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How to Have a Fuss-Free Start to Your Spring Cleaning

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If you practice the annual tradition of spring cleaning, you probably already know a thing or two about how to get your home fresh and clean after a long, dreary winter. 

But do you know the best advice for how to start spring cleaning to make the most of your work? 

Every project needs a good foundation. If you start spring cleaning without a plan, you may get overwhelmed, take longer than necessary or struggle to make visible progress. 

If you want to make the most of your spring cleaning this year, try these ideas for how to start spring cleaning and how to keep the momentum so you finally accomplish all your spring cleaning goals! 

How to Start Spring Cleaning

Often the first hurdle to starting spring cleaning is deciding when to do spring cleaning. Luckily there’s an easy answer: now! Start while you’re motivated, even if it’s just a small start. Here are a few tips for spring cleaning to help you know where to begin:

  • Start by taking inventory of your cleaning supplies in case you need to restock products. Or try making your own with ingredients you already have!
  • Make a schedule of when you have time to clean. 
  • Set a timer for each area so you have the challenge of beating the clock and stay on task.
  • Start outdoors. Clean up your exterior entryways, porch and yard first. Coming home each day to a great looking exterior will motivate you to work on the interior.
  • Indoors, start in the bathroom. Most people hate cleaning the bathroom, but getting this out of the way will help you feel accomplished. 
  • As you work through your house, declutter each room before cleaning. Throw away or donate things you don’t need and put away everything you want to keep. 
  • Cleaning always should be done from the top down so that dust on higher surfaces doesn’t fall on already clean surfaces. 
  • Use a spring cleaning checklist like the one below to keep you organized. 
  • Not sure how to clean something? You can find instructions and tips online for cleaning everything in your home

Your Spring Cleaning Guide

Working with a spring cleaning checklist is like having a map to guide your cleaning efforts. Use our comprehensive cleaning guide to make sure you don’t miss a thing. 

Bathrooms

  • Dust ceiling vents and light fixtures.
  • Wipe down walls and switch plates.
  • Wipe down the door and knob.
  • Clean the window, screen and sill.
  • Clean mirrors.
  • Clean out and reorganize cabinets and vanities.
  • Clean cabinet fronts.
  • Clean sinks, faucets and drains.
  • Dust decor and clean countertops. 
  • Clean shower, tub, faucet and drain.
  • Clean shower curtain or door.
  • Scrub toilet surfaces.
  • Launder bath mat.
  • Dust floor registers and vents.
  • Sweep and mop floors.

Bedrooms

  • Clean light fixtures and ceiling fans.
  • Wipe down walls and switch plates. 
  • Wipe down doors and knobs.
  • Clean windows, screens and sills.
  • Dust or wipe down all furniture.
  • Launder bedding and curtains.
  • Clean under beds.
  • Vacuum and flip mattresses. 
  • Reorganize and clean closets.
  • Wash and reorganize toys.
  • Dust registers or other vents.
  • Sweep or vacuum floors.

Stairwells

  • Dust light fixtures and art.
  • Spot clean walls.
  • Wipe down handrails.
  • Sweep or vacuum stairs.

Living and Family Rooms

  • Dust light fixture and ceiling fan.
  • Wipe down walls and switch plates. 
  • Wipe down doors and knobs.
  • Clean windows, screens and sills.
  • Launder curtains.
  • Dust art.
  • Dust lamps.
  • Dust shelves and knickknacks. 
  • Dust electronics and organize cords.
  • Dust and reorganize movies, music, books, etc.
  • Vacuum and spot clean upholstered furniture.
  • Dust and polish wood furniture.
  • Launder pillows and blankets.
  • Dust registers or other vents.
  • Treat rug or carpet stains.
  • Vacuum rugs.
  • Sweep and mop or vacuum floors.

Kitchen

  • Clean light fixtures.
  • Wipe down walls and switch plates. 
  • Wipe down doors and knobs.
  • Clean window, window treatment, screen and sill.
  • Clean out and reorganize cabinets.
  • Clean outside of cabinets.
  • Clean counter appliances like microwave, coffee pot and toaster.
  • Declutter and clean counters and backsplash.
  • Clean sink, faucet and drain.
  • Clean and deodorize disposal.
  • Clean stove hood and stovetop.
  • Clean oven exterior and interior.
  • Clean out and reorganize drawers.
  • Clean out and reorganize the pantry.
  • Clean out and reorganize the refrigerator and freezer.
  • Clean refrigerator exterior.
  • Clean dishwasher interior and exterior.
  • Clean behind and underneath appliances.
  • Sweep and mop the floor.
  • Clean trash can.

Dining Room

  • Dust light fixture and ceiling fan.
  • Wipe down walls and switch plates. 
  • Wipe down windows, screens and sills.
  • Launder curtains.
  • Dust art.
  • Wipe down and polish the table. 
  • Dust and polish chairs and launder chair pads.
  • Dust other furnishings.
  • Dust the china cabinet and contents.
  • Vacuum or sweep and mop floor. 

Laundry Room

  • Clean light fixtures.
  • Wipe down walls and switch plates. 
  • Wipe down the door and knob.
  • Clean and reorganize cabinets or shelves.
  • Wash laundry sink, faucet and drain.
  • Wash washer interior and exterior.
  • Wash dryer interior and exterior, including lint trap.
  • Dust registers or other vents.
  • Sweep and mop the floor.

Home Office

  • Clean light fixture and ceiling fan.
  • Wipe down walls and switch plates. 
  • Wipe down door and knob.
  • Clean windows, screens, window treatments and sills.
  • Declutter paper items.
  • Dust electronics.
  • Sanitize keyboard and mouse.
  • Dust furniture and shelves.
  • Sweep or vacuum the floor.

Too Busy for Spring Cleaning? Try a House Cleaning Service

Even the best spring cleaning plan can be a non-starter if you simply don’t have time to do the work. 

But don’t despair. You still can enjoy a beautiful, clean home this season with a house cleaning service from Dust to Dazzle. 

We’ve served East Texas communities for over 35 years with spectacular house cleaning services. Our detail cleaning service is perfect for sweeping away all the grime of winter, and our superb customer service ensures our services are convenient for you

Our long-time clients have great things to say about the difference we make in their homes with our dedication to quality and reliability. 

When you need spring cleaning but don’t have the time, Dust to Dazzle is the solution! Let our team of experienced cleaning professionals do the dirty work for you this spring. 

Request a free quote today and let us know that you’re ready for an exceptional spring cleaning. 

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