Making The Most Of Spring Cleaning

Spring is here and many people are thinking about what their spring cleaning will look like this year. Before you get started it’s important to have a clear plan. If you are finding the list of tasks too daunting, remember it doesn’t have to be done all at once. Spreading out the deep cleaning and decluttering tasks over a period of time allows you to chip away at the list while still having time for your day-to-day life.

Planning For Success

Identifying the areas that you would like to focus on will help you plan for success. You’ll know what cleaning supplies to have on hand for each job and what items need to be replenished. Next, create a schedule and work through your home room by room. You don't have to clean your entire space over the same weekend, but if you're on a roll and you have the time to do more  Be prepared to remove clutter items as quickly as possible from your space.

Top Interior Spring Cleaning Must-Dos:

All Rooms

  • Ceiling fans - dust before turning on
  • Pet Bedding - wash regularly, or put outside on bright sunny days or freezing cold days to keep dust mites at bay
  • Walls - wipe down walls with a damp cloth, dust doesn’t just settle on floors and flat surfaces
  • Windows
  • Light fixtures and lamps - remove light fixture covers and wipe down with warm soapy water, lamps with fabric lampshades can be vacuumed, or try a lint roller to remove dust
  • Sweep and mop floors - some people choose to do a thorough scrubbing of their floors by hand rather than using a mop, both methods will do the trick.
  • Dust baseboards, baseboard heaters, and crown moldings


  • Disinfect trash cans, recycling bins, and green waste containers
  • Clean out cupboards and wipe down the shelving
  • Clean microwave
  • Clean or replace range hood fan filters
  • Clean oven
  • Clean behind fridge and stove
  • Clean your dishwasher


  • Disinfect trash cans
  • Clean out cupboards and wipe down the shelving
  • Wash or replace shower curtains
  • Clean bathroom exhaust fan covers


  • Wash pillows and blankets
  • Vacuum mattress
  • Wash and pack winter clothing
  • Go through clothing looking for worn-out items and pieces that you are no longer interested in
  • Closets - wash and pack away winter items, wipe down closet shelving, and toss broken hangers

Top Exterior Spring Cleaning Must-Dos:

Many people think about spring cleaning the inside of their homes, but exterior spring cleaning is just as important for maintaining your investment.

  • Clean outdoor light fixtures
  • Wash outdoor furniture - dish soap is excellent for refreshing these pieces
  • Tidy gardens and plant flowers
  • Clean and repair gutters if needed
  • Clean and organize garage
  • Wash windows and siding
  • Tidy garden beds

Spring cleaning can be a big and daunting undertaking with all of the tasks associated with it. Approaching it methodically and breaking the larger tasks into smaller ones and spacing them out over a period of time can increase your chances of a successful spring clean.

Spring is a time of change and well known as a time for fresh starts. Spring cleaning not only gets your home in top shape for the upcoming seasons, but it is also a great way to start preparing your home if you are looking to sell in the upcoming months.

Are you looking to make a fresh start this spring? If you're thinking about selling your home or buying a home Contact Century 21 Rockies Realty for expert service and advice.

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