Ahhh, Spring Cleaning! Do you feel a little overwhelmed with all the projects? It can seem like such an endless and horrible task. We wanted to make spring cleaning more manageable and even a little fun. If you want to follow along with our Spring Cleaning Challenge download the checklist HERE. We have broke down each area into 5-6 chores that are not done on a regular basis, and give you some tips and tricks to get the job done.
Why do we Spring Clean? To remove the dirt and grime that has built up over the winter. It is good to clean everything in your house at least once a year for hygiene, upkeep, and maintenance of your home.
Week 1 - The Kitchen
You will need a degreaser such as Soilmaster. We are getting dirty this week and you will need something that can fight the grime!
The Sink & Drain
- Our drains and garbage disposals get build up of stinky sludge. Use a garbage disposal brush to break up the gunk that is stuck into the disposal.
Inside Oven and Refrigerator: Pull out the racks & shelves and wash them separately in your sink, let them soak in a mixture of water and Soilmaster. Spray your degreaser and let dwell 5-10 and really break down the burned on grease and food stuck on the bottom.
Cupboards and Drawers - Remove everything and throw away or donate any unused items. Vacuum the drawers and shelves and wipe them out with a damp microfiber cloth.
Organize Pantry - Rotate your canned & boxed food to the front. Remove items from the bottom of the pantry, sweep & mop the floors and baseboards.
Under & Behind Appliances - Pull appliances out and away from the walls and cabinets. Usually these places are dusty and just gross. Make sure you have gloves, lots of towels, and garbage bags before you start.
Dining Room Table & Chairs: Using a SCRAG with a damp microfiber cloth will help you remove the gunk your kids wipe under the table.
Week 2 - Master Bedroom
Mattress & Bedding - You spend 8+ hours a day in your bed. Your mattress needs to be refreshened. Sprinkle Nilofresh on your mattress and let it dwell 10-15 minutes before vacuuming it up. If you have stains on your mattress now is the time to use a stain remover, I used stain & odor remover.
Under the Bed - Vacuum or use a rubber broom to pull all the dust and hair out from under your bed.
Dresser Drawers - Remove all items and throw away or donate any clothes that you are not wearing regularly. Vacuum the drawers before adding clothes back in..
Closet: We could talk about closet clean out ALL day, but the biggest thing is to remove and declutter. Sort clothes into three piles KEEP. DONATE. THROW AWAY. Get rid of anything you have not worn or used in 1 year.
Windows & Walls - To make this job simple, use a microfiber mop. Don’t forget the ceiling fan and lights.
Carpet Clean - Refresh your room with a nice carpet clean! Allergens and pollutants stay in your carpets no matter how often you vacuum. You need to be carpet cleaning at least once a year to help remove them. To learn more about carpet cleaning click HERE.