When it comes to Spring Cleaning your home, there are two types of cleaning styles. If you’re the type of person who likes to hurry up and get it over with, then you’ll want to check out my Speed Spring Cleaning Guide. But if you’re a person who likes to take your time and get it done over a course of time, then today’s post is for you. I’m going to show you how to get it all done one task at a time with my list of 31 days of Spring Cleaning tasks. I even have a free printable checklist to help you keep track!
It didn’t take long after marrying my husband for me to find out that we were complete opposites in many different ways. One of them is in the way we like to do our household chores. I like to get everything done so I can sit back and relax knowing there’s nothing left for me to do. My husband, on the other hand, likes to do a couple of tasks, then relax for a bit, then repeat. His method used to drive me crazy, but as time goes on I’m learning to accept it. Who’s to say if his method is right and mine is wrong? Getting it done is what really matters, right?
I guess I should dedicate this post to him since he’s the one who inspired me to come up with a way to get all your Spring Cleaning tasks done over a month’s time. No rushing to get things done in a day or over a weekend with this Spring Cleaning plan! Instead, all you have to do is add one Spring Cleaning task a day to your chores and in 31 days it will all be done. Sound good? Great! Before we get to the tasks I have a few Spring Cleaning tips to help you out.
Spring Cleaning Tips
Upholstery Cleaning Tip: Run furniture slipcovers through the washing machine. Make sure you remove them from the dryer when they are still damp to avoid shrinking and prevent wrinkles. Take furniture cushions outside and beat them gently to remove dust. Use your vacuum’s upholstery brush to vacuum over and underneath the cushions. If you see any stains, check the care labels of the cushion covers and follow the care instructions.
Window Treatment Cleaning Tip: Checking the window treatment care instructions is your first step. Then wash what you can at home and take whatever you can’t to the dry cleaner. For heavy drapes you can clean by using the brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner to remove any dust.
Bed Linen Washing Tip: When washing linens, start in order of what goes on the bed first. You can easily put them back on the bed as they come out of the dryer. For example, wash dust ruffles, then mattress pads, then sheets, then quilts or comforters.
Rug Cleaning Tip: Wash any area rugs that are washable or take them outside to beat them to remove dust. Use a carpet cleaning machine to shampoo any stained or heavily used rugs.
31 Days of Spring Cleaning Tasks
Now let’s get on to the list of 31 day so Spring Cleaning Tasks. Remember that these tasks are in addition to your current cleaning schedule. Your can print out the 31 Days of Spring Cleaning Checklist below to get started. The beauty of this checklist is that you can start it at any time. Could today be day 1? Or maybe tomorrow? You choose!
DAY 1: Clean ceiling fans and light fixtures.
DAY 2: Wipe dust from all light bulbs and vacuum lamp shades.
DAY 3: Clean all window treatments and blinds.
DAY 4: Clean windows and windowsills.
DAY 5: Wash window screens.
DAY 6: Clean all rugs.
DAY 7: Polish and wax wooden furniture.
DAY 8: Dust crown molding and baseboards.
DAY 9: Clean all upholstered furniture.
DAY 10: Wash all bed linens.
DAY 11: Wash shower curtain liners and display towels in bathrooms.
DAY 12: Clean dishwasher, garbage disposal, oven and microwave.
DAY 13: Clean out kitchen drawers and cabinets.
DAY 14: Clean washer and dryer.
DAY 15: Clean inside of refrigerator.
DAY 16: Clean refrigerator coils and space above refrigerator.
DAY 17: Wash all wastebaskets and trashcans.
DAY 18: Wipe down walls.
DAY 19: Clean vacuum, duster and other cleaning supplies.
DAY 20: Dust all paintings, mirrors and wall hangings.
DAY 21: Clean air vents.
DAY 22: Clean flooring behind and underneath all furniture, including beds.
DAY 23: Wipe down walls and doors.
DAY 24: Clean out closets by discarding unwanted clothing and items.
DAY 25: Clean out pantry.
DAY 26: Clean small kitchen appliances.
DAY 27: Clean bedroom pillows and rotate mattresses if needed.
DAY 28: Discard expired medications & unwanted items from bathroom cabinets.
DAY 29: Shred any paper clutter.
DAY 30: Wash outside furniture.
DAY 31: Pressure wash house and driveway if needed.
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