Air Conditioner Tune-Up Should be Part of Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

Thank you to Christine Satterfield for this list.

Overall Spring Cleaning Chores

  • dust crown molding and baseboards
  • dust ceiling corners
  • dust baseboards and clean scuff marks
  • dust/wash light fixtures and lamps
  • dust ceiling fans
  • wash doors (look for scuff marks)
  • wash walls
  • touch up paint
  • vacuum or wash window curtains
  • wash window blinds
  • clean windows
  • dust bookcases
  • polish wood furniture
  • wipe down and vacuum furniture (clean the base and under cushions)
  • condition leather furniture
  • remove stains from upholstered furniture
  • vacuum and wash lampshades
  • deep clean hardwood, tile, linoleum, and carpet flooring
  • shampoo carpet (DIY or schedule a professional)
  • remove rugs to shake out, then vacuum, then clean under them
  • vacuum all flooring, including corners and edges
  • Clean air vents and consider a professional duct cleaning from Home Comfort Experts.
  • dust around mirrors, picture frames, and wall hangings
  • replace light bulbs
  • change air/furnace filter
  • replace batteries in smoke detector
  • replace batteries in carbon monoxide detector
  • schedule chimney sweep
  • schedule termite or pest control maintenance

Spring Clean the Kitchen

    • remove anything from the kitchen that doesn’t belong
    • clean and disinfect the trash can
    • clean the microwave
    • deep clean the dishwasher
    • clean and organize the refrigerator
    • clean and organize the freezer
    • replace refrigerator water filter
    • vacuum refrigerator coils
    • clean the oven
  • clean and disinfect the garbage disposal
  • clean and organize plasticware and storage containers
  • reorganize kitchen cabinets and drawers
  • clean and organize kitchen drawers
  • straighten cups, mugs, and glass cabinet and eliminate the unnecessary
  • straighten plates, bowls, and other dishes and eliminate the unnecessary
  • deep clean pots, pans, and bakeware
  • organize the pantry
  • sanitize cutting boards and sharpen knives
  • clean  and disinfect coffee maker
  • Join the Home Comfort Experts Comfort Club and schedule your complimentary annual whole-house plumbing inspection.
  • clean and disinfect small appliances
  • clean and disinfect high chairs
  • clean the pot rack
  • check the freshness of your herbs and spices
  • clean under the sink and eliminate the unnecessary
  • deep clean and polish cabinet doors
  • clean tile and touch up paint on walls
  • deep clean floors
  • disinfect door knobs, light fixtures and pulls
  • set up a meal plan
  • determine if you need new kitchen supplies

Spring Clean the Dining Room

  • eliminate unnecessary items
  • dust crown molding, wall corners, and floor molding
  • scrub walls
  • clean and disinfect light switches and outlets
  • dust and polish wood cabinets
  • dust and clean windows, inside and out
  • clean and declutter hutch cabinets and drawers
  • wash table linens
  • wash table cushions
  • clean light fixtures and wash globes
  • disinfect table and wipe down all chairs, including legs and underneath
  • remove rug, shake, vacuum and clean floor before replacing rug

Spring Clean the Bathrooms

  • Clean air vents or get a professional duct cleaning from Home Comfort Experts.
  • Clean and disinfect light switches and fixtures
  • Clean and disinfect toothbrush holders
  • Clean and refill soap dish and/or pump
  • Clean light fixtures and wash globe(s)
  • Clean make-up brushes
  • Clean mirror
  • Clean shower caddy
  • Clean shower curtain and liner
  • Clean shower door frame
  • Clean shower glass (here’s a great way to prevent soap scum from building up on shower glass doors in the future
  • Clean plastic strip at the bottom of a glass shower door
  • Disinfect countertops
  • Dust and clean windows, inside and out
  • Join the Home Comfort Experts Comfort Club and schedule your complimentary whole-house plumbing inspection.
  • Polish faucets
  • Mop and hand scrub floors (pay attention to special grout lines, corners, and moldings)
  • Scrub and disinfect toilet, including around base, under seat and around hinges
  • Scrub the bathtub and/or shower
  • Scrub walls
  • Unclog and refill lotion dispensers
  • Wash bathroom cup
  • Wash floor mat
  • Wash hand/guess towels
  • Wash trash can (inside and out)
  • Wipe down cabinets, knobs, towel racks and toilet paper holder
  • Remove rust from toilet seat screws
  • Tighten toilet seat hinges
  • Clean bathroom exhaust fan
  • Clean shower head
  • Polish wood cabinets
  • Caulk around bathtub
  • Re-seal tile and grout
  • Unclog drains (the use this tip to prevent clogged drains in the future)
  • Toss beauty products not used over the past year
  • Toss expired make-up
  • Clean, organize and de-clutter cabinets and drawers
  • Clean, organize and de-clutter bathroom closet

Spring Clean Laundry/Utility Room

Spring Clean Living Room/Family Areas

  • take anything that doesn’t belong in the room and put it in the correct location
  • dust crown molding, wall corners, and floor molding
  • vacuum and shampoo carpet
  • vacuum under furniture and in between cushions
  • condition leather furniture
  • dust ceiling fans
  • switch ceiling fans to spin clockwise
  • clean lights and wash light globes
  • dust lamps
  • vacuum lamp shades
  • declutter
  • dust and polish furniture and bookshelves
  • dust edges of wall hangings, mirrors, and pictures
  • clean windows and window sills
  • remove scuff marks from doors and moldings
  • disinfect door knobs and light switch plates
  • dust electronics
  • organize electronics and accessories
  • disinfect remote controls and gaming devices

Spring Clean Bedrooms

  • take anything that doesn’t belong in the bedroom and put it in the correct location
  • dust ceiling, corners, and upper and lower crown moldings
  • dust baseboards and window sills
  • dust and polish furniture
  • dust edges of wall hangings, mirrors, and pictures
  • clean glass and mirrors
  • dust lamps
  • vacuum lamp shades
  • polish wood furniture
  • picked up, folded laundry and remove everything that doesn’t belong
  • dust ceiling fan
  • clean light fixtures and light globes
  • organize your closet
  • switch seasonal clothing and donate unneeded items
  • clean and organize your dresser
  • clean and organized your nightstand(s)
  • flip and rotate your mattress
  • clean your mattress
  • clean under your bed
  • wash bedsheets
  • wash pillows
  • clean windows and window sills
  • vacuum carpet, including edges and under furniture
  • shampoo carpet
  • remove scuff marks from doors and moldings
  • disinfect door knobs and light switch plates

Spring Clean Kid Stuff

  • sort and categorize kid toys
  • clean and scrub toys, gaming systems, and stuffed animals
  • clean and organize clothing they’ve outgrown
  • clean bath toys

Spring Clean Office/Command Center

  • spring clean your paperwork
  • clean out files and shred unneeded documents
  • update home inventory documents
  • review insurance policies
  • check credit report
  • spring clean your computer, keyboard and mouse
  • clean and organize desk drawers
  • dust and polish wood furniture
  • dust bookshelves

Spring Clean Miscellaneous Items

  • spring clean your purse or bag
  • clean cell phones and other devices
  • clean remote controls
  • clean keys
  • clean pet feeding dishes
  • clean out expired medications and vitamins

Spring Clean Outside

  • Schedule a precision air conditioner tune-up from Home Comfort Experts.
  • sweep deck
  • power wash deck
  • stain deck
  • power spray siding
  • touch up paint trim, wood, doors, and shutters
  • power wash garage door
  • clean outside door frames
  • wipe away cobwebs
  • shake out entry mat
  • clean grill
  • clean and repair gutters
  • replace broken bricks, wood, or stone
  • clean outdoor light fixtures
  • wash outside windows
  • clean outside patio furniture
  • trim trees, bushes and shrubbery
  • check and repair sprinklers
  • inspect roof shingles
  • wipe away cobwebs
  • plant flowers
  • plant garden
  • add mulch
  • clean outdoor trash cans
  • clean out garage
  • wash and wax vehicles

 

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