Spring has sprung! In our great state of North Carolina the sun is shining and my seasonal depression is very very thankful. When the sun comes out, I can feel my need to deep-clean the entire house…and also the rays shining through the windows makes the dust much more apparent. If you feel the same as me, put on your Currently Adulting tee, grab my printable checklist, and let’s clean!
First Things First
The idea of cleaning your entire house might feel very overwhelming. On my checklist, I’ve broken it up by room so you can take your time going through the house. Before tackling any specifics, there are a few things you need to do in every room, such as vacuuming and wiping the walls and baseboards. I swear by GoCleanCo’s viral bleach, tide, water recipe for cleaning countertops, doorknobs, and even the trash can. I also use their Mr. Clean hack for cleaning window tracks. It’s actually magical.
When it comes to bedrooms, make sure you check the label on your bedding to see how you can clean it best. Now that the sun is shining, I actually change my sheets to a lighter color set. Then of course, there are the drawers and closets full of clothes. I’ve adopted a laid back “Konmari” method of going through my clothes. Instead of asking if it brings me joy, I will ask “Do I want my friends to see me in this when I see them for the first time in a year?” Make sure to donate any old clothes, shoes, and purses to your local donation centers.
Bye Bye Bathroom
Besides the usual bathroom cleaning of the shower and toilet, consider replacing your shower liner and washing your bath mats. Take the time to go under your sink and look for expired products and medicines. Lastly, clean those makeup brushes. They are disgusting!
Let’s all just pretend we clean our oven regularly and just do it again special for this challenge. 😉 But actually, do some research on your oven’s self cleaner capabilities and then make a date with some Oven Off. Next, clean out your fridge for old leftovers, expired sauces, and spilled gunk. I recommend taking everything out, cleaning it top to bottom, and then investing in some fridge liners. My last tip and my most favorite is cleaning your microwave. Mix 1 cup of water with 2 tbsp of vinegar in a bowl and microwave for up to 5 minutes. When it’s done it will be boiling, so be careful! Now wipe your microwave down with a paper towel and be wowed with how easy it is to clean.
Last Things Last
I hope you find my checklist helpful and I wish you the best of luck with your spring cleaning! Anything I missed?