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Spring Cleaning Checklist Designed

Spring Cleaning Checklist Designed

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A thorough spring cleaning can take awhile, but you will feel fantastically free whenyou finish. Break up this detailed spring cleaning checklist and clean one room aday. Gather together cleaning supplies in a plastic bucket with a handle so it is easyto transport them from room to room as you work toward a fresh spring start.
 
 Turn off the power at the circuit breaker orfuse box. Empty freezer’s contents, discarditems past their prime and store food in acooler with ice packs. Wipe down freezerinterior with a solution of 2 tablespoonsbaking soda per 1 quart hot water todeodorize and clean thoroughly. Replacefood items and your baking soda containerin the freezer. Turn off the power at the circuit breaker orfuse box. Clean coils with vacuum creviceattachment. Remove food, discard expireditems, wipe down drips or messes and placeitems in a collar with ice packs. Wipe downinterior with a solution of 2 tablespoonsbaking soda per 1 quart hot water todeodorize and clean thoroughly. Replacefood items and baking soda container in therefrigerator.Work shelf by shelf to consolidate, donate,and throw away expired items.Shelf by shelf, donate items you no longeruse, discard broken items, and reshelf allothers.Drawer by drawer, donate items you nolonger use, discard broken items, and putback all others.After you wipe down the counters, rinse yoursponge and place it in the microwave. Pressstart and “cook” for 1 minute. In addition todisinfecting your sponge, the steam from thewet sponge helps loosen dirt in yourmicrowave. After, remove sponge and wipedown the interior with a damp Miracle cloth.Wipe hood with a damp Miracle cloth. Soakfilter on hot water with a dash of dishwashing liquid. Brush gently with aplastic brush to prevent scratching and todislodge greasyparticles. Rinse inhot water and drythoroughly beforereplacing.Check your ownermanual for cleaninginstructions.Check your owner manual for cleaninginstructions.Don’t forget airvents, sconces, lightswitches, door moldings, and doorknobs(vacuum floor airvents.)Wipe down slat blinds and send curtains anddraperies to the dry cleaners. Re-hang slatblinds and summer window treatments.Lightly steam in place if drapes have anywrinkles. Roll clean material around acid-free tubes, then wrap with a clean sheet of cotton muslin, secure with tape and labeleach bundle.With a brush attachment, vacuum the sill,the molding, and windowpanes. If dirtlingers, wipe clean with a damp Miraclecloth. Wash windows inside and out with a10 to 1 white vinegar water dilution; drywith a squeegee and follow with a dry cloth.Move appliances and vacuum and mop allhardwood, tile, and vinyl, floor surfaces witha
¼
C vinegar and 1 gallon of water mixture.Wax vinyl and linoleum floors with a polishdesigned for these surfaces. Re-seal stoneand tile floors a paste or a liquid waxdesigned for these flooring materials.
 
 Take care that dust doesn’t fall on cleansurfaces.Wipe down each piece with a damp Miraclecloth and dry with a rag. Apply wax tosurfaces a few feet at a time with a foldedcotton rag. Let wax dry to a hazy finish andthen buff to shine with a clean cloth. Repairfelt foot pads on the bottom of chair andtable legs and spot clean upholstered seats.Wipe down slat blinds and send curtains anddraperies to the dry cleaners. Re-hang slatblinds and summer window treatments.Lightly steam in place if drapes have anywrinkles. Roll clean material around acid-freetubes, then wrap with a clean sheet of cotton muslin, secure with tape and labeleach bundle.With a brush attachment, vacuum the sill,the molding, and windowpanes. If dirtlingers, wipe clean with a damp Miraclecloth. Wash windows inside and out with a10 to 1 white vinegar water dilution; drywith a squeegee and follow with a dry cloth.Don’t forget airvents, sconces, lightswitches, door moldings, and doorknobs andvacuum floor airvents.Professionally clean wall-to-wall carpets andsend area rugs to a professional rug cleaner.Store away winter items neatly bubblewrapped in labeled plastic bins.Ask your pharmacist about how to dispose of them properly.Secure these items in a plastic trash bag,and keep it out of reach of children andanimals. You can also give away cosmeticsand other personal-care items you've neverused to invited friends at a beauty swapparty. Ask everyone to bring their unuseditems (the wrong color lipstick, perfumesamples.)Wipe down slat blinds and send curtains anddraperies to the dry cleaners. Re-hang slatblinds and summer window treatments.Lightly steam in place if drapes have anywrinkles. Roll clean material around acid-freetubes, then wrap with a clean sheet of cotton muslin, secure with tape and labeleach bundle.With a brush attachment, vacuum the sill,the molding, and windowpanes. If dirtlingers, wipe clean with a damp Miraclecloth. Wash windows inside and out with a10 to 1 white vinegar water dilution; drywith a squeegee and follow with a dry cloth.Don’t forget airvents, sconces, lightswitches, door moldings, and doorknobs andvacuum floor airvents.
Mildly acidic white vinegar dissolves dirt, soap scum,and hard water deposits from smooth surfaces. Anatural deodorizer, white vinegar absorbs odorsinstead of covering them up.Make your own cleaning solution by mixing a 1:1white vinegar to water dilution and decant into spraybottle. In the bathroom, use vinegar spray cleaner toclean countertops, floors, and exterior toilet surfaces.
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Very useful checklist! Thanks!
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Abigail, this is terrific. Detailed, thorough (think I've found a fellow Virgo!) and very attractively presented. p.s.I love it that you put "sense of humor" on your supply list :)
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