Mom’s Spring Cleaning Checklist- Highly Motivated Mom vs. Lazy Mom
March 26, 2019
It’s Spring! Finally, time to open all the windows, kick the kids outside longer and get ready to enjoy the warm weather. I always feel the need to deep clean my house after a cold and snot-filled winter. Something about the sun being out longer shines a light on all the dirt and since the kids are going to be outside more it’s OK to spend more time cleaning! It may stay clean for a little longer, at least until they are home all day for summer break. Check out my Mom’s Spring Cleaning Checklist. I made one for the clean freak mom and one for the less motivated mom. Enjoy!
Bonus: If you read all the way to the bottom there are ideas to get your kiddos helping with the chores too.
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Mom’s Highly Motivated Spring Cleaning Checklist
Wipe down all cabinet doors and drawers. Organize and purge all inside contents.
Wipe down refrigerator, inside and out. Purge any outdated food and condiments.
Wipe down the stove and oven. Clean burners. Run self-cleaner setting on the oven (make sure this is on a day you can have the windows open.)Don’t forget to wipe the crack between the oven and the counter.
Wipe sink, drain, faucet, and run some ice and lemon in the garbage disposal.
Run vinegar bowl in the empty dishwasher. Wipeout any loose debris and clean out filters.
Run vinegar bowl in the microwave and wipe inside and out.
Wipe and clean out any counter-sitting appliances( toaster, coffee maker, etc.)
Sweep and Mop floors with all furniture moved. Don’t forget to get all the baseboards. Take a vacuum cleaner to the bottom of the refrigerator.
Wipe down all chairs and tables with soapy water.
Wipe out the sink and make sure the drain is clear and clean.
Wipe all cabinets and drawers. Organize and purge contents.
Wipe the toilet from top to bottom. Inside-outside and remove toilet seat to clean (or maybe even install a new one!)
Wipe windows and baseboards.
Wipe the shower walls. Scrub the tub. Inspect and clear tub drain (EWWWWWW). Clear any old caulk and add new.
Dust and wipe light fixtures and exhaust fan.
Windex mirrors and windows.
Shake out and wash throw rugs.
Sweep and mop floors.
Refold all sheets and towels. Wipe shelves. Organize and purge.