5 Genius Must Try Spring Cleaning Hacks – Are you looking for some spring cleaning hacks to get your home fresh and clean this spring? Here are 5 of my favorite cleaning hacks to meet your cleaning goals and get your home sparkling clean in time for summer. BONUS free Spring Cleaning Checklist and printable is available at the bottom of this post!
Having a sparkling clean house is at the top of my priority list. Keeping it clean is a challenge with a toddler, 3 cats and a dog running around though. So, giving our small house a good deep clean every spring is a must with these clever spring cleaning hacks
A good deep clean at least once per year keeps us far more motivated to keep it clean moving forward. Plus, a good spring clean using these spring cleaning hacks at least once a year makes weekly maintenance easier which saves us time in the long run.
If you’re anything like me the idea of cleaning your entire house from top to bottom can feel overwhelming. So, I came up with spring cleaning hacks and a spring cleaning checklist to help me stay motivated. And, these tools allow me to stay on task as I tackle a good deep clean in our home. Otherwise, I don’t know where to start and will give up even before tackling my spring cleaning project.
Here are 5 of my favorite spring cleaning hacks plus a bonus free printable spring cleaning guide and checklist that you can download and print. With these spring cleaning hacks you’ll be all set to tackle a good deep clean at your house this spring without all the overwhelm.
5 Spring Cleaning Hacks
#1 Schedule Your Deep Clean
A good spring cleaning takes time. Depending on the size of your home, it isn’t something you can necessarily get done in one day. So, it’s important to look at your schedule and find a block of time that you can devote to a good deep clean.
In our house an entire spring cleaning takes 3 days. We block off a long weekend where we can devote 1 day to de-cluttering and tidying and 2 days to tackling the actual deep clean part of our plan.
Here is the cleaning schedule that we follow:
- First Day: De-cluttering and tidying all areas of our home including closets, pantries, storage furniture, clothing etc.
- Second Day: Deep cleaning upper floor including 2 bedrooms, washroom and office.
- Third Day: Deep cleaning main floor including kitchen, living area, foyer and powder room.
#2 De-Clutter First
Cleaning a cluttered house is hard work. The more stuff you have laying around the harder and more time consuming it is to really get in there and get things cleaned properly. If your house isn’t tidy to begin with it’ll be really difficult to focus on spring cleaning because you’ll be overwhelmed with all the stuff that surrounds you.
So, my biggest spring cleaning hack is to start on a clean slate. That means that before even tackling the spring cleaning part of the checklist you need to devote time to decluttering and tidying every room in your home.
Sort through closets, drawers, dressers, storage cabinets, pantries and medicine cabinets. Donate or sell what you don’t need and make sure that everything that is laying around your home is put away.
One of our strategies to keep things tidy and organized is to give every object in our house a home. Once it has a home it’s easy to keep things organized and tidy. This method of tidying up makes picking up a breeze long-term because any stray object or item has its place.
#3 Focus On One Room At A Time
Once your home is tidy and de-cluttered it’s time to start deep cleaning.
Below you’ll find a checklist of spring cleaning target areas for different areas of your home. You can easily download and print the checklist to keep you motivated and on task.
We focus on one room at a time and clean it start to finish. Then, we move on to the next and rinse and repeat until we’ve cleaned every area of our home.
We always start with the upper floor and move our way down. We opt to do it this way because bedrooms tend to be the most challenging and time consuming to clean because they involve washing linens and rotating mattress. But, you can start in any room you’d like and move your way around in any order that makes sense for you.
#4 Have The Right Cleaning Gear
A good spring cleaning requires that you have the right cleaning products and gear available to you. Cleaning is challenging and to be most efficient it’s important to have the right tools to make the process as seamless as possible.
Our must haves include a good vaccuum like this Dirt Devil, a dust mop for hard to reach places, plenty of dusting rags, a good quality multi-surface cleaner like Mrs. Meyers all purpose cleaner ,glass spray and a good mop and bucket with easy wringing.
#5 Pace Yourself
Although getting it done is the goal it’s still important to pace yourself. Do an inventory of your home and figure out exactly how much time and energy you’re going to need to devote to your spring cleaning efforts.
If your home is on the larger side it’s probably a good idea to make a plan that spans over a couple of days. If there’s some clutter and tidying to deal with it might be a good idea to space the spring clean over a couple of weekends so you don’t get overwhelmed and demotivated.
Whatever your living situation is, come up with a plan that works for you, the size of your home and your schedule.
Spring Cleaning Guide & Checklist
To download this free printable just click on the image or the link provided below.
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