Spring Cleaning Checklist & Tips

Dated: March 30 2020

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Ahh. Spiring finally has sprung in Nashville! We love the feeling of rebirth & renewal that comes with budding trees, flowers, crisp air, and longer days with more sunshine. Traditionally, this time of renewal has been used to deep-clean our homes. Who doesn't love a clean, tidy house? Not only does a clean and organized home feel great, but it also helps you prep to sell, if listing your home is a goal this year. Many of us are staying safer at home right now anyways, so why not make the most of it by making our home happier and healthier.

Our list tackles every room in your house – from bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen to the living room. If it seems like it's a lot to do, try breaking it down by doing one room a day for the next week.

Every Room

Wash baseboards, window sills, doors, and walls

Vacuum and wash vents

Wash window decor (drapes, etc.).

Dust blinds

Wash windows - inside and out

Dust and shine overhead lights - replace burnt light bulbs

Dust and/or vacuum light fixtures and lamp shades

Kitchen

Clean out pantry

Wash kitchen cabinets

Deep clean oven

Move fridge - vacuum and mop behind it

Vacuum coils on fridge

Deep clean fridge inside - wash outside

Living Room

Dust and wash any and all mirrors, frames, and decorative items

Vacuum all upholstery

Vacuum all lamp shades

Dust furniture and fixtures

Wash all throw pillows and blankets 

Dust and polish furniture

Vacuum and shampoo carpets - mop and wax if necessary

Bedroom

Wash all bedding (including mattress pad)

Wash all bed and throw pillows

Flip mattress - if using pillow top, rotate mattress

Purge anything stored under bed you don't want anymore

Home

Change batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors -- this should be done at least twice a year

Check all electronics, make sure they are plugged in, cords are untangled and everything is plugged into a surge protector

Check expiration date on fire extinguisher

Sweep front porch and back deck

Store all winter items, clothes, and decorations

Disinfect all computer keyboards and mouse (Use compressed air to remove crumbs, dust and other particulates. Use a dampened microfiber cloth and wipe the keys down. Use dry microfiber to remove any leftover moisture. Disinfectant wipes are okay to use as well.)

Bathroom

Clean and disinfect tub and shower

Wash bathmats

Dust and replace decorative items

Wash and/or replace shower liners and shower curtains

Miscellaneous

Throw out old and expired makeup. Clean your makeup holders.

Update all your house first aid kits. Toss expired medication while sorting other medication.

Donate any unused clothes items to Goodwill, The Salvation Army, or other local community organizations.

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