Spring Cleaning Checklist
Clean out the garage. Get rid of tools you don't use or that are rusted or beyond repair.
Inspect the roof and gutter.
Examine exterior and touch up if needed. Power wash the outside of the house, including windows.
Drain all sediment from your hot water heater.
Perform maintenance on home cooling systems.
Donate clothing that has not been worn for more than two years.
Using a telescoping vacuum extension, sweep away all cobwebs and dust near the ceilings.
Wash the walls throughout the house using 1/2 cup ammonia, 1/4 cup white vinegar and 1/4 cup baking soda to 1 gallon of warm water.
Wash all inside windows. Vacuum out the tracks.
Vacuum/wash/dry clean all window coverings.
Dust and wash light fixtures and chandeliers.
Wash all knickknacks.
Vacuum lampshades. Replace lightbulbs.
Clean out and reorganize the linen closet..
With a vacuum brush, remove hair stuck to walls and ceiling by hair dryers and hair spray.
Deep clean shower, toilet, floor and sink.
Inventory the medicine cabinet and toss expired medicines.
Defrost freezer (if needed) and wash out refrigerator. Toss out expired foods.
Remove screen on stove fan and wash.
Clean oven and soak stove rings and drip pans.
Go through your kitchen appliances, clean thoroughly and get rid of ones you no longer use regularly.
Use your vacuum on the front of the coils and motor to remove dust and dirt.
Vacuum books and bookshelves.
Launder all quilts, blankets, comforters and bedspreads. Turn mattresses.
Move all furniture to the center of each room and vacuum thoroughly.
Rent a carpet cleaner or hire a company to clean your carpets.
Inventory the contents of each room. Force yourself to get rid of the things you don't need.
Have a garage sale.
Put the proceeds toward a family vacation, or visit a local amusement park, water park or favorite restaurant to celebrate the beginning of summer.
-Elizabeth Parks, Branch Vice Presdient