As the winter days melt away, temperatures get warmer and days get longer. The emergence of spring brings about the hopeful possibilities of a new beginning. In this fresh, budding season we are hopeful for the privilege of watching new life grow. We’re also hopeful that a magical fairy will appear and attend to all of our seasonal cleaning tasks. 

Should the fairies not answer your wishes this year, we’ve put together an essential checklist for Spring Cleaning necessities. 

Home maintenance. 

  • Examine your gutters and roof for debris, such as pine needles, leaves, and ice.  Using a blower or broom, clean them out so everything runs smoothly for the next season. 
  • Test the batteries in your smoke or carbon monoxide detectors. Replace them if needed. 
  • Clean reachable exterior windows. Examine both windows and doors for cracks and leaks. 
  • Check on your HVAC unit. Change the filter and straighten coils. 

Every room. 

  • Wash windows. Remove the screens, rinse, and replace them after air drying. 
  • Clean blinds using a microfiber cloth or handheld vacuum. Remove and launder curtains. 
  • Wipe moldings and baseboards with a damp, microfiber cloth. 
  • Clean vents. 
  • Wash light fixtures and dust lampshades. 
  • Dust ceiling fans and rotate airflow. 
  • Disinfect switch plates and light switches. 

Bedrooms. 

  • De-clutter your closet. Donate unused clothes and swap out items for weather-appropriate styles. 
  • Vacuum mattresses, spot clean if needed, and flip. 
  • Launder or dry clean pillows. 
  • Vacuum or sweep under beds. 

Kitchen. 

  • Remove all items from the refrigerator and freezer. Mix a quart of warm water and a quarter cup of baking soda; wipe shelves clean. 
  • Dispose of expired condiments and pantry items. 
  • Deep clean oven. 
  • Remove items and wipe the insides of drawers and cupboards. 
  • Clean inside the microwave. 
  • Disinfect garbage can. 

Bathrooms. 

  • Wash shower curtains, and replace liners if necessary. Clean shower doors. 
  • Disinfect garbage can. 
  • Wash toothbrush holder in the dishwasher. 
  • Remove items from inside drawers: purge unused or expired toiletries. 
  • Wipe insides of drawers and cabinets. 

Laundry room. 

  • If possible, pull out washer and dryer and clean behind them. 
  • Wipe down all shelves, cabinets, and other surfaces. 
  • Run a cleaning cycle on your washing machine. 

Cleaning fairies aren’t a thing, but The Maids are! If you’re feeling unmotivated to undertake the chores, give us a call. Click here to learn more about our Fall & Spring house cleaning services. 


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