The Ultimate Guide to Spring Cleaning

Dated: April 4 2022

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The Ultimate Guide and Top Ten Checklist to Spring Cleaning and Maintaining Your Home

With spring upon us, the daunting task of completing a major clean-up and overhaul of our homes looms over the heads of both types A and B. You only have to Google "spring cleaning" to notice everyone is looking for advice on the subject, including but not limited to, “what to clean,” “how to clean,” “what products to use when cleaning,” “tips for spring cleaning,” and, one of my personal favorites, “does decluttering count as spring cleaning?”

Martha Knows Spring Cleaning

Yep. Just search GOOGLE for Spring Cleaning and you will find over 947,000,000 results in .70 seconds. If only we could clean our homes that fast! Unfortunately, in an article written by Nashia Baker on MarthaStewart.com (Feb. 11, 2020), a survey of 2,000 American homeowners reported: 

  • Fifty percent take an average of 16 days to complete spring cleaning
  • Six percent take 29 days to complete spring cleaning

This clearly explains why most people feel overwhelmed when faced with the daunting task. Not to worry, though… 

Less Stress Greater Sense of Pride

There is one thing everyone can agree on when it comes to this cleaning fest. Over 78% say they feel significantly better and healthier when their homes are spick-and-span. Why? Homeowners feel less stress and a greater sense of pride when their homes are clean and organized. 

When the spring-cleaning bug bites, we are ready to apply the Konmari method to our closets and cabinets. But what about taking care of home maintenance needs? Spring is the perfect time to think about preparing your house for warmer temperatures and wetter days. Here’s the ultimate spring-cleaning guide and top ten checklist when preparing to clean and maintain your home. 

Top Ten Checklist to Spring Cleaning and Maintaining Your Home

Indoors

  • Clean air ducts
  • Replace furnace filter
  • Check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Deep-clean carpets
  • Check screens for holes

Outdoors

  • Run outside faucets, and check sprinklers
  • Clean gutters and downspouts
  • Inspect driveways and paths
  • Service air conditioners
  • Repair and reseal woodwork

Spring cleaning chores don’t spark joy in most of us, but we’ll feel a lot better inside and enjoy our time with the kids outside, knowing we’ve done our due diligence with our homes.


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