Spring Cleaning Checklist

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This spring cleaning checklist can be used anytime of the year. If you feel your house needs a deep cleaning in the middle of winter, then go for it! I personally, prefer to start my spring cleaning in February.

When you read this list you will notice that it really is an extreme spring cleaning checklist. It may even seem a bit overwhelming when you first look at it. To make it easier,  just focus on 8-10 this spring and then add 2-3 more from the list per month after spring.

Extreme Spring Cleaning Checklist

  1.  Clean out the garage. Get rid of tools you don't use or that are rusted or beyond repair.
  2.  Inspect the roof and gutter.
  3.  Examine exterior and touch up if needed. Power wash the outside of the house, including windows.
  4.  Drain all sediment from your hot water heater.
  5.  Perform maintenance on home cooling systems.
  6.  Donate clothing that has not been worn for more than two years.
  7.  Using a telescoping vacuum extension, sweep away all cobwebs and dust near the ceilings.
  8.  Wash the walls throughout the house using 1/2 cup ammonia, 1/4 cup white vinegar and 1/4 cup baking soda to 1 gallon of warm water.
  9.  Wash all inside windows. Vacuum out the tracks.
  10.  Vacuum/wash/dry clean all window coverings.
  11.  Dust and wash light fixtures and chandeliers.
  12.  Wash all knickknacks.
  13.  Vacuum lampshades. Replace lightbulbs.
  14.  Clean out and reorganize the linen closet..
  15.  With a vacuum brush, remove hair stuck to walls and ceiling by hair dryers and hair spray.
  16.  Deep clean shower, toilet, floor and sink.
  17.  Inventory the medicine cabinet and toss expired medicines.
  18.  Defrost freezer (if needed) and wash out refrigerator. Toss out expired foods.
  19.  Remove screen on stove fan and wash.
  20.  Clean oven and soak stove rings and drip pans.
  21.  Go through your kitchen appliances, clean thoroughly and get rid of ones you no longer use regularly.
  22.  Use your vacuum on the front of the coils and motor to remove dust and dirt.
  23.  Vacuum books and bookshelves.
  24.  Launder all quilts, blankets, comforters and bedspreads. Turn mattresses.
  25.  Move all furniture to the center of each room and vacuum thoroughly.
  26.  Rent a carpet cleaner or hire a company to clean your carpets.
  27.  Inventory the contents of each room. Force yourself to get rid of the things you don't need.
  28.  Have a garage sale.
  29.  Put the proceeds toward a family vacation, or visit a local amusement park, water park or favorite restaurant to celebrate the beginning of summer.