Spark Joy with spring Cleaning

Spark Joy with a Spring Cleaning Checklist to Help You Get Ready Ahead of Time

Spring is right around the corner, and now is the perfect time to start thinking about tackling those small jobs bit by bit so you aren’t overwhelmed and underprepared when Spring rolls around. Now that it’s a little colder, it’s the perfect time to utilise those rainy days rugged up folding, sorting, and clearing so that when the weather starts warming up, you can use that regained sense of energy to entertain and enjoy. Cleaning is so much easier when you have a few tips up your sleeve, so use our spring cleaning checklist to help get your home in order. 

Take Inventory

When we’re not conscious of how many things we are bringing into the house, it can add up in places we don’t even realise until we look around one day and realise we’re surrounded by excess furniture, clothing, and household items we don’t even need. Plus, it can make ticking things off your spring cleaning checklist tricky if your “floordrobe” covers the carpets and clutter takes up every inch of the kitchen table. Every year it’s a good idea to go through the house, closet and drawers and take inventory. By doing this, you can ensure that you get a good look at everything you already have. This is where the great Marie Kondo’s advice is applied. Sort everything in the house into five categories: clothing, books, paper, misc, and mementos. From there, you simply see what sparks joy and decide what to keep, throw, or donate. As long as you keep an inventory, you can tackle this as you see fit over a number of days, weeks, or months. 

Separate Zones

It’s essential to separate your house into chunks so you can feel a sense of satisfaction as you complete each zone and move onto the next. This way, you can also keep track of where you are at and tackle small challenges at a time instead of overwhelming yourself with an entire house worth of chores and half-completed tasks. Find what works for you; going room-by-room is usually the best option but if you need to break it up even smaller, you can do that. 

Prioritise Your Needs

So below, I have outlined all the rooms and tasks that usually come with each room; this is only a guideline, and for the most efficient clean, we would consider rewriting the checklist to prioritise your needs and have those sections or zones cleaned first. 

Dining Room 

  • Wash linens
  • Wipe surfaces
  • Dust fixtures
  • Wash windows
  • Vacuum/sweep floors

Laundry Room

  • Clean the washing machine
  • Clear the dryer lint
  • Organise chemicals and detergents
  • Wipe surfaces
  • Wash mats
  • Mop floors

Bathroom 

  • Throw away expired products
  • De-clutter vanity
  • Clean sink/basin
  • Wipe mirror
  • Clean Makeup/brushes/holder
  • Scrub bath and shower
  • Clean showerhead
  • Scrub tiles
  • Clean shower curtain
  • Clean toilet
  • Sweep and mop floors

Bedrooms 

  • Dust surfaces (windows and light fixtures etc.)
  • Wash linen and pillowcases
  • Organise clothes
  • Clean mattress
  • Wash windows
  • Vacuum carpet/Sweep floorboards

Kitchen 

  • Do the dishes
  • Clean appliances
  • Wipe surfaces
  • Shine glasses and cutlery
  • Clean and dust cupboards, drawers, and shelves
  • Throw away old food
  • Clean stovetop & oven
  • Clean fridge(including inside)
  • Organise drawers, shelves, and cupboards
  • Organise pantry
  • Dust top of fridge, cupboards, and appliances
  • Wash rags and throw old sponges
  • Sweep and mop floor

Living Room 

  • Clean furniture
  • Wash linens and cushion covers
  • Vacuum or sweep floor
  • Dust windowsills
  • Clean windows
  • Clean curtains
  • Dust fixtures and lampshades
  • Sanitise remotes

Office 

  • Organise papers
  • Throw old files and folders
  • Dust bookshelf
  • Organise electronics
  • Vacuum or sweep floors

Whole House

  • Dust light fixtures
  • Wash windows
  • Check smoke alarms
  • Clean vents
  • Replace light bulbs
  • Sanitise and clean door knobs and switches

A skip bin is a useful tool for getting rid of clutter in your home. Book your skip bins today and get it delivered straight to your house so you can get that spring cleaning started! Perth skip bins come in many sizes to suit your cleaning needs and are so convenient to use; simply book a bin and have your trash carted away and disposed of correctly, so you can focus on getting your home clean and comfortable.