These spring cleaning tips, tricks and hacks will make your spring home cleaning quick and easy!
My busy household offers me lots of opportunities for cleaning.
I have one big guy and two little men under my roof. And they love, love, love having adventures, exploring and creating all sorts of messes. All three of them are very proficient at creating chances for me to do some home cleaning.
This post has been sponsored by Clorox. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
As well as being a mama, I'm a former elementary teacher. I can definitely appreciate their passion for shenanigans -- and I definitely add to the mayhem sometimes. For instance, we recently created volcanoes at the dining table.
A very fun project that definitely led to a bit of clean up for me. Well worth it!
While some of the messes are self inflicted, some just come with the busy little boy territory. We're also finishing up an extra germy winter season, so I'm all about getting some spring cleaning done to rid our home of those germs!
It's no secret, these house cleaning tips help make my life simpler. I think these cleaning hacks will help make a big difference for you as well.
Whether you're doing a routine, daily home cleaning or going a little deeper -- keep these spring cleaning tips handy to make the job easier!
The Best Spring Cleaning Checklist
I love a good list -- it must be the teacher in me. It helps keep me on schedule and working efficiently. Organizing my tips and tricks saves my sanity... plus it feels oh-so-good to check items off!
- Take shoes off at the door -- eliminate the mess and possible spread of germs by having a designated area where shoes come off before they're even inside.
- Take down curtains and fluff them on delicate in the dryer with a damp towel to help collect dust. Be sure to re-hang immediately to prevent wrinkles.
- Wipe down slatted blinds with a damp cloth or a dust wipe before re-hanging curtains. I did mine while the curtains fluffed in the dryer. Timed out perfectly!
- Use Clorox Bleach in your trash cans and kitty litter box. I use 3/4 cup for each one cup of water, pour inside, let sit for 5-10 minutes and then rinse with water and air dry.
- I get my carpets professionally cleaned this time of year, after I finish the rest of my spring cleaning.
- Wash your windows inside and outside, preferably on a cloudy day to prevent soap drying on them too quickly and leaving streaks.
Spring Cleaning Tips for the Bathroom
- The bathroom sink/countertop is one of the germiest spots in your house. I use Clorox Disinfecting Wipes daily to help kill the germs on the hard, non-porous surface. Sometimes multiple times a day because boys. 😉
- Bathroom faucets and toilet handles are also potential germ havens, attack them with a disinfecting spray and a little vigor.
- I do a quick, daily bathroom wipe down that also includes the bathtub, shower door and tile with disinfecting spray to kill mold before mildew can start.
- The Clorox Bleach Pen Gel is my secret weapon for removing stubborn mold and mildew stains from tile and grout.
- Be sure to clean and disinfect things like shower caddies regularly to prevent mildew as well.
Spring Cleaning Tips for the Kitchen
- Everything gets dumped on my kitchen counters -- it's the first large surface you come to after walking in my back door. So backpacks, my purse, projects, mail... them and all their germs land on the kitchen counter. I use disinfecting wipes here too to kill those germs and leave everything fresh and clean.
- I wipe down the fridge, dishwasher, oven and microwave handles daily as well as the faucets. It's alarming how many handprints get on those surfaces each day... and all I can think about is the germs that accompany them! Kill those bad boys because they make someone sick!
- I take everything out of my fridge and attack the shelves with bleach and a scrub brush before wiping it down with a cloth. I also wipe off the bottom of bottles to make sure there isn't anything sticky or spilled on them.
- My cupboard doors get incredibly grimy, so I like to wash them down as well, not just the handles. You'll be amazed everything you clean off of them and how much fresher your kitchen will look afterwards.
General Household Tips for Spring Cleaning
- I walk my house with a canister of Clorox Disinfecting Wipes and hit all the hotspots that hands are touching throughout the day like light switches, door handles, the phone, TV remotes and gaming consoles.
- Use washable covers on your mattresses and pillows to help reduce allergens.
- When the boys are deep asleep, I like to sneak in and grab their lovies (stuffed animals) and pop them in a plastic bag in the freezer for a few hours. This helps to kill dust mites.
- When mopping, start in a corner and work towards the door. I like to use a fan towards the room to help the floor dry even faster. Especially since my boys are impatient about running through the room.
- In my laundry room, I use bleach regularly. It helps keep my whites their brightest. I like doing a deep clean of items around the house as part of my spring cleaning. I also run 1/2 cup through my washer to help kill build up inside.
- I use disinfecting wipes in the boy's playroom religiously. I set myself in the middle and start with a "dirty" pile on the left and after I wipe down each item, I move it to the "clean" pile on my right. When we were in the peak of germ season, I made sure to do this daily with their favorite toys to help prevent them from getting re-infected.
You can find Clorox supplies at your local Walmart, just in time for tackling your spring cleaning checklist!
I can't wait for spring to be here... only a few more weeks! These spring cleaning tips will have our home ready in no time for the fresh air, bright sunshine and warmer days.