Friday, March 9, 2012

Spring cleaning ideas

My spring cleaning checklist from A BOWL FULL OF LEMONS

Day 1: 
  • Clean all baseboards, banisters, walls, windows & mirrors (spraying everything with Basic H eliminates the need for a bucket of water & cleaner)
  • Clean all glass surfaces 
  • Wipe down electronics

Day 2:  
  • Wash all curtains (including shower curtains) 
  • Wash all bedding (including quilts & pillows)
  • Flip mattresses
  • Empty all trash cans, clean and sanitize them.

Day 3: 
  • Clean the kitchen:
  • Clear the entire counter top and sanitize
  • Wipe out & organize all cabinets. Throw out old food and dishes you no longer use.
  • Wipe off the top of fridge
  • Dust fridge coils
  • Clean out fridge and freezer
  • Clean out oven (including vents)
  • Clean microwave
  • Sanitize the sink and garbage disposer
  • Wipe down all appliances.

Day 4:
  • Change all filters (furnace, water filtration)
  • Add salt to water softener
  • Polish all furniture in house (and wax if needed)
  • Clean toilets, sinks, medicine cabinets and showers

Day 5:
  • Vacuum out couches & chairs
  • Wash couch cushions
  • Vacuum and mop all floors
  • Wash rugs

Day 6:
  • Shampoo all carpets
  • Replace all smoke detector batteries
  • Replace burnt out lightbulbs

Day 7: 
  • Rest because tomorrow its time to head outside!!
*Some extra things that may need done this week are: switching winter wardrobe to spring, oil change in car (fill fluids)& clean out car, clean out vacuum cleaner, clean out dog kennel, reseal grout lines, clean out email box.