After a season of rainy weather that brought muddy shoes, all kinds of pollen building up on window sills, and families spending time indoors with colds and viruses, it is time to deep clean your home for spring. It feels refreshing to open up the windows and let in some fresh air. Creating a house deep cleaning checklist for spring can help you stay organized and ensure that no corner is left untouched.
At Carpe Diem Cleaning in Durham, North Carolina, we know about residential house cleaning. We have put smiles on homeowners’ faces, and we have been cleaning homes and apartments in the Triangle for almost 30 years!
It can be overwhelming at this time of year. When you think about house deep cleaning for spring, ending the school year, planning summer vacations and activities, and the weekly tasks of moving things forward, it feels like a lot for one person.
We are here to help get you started with some things to think about and, of course, reach out to get a quote or get on our schedule so our teams can clean your house from top to bottom. That is only one easy step to feeling better and having more time to do the things you love to do.
We also have a “House Deep Cleaning Checklist for Spring” for a quick reference list.
So let’s begin with the basics. First, go ahead and put on your Spotify Cleaning Dance Mix music.
- Declutter and Organize:
Before you start cleaning, it’s important to declutter and organize your home. Go through each room and get rid of anything that you no longer need or want. This includes projects you thought you would have time to complete, clothes you haven’t worn in a year, and anything broken or damaged beyond repair. One of the most difficult things about decluttering and organizing is having a destination for it. So, arrange one trip to the local donation or recycling center, and give books to the library.
Offer your things to your neighborhood group. One of our favorite long-standing clients, Denise Ross, had this great idea; “Have a giveaway box at your door. Put your gently used items you no longer want in a cute basket and tell your guests, friends, neighbors, or family to take what they want as they leave your house. Once you’ve decluttered, organize your remaining belongings so everything has a place.
- Clean the Windows and Doors:
Windows and doors can accumulate dirt and grime over time. Clean them both inside and out, including the screens and tracks. You’ll be surprised at how much brighter your home looks after a thorough window cleaning. Carpe Diem Cleaning has add-on services; cleaning the inside of windows and window sills is one of them. We are a locally owned business in Durham, NC, so we support other local businesses, find a window cleaning business and take that task off your list.
- Dust and Vacuum:
Dust and vacuum each room, paying special attention to baseboards, ceiling fans, and light fixtures. Don’t forget to clean under furniture and in corners where dust accumulates. Consider renting a carpet cleaner or hiring a professional to deep clean your carpets and rugs.
- Deep Clean the Kitchen:
The kitchen is often the busiest room in the house and can accumulate a lot of grease and grime. Deep clean your kitchen by scrubbing the stove, oven, and microwave. Clean out the refrigerator and freezer, throwing away any expired or old food. Wipe down cabinets, counters, and backsplashes.
- Scrub the Bathrooms:
Bathrooms can be a breeding ground for bacteria and germs. Scrub the tub, shower, sink, and toilet using a disinfectant cleaner. Wash the shower curtain and bath mat, and replace the toilet brush.
- Wash Bedding and Curtains:
Wash all of your bedding, including sheets, pillowcases, and comforters. Take down curtains and wash or dry clean them. Don’t forget to clean your mattress and pillows as well.
- Clean the Outdoor Spaces:
Spring cleaning isn’t just for the inside of your home. Clean your outdoor spaces by pressure washing your patio, deck, or porch. Sweep or rake any debris from your lawn, and plant new flowers or plants to brighten your yard.