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Spring is a time for renewal, and for many of us, it inspires us to clean our living spaces. However, the idea of spring cleaning can be daunting, especially for those with a busy schedule. With a strategic approach, you can streamline the process, reclaim your household’s charm, and create a refreshing environment for the season ahead. Our spring cleaning guide will walk you through twelve essential steps to ensure that your spring cleaning is as effective as it is rewarding. And with summer around the corner, there is no better time than to start NOW!

1. Prepare Mentally and Logistically

Set Clear Goals

Before you begin, it’s important to set realistic goals for your spring cleaning. Decide which areas and tasks are a top priority. Focusing on one room at a time can help you stay organized and keep momentum as you tick each one off the list.

Gather Supplies

Make a checklist of the cleaning supplies you’ll need and ensure they are readily available. Consider environmentally friendly products if you’re concerned about the toxins in your home or the impact of your waste. Don’t forget essentials like gloves, sponges, and trash bags.

2. De-Clutter Your Space

Tackle Clutter First

A cluttered room can make cleaning seem more overwhelming than it is. Start by decluttering, evaluating each item, and deciding whether to discard, donate, or keep it. 

Organize Cabinets and Closets

After deciding what to keep, focus on organizing spaces like kitchen cabinets, medicine chests, and closets. Utilize storage solutions to keep everything in its place and make future cleaning and day-to-day life easier.

3. Dust from Top to Bottom

High and Low Dusting

Begin with high surfaces, as dust and allergens will settle downwards. For areas out of reach, use an extendable duster. Move from ceiling fan blades down to furniture tops, then to lower sections.

Pay Attention to Hidden Spots

Don’t forget to dust behind and under furniture, on top of light fixtures, and other frequently overlooked areas. Dust can accumulate in these spaces, affecting your indoor air quality.

4. Wipe Down Surfaces


After dusting, disinfect all surfaces to kill germs and bacteria. Use a multi-surface cleaner or a mixture of water and vinegar, paying special attention to high-touch areas like doorknobs, appliances, and light switches.

Use Appropriate Cleaners

Different surfaces require different cleaning agents. Ensure the products you use are safe for the material, whether it’s marble, wood, or granite. Microfiber cloths are great for cleaning, as they capture dust and dirt without spreading it around.

5. Deep Clean Your Appliances


Remove all items from the fridge and clean shelves and drawers with warm, soapy water. Wipe down the interior and exterior with a suitable cleaner, and don’t forget to vacuum the coils to keep them running efficiently.

Oven and Microwave

Use oven cleaner for the oven and microwave interiors. Wipe down the exteriors with a vinegar solution for a streak-free finish.

6. Freshen Up Your Flooring

Carpet Care

A deep clean for your carpets is important for removing deep-seated dirt and allergens. Our comprehensive residential carpet cleaning services are the perfect way to take one of your tasks off your plate. We will leave you with sparkling fresh space! 

Hardwood and Tiles

Mop hardwood and tiled floors with a gentle cleaner. For a natural shine, use a solution of water and vinegar or a manufacturer-approved hardwood floor cleaner.

7. Sparkle Your Windows

Inside and Out

Windows can brighten a room, but they can also collect lots of grime. Use a squeegee with soap and water for a streak-free finish on both sides. Prioritize window cleaning on a cloudy day to avoid streaks caused by the sun.

Treat Window Treatments

Clean or wash curtains, drapes, and blinds according to the manufacturer’s instructions. This not only improves the appearance but also removes allergens that can accumulate.

8. Focus on Fixtures and Fittings

Light Fixtures

Remove light fixtures and soak them in warm, soapy water to remove dust and grime. Be sure they are completely dry before you reattach them and turn the power back on.

Bathroom Fixtures

Use a descaling solution for faucets and showerheads. For hard water stains, a paste of vinegar and baking soda can work wonders.

9. Clean Upholstery and Soft Furnishings


Whether your upholstery is simply dirty from everyday wear and tear or has developed serious stains and odors from pet urine, spills, and other major factors, a deep clean is important in brightening up your space. Schedule our Upholstery services alongside our carpet cleaning services for the ultimate space revival! 

Pillows and Throws

Wash or dry clean pillows and throws if possible. If not, air them out and use a vacuum with an upholstery attachment.

10. sump pump maintenance

check sump pump

Checking the sump pump during spring cleaning is crucial for maintaining a functional and efficient drainage system in your property. As snow melts and spring showers increase the risk of water seepage or flooding in basements, ensuring the sump pump is in working order can prevent costly water damage and mold growth. Regular maintenance can identify issues early, such as clogs or pump malfunctions, allowing for timely repairs and peace of mind during heavy rainfall seasons.


11. Ensure Fresh Air Quality

Replace Filters

Change the filters in your air purifiers, furnaces, and air conditioners for better performance and air quality.

Home Air Exchange

Open windows to allow fresh air to circulate in your home. Houseplants are also beneficial for air purification and can add a pop of color to your rooms.

12. Wrap Up and Use Preventative Measures

Seasonal Stowage

Clean off your patio furniture and take it out of storage for the season. Organize your gardening supplies and tools, and clean your grill if you haven’t used it during the winter.

Establish Cleaning Routines

Once the deep cleaning is done, establish routines to keep your home in good condition year-round. This can include daily, weekly, and monthly tasks so you can enjoy a clean home without the stress of a major overhaul every season.

By following these steps, you’ll ensure that your home is not only physically clean but also organized and efficient. Remember, sometimes the most daunting tasks are the most rewarding once completed. Happy cleaning!