Spring Cleaning Checklist

Home Improvement

The weather outside definitely has me feeling the side effects of spring fever!  I've got the windows open and the dog is napping away on the patio after a long walk for our lunch break.  In keeping with the spirit of spring thoughts, I though I'd share some spring cleaning ideas to get you ready for when the warmer temps are here to stay! 

Spring Cleaning Checklist

 Clean out the garage.

 Inspect the roof and gutter.

 Power wash the outside of the house, including windows.

 Drain all sediment from your hot water heater.

 Donate clothes not worn for more than two years.

 Wash walls using 1/2 cup ammonia, 1/4 cup white vinegar and 1/4 cup baking soda to 1 gallon of warm water.

 Wash all inside windows. Vacuum out the tracks.

 Vacuum/wash/dry clean all window coverings.

 Dust and wash light fixtures and chandeliers.

 Wash all knickknacks. Vacuum books and shelves.

 Vacuum lampshades. Replace lightbulbs.

 Deep clean shower, toilet, floor and sink.

 Inventory the medicine cabinet and toss expired medicines.

 Defrost freezer (if needed) and wash out refrigerator.

 Clean oven and soak stove rings and drip pans.

 Vacuum front coils and motor to remove dust and dirt.

 Launder all blankets and bedding. Turn mattresses.

 Move furniture to the center of each room and vacuum thoroughly. Shampoo carpets.

 Have a garage sale.