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Spring Cleaning 40 Tip Checklist
March 24th, 2015 11:56 AM

Now that spring is officially here, have you started your "Spring Cleaning"?  Here are 40 tips for spring cleaning.  30 inside tips and 10 outside tips.  These are just suggestions.  You may do more or less than the tips provided below.  Happy Spring Cleaning!!

40 Tip Spring Cleaning Checklist:

INTERIOR:

  • Wash/wipe down all ceilings, walls, doors, door knobs, cabinets and trim
  • Clean and disinfect all light switches, outlets and electronic remote controls
  • Wash all windows (inside and outside)
  • Caulk around all windows and doors (if necessary)
  • Check and repair screens
  • Wash/wipe down window treatments
  • Wash/wipe down mirrors, pictures and wall hangings
  • Wipe down and clean all electronic devices
  • Wash ceiling fans and light fixtures (including lamp shades and bulbs)
  • Wipe down, vacuum and polish furniture and/or condition leather furniture
  • Vacuum and professionally clean or steam clean carpeting
  • Deep clean flooring (hardwood, tile, vinyl, linoleum)
  • Remove area rugs and shake out, vacuum and clean
  • Clean and disinfect garbage cans
  • Wash and clean appliances (refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, disposal, fan/hood, washer and dryer)
  • Check and clean refrigerator's condenser coil
  • Clean and organize refrigerator and freezer
  • Clean and organize kitchen cabinets, drawers and pantries
  • Check your herbs and spices (discard outdated products)
  • Check and change air/furnace filter
  • Clean air vents
  • Check batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detector (change if necessary)
  • Wash and clean shower curtains and liners
  • Wash and clean tub and shower surrounds
  • Check caulk around tub and shower surrounds (re caulk if necessary)
  • Check and reseal tile and grout (if necessary)
  • Clean and organize medicine cabinets (discard outdated products)
  • Clean and organize closets (switch out seasonal clothing and store winter clothing)
  • Rotate and/or flip mattresses
  • Service furnace and central air units

EXTERIOR:

  • Power wash house, garage and patios and/or decks
  • Touch up exterior paint (if necessary- average exterior paint job last about 10 years)
  • Spray bug spray (Ortho Home Defense or similar) around house foundation, doors and windows
  • Clean and repair gutters and downspouts
  • Re stain decks and fences (if necessary and applicable)
  • Clean and wash outdoor light fixtures and check light bulbs
  • Wash and disinfect garbage and recyclable cans
  • Clean and wash outdoor furniture
  • Clean and wash grills and smokers
  • Schedule a chimney sweep

Steve Hemrich

Certified Residential Appraiser


Posted by Steven Hemrich on March 24th, 2015 11:56 AMPost a Comment

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