7 Day Spring Cleaning Checklist: Deep Clean In One Week
Most people take a day or a weekend to do a good spring cleaning, but how good is it when you’re likely rushing through each area of your home? Take your time, get in the nooks and crannies, and make sure every aspect of your home is as clean as possible by following our 7-day spring cleaning checklist.
Day 1: Declutter
On day 1 of your 7-day spring cleaning checklist, focus on decluttering your home, because no matter how clean your home may seem, if you have too many possessions taking up space, it will never be truly clean. If you want to declutter in one day, you need to start when you have a free day.
Go through every room of your house and get rid of things you don’t want or need that are just taking up space. Put clothes in a donate pile, throw old food in the garbage, and prepare to replace old shower curtains, comforters, or rugs. Once the house is decluttered we can really begin to clean!
Day 2: Kitchen
The kitchen is the one room that can never seem to stay clean for more than a few hours. Can you imagine how dirty it is below just the surface level? Deep cleaning the kitchen is the next stop on your spring cleaning checklist.
To best deep clean your kitchen, go through these checkpoints that apply to your home:
- Clean all dirty dishes
- Clean the microwave (clean microwave plate with soap and hot water)
- Disinfect countertops
- Take trash out and disinfect trash can
- Clean and disinfect the sink and garbage disposal
- Deep clean the dishwasher
- Deep clean the oven
- Clean off the stovetop
- Scrub and disinfect backsplash
- Organize the fridge and freezer (should already be cleaned out from day 1)
- Dust on top of fridge and cabinets
- Dust inside cabinets/ drawers and organize
- Organize pantry
- Deep clean coffee maker and other small appliances
- Wipe down kitchen tables and chairs
- Clean dog bowls
- Sweep and mop kitchen floor
- Vacuum or wash rugs
Day 3: Laundry & Bathrooms
On day 3 of your spring cleaning checklist, you’ll be doing lots of laundry! Laundry is some peoples’ favorite chore and others’ least favorite, but whether you love it or hate it, it has to be done! So, gather all the dirty clothes – yours, your spouse’s , your kids’, your parents’, and even your pet’s. Wash loads according to color so nothing gets ruined. Wash bath towels and bedding last in hot water.
Since clothes take at least 30 minutes in the washer and dryer, this is also a great day to clean your bathrooms! Follow these steps for cleaning your bathrooms to a tee:
- Dust walls, exhaust fan, and air vents
- Dust on top of light fixtures
- Clean mirror and countertops
- Wash and disinfect toothbrush holders
- Clean sink and polish faucet
- Unclog all drains
- Clean shower walls, door, and showerhead
- Clean and disinfect bathtub and polish faucet
- Dust blinds and clean windows
- Scrub and disinfect the toilet (yes, the whole thing)
- Take out trash
- Organize cabinets
- Sweep and mop bathroom floor
Day 4: Bedrooms
It’s day 4 and it’s time to clean the bedrooms. Since you’ve already decluttered, there isn’t too much left to do in the bedrooms. That’s great! Get these checkpoints done and you’ll have some time to rest as well.
- Fold or hang clothes and put away
- Organize closet and dust where necessary
- Dust nightstands, dressers, or chests of drawers
- Dust walls, door frames, ceiling fans, and air vents
- Clean light fixtures
- Flip or rotate mattress if needed
- Sanitize and organize toys
- Sweep, mop, or vacuum floors
Day 5: Remaining Interior
What’s left for you to do on day 5? The rest of the house. The dining room, living room, hallways, sunroom, or office – any room not already mentioned. These tips will remain similar to the ones above, but check them off as you go to make sure you don’t miss anything.
- Shred and trash any unneeded documents or mail
- Dust TVs, computers, and keyboards
- Disinfect remotes
- Take out all trash
- Dust air vents, ceiling fans, walls, and door frames
- Dust fireplace mantle
- Wipe down side tables, coffee tables, desks, or TV stands
- Organize drawers, cabinets, and shelves
- Sweep, mop, or vacuum floors
Day 6: Garage, Basement, & Exterior
We’re so close to the end of our spring cleaning checklist, and it’s time to move on outside the main areas of the house. When most people think of spring cleaning, they don’t give the home’s exterior enough, if any, attention. If you’re really looking for a deep clean, you’ll have to move to the porch, the garage, and the basement.
In the garage and/ or basement, follow these tips:
- Throw away any trash
- Organize storage
- Clean any cobwebs
- Sweep the floors
- Wash the cars (cars gather dirt, dust, and allergens as well!)
- Let in some fresh air by opening windows or doors
Next, move outside the home completely. This is an important step on your spring cleaning checklist! You need to check the home’s exterior for damage or deterioration. If shingles need to be replaced on the roof, bricks on the chimney, or cracks in windows, you’ll likely want to take note and call a professional. Some things you can do yourself, such as cleaning the outside HVAC unit, caulking windows and doors, and sweeping off porches.
Day 7: Repair, Replace, Maintain
The last day of our spring cleaning checklist is here! Today, we’re taking the time to replace things such as shower curtains, light bulbs, and floor mats, while also calling for professional help for those things we shouldn’t try and DIY. If you’re looking to replace your HVAC system or add an air purification system to clean the air in your home, call the professionals at Environmental Comfort Systems. Our HVAC systems are top-of-the-line in efficiency and effectiveness, and our air purification systems can eliminate 99.9% of contaminants from the air in your home.
You’ll also want to make sure you’re a member of an HVAC maintenance plan. When you enroll in our ComfortCare Club, we service your system twice a year, in the fall and spring, to help ensure it keeps your home as comfortable as possible during the warmer months. Sign up today on our website: https://envcomfort.com/maintenance-plans-tune-ups/
For more information on getting your HVAC system ready for spring and summer, call Environmental Comfort Systems. We are a trusted American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Customer Care Dealer in Decatur, AL. We care about the comfort of your whole home, and often provide tips and inspiration for home projects and whole home comfort.