The days are getting longer, the snow and ice are melting, and the temperatures are warmer overall. You know what that means: the time of year has arrived again when you need to don a pair of rubber gloves and get yourself knee-deep in elbow grease. In other words, it’s time to get started on your yearly spring cleaning.
If you’re not already well-accustomed to the habit of spring cleaning or want to ensure that you cover every last corner in your home, the best way to assess your skill level is to do a little research. Luckily, we’ve made things easy for you by assembling a list of the most essential things that you should cover every year when it comes to spring cleaning in your home.
While there are a few essential spring-cleaning tasks that pertain to specific rooms (such as performing a deep cleaning of your stove and oven), there are also those that you should perform in each and every room of your home. This is a checklist to cover the latter type:
- Dusting all Light Fixtures and Fans
- Dust or Vacuum Hard-to-Reach Areas
- Disinfect Railings, Doorknobs and All Frequently Touched Surfaces
- Scrub Walls and Vacuum Curtains
- Test Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector Batteries
- Clean Baseboards and Wainscoting
Given that every home contains unique rooms with unique cleaning needs, it would be unhelpful to
2. Air Conditioner Maintenance
Before the heat of summer arrives, it is a good idea to take your air conditioner out of storage for cleaning and maintenance. You won’t need to install it in place yet, especially if you’re starting to clean your home before the last frost of the year. However, this is a good opportunity to check to see if you require any air conditioner repairs from a professional technician.
3. Clothing Purge
Spring cleaning is also an excellent time to get rid of any extra clothing that you may have been piling up in your closet. Giving rid of clothing that you have loved in the past can be difficult, but if you have items that have sat unused in your collection for months or years, then you really don’t need them. Why not free up some extra space, so you don’t have to feel guilty next time you add new clothes to your wardrobe?
You might also own clothing that doesn’t fit quite right anymore. Take the time to consider every last article of clothing that you own and be generous about what needs to go. If you have a favourite consignment store nearby, you might be able to earn credit toward future purchases. Otherwise, you can easily donate any items to goodwill.
Spring cleaning is the perfect time to try to uncover all of the housekeeping that you’ve been putting off so you can enjoy a more attractive home. It also provides you with an opportunity to accomplish household tasks that you’ve been putting off – like purging your closet of unneeded clothing.
If you have an air conditioner or another home appliance that needs a yearly maintenance check, contact a professional technician.