Spring Cleaning Checklist: Essential Tips for a Fresh Start

April 10 2024 – Victoria Schween

As the seasons change and spring arrives, it's time to rejuvenate our living spaces with a thorough spring cleaning.

Here's a checklist of essential tasks and cleaning protocols to ensure your home is fresh, clean, and ready for the new season:

  1. Deep Clean Behind Appliances: Begin your spring cleaning by pulling out stoves, refrigerators, and other large appliances to thoroughly clean behind and underneath them, removing any dust, debris, and food particles to prevent pests and maintain proper ventilation. Take the opportunity to test valves, such as hot or cold water valves, while cleaning to ensure they remain operational and aren't stuck from prolonged inactivity.
  2. Wash Windows and Screens: Clean windows inside and out to let in more natural light and enjoy clear views of the outdoors. Don't forget to wash window screens to remove dirt and grime buildup, enhancing airflow and maintaining a clean appearance.
  3. Check Supply Valve: Knowing how to shut off the main water supply is crucial for emergency situations such as plumbing leaks or burst pipes. It allows homeowners to quickly prevent extensive water damage and mitigate potential hazards. Including this in your spring cleaning checklist ensures that homeowners are prepared for unexpected issues that may arise as they begin to inspect and maintain their homes after the winter season, ultimately safeguarding their property and promoting peace of mind.
  4. Declutter and Organize: Take this opportunity to declutter and organize each room in your home. Donate or discard items you no longer need, and find designated spots for everything to maintain a tidy and functional living space. Add additional utility mats in mudrooms or garage spaces to prevent dirt buildup and to help organize supplies.Multi-purpose mat
  5. Clean and Disinfect Surfaces: Disinfect commonly touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, light switches, and countertops, to reduce the spread of germs and bacteria. Use an EPA-approved disinfectant and follow manufacturer instructions for proper application.
  6. Inspect and Maintain Appliances: Check appliances for signs of wear and tear, and perform routine maintenance tasks as needed. Clean refrigerator coils, replace HVAC filters, and inspect smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors for proper functioning, water sensor detectors to ensure battery life isn’t depleted, or to replace the water sensor if needed, and regularly checking radon gas detectors or installing one if you don't have it is essential for safeguarding against potential health risks associated with elevated radon levels in homes.
  7. Focus on Floors: Sweep, mop, or vacuum floors throughout your home, paying special attention to high-traffic areas and corners. Consider steam cleaning carpets for a deeper clean and to remove embedded dirt and stains.
  8. Install Preventative Measures: Consider installing preventative measures, such as under sink cabinets with water sensors, to protect your home from potential leaks and damage. These proactive steps can help safeguard your property and provide peace of mind throughout the year.
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By following this spring cleaning checklist and incorporating proper cleaning protocols, you can enjoy a fresh start and create a clean, comfortable living environment for you and your family. Remember, practicing proactive measures not only ensures the effectiveness of these cleaning tasks but also contributes to the longevity of your home's cleanliness and functionality. Happy cleaning!



Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector : Keep your home safe from smoke and carbon monoxide hazards.

Carpet Cleaners : Disinfect commonly touched surfaces like carpet.

Water Sensor : Detects leaks and prevents water damage with smart water leak sensors.