After what seemed like one long winter, spring is finally here, which means it’s time for spring cleaning. Spring cleaning can be a favorite time of year for some homeowners. It’s the perfect time to reorganize, to revitalize your home so that you can look at the space with fresh eyes. But it can also be a daunting event, one that seems to involve a long laundry list of tasks to tackle. Sometimes it can help to break them into sections. In today’s guide to spring cleaning for 2021, we’ll break down each task room by room so your spring cleaning can feel that much more manageable.

Every Room 

Most rooms will have varied needs when it comes to spring cleaning, but there are some standards that are a good idea for any room of the house. General cleaning is never a bad idea, such as the following:

  • Vacuum, sweep, and mop floors where necessary
  • Wipe down baseboards
  • Dust blinds or window treatments and wash drapes
  • Dust overhead lights and replace old lightbulbs
  • Wash windows, inside and outside of the house

Entryway

Your entryway is generally a narrow area, but it is the first impression people often have of your home’s interior. It’s also one of the rooms with the heaviest foot traffic, since most people enter the house through that entryway. This room can accumulate mud and dirt over time, even when you have a doormat. Here are the steps you’ll want to take in the entryway:

  • Install a coat rack and shoe rack
  • Sweep and mop the floors
  • Clean the baseboards and walls
  • Clean or wash the doormat
  • Wipe down the door

Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most used rooms in your home. Indeed it’s difficult to get through a day without using your kitchen, whether you cook large meals or simply need to wash your hands or take something from the refrigerator. So it’s understandable that in time, your kitchen can accumulate quite a mess. Even if you keep your kitchen reasonably clean throughout the year, now is a good time to give it a thorough spring cleaning.

  • Clean the stove and oven, including removing burners and cleaning the oven racks
  • Clean the microwave and dishwasher (don’t just assume your dishwasher cleans itself when it runs)
  • Wipe down the refrigerator and freezer, including any drawers
  • Defrost your freezer and discard any expired food
  • Remove any expired or unwanted goods from the cabinets, as well
  • Wipe down your countertops, cabinet doors, and backsplash
  • Dust all surfaces

Bedroom

Your bedroom, meanwhile, is more of your private sanctum. It’s designed for your comfort, and sometimes it can become a little cluttered over time as you go through your day to day. But a cluttered bedroom can lead to feelings of stress and disorganization, overall, so don’t neglect this space when doing your spring cleaning.

  • Go through your drawers and reorganize
  • Rotate your mattress
  • Move furniture around to suit your preferences
  • Disinfect toys in children’s rooms

Bathroom

Don’t neglect your bathroom when it comes to spring cleaning. The center for hygiene in your home, you want to be sure that it stays clean and neat both for your own comfort and for any guests that you may have over throughout the year. Here are a few tips for bathroom spring cleaning:

  • Organize your linen cabinets and vanity drawers
  • Toss out any expired medication and old toiletries
  • Scrub down the shower and tub, as well as washing the shower curtain
  • Scrub the toilet as well as any tile around the toilet

Living Room

Your living room is where you’re likely to do the most socializing. You can sit around with your family or your pets, or you can invite friends over to spend time with you in the living room. It’s often where snacks are eaten, where your favorite shows are watched, and where you’re just able to relax. Here are some steps to take when it comes to living room spring cleaning:

  • Remove furniture cushions and vacuum everywhere, including the furniture
  • Dust all surfaces
  • Wash pillow cases and throws
  • Reupholster fading or worn down furniture

With any big project, it helps to have a list. This will keep you organized as you go through your spring cleaning and revitalize your home for the coming year. Still looking for that dream home, or planning to sell soon? Let Vsells & Associates help. Contact us today to learn more about our realtor services or to get started.