Deep-Clean, Room by Room

With the #pandemic restricting social gatherings and the severe winter weather, many people have been spending a lot of time indoors — and it probably shows. To renew your space, give it a thorough cleaning. Good Housekeeping offers an “Ultimate Guide to Spring Cleaning” that can help with almost any household cleaning task, and its best suggestion is to go room by room. Start by refreshing a single, heavy-use room such as the living room or kitchen, and dust, wash, wipe and organize everything in it.

Clean Top-to-Bottom for Best Results

Now that you’ve gotten some of your household #clutter out of the way, it’s time to start a spring deep #cleaning in earnest. Pick a room and go top-to-bottom to ensure you get every surface, says One Good Thing. Dust the cobwebs from the ceiling, clean the fan blades, wipe down the walls and switchplates, wash the windows, dust the baseboards and finally, sweep, mop and/or vacuum the floors. Not only will the room sparkle when you’re done, it will be nearly free of dirt and allergens just in time for spring.

Rainy Days Are a Natural for Spring Cleaning

Use rainy days to deep-clean your home this spring, Mom Intelligence says. Start with a top-down cleaning of the kitchen, starting with the tops of the cabinets and refrigerator to the floor, throwing out foodstuffs, spices and other items that are stale or unused. Don’t skip the oven, but wait until you can open a window if it is not a self-cleaning model. Next, use the top-down strategy for the living room and bedrooms, too: Sweep the cobwebs from the ceiling; dust the top sides of shelves, books and frames; and wash or vacuum the pillows, upholstery and floor. Finally, wash the windows; when the weather clears up, you can clean the other side and let the summer sun come streaming in.