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September 9, 2019

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring has arrived and along with the warmer and longer days, it also marks the time for an annual cleaning overhaul – the spring clean. We’ve put together the ultimate guide for your spring clean, room by room, to set your house up for the season.

How to spring clean your kitchen

  • Clean your oven
  • Clean your fridge
  • Remove any old or expired food from fridge
  • Defrost your freezer
  • Clean your cooktop
  • Clean your dishwasher
  • Clean your rangehood
  • Look for any expired or unwanted medicine, remove them from their packaging and return them to your local pharmacy
  • Clean all surfaces and the splashback
  • Clean out all appliances
  • Clean out your pantry
  • Clean out and tidy your cupboards
  • Clean your microwave
  • Clean and disinfect your rubbish bin

 

How to spring clean your bathroom

  • Clean out your bathroom cupboards
  • Clean your bathtub, shower, and sink thoroughly
  • Clean your toilet
  • Wash and clean any glass surfaces and mirrors
  • Clean exhaust fan and air vents
  • Remove any expired toiletries 
  • Take any expired or unwanted medicines out of their packaging and return them to your local pharmacy
  • Mop your floors

 

How to spring clean your laundry

  • Clean out and tidy your laundry cupboards
  • Clean your laundry sink and bench
  • Clean your washing machine
  • Sort and dispose of any household cleaners and paints 

 

How to spring clean your living room

  • Shake out and vacuum any rugs or mats
  • Wash any cushion and lounge covers
  • Clean your carpets with a carpet cleaner, or mop wooden floors thoroughly
  • Dust and wipe down all surfaces
  • Wash and clean any windows or glass surfaces
  • Wash and clean any blinds or curtains
  • Disinfect remotes or gaming consoles

 

How to spring clean your bedroom

  • Wash and remove all bed linen 
  • Vacuum and rotate your blankets
  • Dust and wipe down all surfaces
  • Wash and clean your pillows and doona
  • Sort out your cupboard and donate any unwanted clothes
  • Clean and organise your bed-side tables
  • Clean your carpets with a carpet cleaner, or mop wooden floors thoroughly

 

How to spring clean your home office

  • Clean all of your electronics – computers, keyboard and mouse
  • Sort through and file away and documents

 

How to spring clean your garage 

  • Organise and tidy all items in the garage
  • Dust and clean all garage surfaces
  • Sort and dispose of household cleaners and paints

 

How to spring clean your outdoor space

  • Sweep and power clean your deck
  • Shake out and clean welcome mat
  • Clean outdoor furniture
  • Remove cobwebs
  • Plant any new seeds or flowers for the season
  • Remove any weeds from your garden

 

Sustainable rubbish disposal 

Planet Ark is an excellent resource for finding ways to sustainably dispose of any unwanted household waste, such as batteries, and household chemicals. 

Additionally, your local pharmacy will also accept your unwanted and expired medicine. By taking unwanted and expired medicines out of its packaging and returning it to your local pharmacy you will keep your pets and children safe, protect waterways and soil from contamination, and ensure you avoid any accidental ingestions. 

 

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