Spring cleaning is a topic that most people don’t really like to talk about. But how about if you could get your entire spring cleaning done in a single day? Wouldn’t that be lovely? It sure would!
Today we are going to cover exactly this. How to spring clean in a single day if you decide not to hire a cleaning company to do the work for you.
So where do we start?
Spring Clean Supplies Checklist
The first place we need to start is the supplies checklist for your spring clean. If you want to actually be done by the end of the day and not end up dragging you spring clean over a few days then you need to be equipped with all the tools for the trade.
This is what you should buy:
- All purpose cleaner
- Paper towels
- Microfiber cloths
- Hardwood floor cleaner and/or title cleaner (depending on what’s in your home)
- Window and glass cleaner
- Stain removal spray
- Plenty of scrubbers!
- Trash bags
- Baking soda
- Two mop buckets and a mop
- Vacuum cleaner
Once you have all of this you are ready to go! Now if you fell like you have more to do and one day will not be enough you can read this spring cleaning guide on how to spring clean your home and not miss anything. But it will take a few days!
Spring Cleaning Preparation
Before you officially start the spring clean there are a few things you need to do. First up kick everyone out of the house who is not going to be cleaning with you. If you have kids get them to stay with a friend for the day.
Next is to make space. So start with normal cleaning and get your dishes cleaned, dishwasher empty, laundry done and so on. This way you don’t have anything in the way for your spring clean.
Now you should be ready to start cleaning. Follow the plan below and you will be done in no time.
Blankets and other Big Items
Gather up all your blankets, rugs, pillows and any other things like this you might have and get them into the washing machine. Do this first as you will likely have a few washing loads to complete as each load ends. You will be coming back to this all day.
Lights and Fan
This next task should not be skipped and is #2 for a reason. Dust all your sealing fans and light fixtures with a microfiber cloth. It will be impossible to catch all the dust and this is why this is step #2 so you don’t dirty the floor if you did this step later.
The next step is to move on to dusting the rest of your home. Dust moves as much as you try to control it so it’s best to dust before moving onto any other cleaning.
Work from top to bottom. Start with things that are high up so picture frames and the top of doors. If you have cobwebs use a long handled duster to clean them.
Then move to things like curtain rods, blinds and then bookshelves. Then move to window sills and finally all the power-points near the ground.
When it comes to bathrooms use the same process from top to bottom. It does not matter what you are cleaning. In a house or apartment. Or somewhere else. You need to make sure you dust everything before moving forward!
Next up is any glass like windows and mirrors. The easiest way to deal with glass is with a window cleaning spray or just make you own with watered down vinegar.
Wipe down all the windows of your home outside and in. Then get to work on the mirrors in all your bathrooms and any you might have around you home. Using the same cleaning solution your can also clean all the window sills.
If you have really dirty window sills then it’s best to remove the fly screens and vacuum out all the dirt also.
The kitchen is a beast of its own! You could literally spend a day cleaning the kitchen if it was dirty enough. So how do you clean it quick snap so it doesn’t turn in a all day ordeal? Easy, just follow the quick cleaning guide we have prepared below.
Start with the kitchen vents that generally live above your hot plate. If you don’t have kitchen vents the skip over this step. Soak those kitchen vents for 10 minutes with a strong de-greaser. Also soak the hot plate grates and grills plus the over racks. You might need to rotate them if you don’t have enough space in your tub.
Next is to make use of your time while they soak. Clear our the fridge. Give it a good scrub. And then put everything back in.
Wipe down all your appliances and scrub those with build up. Move everything off the counter tops and from inside your cabinets. Wipe everything down and scrub anything that is needed. Dry everything down with a towel and put everything back.
Next is to deal with the grills and racks you’ve been soaking. Give them a really good scrub. Before replacing them all make sure you clean the hot plate and the oven.
If you area doing your spring cleaning over two days this is a good point to stop and follow on tomorrow.