More on Spring Cleaning! A Checklist.

Posted on May 25, 2011. Filed under: Household Tips | Tags: |

Photo of Sponge & Sparkle employeeContinuing with our  previous  blog on the spring clean pre-clean,  now you may ask just what are the extra tasks to be done in a spring cleaning?

At Sponge & Sparkle we use this check list for our Atlanta, GA spring cleaning clients:

  • Ceiling fan blades washed down (or dusting if sufficient)
  • Cobwebs removed
  • Blinds and shutters vacuumed or wiped (open shutters)
  • Baseboards washed if visible dust and dirt – or vacuumed if sufficient (reachable without moving furniture)
  • Vents wiped or dusted
  • Lamps and lampshades dusted or vacuumed with attachment
  • Hanging Picture Frames wiped down
  • Knick-knacks and pictures hand wiped
  • Furniture polished (fronts, sides, legs)
  • Stairs vacuumed or wiped down including spindles
  • Floors vacuumed and mopped if wood or tile (DON’T FORGET CLOSETS)
  • Carpet thoroughly vacuumed with moving light items on floor
  • Mirrors and glass windexed
  • Any french or glass doors windexed (both sides)
  • Windowsills, woodwork, molding, trim, and windowsills washed
  • All Doors washed down
  • Light switch plates wiped off
  • All cabinet fronts washed
  • Outside of appliances cleaned top to bottom/inside microwave FOR EMPTIES, CLEAN FLOOR WELL WHERE APPLIANCES WERE
  • Cabinet fronts & Counters washed down FOR EMPTIES WIPE OUT ALL DRAWERS & CABINETS
  • All sinks scrubbed including drains
  • Tub/Shower & Tiles scrubbed
  • Stove-top and drip pans scrubbed
  • Top of refrigerator cleaned
  • Wash off washer/dryer
  • Any chrome and mirrors cleaned (especially chrome trash cans)
  • Items on counter-tops moved and wiped down
  • Vacuum sofas
  • On floors with area rugs flip edges of rug back to be able to vacuum underneath
  • Special attention to buildup in bathrooms and kitchen
  • Special attention to heavy dust buildup

In addition, some of the other items to attack would be;  window washing on the inside and out, steam cleaning carpet and upholstery,  and cleaning out the fireplace.

Want More Spring Cleaning Tips?

The Spring Cleaning Checklist We Use for our Clients

Essential Tips for Organizing your Spring Cleaning

Pre-clean Before You Tackle Spring Cleaning

How to Spring Clean Like the Professionals

The History of Spring Cleaning

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About the author:

Raina Raflo owns Sponge & Sparkle, Atlanta’s oldest and most reputable independent maid and house cleaning service. (404) 633-9652.

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