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Spring Cleaning Checklist & Tips
Dated: March 30 2020
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.
Wash baseboards, window sills, doors, and walls
Vacuum and wash vents
Wash window decor (drapes, etc.).
Wash windows - inside and out
Dust and shine overhead lights - replace burnt light bulbs
Dust and/or vacuum light fixtures and lamp shades
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
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
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
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.)
Clean and disinfect tub and shower
Dust and replace decorative items
Wash and/or replace shower liners and shower curtains
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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