The Best Spring Cleaning Tips Spring into Cleaning S&S Janitorial Services

It’s about that time again in the Berkshires for spring cleaning! 

This time of year everyone looks forward to open the windows, and let some fresh air in. We all look to spring cleaning to make our homes clean, happy and efficient spaces after a long winter.  We don’t want you to be daunted by the size of this list, many cleaning jobs are small ones that will go by quickly, and you’ll be so glad you took the time to do them!

 

Before you begin, Here are some extra spring cleaning tips to make the chores not only more efficient, but give you a check list to follow so you don’t feel overwhelmed. If you like them, please be sure to share them to your friends and family:

 

You will want to set aside at least a few days to a week for a complete spring cleaning.  Start from one end of your house or apartment to the other.

 

Plan some easy meals for the days you will spend cleaning.  Consider using your slow cooker.  A crockpot full of stew at the end of a day of intense cleaning is a beautiful thing!

 

As you clean, keep a notepad handy of any chores you notice that need to be done around the house: paint touch-ups, tiles to be replaced, light-bulbs that need to be replaced, etc.  Don’t get distracted by these chores during your cleaning, save them for another day, focus on your spring cleaning list and get it done. On that notepad, you can keep another list of things you notice you need.  Especially when you clean out your fridge and pantry, be aware of other supplies you are out of or running low on.

 

Take an empty laundry basket, or container and put in it anything you need you sort through (miscellaneous receipts you’re not sure you need to keep, random parts, and even the contents of that “junk drawer” you have been meaning to clean out forever. If it’s just you, sort the contents and put them where they belong, if you are living with someone it is best to sort through the contents together – what might look like trash to you, might be very important to someone else.

The Best Spring Cleaning List brought to you by S&S Janitorial Services of Berkshire County

This information has been posted around the internet, and we think it is a great list to work from for your spring cleaning list. From apartments to full homes, some of the space may very, but many of the areas could be on your list:

 

FOYERS

  1. Dust lighting fixtures.
  2. Wash walls and trim
  3. Wash doors, knobs and switch plates.
  4. Wash bench or other furnishings.  Launder bench cushion, if applicable.
  5. Empty out coat closet.  Wash walls and floor, if needed.  Sort items as you return them to the closet.  Store out of season items, donate unneeded items.
  6. Clean or replace entry mats
  7. Sweep and scrub floors.
  8. Reseal grout lines, if necessary.

 

BEDROOMS

  1. Open windows
  2. Dust furniture.
  3. For each drawer: remove items, wash drawer, place items back neatly.  Donate Items you no longer need. One of the tips we got is to place a dryer sheet ( your favorite scent ) in the bottom of the drawer.
  4. Remove everything from closets. Sweep and wash closet floor. Put everything back neatly.  Donate items you no longer need.  Try not to store things on closet floor.
  5. Move Bed.  Sort and put away anything that was under bed.  Sweep or vacuum under bed.  Try not to store things under bed.
  6. Put bed back.  Freshen mattress by sprinkling with baking soda, or your favorite scented deep cleaning carpet powder, letting sit briefly, and the vacuuming it up.
  7. Launder bedding and curtains.  Wash pillows and duvet in hot water.  Air out mattress pad, if you have one.
  8. Dust lights. Clean lamp shades.
  9. Wash windows and window sills.  Take out and wash window screens.
  10. Wash switch plates.  Wash walls and trim as needed.
  11. Wash mirrors or dust art.
  12. Wash doors and doorknobs.
  13. Wash floor registers and other vent covers.
  14. Sweep and wash floor or vacuum.

 

BATHROOMS

  1. Open windows
  2. Empty all cabinets and vanity.  Wash inside, replace items neatly.  Discard expired medications and cosmetics.
  3. Wash outside of cabinets and vanities
  4. Clean tub. Wax if necessary. Clean drain.
  5. Clean toilet, inside and out.  Remove seat and clean around seat bolts.
  6. Clean sink and drain.
  7. Shine faucets.
  8. Clean mirror and frame .
  9. Dust light fixtures.
  10. Wash windows and window sills. Take out and wash window screens.
  11. Wash switch plates.  wash walls and trim.  Wash doors and door knobs.
  12. Wash floor registers and other vent covers.
  13. Sweep and wash floors.
  14. Reseal grout lines if necessary.

 

KITCHEN

  1. Open windows.
  2. Remove and clean window coverings.  Click here for instructions on cleaning mini blinds.
  3. For each cabinet or drawer: Remove items, wipe out drawer, place items back neatly.  Donate unneeded items.
  4. Wash and sanitize cutting boards
  5. Sharpen knives
  6. Wash cabinet doors and knobs
  7. Clean and organize pantry.  Check food expiry dates.
  8. Clean oven.
  9. Clean stove top.  Remove elements and drip bowls, if applicable, wash and put back.
  10. Clean and organize fridge and freezer.  Defrost freezer, if necessary.  Check food expiry dates.
  11. Clean under fridge and stove.
  12. Vacuum refrigerator coils.
  13. Clean microwave.
  14. Clean crumbs out of toaster.
  15. Clean and descale kettle.
  16. Wipe down any other counter appliances
  17. Wash counters and back splash.
  18. Wash and shine sink.  Shine faucet. Clean drain.
  19. Clean Dishwasher.
  20. Dust light fixtures.
  21. Wash windows and window sills.  Remove window screens and wash.
  22. Wash switch plates.
  23. Wash walls and trim as needed.
  24. Wash doors and door knobs.
  25. Wash floor registers and other vent covers
  26. Sweep and wash floor.
  27. Reseal grout lines, if necessary.

 

DINING ROOM

  1. Open windows.
  2. Wash curtains.
  3. Wipe down table and chairs.
  4. Wipe down or dust other furnishing.
  5. Clean chair pads, if applicable.
  6. Polish table, if necessary
  7. Create a pretty spring vignette on table!
  8. Dust any displayed china or serving dishes.
  9. Launder table linens.
  10. Shine silverware.
  11. Dust art, photos and paintings.
  12. Wash windows and window sills.  Take out and wash window screens.
  13. Wash switch plates
  14. Wash walls and trim.
  15. Wash doors and door knobs
  16. Wash floor registers and other vent covers.
  17. Clean floors.

 

LIVING ROOM/ FAMILY ROOM/ PLAYROOM

  1. Open windows.
  2. Vacuum sofas.
  3. Spot clean sofas, if applicable.
  4. Launder throw pillows and blankets.
  5. Dust shelves, furniture and decor.
  6. Clean lamps and lampshades.
  7. Wash windows and window sills.
  8. Take out and wash window screens.
  9. Clean television screen.
  10. Carefully dust electronics.
  11. Tidy electronics wires.  Tuck nicely out of sight.  Label them, if practical.
  12. Sort through music and DVD collections.  Purge things that no longer suit your families interests.  Organize what is left in an attractive manner.
  13. Sort books and magazines.  Donate or recycle ones that no longer suit your families interests.
  14. Wash hard plastic children’s toys with warm soapy water. Rinse and dry.  Launder stuffed toys.  Donate or store toys that your children have grown too old for.
  15. Wash switch plates.
  16. Wash walls and trim as needed.
  17. Wash doors and knobs.
  18. Wash floor registers and other vent covers.
  19. Clean floors.

 

LAUNDRY ROOM

  1. Open windows.
  2. Wash windows and window sills.
  3. Take out and wash window screens.
  4. Wash cabinet doors.
  5. Wash inside cabinets.
  6. Wash laundry sink.  Shine faucet.  Clean drains.
  7. Wash outside of washer and dryer.
  8. Wash inside of washing machine.
  9. Wash lint trap with soap and water to remove filmy build-up from laundry soaps and dryer sheets. Let air dry thoroughly before putting back in place.
  10. Wash switch plates.
  11. Wash walls and trim.
  12. Wash doors and door knobs.
  13. Wash floor registers and other vent covers.
    sweep and wash floors.
  14. Reseal grout lines, if applicable.  ( Good for that second list of to-dos list, so you can take your time and make it look great!)

 

STAIRWELLS

  1. sweep/vacuum stairs
  2. Spot clean walls.
  3. Wipe down handrail.
  4. Dust art and light fixtures.

 

OUTSIDE

  1. Sweep porches and walkway.
  2. Wash thresholds.
  3. Wash exterior doors.  Give front door a fresh coat of paint, if necessary.
  4. Clean or replace welcome mat.
  5. Wash siding.

 

REMEMBER TO:

  1. Clean blades of ceiling fans.
  2. Sort through and organize family photographs (digitally or into albums).
  3. Sort and clean any extra zones such as linen closets, utility closets and office spaces.

 

Need help with your spring cleaning? Give us a call and we will take care of it all. Get a Free no obligation estimate on your cleaning needs, we have a 100% satisfaction rating, and professionally trained staff ready to help.

S&S Janitorial Services

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260 Pecks Road
Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201
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Phone: (413) 822-1768
Email: contact@sandsjanitorialservices.com

 

 

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