From clearing out the clutter to deep-cleaning your appliances, a well-maintained home leads to a more enjoyable living space and a better quality of life. And with our help, every step of your spring cleaning journey can be efficient, effective, and even fun. Read on for our favorite spring cleaning tips and tricks.

Deep clean your kitchen

When it comes to cleaning your kitchen, it pays to work smarter and not harder. Here’s how to efficiently deep clean your kitchen, ensuring every area receives the attention it deserves without overwhelming your schedule.

Organize and Sanitize

  • Pantry and Cabinets: Empty, sort, and dispose of expired items. Clean shelves and organize items back neatly, grouping similar items together.
  • Utensils and Cookware: Assess and organize utensils, pots, and pans. Donate or discard rarely used items.

Quick Tip: Cabinets not closing? Sink a little drippy? Remember that Frontdoor is here to assist. A quick video chat with our Experts can provide immediate guidance and peace of mind.

Scrub and Sanitize Surfaces

  • Countertops and Backsplashes: Clear, clean, and dry all surfaces, using appropriate cleaners for the material.
  • Sink and Faucets: Scrub with baking soda and vinegar; polish faucets to finish.
  • Floors: Sweep, vacuum, and mop, using the correct cleaner for your floor type.

Freshen up the bathroom

A good bathroom refresh keeps things hygienic and improves the comfort and tranquility of the space. Here's a streamlined approach to sprucing up your bathroom:

Declutter and Tidy Up

  • Product Purge: Review all products, including cosmetics, medications, and toiletries. Dispose of expired items and those you no longer use.
  • Clear Out Cabinets: Empty cabinets and wipe down the interior. Return items neatly, grouping similar products together.
  • Vanity: Clear off countertops, clean thoroughly, and only return essential items.

Deep Clean Fixtures

  • Shower and Tub: Remove soap scum and mildew with a dedicated bathroom cleaner or a vinegar solution. Check and clean the showerhead to ensure water flow is optimal.
  • Toilet: Clean the bowl, exterior, and base with a disinfectant. Don’t forget the area behind the toilet.
  • Sink and Faucets: Use a descaling agent if necessary and polish faucets and handles.

Final Touches

  • Textile Refresh: Wash or replace shower curtains, bath mats, and towels.
  • Floor: Sweep and mop the floor, paying special attention to grout lines and corners.

Overhaul your bedroom

Your bedroom should be a haven for rest and relaxation, making a thorough spring clean essential. Here’s how to organize and refresh your bedroom:

Declutter and Personalize

  • Closet Clear-Out: Sort through your clothes and accessories. Donate or discard items that no longer fit or bring you joy. Organize the remaining items neatly.
  • Nightstand Necessities: Keep only essential items on your nightstand. Remove clutter to create a more peaceful sleeping environment.

Clean and Comfort

  • Bedding: Wash sheets, pillowcases, and comforters. Consider flipping or rotating your mattress and cleaning the bed frame.
  • Dust and Vacuum: Focus on all surfaces, including under the bed and behind furniture. Use attachments to clean upholstery and window treatments.

Refresh and Rejuvenate

  • Wardrobe Refresh: Organize your clothes seasonally for easier access. Use space-saving hangers and storage solutions for a neater closet.

Clean up utility areas

A thorough tidying of your home’s utility areas, like laundry rooms, garages, and basements will increase your home's efficiency and safety. Try starting here:

Organize and Tidy

  • Laundry Zone: Sort through supplies, discarding empty containers and outdated products. Organize essentials for easy access and clear out lint traps and vents.
  • Garage Gear: Categorize items into donate, keep, or discard piles. Utilize wall mounts and shelves to organize tools and equipment.
  • Basement Basics: Address any clutter, focusing on items that may have accumulated without proper storage. Check for signs of dampness or pests.

Quick Tip: If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of cleaning your dryer vents, request a Pro via our In-Person Services (available in some areas).

Clean and Check

  • Appliance Audit: In the laundry area, clean the exterior and interior of washing machines and dryers. Inspect hoses and filters for wear and tear.
  • Floor Focus: Sweep and mop floors, paying extra attention to corners and under appliances. In the garage and basement, consider power washing or thorough sweeping.
  • Safety Check: Ensure all areas are free of fire hazards and that safety equipment, like extinguishers and detectors, are in working order.

Enhance and Update

  • Storage Solutions: Introduce bins, shelves, or cabinets for better organization. Label items for easier identification.
  • Lighting Lift: Replace old bulbs with energy-efficient LEDs to brighten spaces and reduce energy costs.
  • Ventilation: Ensure proper airflow, especially in areas prone to moisture or chemicals.

Prep outdoor spaces

As the weather warms up, outdoor spaces become an extension of our living areas. A thorough spring clean-up not only boosts your home's curb appeal but also creates a welcoming environment for outdoor activities. 

Clean and Organize

  • Furniture Freshen-Up: Clean outdoor furniture cushions and frames. Store away any items that are not weather-proof or season-appropriate.
  • Tools: Organize garden tools, hoses, and accessories. Discard any broken items and neatly store the rest for easy access.

Wash, Wash, Wash

  • Surface Sweep: Power wash patios, decks, and sidewalks to remove grime and buildup. Check for any needed repairs or treatments, such as sealing or staining.
  • Window Washing: Clean exterior windows and frames, removing dirt and cobwebs for a clearer view and enhanced natural light.

Garden and Greenery

  • Lawn Care: Mow the grass, trim edges, and remove weeds. Consider aerating your lawn for healthier growth.
  • Plant and Prune: Tidy up flower beds, prune bushes, and plant seasonal flowers for color and vibrancy.
  • Gutters: Clear out gutters and downspouts to prevent water damage and ensure proper drainage.

When seasons change, so do our homes and their needs. Lean on Frontdoor for Expert guidance with DIY projects and routine maintenance and repairs—or connect with in-person Pros for more significant repairs. Not a member yet? Join today and Open the Frontdoor to a better way to home repair.

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