However, it's easy to get off track and wonder what you need to do next. Now, you can use this FREE Spring Cleaning Printable Checklist to help you stay focused and on task and get all your spring cleaning chores done this year.
Why Do We Spring Clean?
Before central heating became common in houses, many homes were heated by their fireplaces or a coal stove, which created lots of soot and dust in the house. So, many people used the spring as an opportunity to finally open the windows, get some fresh air, and clean all the dirt of winter out of the house.
When Should I Spring Clean?
Traditionally, spring cleaning would coincide with Passover or Easter. However, for those who spring clean to get the dirt of winter out of the house, March is the best month since it's warm enough to have the windows open without the furnace running and cool enough that the bugs aren't plentiful.
It's a great idea to open the windows both to let in the fresh air and to let any cleaning fumes (like a self-cleaning oven) out of your house.
Each year, there's a National Cleaning Week, which starts the fourth Sunday in March.
How Long Does it Take to Spring Clean?
For the average household, it takes about a week to do a thorough spring cleaning. Of course, it all depends on how much you plan on cleaning and how clean or dirty your house was to begin with. Spring cleaning is flexible and can work with any schedule.
How to Get Your FREE Spring Cleaning Printable Checklist
Just click on the image below to download the checklist. Once you receive the pdf file, you can save it to your computer so you can reprint it every year, or you can laminate your copy of the checklist and reuse it every year.
If you're looking for some easy DIY cleaning tutorials, I've got lots of them in my Cleaning category with some great recipes and tips and tricks for cleaning with natural ingredients like baking soda and vinegar.