These tips for Spring Cleaning are simple, easy and effective for all the rooms in your home. Plus, a Free Spring Cleaning Checklist for you to follow as you go.
Spring Cleaning shouldn’t just be done during the Spring season.
However, for some of us, that’s the only time we get to open up our house and let some fresh breeze blow through our house, as we clean our house.
Regardless of the season we are in, getting some good Spring Cleaning Tips are always welcome in my home.
After all, it’s not just my husband and I anymore. Nope!
Once you have children, you have to clean your house every single day or else by the end of the week you are playing ‘tic tac toe’ with garbage and entertaining animals that you don’t want to be in your house.
So since Spring is almost here and nothing feels better than a deep clean of your house from top to bottom.
I think ‘Spring Cleaning up’ is for those areas you can’t get to when you regularly clean your house.
For example: that spider web in the ceiling that you cant reach because you are afraid of standing on the ladder.
Or those picture frames that are too high up on the wall.
Harsh chemicals vs. Natural cleaner
Personally, I used both harsh chemicals such as bleach and natural cleaner such as a 50:50 vinegar and water solution.
So I am not against any one who wants to use store bought cleaners that have a lot of harsh chemicals to clean their home.
It’s up to the individual’s choice and their budget.
Spring Cleaning Tips
Since we are a week into the Spring season, below are some basic Spring Cleaning tips that you can do at home.
They aren’t for deep cleaning, just a head start to help you with your spring cleaning.
Please note that when doing any cleaning of any room (especially if you are using any cleaning products), please put on a pair of gloves before cleaning.
Plus, as a bonus there is a Spring Cleaning Checklist that you can print out to assist you with your Spring Cleaning.
Spring Cleaning Tips for all rooms
Face it, not every day you are cleaning, you dust your ceiling such as the fans in each room.
Grab an extended duster and get to work.
On a regular, when I am vacuuming any room I try to push the vacuum as far as I can push it.
So during my spring cleaning time, I try to pull away all my furniture from the wall (if I can), and vacuum underneath them and behind them too.
Spring Cleaning Tips for your Kitchen
After a period of time, build-up grime, (which is a mixture of dirt and grease), can start to collect on your Kitchen cabinets as you cook each meal for your family.
One way to lower the amount, is to turn on the exhaust hood over the range, whenever you cook.
Glass Stove Top
Once the stove top is cool, spray it with some vinegar and wipe it down with a towel.
Then sprinkle some baking soda on it. Wet a kitchen towel (or two) that you used for cleaning with hot water, wring out the excess water and spread it over the area for 10 minutes.
Remove the kitchen towel and use a microfiber cloth to scrub it down.
Give it one last wipe with some vinegar to polish it off.
For Laminate counter tops, you want to use just a mild liquid detergent and water.
Always wipe immediately as the spill happens. Don’t let it sit there and stain the laminate.
However, mixing baking soda and a household cleaner to make a paste, can be used to remove some of the stain.
Just put some of the paste on it and leave it overnight. Use a cloth to wipe it the next morning.
For Granite counter tops, try to avoid harsh or abrasive cleaners such as bleach, vinegar and anything that has ammonia in it.
All you need is some mild liquid detergent and hot/warm water.
Wet a clean cloth and wipe your counter top of any spills.
Dry it with a microfiber cloth to remove any streak.
Whenever I restock my refrigerator, I always wipe down the shelves and the little compartments on the door.
However, as often as I can, I get some warm water with some baking soda and wipe the fridge down.
You can remove the food and store in a cooler. Remove the shelves and drawers and wash those in warm water and detergent, to get rid of food bacteria and spillage.
You don’t want to use a soapy mixture in the fridge itself, because some food can pick up the detergent scent.
Surely, you don’t want to be eating your favorite food and it smells like detergent.
Spring Cleaning Tips for your Bedroom
Pillows and Comforters
Depending on your Pillow type, you can wash it in your washing machine.
Please make sure to read the manufacturer’s care label first, so you know what cycle to wash it in.
Also, you can just bring it outside and let the sun do the trick for you.
You can do the same thing for your comforters. Check the manufacturer’s care label.
When was the last time you flip your mattress?
Well, that’s if you do have that type that can flip. The type of mattresses they have now, some of them aren’t able to flip.
But if yours can, go ahead and flip it.
Just like your rugs, you can deodorize your mattress, by sprinkling some baking soda on it, wait for a few hours, and then vacuum it.
Also, you can sanitize your mattress with a disinfectant spray such as Lysol.
Spring Cleaning Tips for your Bathroom
For your shower curtains, always pull them closed when no one is using the tub, so the water wont stay in the folds, but dries easily.
With all the bathing products we use every day, there are always a ring around the bath tub.
As often as possible after every bath, use warm water and a abrasive cleaner to prevent bath tubs rings from happening or just use a all purpose bathroom cleaner.
With the all purpose bathroom cleaner, just spray and let is stay for a few minutes, then rinse.
As for the toilet, you can use a all purpose cleaner for the outside and inside.
When they are stubborn stain or a ring, you can use a toilet pumice stone.
Use a tooth brush to get up under the rim.
Clean the toilet seat also. If you prefer to go natural, you can use some distilled vinegar.
Don’t forget the toilet bowl brush.
Use the same all purpose cleaner to keep it clean by pouring some in the brush holder. You can also use some bleach to clean it.
Pipes & Drains
To remove clogs from pipes/drains, you can pour 1/2 cup of baking soda down the drain and then pour 1/2 cup of white vinegar.
Let it stand for about 10 minutes and then pour hot water down the drain.
The mixture will foam and bubble, but it will help remove some residue.
Free Checklist for Spring Cleaning
Click below to download the Spring Cleaning Checklist PDF File.