Ultimate guide for spring cleaning your household: Tips & advice

by Maria Konou

Wondering what preparation you need for the big spring cleaning? In this article, we will offer you interesting suggestions and tips for spring cleaning your entire home. We know that with good organization and a little cunning, we can tackle the tasks with ease. It’s time to make a plan of action. Since we’re real enthusiasts, we’ll start with the hard part- organization. So, let’s get started with these deep cleaning household tips:

Roll your sleeves and let’s get to the household tips and spring cleaning hacks

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Supplies needed for spring cleaning

First, before anything else, you need to know how to declutter your home! When cleaning each room, think about what you need and what you don’t! Let’s check out the cleaning supplies available to make spring cleaning easier, like a window feather for example, and purchase those as needed. In general, here are the most used supplies:

  • hard and soft-handled brushes – These will make it easier to clean bathroom walls, joints, and other hard-to-reach places.
  • window pen – This is a magic wand that will clean your windows to perfection with minimal effort. Try it and you won’t regret it.
  • vacuum or broom
  • rags for surfaces and floors
  • buckets
  • floor mop
  • bags and boxes – These will hold everything that is not used daily.

Each room will require different supplies

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Cleaning products needed for spring cleaning

To do our spring cleaning we will need more detergents than normal. For this, the detergents we will use in the house should be tested and as harmless as possible. Here is a guide for eco cleaning, and how to make safe, non-toxic cleaning solutions for every room! Whenever you buy a cleaning product, ask if you can replace it with a harmless alternative. We can separate the main group of detergents we will need for spring cleaning into several types:

  • alcohol-based cleaner or its alternative for windows and glass surfaces
  • grease detergent or its alternatives.
  • wood cleaner, or alternatives
  • disinfectant
  • additional cleaners depending on the needs of your home, such as mold and mildew preventatives, etc.

Baking soda is the ultimate eco cleaning tool, so learn the best baking soda cleaning hacks!

Stay away from harsh chemicals and toxins

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Why not make your own natural cleaning solutions

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Household tips for deep cleaning your bathroom

Supplies needed

Now that we’re done with our spring cleaning preparations, it’s time to determine what we need to clean the bathroom perfectly. The feeling of convenience is individual, but we can summarize some things that we will need. Supplies needed:

  • rubber gloves
  • microfiber towels, or another type of suitable fabric for dry and wet cleaning
  • an all-purpose cleaner (harmless to you and the nature, of course)
  • cleaner for smooth surfaces (we suggest shopping eco-friendly and responsibly)
  • a brush with a handle for the walls and floor
  • a small brush for the hard-to-reach places
  • garbage bags

Bathroom cleaning step-by-step

It’s a good idea to collect the cleaners, cloths, and brushes in a bucket, that way you can move them from room to room more easily. And now, let’s deep clean the bathroom step-by-step:

  1. The first task of course is to empty the bathroom of anything that can be taken out of the room such as curtains, rugs, etc. You should also empty all the cupboards.
  2. Starting from the ceiling, remove any spider webs, and clean the dust on top of shower stalls, mirrors, vents, light fixtures, etc.
  3. If you’re one of the lucky ones, then your bathroom walls are completely tiled. Because of that, then you’ll be able to clean everything more than perfectly with just a brush.
  4. Clean the cabinets inside and out.
  5. Clean the shower, the tub, the toilet bowl, the sink, etc.
  6. Wipe clean the floor.
  7. Finally, put your items back in the bathroom after cleaning. You can use this small bathroom guide as inspiration for storage ideas and hacks!

And voilà, the bathroom shines like a diamond! Time for a glass of juice or a cup of coffee on the terrace, because rest is also part of the job.

Show your shower some love

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Do not forget to clean the outside of your toilet

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When your bathroom is clean, your life is complete

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Household tips for deep cleaning your kitchen

Supplies needed

As we proceeded with the bathroom, before we start with anything, let’s make sure we have everything we need at hand, so we don’t waste unnecessary time. Supplies needed:

  • rubber gloves
  • broom, and/or vacuum cleaner
  • cleaning cloths for dry and wet cleaning
  • boxes for extra dishes, etc
  • small brush for cleaning hard to reach places
  • stool to reach high cabinets in the kitchen
  • garbage bags
  • mild cleaner suitable for wood and other delicate surfaces
  • feather and glass cleaner
  • degreaser
  • floor mop

Kitchen spring cleaning step-by-step

As before, we put all detergents, sponges, and cloths in a bucket for easy maneuvering. Then comes the big cleaning:

  1. One by one, all the cupboards and surfaces in the room must be emptied to get a good clean all over. The fewer items there are on surfaces, the easier it is to maintain a tidy appearance. Examples: have too many plates in the kitchen cupboard? Set aside enough plates for everyday use and stash the rest in the pantry. The same principle can be applied in all rooms.
  2. Remove the curtains, blinds, and home textiles for laundry.
  3. Pick off spider webs on the ceiling, and wipe down window sills and chandeliers.
  4. Externally and internally clean kitchen cupboards going from top to bottom and left to right. Put things back in their places after checking for expiration dates and removing anything unnecessary. Use these kitchen cabinet storage solutions for some new ideas!
  5. Clean the stove, the surrounding countertop, and the previously defrosted refrigerator.
  6. Clean and mop the floor.
  7. Wash the windows. Glass cleaning professionals advise cleaning your windows on a cloudy day because the cleaner will dry too quickly and leave marks on the glass.

Once you are done with the kitchen, it’s time to rest again. Let’s take a moment to enjoy the work you’ve done. After all, the hardest part of our spring cleaning is done!

The degreaser will clean your oven perfectly 

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It is time to clean all those dusty hard to reach places

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A shiny and clean kitchen is the best sight

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Household tips for deep cleaning your living room

Supplies needed

The living room is the room where we keep most of our favorite things. So, it is time to take good care of this room! You will need the following:

  • rubber gloves
  • trash bags and boxes
  • dry and wet cleaning cloths
  • microfiber cloths for the electronics
  • vacuum cleaner and/or brush with handle
  • bucket
  • glass cleaner
  • cleaner for wood and delicate surfaces
  • an all-purpose cleaner
  • electronics cleaning solution

Living room spring cleaning step-by-step

The living room is the diamond of any home. But it’s also so much more than that. In this otherwise quite ordinary room, we’ve collected our entire lives in small handfuls. So, crank up your favorite music to the max and roll up your sleeves:

  1. First, of course, cover the bulky furniture with some blankets.
  2. Dust the shelves, and open up the cupboards and other surfaces for subsequent cleaning.
  3. Pick off the spider webs on the ceiling and corners.
  4. Take the curtains, drapes, and blinds down for washing.
  5. Clean the moldings, outlets, and light switches.
  6. Clean the living room furniture, bookcases, and other supporting furniture.
  7. Wipe off your electronics.
  8. Clean upholstered furniture as required.
  9. Return previously cleaned items to their proper places.
  10. Mop the floor.
  11. Clean the windows and put up the washed curtains, or drapes.

Your living room is the best room in your home, so make it spotless

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Household tips for deep cleaning your bedroom

Supplies needed

The bedroom is one of the rooms that is super easy to clean because of the little amount of furniture in the room compared to other rooms. It’s time to turn it into a clean place for rest and relaxation. Here is what you will need:

  • rubber gloves
  • bags and/or boxes to sift through the excess stuff
  • dry and wet cleaning cloths
  • vacuum cleaner and/or broom with handle
  • bucket
  • feather and glass cleaner
  • an all-purpose cleaner

As we have already specified, cleaning will be easier if we put all the necessary supplies in a bucket so that we don’t waste time collecting them later. Let’s get started:

  1. Open the windows and take down the curtains for washing.
  2. Empty wardrobes, chests, bedside tables.
  3. Pick the spider webs off the ceiling and clear the light fixtures.
  4. Clean moldings, outlets, and light switches.
  5. Clean the cabinets inside and out.
  6. Refresh and clean the mattress as directed.
  7. Return previously cleaned items to their places.
  8. Mop the floor.
  9. Finally, when the floor is dry, wash the windows.

Nothing better than a set of fresh sheets and a tidy bedroom space

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More household cleaning tips

Your home may have more rooms, you may have a yard, a basement, etc. but the logic is the same everywhere. To make sure you do a brilliant job of spring cleaning you need to follow a few simple rules. Stock up in advance with the necessary supplies and materials, and work room by room to avoid spreading the dirt. Always start from the top-down and from one side to the other, and of course, involve the whole family. Clean home, clean thoughts, people have said. And, remember to use this guide for cleaning every room in your house for weekly cleaning!

Here is the ultimate spring cleaning checklist

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Maria Konou

Maria Konou is a specialist in the field of digital marketing and fashion. However, she has always had a way with words. That’s what led her to her dream job here at Archzine. She has worked in many different fields over the years, but according to her, being an author has been the most rewarding. Maria is a huge plant enthusiast, loves everything fashion-related, is very sustainably aware, and is always open to learning about new things.