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As spring approaches, creating a spring cleaning checklist personalized to your home and family is a great time. Doing this will make it easier for you to complete all the necessary tasks without missing anything. But why should you create a customized spring cleaning checklist?
Benefits of creating a customized spring cleaning checklist.
There are lots of benefits to creating a customized spring cleaning checklist. Please read below to see why it is important.
It will help you remember all the detailed tasks you may not do every season.
It allows you to break down the list into easy-to-manage chunks of activities to break them up throughout a month or two.
Taking time to deep clean will reduce dust build-up and improve air quality in your home.
While cleaning, you can diagnose any possible issues in areas you haven't looked at.
You can refer to the customized deep cleaning task list each year to see what needs completing.
These benefits will not only help you, but they will also help your family and your home to stay on top of things you may forget about throughout the year. By creating this list now, you will be ready to start as the weather improves. Follow along to see how you can make your spring cleaning checklist.
How to make a spring cleaning checklist?
Spring cleaning is a wonderful time to do deep cleaning in various areas of your home. To help you remember the spots to visit, creating a spring cleaning checklist will help you stay on top of every task.
This list of items is not intended for you to do in one day. You can easily break it down into weeks or even months. The pace is up to you and your family.
Start with a pen and notepad.
First, start by writing down the deep cleaning tasks for each room. Add the name of the room and the tasks underneath the specific room. If they are the same tasks, make a note of them and copy them to the other room column. Make sure to include a list of jobs you do from the ceiling to the floor. Things like fan blade and molding dusting would be first while cleaning the vents and floor would be last.
Rooms in the home to add to your Spring Cleaning List
Each home is unique, so your spring cleaning list should also be unique. Below is a list of the rooms and areas to add to your spring cleaning list.
Add a column for a "due by" date.
After you write the task or complete a room spring cleaning checklist, you can add the "due by" date column. This will allow you to break down the tasks for easier completion.
Type the checklist up on a shared document app.
So you do not need to write it up every year; use an app like Google Sheets, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft OneNote, or Evernote so you can refer to it each year. These applications have a to-do box that easily lets you check off the completed task. Plus, you can share them with family members and assign them things to do. It's a win-win! =)
Revisit the checklist each year to modify tasks.
After you complete your customized checklist, make a note in February to revisit the checklist and add the updated tasks that need completing. This will help you keep your checklist relevant from year to year and remind you of upcoming jobs.
If I need to add to the checklist, I like to jot down tasks I may have missed on the back and update them after the chores are done or before the next spring begins.
Spring Cleaning Checklist Example
Here is an example of my spring deep cleaning list. Feel free to use it as an example.
Note: I didn't use a "due by" date column because I wanted it all on one page. Instead, I write a "due date" in the header row.
Now, let's move on to another area that should be cleaned, the grill. Before the grilling season starts, you should thoroughly clean out the grill.
Grilling Season Checklist Example
Feel free to check out the How to Easily Clean Your Grill post for tips.
Start now, and you will be ahead of the game. I hope this post inspires you to prepare for spring cleaning your home.
Now, it is your turn. Do you have a customized spring cleaning checklist? Please leave a comment below on the things you have on your list. What task do you dislike the most? I would love to hear from you.
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