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Our Home: Spring Cleaning List

Hello lovelies! Spring already started in most countries of the world. Except here! in the Nordic countries.  Somehow we are lucky spring starts a bit late over here so I have a bit more time to do some spring packing / cleaning before the Easter Holiday. It's hard to keep track of it all especially when I have the packing and sorting to do as well, so I use the help of cleaning lists. Lists help me tick off what I've done so far because I break the mission to small tasks each room per day. 

I pick this printable checklists online from the I Dream Of Clean website. They have cleaning lists for each home corner and they help one keep track and break the tasks easily. I also use their home organization tips. 

Below the images there is my overall home cleaning checklist which I use to keep the home tidy and clean by the end of each season. This past two years have been a bit challenging with Julia taking most of my focus and time. But as I said I try to break tasks so I can manage to do what should be done. It's not perfect as I want it to be but it works for now. 

For those who are willing to do things perfectly there is the The ultimate spring cleaning list.  

Overall Spring Cleaning Chores
  • dust crown molding and baseboards
  • dust ceiling corners
  • dust baseboards and clean scuff marks
  • dust/wash light fixtures and lamps
  • dust ceiling fans
  • wash doors (look for scuff marks)
  • wash walls
  • touch up paint
  • change, vacuum or wash window curtains
  • wash window blinds
  • clean windows
  • dust bookcases
  • polish wood furniture
  • wipe down and vacuum furniture (clean the base and under cushions)
  • condition leather furniture
  • remove stains from upholstered furniture
  • vacuum and wash lampshades
  • deep clean hardwood, tile and linoleum
  • shampoo carpet (DIY or schedule a professional)
  • remove rugs to shake out, then vacuum, then clean under them
  • vacuum all flooring, including corners and edges
  • clean air vents
  • dust around mirrors, picture frames, and wall hangings
Spring Clean the Kitchen

  • remove anything from the kitchen that doesn’t belong
  • clean and disinfect the trash can
  • clean the microwave
  • deep clean the dishwasher
  • clean and organize the refrigerator
  • clean and organize the freezer
  • replace refrigerator water filter
  • vacuum refrigerator coils
  • clean the oven
  • clean the hood vent and change filter if needed
  • clean stove top burners
  • clean and disinfect the garbage disposal
  • clean and organize plasticware and storage containers
  • reorganize kitchen cabinets and drawers
  • clean and organize kitchen drawers
  • straighten cups, mugs, and glass cabinet and eliminate the unnecessary
  • straighten plates, bowls, and other dishes and eliminate the unnecessary
  • deep clean pots, pans, and bakeware
  • organize the pantry
  • sanitize cutting boards and sharpen knives
  • clean  and disinfect coffee maker
  • clean and disinfect small appliances
  • clean and disinfect high chairs
  • clean the pot rack
  • check the freshness of your herbs and spices
  • clean under the sink and eliminate the unnecessary
  • deep clean and polish cabinet doors
  • clean tile and touch up paint on walls
  • deep clean floors
  • disinfect door knobs, light fixtures and pulls
  • set up a meal plan
  • determine if you need new kitchen supplies

Spring Clean the Bathroom
  • Clean air vents
  • Clean and disinfect light switches and fixtures
  • Clean and disinfect toothbrush holders
  • Clean and refill soap dish and/or pump
  • Clean light fixtures and wash globe(s) 
  • Clean make-up brushes
  • Clean mirror
  • Clean shower caddy
  • Clean shower curtain and liner
  • Clean shower door frame
  • Clean shower glass (here’s a great way to prevent soap scum from building up on shower glass doors in the future
  • Clean plastic strip at the bottom of a glass shower door
  • Disinfect countertops
  • Dust and clean windows, inside and out
  • Polish faucets
  • Mop and hand scrub floors (pay attention to special grout lines, corners, and moldings)
  • Scrub and disinfect toilet, including around base, under seat and around hinges
  • Scrub the bathtub and/or shower
  • Scrub walls
  • Unclog and refill lotion dispensers
  • Wash bathroom cup
  • Wash floor mat
  • Wash hand/guess towels
  • Wash trash can (inside and out)
  • Wipe down cabinets, knobs, towel racks and toilet paper holder
  • Remove rust from toilet seat screws
  • Tighten toilet seat hinges
  • Clean bathroom exhaust fan
  • Clean shower head
  • Polish wood cabinets
  • Caulk around bathtub
  • Re-seal tile and grout
  • Unclog drains (the use this tip to prevent clogged drains in the future)
  • Toss beauty products not used over the past year
  • Toss expired make-up
  • Clean, organize and de-clutter cabinets and drawers
  • Clean, organize and de-clutter bathroom closet

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