Get a Head Start on Spring Cleaning in 2022 with Our Room-by-Room Checklists for Professional Cleaners

Spring will be here before you know it, and that means taking advantage of the beautiful weather before the rainy season comes. Of course, springtime isn’t all fun and games since it also brings the dreaded, but necessary, spring cleaning! You will have many clients that need your services!

If you’re wondering why people detest spring cleaning, it’s probably because there seems to be so much to do in so little time (which is often the case). This is why getting a head start on your spring cleaning and planning ahead is so beneficial. Make sure before you start the spring cleaning season with your clients that you have the right cleaners insurance. That’s where our handy checklists come in.

Why Do I Need to Start Preparing for Spring Cleaning Now?

There are several reasons why it is beneficial to begin planning any large cleaning operation as soon as possible. For starters, it allows you to determine which areas require extensive, thorough cleaning and organization—these are the things you can begin working on as time permits, even before spring arrives.

So, unless you’re attempting to spring clean your house in a hurry, here are a few reasons why you should plan ahead of time.

To Make a Cleaning Schedule That Is Workable

When you have time to prepare, you can create the ideal cleaning schedule that suits your daily routine while also accommodating your employment schedule and other obligations. However, keep in mind that the cleaning plan can only be made once you’ve completed your spring cleaning checklists, which we’ll share later in this article.

Preparedness

Cleaning tools, supplies, and various stuff that you may or may not have in your house are typically required for spring cleaning. As a result, you should consider preparing for the next spring cleaning endeavor by stocking up on the supplies you’ll need. Once the rigorous cleaning is started, this guarantees that no time will be wasted.

It’s Better to Begin Sooner Rather Than Later!

When it comes to a large, time-consuming activity like spring cleaning, planning and starting early is the best way to remain on top of things and/or on schedule. There are several things you can cross off your spring cleaning checklists that can ease the strain later on, whether it’s decluttering every day or organising drawers and cabinets over the weekend (when spring cleaning is in full swing).

What Should I Do to Get Ready for Spring Cleaning?

Preparing for spring cleaning will be a snap now that you’ve decided to get an early start this year! You probably already have all you need in terms of cleaning equipment and supplies; nevertheless, you will need a few more items, as well as extra cleaning aids and products in case you run out.

Check out the list below to make sure you have everything you need for a spring cleaning:

Cleaning Equipment

  • Broom with a long handle
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Mop
  • Dust cloths made of microfibre
  • Brushes for cleaning
  • Toothbrushes for cleaning small spaces
  • Scrubbers that aren’t abrasive
  • Pads for scouring
  • Sponges, rags, kitchen roll, and towels
  • Cleaning supplies for all surfaces, including floors, kitchen worktops, bathrooms, and windows
  • Vinegar (a great cleaning cupboard staple!)
  • Bags for garbage
  • Buckets
  • Spray bottles

Where Should I Begin My Spring Cleaning?

If you don’t know where to begin your spring cleaning quest, you’ll probably flip your entire house upside down, only to be faced with the daunting chore of putting it back together as neatly as possible! This is the very worst way to go about spring cleaning since it only adds to the chores, which further complicates the task. Instead, experts recommend cleaning and organizing one room at a time to make spring cleaning simpler; yet, this still leaves the issue of “where to begin” unanswered.

So, start with the rooms that are most frequently used or required, and then go on to other sections of the house. For example, because you will most likely use your kitchen on a regular basis, you should begin spring cleaning it before moving on to the other rooms. Next, declutter, clean, and organize your bedroom to ensure that you have a pleasant and peaceful place to sleep at the end of each day spent spring cleaning your house! Similarly, clean the remainder of your house on a priority basis, room by room.

What is the Ultimate Cleaning Checklist for Spring?

Because a home contains numerous rooms, the perfect spring cleaning checklist must have multiple checklists! 

So, without further ado, let us get started!

Kitchen

  • Remove everything from the refrigerator (defrost and clean freezer)
  • Cabinets and drawers in the kitchen should be cleaned and organised.
  • Cabinet fronts and tops should be degreased.
  • Organise and clean the pantry (check for expired food products and discard as needed)
  • Wipe the backsplash tiles clean.
  • Dust the walls
  • Stovetop should be clean (grates, knobs, etc.)
  • Deep clean both the inside and the outside of the oven and microwave
  • Dishwasher should be cleaned and freshened.
  • Clean the sink and the faucet.
  • Garbage cans and garbage disposal should be thoroughly cleaned
  • Countertops cleaned and free of debris
  • Organise the objects on the counter.
  • Clean the shelves and racks.
  • Clean blinds windows
  • Floor should be scrubbed and polished.
  • Dishcloths should be washed.
  • Scrubbers and sponges should be replaced.

Bedrooms

  • Clean and organise your closet.
  • Organise the drawers and the top of the dresser.
  • Clean and organise your cabinets, drawers, and storage areas.
  • Organise and clean the bookshelves
  • Organise any shoe racks and storage.
  • Air the mattress in the sun
  • Curtain rods should be dusted and curtains should be changed.
  • Blinds + clean windows
  • Dust walls
  • Make sure the area under the bed is clean.
  • Replace your bed linens.
  • Clean the furnishings (apply polish if needed)
  • Clean your windows.
  • Vacuum the carpets and rugs
  • Doormat and door should be washed
  • Picture frames and wall art dusted
  • Make sure the mirrors are clean.

Living Room

  • Upholstery vacuumed.
  • Stains on the couch removed.
  • Cushion coverings and slipcovers washed.
  • Curtain rods dusted and curtains changed.
  • Blinds and windows cleaned
  • Lampshades/light fixtures dusted
  • TV unit cleaned
  • Furniture dusted
  • Walls dusted
  • Frames and wall art dusted
  • Mirrors spotless
  • Organise and clean the coffee table
  • Remote controls wiped and sanitised.
  • Clean and maintain your air conditioner.
  • Wipe down the exteriors of electrical devices.
  • Knickknacks and ornamental things should be dusted.
  • Carpets and rugs should be vacuumed.
  • Clean your windows.
  • Floor should be cleaned and polished.

Bathrooms

  • Organise the medication cabinet (discard expired products)
  • Window sills should be clean.
  • Clean shelves and stands that are fixed on the wall
  • Shower cleaned
  • Ensure that your vanity is clean.
  • Organise the drawers and cabinets of your vanity.
  • Mirror in the bathroom should be clean.
  • Scrub the inside and outside of the bathtub.
  • Scrub tiles 
  • Disinfect the sink
  • Clean both the interior and exterior of the toilet bowl.
  • Vinegar can be used to unclog a clogged shower head.
  • All fittings and hardware should be cleaned and buffed.
  • Ceiling free of dust and cobwebs
  • Tile grout should be kept clean (regrout if needed)
  • Shower curtain/door should be clean.
  • Towel holders, racks, and hooks should all be cleaned.
  • Window should be cleaned
  • Towels should be replaced.

Dining Room 

  • Table linens should be washed.
  • Tabletop should be cleaned and polished.
  • Table legs should be dusted
  • Vacuum the upholstery and dust the dining chairs.
  • Upholstered chairs should be cleaned and de-stained
  • Curtains should be changed and curtain rods should be cleaned.
  • Window blinds should be dusted
  • Dishware/display cabinet should be cleaned and organised.
  • Drawers and storage cabinets should be cleaned and organised.
  • Picture frames and wall art free of dust
  • Make sure the mirror is clean.
  • Clean the buffet table.
  • Walls dusted
  • Clean the furnishings.
  • Clean your windows.
  • Vacuum the carpets and rugs
  • Floor should be cleaned and polished.
  • Silverware polished

Playroom

  • All toys should be washed and sterilised.
  • Clean the carpets, mats, and rugs thoroughly.
  • Arrange the toys.
  • Clean and organise storage cabinets and units.
  • Clean your windows.
  • Ceiling and walls dusted
  • Clean and disinfect the playpen fence.
  • Clean the floor thoroughly.

Garage

  • Sort through the items in the garage.
  • Unwanted objects should be decluttered and donated.
  • Walls dusted
  • Garage door should be cleaned.
  • Clean your windows.
  • Sweep the floor
  • Clean the floor with a degreaser and a mop.
  • Arrange the items neatly in the garage.

Across the Board

  • De-cluttering (tabletops, cabinets, drawers, closets, etc.)
  • Air vents clean
  • Examine the smoke alarms (change batteries if needed)
  • Air filters should be cleaned or replaced.
  • Switchboards should be sanitised.
  • Doorknobs should be sanitised.
  • Handles and door knobs should be sanitised.
  • Ceiling fans should be kept clean.
  • Cobwebs should be removed.
  • Baseboards should be dusted.
  • Fixtures checked to ensure they are in good condition

After reading this post, it may appear that there is a lot more to do than you anticipated, but the fact is that many of these activities take a matter of seconds. Nonetheless, a few extra hands can assist, and most importantly, allowing yourself enough time to effectively spring clean your home is essential!

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