6 Day Spring Cleaning Challenge for you
As soon as the first sunny days are around, I get the urge of spring cleaning. Do you feel the same way? Do you also want to get rid of winter and the winter dust, and get ready for spring?
Whenever the sun shines into my house and I see all the dust, I just need to get started. And this 6 day spring cleaning challenge is pretty simple to do and it helps you to work your way from one room to the other. Without missing a thing.
Wanna start with decluttering first?
Have you done the Declutter Challenge already? If not, maybe you want to start with decluttering first and then go straight into spring cleaning. It just makes your life so much easier if you want to have a fresh and clean house without the clutter.
Here is the link to the declutter challenge: https://colorfuldesigner.com/21-days-declutter-challenge/
Maybe there is no clutter in your house but you need an easy to follow list? Then here you go, start with day 1 the hardest job (for me) and just be happy and proud of yourself that you are done with the kitchen. Always start with the biggest job first, makes it easier to move on. Yeah, but don’t stop, keep going!
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Start with the 6 day spring cleaning challenge right here:
Day 1 – Kitchen:
- Start by clearing the counters and filling up your sink with hot, soapy water. Use a sponge or a microfibre cloth to wipe down all the counters, rinsing in the hot water.
- Soak stove burners in the water while you wipe stove surface and wipe out microwave. Clean your oven inside and outside. Use baking powder for the inside, if there is a lot of burned grease which is hard to get off.
- Do you have a range hood? Exchange filters and use a soapy sponge to clean the outside of the hood.
- I use a microfibre cloth to wipe down all my cabinets inside and outside. When you do the inside, check if there are pots, pans, glasses, bowls etc. you are not using anymore and you can donate. I normally collect a lot of plastic containers and this is a great chance to get rid of all the ones I don’t really use or need.
- Clean your windows and your blinds with a microfibre cloth. Don’t forget the window sills and the trim.
- Dust your light fixture, clock, pictures, etc.
- Take off all your stickers and notes of the fridge and clean it inside and outside. If you have a stainless steel fridge/dishwasher/microwave use a stainless steel cleanser and make them shiny.
- Is your pantry organized? If not, take everything out and check if you have food which is already expired. Wipe down the interior shelves of the pantry and organize the returning food.
- Clean your floors – and wow, this is it.
Did I forget anything? If so, then please add it to your cleaning list.
This was the hardest job of all, especially if you have a big kitchen. Maybe you want to split the kitchen cleaning into 2 days.
Day 2 – Bedrooms:
- Take off your linens and vacuum your mattress. I love to air them out. If you can take your mattresses outside while you are cleaning the rest of the bedroom, do it.
- Dust ceiling fan and blinds, any art work you have in your bedroom, mirrors, light fixtures.
- Take down the curtains and wash them. Clean your windows and window sill, hang up your curtains again when dry.
- Wipe down any cabinets, closet doors, etc.
- Clean the floor. If you have carpet, maybe consider a professional carpet cleaning. You should have your carpets cleaned about every one to two years to get all the dust out.
Bring your mattress back in and flip it. Add fresh and bright linens. Does your bedroom smell good?
Day 3 – Living Room
Always start from top to bottom. Dust ceiling fan, art work, cabinets. Wipe down couch table, side tables, shelves etc. Clean TV and other electronics.
- Vacuum all upholstered furniture. Do they need professional cleaning or just some spot cleaning? If so, order a carpet and upholstery cleaner in one.
- Wash curtains, clean windows, blinds and window sills.
- Clean all floors, don’t forget the baseboards.
Day 4 – Bathrooms
- Dust lights, clean mirror. Clean out your vanity and organize the interior.
- Wipe down all surfaces with antibacterial cleaner. Clean faucets.
- Organize contents of the medicine cabinet, the towels, your make-up etc.
- Clean window and blinds.
- Mop floors.
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Day 5 – Hallway
And again start on top. Do you have a ceiling fan? Dust it. I use a Swiffer with a telescopic handle which makes my life so much easier.
- Wipe down doors, trims and switches with a microfibre cloth. Any cabinets or shelves? Take any items off and wipe it down.
- Clean your entry door, especially the handle or knobs. Is it a wooden door, maybe you need to wax the wood or a fresh paint does wonders.
- Check air filters.
- Store winter necessities and decor.
- Check light bulbs and consider updating them to LED bulbs.
Day 6 – Outdoor
- Pressure wash exterior of your home if needed.
- Plant some colorful flowers at your entry way to your house or add a flower box.
Flowers make such a difference.
Download the checklist. Spring Cleaning Checklist-1
This will keep you on track and you can just check-off whatever you have done. Pretty simple.
Summary of 6 days Spring Cleaning Challenge
I love to clean my house for spring. I love it when my house smells fresh and clean and I enjoy opening up my windows and letting all the fresh air in. It makes such a difference when everything sparkles.
On the other hand if everything smells so fresh, I don’t want to cook anymore, because my stove is so nice and clean. And I just can’t stand that greasy smell of bacon and meat in my clean kitchen (LOL). This is actually a good thing, because now I can start with my spring detox diet. Which is absolutely necessary.
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