How to Prepare for Spring Cleaning
I love to clean. I am not going to deny it, or hide it...I am going to own it.
I grew up with a routine of chores and my Thriving Mommy instilling the importance of doing things correctly...Thanks mommy!
I learned early how to properly clean. I had to move everything, clean underneath and work from top to bottom. I developed a deep passion for order and love a dust free, fresh smelling, wiped counter, mopped home. Is that so wrong? I look forward fitting in little cleaning activities here and there, especially with two little men that looooovvee to make messes!
I can honestly say Spring is one of my favorite times of year, just because I love any excuse to organize/clean!
With the season here, it is time to make a plan. When creating a cleaning routine, it is important to break down what needs to be done daily, weekly and monthly. If anything, start with the basics; cut down on clutter and put each room back to "start".
Feel free to save/share our handy printable cleaning plan below!
- Make the bed
- Put dirty clothes in basket, clean clothes away
- Wash dishes and put away or in dishwasher
- Wipe down counters in bathroom and kitchen
- Wipe down stove after cooking
- Rinse out sink
- Put all "clutter" away (keys in basket, wallet in your purse, remotes in bin...)
- Leave every room at "start"
- Sweep/mop (that is dependent on if you are a shoe-less household like my own, have dogs or just like to be barefooted and not have things stick to the bottom of your feet..yuck).
- Sweep/mop/vacuum (don't forget to move things around and get UNDER!)
- Laundry (I do mine at least 2-3 times a week depending on how long I have avoided this chore)
- Change sheets
- Scrub bathtub/shower
- Scrub sinks
- Deep clean toilets
- Replace all towels (if not done already, I do mine every two-three days)
- Dust blinds and windows
- Dust baseboards
- Clean ceiling fans
- Reorganize closets and drawers as needed
- Wash quilts and large bedding
- Reorganize fridge, throw out old/expired foods and wipe down shelves
- Clean out recycling/garbage cans
- Wipe down cabinets and switches
While this surely may seem daunting, I assure you even if it is a small plan, it is a good one. Take on the season and get cleaned up for the warmer weather ahead!
How do you prepare for Spring Cleaning?