Spring Cleaning Checklist

Real Estate

The past few weeks you have probably had the time to clean out those closets!  Below I found a great list to do a FULL SPRING  CLEANING as a Shelter in Place Project!  I have done a few, but draining the sediment from my water heater - I think I can safely say that has NEVER been done in our house, but there is a first time for everything!

Spring Cleaning Checklist

 Clean out the garage. (in our case it mostly means moving things around to make room for more things)

 Inspect the roof and gutter. (this is not my job - but my husband has been all over it)

 Power wash the outside of the house, including windows.

 Drain all sediment from your hot water heater. 

 Donate clothes not worn for more than two years. (good luck with this one right now - I have a giant stack to go to good will

 Wash walls using 1/2 cup ammonia, 1/4 cup white vinegar and 1/4 cup baking soda to 1 gallon of warm water. (or if your like me - touch up the paint)

 Wash all inside windows. Vacuum out the tracks. (this one is on my list once the rain stops)

 Vacuum/wash/dry clean all window coverings.

 Dust and wash light fixtures and chandeliers.

 Wash all knickknacks. Vacuum books and shelves. (vacuum books? Ok, I can see why, I just have never done it - I use the duster)

 Vacuum lampshades. Replace lightbulbs.

 Deep clean shower, toilet, floor and sink.

 Inventory the medicine cabinet and toss expired medicines.

 Defrost freezer (if needed) and wash out refrigerator.  (also did this one)

 Clean oven and soak stove rings and drip pans.

 Vacuum front coils and motor to remove dust and dirt. (I am assuming this is the fridge - done at my house)

 Launder all blankets and bedding. Turn mattresses. 

 Move furniture to the center of each room and vacuum thoroughly. Shampoo carpets.  (we did this one last week)

 Have a garage sale. (save this one for later - can you imagine the garage sales coming up after this is over!)