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Posted March 31, 2024

Spring Into Action: Cleanse Your Mind, Body, and Space

As winter fades away, we are presented with a fresh opportunity to declutter, deep clean, and reorganize our living environments. Spring cleaning is not just about tidying up; it's a celebration of new beginnings and the transformative power of a well-cared-for space.

So, you don’t forget anything, we’ve made a list to help you get started!

General Interior Areas

  • Dust ceilings and corners: Remove cobwebs and dust buildup.
  • Clean windows: Wash both inside and outside, including windowsills and tracks.
  • Wipe down walls and baseboards: Use a damp cloth to remove dust and scuffs.
  • Clean light fixtures and ceiling fans: Dust off and wash light covers.
  • Shampoo carpets: Deep clean to remove dirt and stains.
  • Clean floors: Sweep, mop, and polish as appropriate for your floor type.
  • Dust and polish furniture: Pay special attention to surfaces and under items.
  • Wash curtains and drapes: Follow care instructions, or dust and vacuum with an attachment.
  • Clean blinds and shutters: Dust and wash as needed.
  • Vacuum and clean upholstery: Use appropriate cleaners for fabric types.
  • Wash throw pillows and blankets: Follow care labels for cleaning instructions.
  • Replace HVAC filters: Ensure your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system is running efficiently.
  • Clean vents and registers: Remove dust and debris for better air quality.
  • Declutter: Go through rooms to organize and donate or discard unneeded items.



  • Scrub the shower and bathtub: Remove soap scum and mildew.
  • Clean the toilet: Don't forget to clean around the base and behind the toilet.
  • Wash the bathroom sink and counter: Remove clutter and organize toiletries.
  • Clean mirrors and glass: Use a streak-free glass cleaner.
  • Organize bathroom cabinets and drawers: Discard expired products and neatly organize remaining items.
  • Wash bathmats and shower curtains: Follow care instructions for cleaning.



  • Wash bedding: Including bed sheets, pillowcases, and comforters.
  • Flip or rotate the mattress: To ensure even wear.
  • Organize closets: Donate clothes you no longer wear and organize the remaining items.
  • Dust and clean under the bed: This area is often overlooked during regular cleaning.



  • Clean laundry room: Wipe down the washer and dryer, and clean lint traps.
  • Tidy up home office spaces: Organize papers and dust electronics.
  • Clean electronic devices: Use appropriate cleaners for screens and keyboards.
  • Wash pet beds and toys: Ensure they are clean and free from odours.

General Exterior Areas

  • Wash windows exterior: Clean the glass, frames, and sills.
  • Clean gutters and downspouts: Remove debris to ensure proper drainage.
  • Pressure wash siding: Remove dirt, mildew, and stains from the home's siding.
  • Inspect and clean the roof: Look for and remove any moss, debris, or branches.
  • Clean outdoor light fixtures: Remove bugs, cobwebs, and grime.
  • Wash doors, including garage doors: Wipe down both the front door and garage door.


Porch, Deck, and Patio

  • Sweep and wash decks, porches, and patios: Remove debris and use an appropriate cleaner for the surface.
  • Clean and treat wooden surfaces: If you have a wooden deck or furniture, consider re-staining or applying a sealant.
  • Wash outdoor furniture: Clean fabric cushions, metal, plastic, and wood surfaces.
  • Clean and organize outdoor storage areas: This includes sheds, garages, and storage boxes.


Landscaping and Garden

  • Tidy up garden beds: Clear out dead plants, weeds, and debris.
  • Prune trees and shrubs: Remove dead or overgrown branches to encourage healthy growth.
  • Refresh mulch: Add new mulch to garden beds to suppress weeds and retain moisture.
  • Clean garden tools and equipment: Ensure your tools are ready for planting season.


Driveways and Walkways

  • Pressure wash driveways and walkways: Remove stains, moss, and debris.
  • Repair cracks and potholes: Address any damage to prevent further deterioration.
  • Re-seal surfaces if necessary: Consider applying a sealant to concrete or asphalt surfaces to extend their lifespan.


Additional Exterior Areas

  • Clean and check outdoor HVAC units: Remove any debris around the unit and ensure it's in good working order.
  • Wash fences: Clean all types of fencing materials, from wood to vinyl.
  • Clean out bird baths and feeders: Ensure they are sanitary for wildlife.
  • Clean and inspect outdoor play equipment: Check for safety and cleanliness.
  • Clean and organize the grill area: Prepare your grill for barbecue season by thoroughly cleaning it.
  • Open and clean the pool: If you have a pool, spring is the time to get it ready for use. Clean the cover before removing it, balance the water chemistry, and clean the pool's interior.
  • Inspect and clean pool equipment: Check pumps, filters, and other equipment

Whew… this is a long list. Remember, you don't have to tackle everything at once. Create a schedule that spreads out these tasks to make spring cleaning more manageable… small sections, large results.