With spring just around the corner, it is time to get that spring cleaning checklist ready to go!
I do so much better with checklists. It makes me feel better when I complete something and I can cross it off a list. Seeing it marked off shows me that I am getting somewhere.
Easy Spring Cleaning Tips
To make your spring cleaning a bit easier, here are a few tips that will hopefully help.
Clean Room by Room
Don't try to tackle every room in the house at one time. You will only get more overwhelmed and you will lose the oomph to keep going. Take a room each day so that you can thoroughly clean and focus on one area without overdoing it.
Recruit the Rest of the Family
Get everyone involved in the fun! My kids hate cleaning, like most do, but they are recruited to clean anyway. I mean, I'm not the only one who lives here and makes a mess so a little help is needed! If it's feasible, have one person take each room to make things go quicker.
One thing I have learned that I never realized when I was younger, is that doormats are your friend. They stop a lot of the dirt that comes into your home and are worth the small investment. When they need to be cleaned, you can easily wipe them down or vacuum them.
Use Lemon Scent & Lemons to Clean
To me, lemon is such a fresh citrus scent that makes everything seem cleaner. Plus, lemons are great for cleaning things like your cutting boards and make great all-natural cleaners!
Don't Forget the Garbage Disposal
This is the one thing I always forget! The disposal can get extremely dirty and you can grind up some small lemon peels to get rid of any yucky odors. Mom Junkie also has some great tips and essentials for cleaning the disposal.
Stainless Steel Appliances
I clean my stainless steel with a mixture of dish soap and water on a microfiber towel. It's easy and affordable. Be sure to go along with the streaks, not against them!
The Dreaded Junk Drawer
I hate the junk drawer a.k.a the "catch-all" drawer. It haunts me every time I open it. When we spring clean, it's on the top of my to-do list. I dump everything out into a pile, pitch what is needed, and then organize everything as I put it back in.
With spring here, it is time to store blankets and throws so that they don't add to the clutter. You can easily store them away until you need them this fall.
Spring Cleaning Checklist
This free printable spring cleaning checklist has 4 pages. There is a cleaning checklist for the bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and a page for miscellaneous. The miscellaneous page contains other spaces like the garage, attic, etc.
Be sure to grab it and print it out whenever you need it! Hopefully, it makes tackling each room while spring cleaning a little easier.