’s dive into a checklist designed to bring out the sparkle your home deserves.

Indoor Checklist

Declutter and organize all rooms

  • Go through each room in your house and get rid of anything you don’t need or use anymore. You can donate unwanted items, sell them, or throw them away.
  • Once you’ve decluttered, it’s time to organize. Put things away in their proper places and find storage solutions for items that you don’t use all the time.

Dust all surfaces, including furniture, shelves, and baseboards

  • Dusting is an essential part of spring cleaning. It will help to remove dust, dirt, and cobwebs from your home.
  • When dusting, be sure to start at the highest surfaces and work your way down. This will help to prevent dust from settling back on surfaces that you’ve already cleaned.

Wash windows, window sills, and curtains

  • Cleaning your windows will let in more natural light and make your home look brighter.
  • Be sure to wash both the inside and outside of your windows. You can use a window cleaning solution or a mixture of vinegar and water.
  • Don’t forget to wash your window sills and curtains as well.

Vacuum and mop floors in all rooms

  • Vacuuming will remove dirt, dust, and pet hair from your floors.
  • Mopping will remove dirt, dust, and spills from your floors.
  • Be sure to use the appropriate cleaning solution for your type of flooring.

Clean light fixtures and ceiling fans

  • Light fixtures and ceiling fans can collect a lot of dust over time.
  • Be sure to turn off the power before cleaning any light fixtures.
  • You can use a damp cloth or a vacuum cleaner to clean light fixtures and ceiling fans.

Replace or clean air filters in HVAC systems

  • Air filters help to remove dust, pollen, and other allergens from the air.
  • You should replace your air filters every 1-3 months, depending on your home and the type of air filter you have.

Test and replace batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors

  • Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are essential safety devices that can help to save your life.
  • You should test your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors monthly and replace the batteries every year.

Clean appliances, including the refrigerator, oven, microwave, and dishwasher

  • Appliances can get dirty and greasy over time.
  • Be sure to clean your appliances according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Organize closets and drawers, donating or storing items

  • Closets and drawers can easily become cluttered.
  • Take some time to go through your closets and drawers and get rid of anything you don’t need or use anymore.
  • Once you’ve decluttered, organize your closets and drawers so that you can find what you’re looking for easily.

Outdoor Checklist

Inspect the roof and repair as needed

  • Winter storms can cause damage. Look for missing or broken shingles, cracked flashing, or signs of leaks.
  • Address repairs promptly to prevent costly interior damage later.

Clean gutters and downspouts

  • Clogged gutters lead to water buildup and potential roof damage.
  • Remove leaves, debris, and check that downspouts drain away from your foundation.

Check for cracks or gaps in the siding and caulk

  • Seal gaps to stop drafts, moisture intrusion, and keep pests out.
  • Pay special attention around windows and doors.

Inspect outdoor lighting fixtures

  • Check for broken bulbs, cracked housings, or loose wiring.
  • Ensure proper function for both safety and ambiance.

Sweep and hose down surfaces to remove dirt and debris

  • Wash away grime from your deck, patio, walkways, and siding.
  • A power washer can make this task a breeze with the correct pressure setting.

Clean outdoor furniture, including tables, chairs, and cushions

  • Use a mild soap and water solution, or a specialized cleaner for your furniture material.
  • Throw cushions in the wash (if machine washable) for a fresh feel.

Fertilize lawn and garden

  • Give your greenery a boost for lush spring growth.
  • Choose a fertilizer formulated for your lawn and plant type.

Remove debris, including leaves, branches, and twigs

  • Clean up winter’s remnants from your yard and flower beds.
  • This preps the ground for new growth and a beautiful landscape.

Check for loose or uneven paving stones or bricks on pathways and patios

  • Fix any trip hazards to ensure safe enjoyment of your outdoor spaces.

Test outdoor electrical outlets

  • Verify that GFCI outlets are working properly for safety when using outdoor tools or decorations.

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Mississauga, ON L5R 3E7

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