Create a Spring Cleaning Action Plan

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Create A Spring Cleaning Action Plan

Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be talking about spring cleaning.  For some people, this is just a really deep clean. For me, it’s a chance to reorganize (or get organized), purge clutter, and make my house shine. Before we dive in, let’s create an action plan and make sure we have everything we need.

First, make a list of the rooms in your house. For today’s example action plan, I’m only going to focus on the main areas: Kitchen, living room, bathrooms, and master bedroom.  Don’t forget to think about entryways, porches, attic, basement, guest rooms, and any other areas of your house while making your list.

Now, think about how much time you have every week to devote to your spring cleaning.  I’m setting aside 15 extra cleaning minutes every day, plus an extra hour once a week.  Remember, this is on top of your normal cleaning time. You don’t want to let the rest of the house go while you do a deep clean and organize on one room. Be realistic. If it takes you 6 weeks to finish your spring cleaning, that is perfectly fine!  It doesn’t matter how long it takes, as long as we get the job done.

Now that we know where we need to clean, and how much time we have each week, we can start thinking of individual tasks that need done. As you make your list, estimate how long things would take.  If you think it will take an hour to clean out your fridge, don’t try to do it on a day you only have 20 minutes to clean.

Spring Cleaning Action Plan

Kitchen Cleaning Plan

  • Get anything out of the kitchen that doesn’t belong there
  • Wash all dishes and put away
  • Wipe down counters
  • Sweep floor
  • Clean out the fridge & freezer, wiping down the outside.
  • Working 1 cupboard/drawer at a time – empty, clean, and organize.
  • Wipe down the toaster, coffee pot, microwave, and other small appliances.
  • Clean the stove & oven
  • Use soapy water to wipe down the walls and backsplash.
  • Sweep & mop.

Bathroom Cleaning Plan

  • Get anything out of the bathroom that doesn’t belong there
  • Clean off vanity and around the tub.
  • Wipe down counters
  • Sweep floor
  • Clean toilet, tub, and sink.
  • Use soapy water to wipe down the walls and backsplash.
  • Clean mirrors.
  • Sweep & mop.

Living Room Cleaning Plan

  • Get anything out of the living room that doesn’t belong there
  • Tidy entertainment center, bookshelves, and all other surfaces
  • Change out heavy throw blankets for light-weight ones
  • Wash curtains/blinds & windows
  • Dust everything & polish furniture
  • Use soapy water to wipe down the walls
  • Sweep/Vacuum
  • Mop/Shampoo Carpet

Master Bedroom Cleaning Plan

  • Get anything out of the bedroom that doesn’t belong there
  • Tidy top of dresser, bookshelves, nightstand, and all other surfaces
  • Change bedding to lightweight sets
  • Go through closet, getting rid of everything you don’t wear
  • Clean out dresser and nightstand drawers
  • Wash curtains/blinds & windows
  • Dust everything & polish furniture
  • Use soapy water to wipe down the walls
  • Sweep/Vacuum
  • Mop/Shampoo Carpet

Now that you have your cleaning plan set up, let’s talk about supplies.  I can’t stand starting something, only to realize I’m out of my favorite cleaner or on my last sponge.

Spring Cleaning Supplies:

How do you spring clean – everything at once or spread out over a period of time?

Create an easy Spring Cleaning Action Plan

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