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5 Steps for an Quick and Efficient Spring Cleaning

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Nothing is more satisfying than a perfectly clean house. It’s spring cleaning season, so roll those sleeves up and get to work! Without the correct plan of action, however, those chores can quickly pile up and become overwhelming. 

Our team has gathered their 5 steps to help with a quick and efficient spring cleaning for you.

1. Plan out the work that needs to be done

To make your life easier, tackle your spring cleaning project room by room, by taking the time to make a list of things to do. Below is a downloadable checklist so you don’t forget anything.

Determine what is a priority and spread it out over a realistic timeline. Be sure to not to overload your days to keep yourself motivated. Share the tasks among the family members according to the age of each. It will be more manageable and done faster with help.

little girl and woman cleaning with buckets

2. Gather up all the necessary supplies 

It’s always easier to accomplish all the necessary tasks for your spring cleaning when you are well equipped. Take inventory of what you have and get the equipment and cleaners you need to get the job done quickly and efficiently.

List of main things you will need:

  • Bucket
  • Mop
  • Broom and dust pan
  • Vacuum
  • Duster with telescopic handle
  • Rubber gloves
  • Rags and sponges
  • Magic Eraser
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Glass cleaner
  • Garbage and recycling bags
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Etc.

Use eco-friendly and natural products, like those offered by brands like Biovert or ATTITUDE, to avoid the dangers linked to the use of traditional household cleaning products that contain harsh chemicals. These choices are good for the health of your family as well as the environment.

3. Air out the house

Take advantage of good weather to open the windows and ventilate the house. You will not only let in the smell of spring and the song of birds, but will also air out any allergens and trapped particles in your home, in the event that you do not have a central heating and air conditioning system equipped with a air exchanger.

A minimum of 15 minutes per day is recommended to clean the air and help maintain a good level of relative humidity. This can help limit the risk of respiratory tract irritation.

4. Declutter before cleaning

Take a moment to put the house in order before you start your spring cleaning. Put away what is lying around and eliminate what you no longer need. Sort your clothes, empty and reorganize your drawers, your bookshelves, as well as any other storage that could benefit from a good reorganization. And above all, remember to recycle, sell or give away what is in good condition.

closet-reorganization

5. Start cleaning

Once you have completed the previous steps, you are now ready to start cleaning. To help you remember everything, here is an idea of the elements to clean in each of the main rooms of the house:

The kitchen

  • Walls and ceilings
  • Windows
  • Pantry
  • Stove and oven
  • Fridge and freezer
  • Cabinets and drawers
  • Backsplash
  • Floor
  • Small electrical appliances and vent hood
  • Dishwasher

Take the time to throw out expired food and take out the dishes to do a thorough cleaning.

cleaning-kitchen

The bathroom

  • Walls and ceilings
  • Windows
  • Shower curtains
  • Floor tile
  • Mirrors
  • Floor
  • Sink and taps
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Toilet
  • Fan

Also remember when cleaning out the medicine capacity to properly dispose of all expired products and drugs.

The living room

  • Walls and ceilings
  • Windows
  • Draperies, curtains and blinds
  • Lighting and lamps
  • Bookcase and shelves
  • Decorative accessories
  • Flooring

Be mindful to wash rugs, cushions and curtains with hot water to prevent dust and allergens from being released into the air.

cleaning-floors

The bedroom

  • Walls and ceilings
  • Windows
  • Bedding
  • Lamps and lampshades
  • Decorative accessories
  • Flooring

Take the opportunity to sort your clothes, donate the ones you no longer wear and put away the knits to make room for the lighter clothes. Also turn the mattress over, taking care to rotate it to distribute the wear.

The basement

  • Walls and ceilings
  • Windows
  • Decorative accessories
  • Flooring
  • Bathroom

Use plastic bins to store seasonal items and get rid of things you no longer need. Your space will be much more organized and manageable. 

Download our free checklist 

Make sure you don’t forget anything – download our free checklist!

It’s always handy to have a checklist on hand to tick off your tasks as you go. Download our free cheat sheet, and make sure you take on your spring cleaning like a pro!
 

pub menage printemps

Mission accomplished!

Now that spring cleaning is over, it’s time to congratulate yourself and admire your great work. Go outside to enjoy the beautiful sunny days and if you feel like it, why not prepare your house for spring? In addition to being clean, your home will be well maintained, which will allow it to maintain excellent long-term value. It’s also a good way to prevent costly problems.

Trust your renovations to the experts

A big spring cleaning is also an opportunity to identify things that need to be replaced, such as doors and windows. It can also inspire you to renovate the kitchen or the bathroom to be better organized or modernized.

You may also have noticed cracks in the walls or foundation that need to be checked to avoid water infiltration problems.

In short, we understand the difficulties that come with finding a reliable and high-quality contractor for your project, so let us take away that stress! Our Renovation Advisors can invite up to three 360° Verified Contractors to submit quotes for your renovation and help you decide which one brings the most value to you. Call us today or fill out our form to get started!

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