Spring Cleaning List

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Hello Gorgeous, Spring is here and the Spring cleaning fever has hit me. It’s time to break out the rags, the cleaning products, and the donation boxes. I’ve created the ultimate Spring Cleaning list to get us started.

 

FRONT DOOR/ENTRY WAY

  • Sweep in front of the door
  • Wipe down or replace the door mat
  • Clean the cob webs outside the front door
  • wipe down the front door
  • Organize shoes and coats

COAT CLOSET

  • Empty everything out
  • Dust/Wipe down the shelves
  • Clean the walls
  • Clean the baseboards and the trim
  • Go through all the things you took out and donate the unused and unwanted items

LIVING ROOM

  • Dust all the electronics
  • Dust the mantel
  • Clean the fire place/chimney
  • Steam clean the sofas and chairs
  • Wash the couch covers (if they are removable or if you have slip covers)
  • Wash the pillow covers
  • Dust the vents, baseboard, and light fixtures
  • Wash the curtains
  • Clean the windows and glass slider
  • Dust the blinds
  • Shake out the area rugs and vacuum them
  • Dust the furniture
  • Wipe down all the décor and wall art
  • Wash all the throws and blankets
  • Wash the pet bed
  • Wipe down the baseboards
  • Vaccum
  • Check the smoke detector
  • mop

DINING ROOM

  • Dust/Wipe down the furniture
  • Polish any silver
  • Clean any crystals
  • Wash the curtains
  • Clean the windows
  • dust the blinds
  • Shake out and vacuum the rugs
  • Wipe down the baseboards
  • Mop

KITCHEN

  • Wash all the dishes
  • Put away all the dishes
  • Organize the cabinets
  • Organize all the drawers
  • Throw away all expired foods (in fridge, freezer, and pantry)
  • Clear out and Clean out the fridge and the freezer
  • Wipe down and disinfect  the interior and exterior of the fridge and freezer
  • Organize the pantry
  • Scrub the inside of the microwave
  • Wipe down the backsplash
  • Wipe down the counter tops
  • clean the stovetop and the oven
  • Empty the trash
  • Wipe down all the appliances
  • Dust the tops of the cabinets
  • Scrub and disinfect the sink
  • Clean the garbage disposal with ice and lemon wedges
  • Wash out the garbage can

BATHROOM

  • Wipe down the counters and the sink
  • Clean the mirrors
  • Clean out the cabinets and drawers
  • Wipe/Clean the faucet
  • Clean the drains
  • Clean and scrub the toilet
  • Scrub the shower/tub
  • Spray mold cleaner on the shower walls
  • Wash the shower curtains and bath mats
  • Take out the trash
  • Wash out the trash can
  • Wipe down the cabinets
  • Wipe a disinfectant cloth on the counter tops and inside the cabinets
  • Sweep
  • Mop
  • Throw out all expired and unwanted toiletries
  • Swap out the tooth brushes

BEDROOMS

  • Dust all the vents
  • Dust the light fixtures and the baseboards
  • Dust the tops of the dressers/ headboards
  • Wash the curtains
  • Dust the blinds
  • Clean the windows
  • Shake out and vacuum the area rugs
  • Dust and wipe down all the knick knacks
  • Wash all the bedding and blankets
  • Wash the pillow covers
  • Flip and rotate the mattress
  • Check the smoke detectors
  • Vacuum
  • Mop

CLOSETS

  • Take everything out of the closets to go through it all
  • Dust all the shelves
  • Organize all the items
  • Vacuum

OFFICE

  • File all important documents
  • Shred any papers your not keeping that has any type of your information on it
  • Backup and/or delete old files in your computer
  • Organize cabinets/drawers
  • Refill office supplies
  • Dust the desk top and the furniture
  • Dust the electronics

LAUNDRY ROOM

  • Run a cleaning cycle on the washer
  • Clean out the dryer vent and duct
  • Wipe down the exterior of the washer and dryer
  • Reorganize/Discard old cleaning supplies

GARAGE

  • Sweep out the floors and clean up any oil spills
  • Clean out the vehicles
  • Put away/Organize tools
  • Organize sporting equipment/toys
  • Organize seasonal décor into bins

EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE HOUSE

  • Change the air filter
  • Change the batteries in the smoke detectors
  • Polish the wood floors
  • Steam clean the carpets
  • Change burned out light bulbs
  • Dust the ceiling fan
  • Dust the corners of the ceiling for dust and cobb webs
  • Dust all picture frames
  • Dust and wipe down all the doors
  • De Clutter all junk drawers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring De-Clutter List

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Hello Gorgeous, today is the first day of spring, which means HELLO SPRING cleaning! Starting today till the last day of spring I’ll be posting spring cleaning, spring DIY’s, spring fashion, and anything to give your life a mini make over. We can transition from our cozy areas we’ve been hibernating for winter into the bright colorful warm spring days together.

So the first step to welcoming spring is to declutter. I’ve made the perfect list to help you declutter and I’ve also come up with questions to ask yourself in case you can’t seem to get rid things you should.

 

Questions to help you declutter:

  1. Is this item something I use regularly?
  2. Is this item something I love?
  3. Am I keeping this item out of obligation or expectation?
  4. Am I holding on to this item because I think I should love it?
  5. Am I saving this item “just in case”?
  6. Am I holding onto a broken item to fix one day?
  7. Is this item worth the time I spend cleaning it and storing it?
  8. Could I use this space for something else?

 

The De-Clutter List:

KITCHEN:

  • Chipped plates/glasses
  • Unused/old cookbooks
  • Broken appliances
  • Expired foods (from fridge and pantry)
  • Plastic ware with no lids
  • Unused/Broken appliances
  • Mismatced Tupperware and lids
  • Old rags
  • Damaged pots and pans
  • Expired spices
  • Unused bottles and sippy cups
  • Unnecessary gadgets
  • Snacks your dog doesn’t eat
  • Matches you never use

BATHROOM

  • Old/Expired make-up
  • Expired sunscreen
  • Expired medicine
  • Old hair ties
  • Old towels and bath mats
  • Dried up nail polish
  • Old toiletries
  • Old toothbrushes
  • Old air fresheners
  • Empty/Low bags left from cotton balls, toilet paper, cotton pads
  • Empty the bathroom bin
  • Broken hair dryer/straightner/curling iron

BEDROOM & CLOSET

  • Unworn clothes
  • Old/Broken jewelry
  • Earring without a match
  • Old shoe boxes
  • Unused purses
  • Worn-out sheets and bedding
  • Old pillows
  • Socks with holes in them
  • Gloves that don’t have a pair
  • Socks that don’t have a pair
  • Old/Unworn T-shirts
  • Shoes you don’t wear
  • Scarves you never wear
  • Promotional/Freebie T-shirts you never wear
  • The dress you bought that you know you’ll never wear again
  • Clothing you think its coming back into fashion
  • Anything you haven’t worn in the past 18 to 24 months
  • Clothes that don’t fit
  • Old broken hangers
  • Extra buttons
  • Stained/Damaged clothing that can’t be cleaned or repaired
  • Unused purses

LIVING ROOM

  • Dried up flowers
  • Unused tea light candles
  • Old/Ruined drink coasters
  • Unused/Chipped vases
  • Furniture manual
  • Unused electronics

BASEMENT & GARAGE

  • Unused decor
  • Old paint
  • Old/Unused sports equipment
  • Broken tools
  • Old outside tools
  • Unused holiday/seasonal items
  • Damaged/Unused rugs
  • Broken Christmas decorations
  • Broken power tools

OFFICE

  • Magazines (SHRED ADDRESS LABEL)
  • Old address labels (SHRED)
  • Books
  • Old receipts (SHRED)
  • Dried up pens and markers
  • Old notebooks
  • Unknown keys
  • Outdated software
  • Old school papers
  • Outdated/Unused/Broken electronics
  • Old warranty manuals
  • Instruction manuals to thing you no longer have

KIDS ROOMS/PLAYROOM

  • Broken/Unused toys
  • Games with lost pieces
  • Dried markers
  • Broken crayons
  • Old coloring books
  • Unwatched dvds
  • Outgrown clothes
  • Unloved stuffed animals

MISC.

  • Old detergents
  • Old batteries
  • Unused craft supplies
  • Old news papers
  • Expired coupons
  • Torn cleaning rags
  • Collectibles
  • Cds
  • Toys you pet doesn’t play with/Distroyed
  • Take out menus you never look at
  • Boxes
  • Extra shoe laces
  • Old cell phones
  • Old/Damaged/Unused cell phone cases
  • Old Emails
  • Old mail (SHRED)
  • Unread books
  • Anything you just don’t like
  • Old computers
  • Anything you have duplicates of
  • Bad/Blurred pictures