The blossoming time of year is here! The days become longer, the temperature rises, and early spring flowers begin to bloom everywhere. Perhaps something about the abundance of sunshine and fresh air makes us take a glance around and realize that it’s time to get our homes in their best peak condition.
That’s correct, we’re referring to that beloved yearly ritual of spring cleaning.
There’s always something about spring that makes you want to get the best of it. I’m so excited about house chores and going out because of the cooling air, the sun is usually down, and I am always at my happiest…I know you feel it too.
A helpful spring cleaning checklist for room-by-room spring cleaning advice is available here to keep you on track.
7 Spring Cleaning Checklist For Your Rooms (Deep Clean All Your Rooms Fast)
1. Declutter For More Space
Spring cleaning is a great time to declutter and get rid of items that are no longer useful or necessary. Go through all your belongings and categorize them into three piles: keep, donate, sell, and throw away.
When deciding what to keep, consider whether you have used or worn the item in the past year. If not, it’s probably time to let it go. You can donate gently used items to a charity or sell them online to make some extra money.
Once you’ve sorted through everything, find a designated spot in your room for the items you plan to keep. Consider investing in storage solutions like bins or shelves to help you stay organized.
2. Dust and Vacuum Intentionally
Dust can accumulate quickly, especially if you have pets or live in a dusty environment. To get rid of dust, start by using a microfiber cloth to wipe down all surfaces, including shelves, dressers, nightstands, and any other surfaces in your room. Don’t forget to dust the blinds, curtains, and any other fabric surfaces as well.
Starting at the top, dust everything. Start by dusting the ceiling fan and walls, then continue on to the baseboards, and finish by sweeping up all the dust.
After dusting, it’s time to vacuum. Make sure to vacuum all carpeted areas and rugs in your room, as well as any upholstered furniture. If you have hardwood or tile floors, consider using a hardwood floor cleaner to give them a deep clean.
3. Clean Your Bedding
Your bedding is one of the most important parts of your room, so it’s important to keep it clean. Start by stripping your bed of all sheets, pillowcases, and comforters. Wash them in hot water to kill any bacteria and dust mites. If you have a duvet cover, don’t forget to wash that as well.
While your bedding is washing, take the time to flip and rotate your mattress. This can help prevent uneven wear and tear and prolong the life of your mattress.
The heavy comforter on your bed should be dry cleaned or cleaned, then put away and replaced with a lighter blanket.
Change your thick bed sheets for lighter ones, then store the old ones. Use hot water to wash linens to get rid of allergens. Get a fresh, anti-bacterial, odor-reducing mattress pad.
4. Organize Your Closet
Your closet is another area that can quickly become cluttered and disorganized. To get it under control, start by taking everything out of your closet and categorizing it by type (e.g. pants, shirts, dresses, etc.).
Next, sort each category by season and color. This will make it easier to find what you need when you’re getting dressed in the morning. Consider using shelf dividers, storage bins, or a hanging organizer to help keep everything in its place.
If you have limited closet space, consider investing in a clothes rack or over-the-door organizer to help maximize your space.
Coats, sweaters, and any other items you plan to keep should be dry-cleaned or washed. Any worn, ill-fitting, or unattractive goods should be thrown away or donated.
Make a list of the new products you need to buy after doing an inventory of your spring and summer wardrobe. To keep out-of-season items, Michelle Paxton, a professional organizer of The Organizer Gal, advises making an investment in storage bins, clothing bags, and cedar blocks.
5. Clean Room Tiles
Cleaning bedroom tiles can be done by following these steps:
- Remove any loose debris or dust by sweeping or vacuuming the tiles.
- Prepare a cleaning solution by mixing equal parts of water and vinegar or use a commercially available tile cleaner.
- Apply the cleaning solution to the tiles using a mop or a sponge, making sure to cover all areas evenly.
- Let the solution sit on the tiles for a few minutes to allow it to penetrate and break down any dirt or stains.
- Scrub the tiles gently with a soft-bristled brush or scrubber to remove any stubborn stains or grime.
- Rinse the tiles thoroughly with clean water to remove any residue from the cleaning solution.
- Dry the tiles with a clean towel or allow them to air dry.
6. Clean Room Rug
Cleaning a bedroom rug is a relatively simple task that can help to maintain its appearance and extend its lifespan. Here are some steps to follow:
- Vacuum the rug thoroughly: Use a vacuum cleaner to remove any loose dirt and debris from the rug. Make sure to vacuum both sides of the rug if possible.
- Spot clean any stains: If there are any stains on the rug, use a carpet cleaner or a mixture of water and mild detergent to spot-clean them. Apply the cleaner to the affected area and blot with a clean cloth until the stain is removed.
- Deep clean the rug: If the rug is heavily soiled, it may require a deeper cleaning. You can rent a carpet cleaner or hire a professional cleaner to do this. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions or the cleaner’s recommendations for the best results.
- Allow the rug to dry: After cleaning the rug, allow it to dry completely before walking on it or placing any furniture on it. You can speed up the drying process by opening windows or using fans.
- Maintain the rug: To keep the rug looking its best, vacuum it regularly and spot-clean any spills or stains as soon as possible.
7. Clean Your Windows
Finally, don’t forget to clean your windows. Over time, dust and grime can accumulate on your windows, making them look dirty and reducing the amount of natural light that enters your room.
To clean your windows, start by using a soft-bristled brush or cloth to remove any loose dirt or debris. Then, spray the window with a window cleaner and use a squeegee to remove the cleaner and any remaining dirt. For best results, work from top to bottom and wipe the squeegee blade with a clean cloth after each pass.
RINSE AND REPEAT FOR ALL ROOMS
By following this detailed spring cleaning checklist for your room, you’ll be able to create a clean and organized space that you can enjoy all season long.