It’s a cold winter day. You walk into your house and notice dried-up residue from winter slush on the floor. You feel the need to get it cleaned up for your mental health. So, is it the perfect time to start spring cleaning? Tackling your spring cleaning puts you back in control. Spring cleaning can be an empowering and fun way to update your living space. Plus, your home can feel more intimate and inviting after spring cleaning. Ashley’s spring cleaning tips infuse your style into your decor while creating a fresh, clutter-free environment. Spring cleaning gets your home ready to entertain guests. It also makes it a space where you can relax and reflect. These house cleaning tips will save you time and quickly have your home in top condition.

We’ve created a free, printable spring cleaning checklist that will help you make every space sparkle, while also giving you that special feeling of spring cleaning satisfaction.

Spring Cleaning Tips

Before you leap into spring cleaning like a happy bunny, take a look around your living space. It can be challenging to get organized if every space is full. Thus, you can consider what types of organizing solutions you could pick up to create a new organizing space. Do you have empty places to put things when you get started cleaning and organizing? If not, look at ways to expand, such as adding closet storage space. This can include accessories that go in your closet to divide the space or free-standing pieces — like racks, portable closets, and free-standing closets. This strategy isn’t just for the bedroom. You can use storage furniture to level up your organizing efforts in any room.

When to Start Spring Cleaning

The last week of March and the first week of April are the most popular times to do spring cleaning, but timing is a personal decision. When you feel inspired to begin, and you’re ready with storage and organization items — even if it’s weeks before spring arrives — then you’ve found the right time to get started. Additionally, you don’t have to lose your cleaning momentum if you jump in and find you need to pick up more storage items. Take advantage of a spring cleaning checklist to stay on track when temporarily moving to another area of the home. Then, when you’re ready, you can navigate back through the checklist to complete any unfinished areas.

The Best Spring Cleaning Supplies

In addition to modernizing your living space by choosing home organization storage solutions to enhance your lifestyle, you’ll likely need a few essential spring cleaning supplies. Choose an all-purpose cleaner and a glass cleaner to get the most mileage from your cleaning solutions. Making your own eco-friendly cleaning supplies is a great option and part of the popular green trend. For example, mix one cup of white vinegar with three cups of water for a spray-on cleaner. Additionally, you can simplify your cleaning tasks by putting everything you need in a convenient tote bag, so it’s easy to carry your supplies from room to room. Some examples of specific items to have on hand include:

Spring Cleaning Supplies

  • Cleaning cloths
  • Sponges
  • Bucket filled with warm, soapy water
  • Broom
  • Mop
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Scrub brush
  • Vinegar

Spring Cleaning Checklist

A spring cleaning list can help you stay focused and on track when you’re cleaning. Each home is unique, so you may not need all the items listed in this illustration. Or, you may need to add a few cleaning tasks if your home has cleaning and organizing needs that aren’t covered here. Consider adding labels to your storage containers and drawers so your family members can help with cleaning and organizing by putting things where they belong. Your labels can be simple –  like a word or two written on a strip of masking tape – or you can use a label-maker to create labels that last longer. Additionally, there are tasks you can take care of in every room, such as dusting, sweeping, and mopping or vacuuming the floors. You can also wipe off anything that’s soiled or needs a quick once-over.

Bathroom and Laundry Room Cleaning Checklist

Simplify cleaning the bathroom and laundry room by breaking the job into several smaller tasks. If there’s laundry piled up, sort it for washing first, so it’s ready to go. Then you can jump into the other tasks on the list, with the bathroom-specific tasks listed first.

  • Clean the toilet
  • Clean the sinks
  • Clean the tub or shower
  • Clean the shower door or shower curtain
  • Clean the mirror
  • Clean the countertop
  • Clean cabinet fronts
  • Clean the floor
  • Organize grooming products
  • Organize the linen closet
  • Organize bathroom supplies

Then move onto the laundry room.

  • Organize supplies
  • Wipe off cabinets and shelves
  • Clean the washer exterior and tub
  • Clean the dryer
  • Clean removable washer parts
  • Clean the dryer vent
  • Mop the floor

Bedroom Cleaning Checklist

Prepare for a blissful night’s sleep in your freshly cleaned quarters after handling the chores on this bedroom cleaning checklist. These chores include:

  • Remove the bedding
  • Flip or rotate the mattress
  • Put clean, fresh sheets and pillowcases on the bed
  • Dust elevated decor items such as wall hangings
  • Clean light fixtures
  • Clean the floor
  • Replace bedding and flooring, like comforters and area rugs, to create a new look
  • Install closet organizers and under-bed storage containers

Family Room Cleaning Checklist

If multiple family members have left things in the living room, start with a box or basket for each person’s items. Then put each person’s things in the container as you clean, so you only have to make one trip to move their belongings out of the living room. Thereafter, you can continue with the cleaning tasks, which include:

  • Vacuum textiles — such as drapes, upholstered furniture, and rugs
  • Launder washable textiles
  • Clean hard surfaces like coffee tables and side tables
  • Clean electronics
  • Clean the floor
  • Organize the space by putting things neatly on shelves, in drawers, and inside storage ottomans

Kitchen and Dining Area Cleaning Checklist

In many homes, the kitchen and dining area serve as the hub of the home. Family members gather there to enjoy meals and conversations. Clean these areas and make them family-ready with the following tasks:

  • Get rid of old food from the cupboards, freezer, and refrigerator
  • Wipe down cupboard shelves
  • Clean inside the fridge and freezer
  • Organize food in cupboards, freezer, and refrigerator
  • Clean the microwave, inside and out
  • Clean the stove and oven, inside and out
  • Wipe down the remaining hard surfaces
  • Clean light fixtures
  • Dust wall art and items on shelves
  • Clean the floor

Spring cleaning is an ever-changing seasonal event that’s practiced in homes all over the world. You can make it as simple or detailed as you like, so you get results that fit your lifestyle. Whether you want to take on spring cleaning this year as a complete home rejuvenation — or simply aspire to brighten and modernize a few things in your home — these cleaning ideas from Ashley are here to help you get started.

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