Spring Cleaning Checklist

Home Improvement

Spring Cleaning Checklist

 Clean out the garage. Get rid of tools you don't use or that are rusted or beyond repair.

 Inspect the roof and gutter.

 Examine exterior and touch up if needed. Power wash the outside of the house, including windows.

 Drain all sediment from your hot water heater.

 Perform maintenance on home cooling systems.

 Donate clothing that has not been worn for more than two years.

 Using a telescoping vacuum extension, sweep away all cobwebs and dust near the ceilings.

 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.

 Wash all inside windows. Vacuum out the tracks.

 Vacuum/wash/dry clean all window coverings.

 Dust and wash light fixtures and chandeliers.

 Wash all knickknacks.

 Vacuum lampshades. Replace lightbulbs.

 Clean out and reorganize the linen closet..

 With a vacuum brush, remove hair stuck to walls and ceiling by hair dryers and hair spray.

 Deep clean shower, toilet, floor and sink.

 Inventory the medicine cabinet and toss expired medicines.

 Defrost freezer (if needed) and wash out refrigerator. Toss out expired foods.

 Remove screen on stove fan and wash.

 Clean oven and soak stove rings and drip pans.

 Go through your kitchen appliances, clean thoroughly and get rid of ones you no longer use regularly.

 Use your vacuum on the front of the coils and motor to remove dust and dirt.

 Vacuum books and bookshelves.

 Launder all quilts, blankets, comforters and bedspreads. Turn mattresses.

 Move all furniture to the center of each room and vacuum thoroughly.

 Rent a carpet cleaner or hire a company to clean your carpets.

 Inventory the contents of each room. Force yourself to get rid of the things you don't need.

 Have a garage sale.

 Put the proceeds toward a family vacation, or visit a local amusement park, water park or favorite restaurant to celebrate the beginning of summer.