Friday, May 17, 2013

Spring Cleaning Checklist

School gets out in less than one week for our kids so I am scrambling to get some deep cleaning done before they are home for the Summer. It's amazing how fast things can pile up! I started the day intending on switching out all of our closets from Winter to Summer and I barely got our two youngest sons done, let alone the rest of the family. I had one bag sitting next to me labeled "donate" one labeled "store" and the other labeled "trash." I couldn't believe how many clothes we have to donate between the two of them. Kids sure grow fast. So now that I got their closet done, I decided to go ahead and do the rest of their room while I am at it. I found an awesome printable spring cleaning checklist and I am going to do one room a day for the next week so hopefully I can get a good part of the house done before school lets out for Summer. Here is a good list to help get you started! Some of these things are not things I normally think about while cleaning so this is a good list to keep around! 

*Swap heavy bedding for lighter, cooler choices

*Flip mattresses to evenly distribute wear

*Clean pillows (most are machine washable but double check to be sure first)

*Discard expired beauty supplies

*Read up on how to clean upholstery with a steam cleaner

*Update your first-aid kit

*Swap out winter clothes for summer clothes

*Clean ceilings and walls, sweeping down cobwebs and debris and washing walls with all-purpose cleaner

*Scrub outdoor surfaces and kill mildew with 1 part oxygen bleach to 3 parts water using a deck brush

*Consider  professional rug cleaning to get your carpets nice and clean

*Clean windows during a time when the sun is not shining directly on the windows. 1 part white vinegar and 1 part hot water is a great window cleaning solution

What's your least favorite chore?


1 comment:

  1. Great! In our family we decide to clean certain things on certain days. In my idea a cleaning checklist can help us very much.

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