Checklists & Schedules | Jun 3, 2019 3:30:00 PM

Professional Spring Cleaning Checklist

Checklists and to-do lists are an essential tool for completing a deep clean of your home. They help to keep you on track, make sure all tasks are completed and give you a sense of accomplishment as you work your way through. This spring cleaning checklist is used by our professional cleaning teams and will make working through your annual assignment much easier.

Spring Cleaning the Kitchen

Despite your best efforts to stay on top of mess, it’s likely that you’ll encounter some surprise tasks when spring cleaning the kitchen. This is why it is important to have a checklist to keep you on track.

By arming yourself with a plan and the right kitchen cleaners, you’ll make one of the toughest spring cleaning jobs so much easier.

Kitchen Spring Cleaning Checklist


✔ Cabinet interiors cleaned and organized
✔ Cabinet exteriors cleaned
✔ Fridge interior cleaned and organized
✔ Fridge interior cleaned
✔ Oven cleaned
✔ Appliance exteriors cleaned
✔ Small appliances wiped
✔ All surfaces dusted
✔ Counter tops and shelves dusted and/or wiped
✔ Sinks and back splash washed
✔ Baseboards dusted and/or wiped
✔ Doorknobs, door frames and doors wiped
✔ Light switches wiped
✔ Tables and chairs dusted and/or washed
✔ Garbage emptied
✔ Floor vacuumed and washed
✔ Dishes washed

TIP: You can also maximize your time by multi-tasking and moving onto other jobs while things soak. For example, rather than scrubbing oven racks, leave them to soak in soapy water in the bathtub or in a large container while you clean the rest of the oven.

Spring Cleaning Bathrooms

Bathrooms have the potential to accumulate scum, dirt and grime. Especially if the bathroom is only deep cleaned once a year. A strong microfiber cloth, natural cleaner, scouring scrub and thorough checklist will help leave you with a bathroom that is squeaky clean.

 

Scouring powder sprinkled on bathroom tiles

Bathroom Spring Cleaning Checklist

✔ Toilet cleaned and sanitized inside and out
✔ Mirrors cleaned
✔ Sink cleaned and sanitized
✔ Bathtub, shower walls and glass doors cleaned and sanitized
✔ Cabinet fronts cleaned
✔ Counter tops and shelves dusted and/or wiped
✔ All surfaces dusted
✔ Baseboards dusted and/or wiped
✔ Doorknobs, door frames and doors wiped
✔ Light switches wiped
✔ Garbage emptied
✔ Floor vacuumed and washed
✔ Towels changed

TIPS: Drains and exhaust fans have the potential build-up hidden mess that can be damaging if left for too long. To clear a partial drain block, simply pour some boiling water into the drain followed by a generous sprinkle of baking soda. Let it sit for a few minutes, then pour more boiling water and vinegar into it. Plug the drain for another few minutes to force the solution further down. Rinse one last time with boiling water. Repeat this process until water drains freely.

Although most people seldom clean their bathroom exhaust fans, keeping them clear actually helps keep the rest of your bathroom clean too. This is because a blocked filter won’t allow moisture to escape your bathroom, and excess moisture can lead to increased mould.

Regularly vacuuming the fan should do the trick but if it’s been a while, you might need to remove the cover to give it a thorough wash. First, make sure the fan is off for safety. Then remove the vent cover and clean it in soapy water. Make sure everything is dry before putting it together and turning the fan on again.

 

Spring Cleaning Bedrooms

Deep cleaning bedrooms at least once a year is important to ensure that you are resting in a healthy space. Carpets, clothing, linen and daily use can contribute to a build-up of allergens such as dust and dirt which can be harmful to your health. Just be sure that you don’t replace them with common cleaning ingredients that trigger asthma or pose more serious health threats.

 

professional cleaner changing bed linen
Bedroom Spring Cleaning Checklist

✔ Items tidied
✔ Inside of closets cleaned and organized
✔ All surfaces dusted
✔ Carpet and area rugs vacuumed
✔ Hard surface floors vacuumed and damp-mopped
✔ Beds made
✔ Mirrors cleaned
✔ Baseboards dusted and/or wiped
✔ Doorknobs, door frames and doors wiped
✔ Light switches wiped
✔ Garbage emptied

TIP: Before you start deep cleaning a bedroom, make sure the space is tidy and free of any clutter so that you can thoroughly clean the space. Decluttering after you’ve cleaned can also kick up more dust which means you would have to clean again.

Spring Cleaning Checklist for Living Areas

In high traffic common areas such as living rooms, entryways and hallways, special attention should be paid to details. Spring cleaning is a good time to vacuum skirting boards and upholstered furniture and to wipe overlooked areas such as the tops of photo frames and light switches.

 

Professional cleaner vacuuming area rug

Spring Cleaning Checklist for Living Areas

✔ All surfaces dusted
✔ Carpet and area rugs vacuumed
✔ Upholstered furniture vacuumed
✔ Cushions and pillows fluffed and straightened out
✔ Items tidied
✔ Mirrors cleaned
✔ Baseboards dusted and/or wiped
✔ Doorknobs, door frames and doors cleaned
✔ Light switches wiped
✔ Garbage emptied

TIP: Microfiber cloths are the best tool for removing dust because they pick it up instead of push it around. They’re called ‘microfiber’ because they are made from fibers that are microscopic (thinner than human hair) which means they can pick up the tiniest materials including bacteria!

General Spring Cleaning To-Dos

Deep cleaning your home includes washing the most obvious (yet often overlooked) parts of every room: walls and windows. It’s also a good chance to refresh linens and wash or wipe curtains in all rooms.

 

mopping floor
Spring Cleaning Checklist for All Rooms

✔ Interior window sills and window tracks cleaned
✔ Interior windows cleaned
✔ Interior of cabinets and closets cleaned
✔ Walls washed
✔ Marks on baseboards and walls cleaned
✔ Blinds wiped
✔ Linen (including towels) washed and changed

TIPS: All Purpose cleaner and a microfiber cloth should work on most stains on washable walls. It is always a good idea to do a small surface test on a hidden area to ensure the mixture doesn’t leave a mark.

To clean the inside of your windows use an all natural glass cleaner as well as a specialized microfiber cloth. We recommend leaving the outside of windows to exterior cleaning professionals.

Download a printable version of our complete spring cleaning checklist here. Still overwhelmed? Call on the help of cleaning professionals.


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