An Interactive Spring Cleaning Schedule by Bin There Dump That
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, the proverb goes. That's why you're way more likely to get your annual house cleaning done if it's broken down into simple steps on a time-tested schedule - which is exactly what you'll find here.
In just four short weeks, we'll help you completely transform your home. You'll have more space, more clarity, better air quality, and who knows? Maybe you'll find a pile of money somewhere. (We've got our fingers crossed for you.) Below, you'll find a thorough, interactive house cleaning schedule for your next Spring Cleaning project.
How to use BTDT's Deep Spring Cleaning House Schedule
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Whether you're a working mom, a twenty-something riding the Marie Kondo wave, or a stay-at-home parent, this printable spring cleaning checklist will leave you feeling renewed at the end of the month with a reusable house cleaning schedule you can bring out every April or May.
Before you jump in, here are three ways to use the calendar
- On your mobile device. Carry it around like a personal assistant as you complete each task.
- Print it, and use it like a house cleaning checklist. Mark each task as finished, and burn it in a bonfire with your friends. Goodbye, the cluttered abode of last year - hello, increased focus and fierceness of tomorrow.
- Laminate it, and use it every year. This is our favourite and the most eco-friendly option.
Ready? Let's get your spring cleaning underway.
Week One - The Purge: Big-Picture Organization
Week one is all about your big-picture decluttering strategy. After all, it doesn't make sense to spend time deep-cleaning things you don't need anymore. You wouldn't break out the feather duster and furniture polish for the broken bookshelf in your garage (unless you're planning on restoring it, that is). Ready to KonMari the heck out of your castle? Let's go.
DAY ONE: The Heavy Lifting
DAY TWO: Kitchen/Mudroom
DAY THREE: Living Room, Family Room, and Office
DAY FOUR: Bedrooms
DAY FIVE: Bathrooms
DAY SIX: Bonus Rooms and Closets
DAY SEVEN: Let Go
Week Two - The Cozy Places: Living Areas, Bedrooms, and Closets
If you're one of the 80 million Americans plagued with sleep problems, week two has massive life-changing potential for you. According to a study by the National Sleep Foundation, the cleaner and more comfortable your bed is, the better you'll sleep. And it doesn't stop there: less office clutter makes you more productive, and a clean house overall will keep you healthier and happier. Ready to transform the rooms where you get your R&R? Let's do it!
DAY ONE: Living Room
DAY TWO: Master Bedroom
DAY THREE: Other Bedrooms
DAY FOUR: Office or Bonus Rooms
DAY FIVE: Closets
DAY SIX: Fixtures and Other Features
DAY SEVEN: Down Low, Up High
Week Three - The Gritty Places: Kitchen, Bath, Garage, Basement and Attic
This week, it's time to get down and dirty in the rooms most likely to have attained the most mud, gunk, and microscopic matter. The villains that threaten these rooms are those that have power to wreak serious havoc on your health: mold and mildew.
Even if you do a pretty good job of keeping your kitchen, bathroom, and garage clean, these are undoubtedly the rooms that need the most attention when it come to deep cleaning time.
Now that you're thoroughly grossed out, here's the good news - all it takes to get a handle on the grime in these rooms is having the right tools. You don't need a hundred fancy cleaning products for each possible solution. In fact, you can get it all done with just a few things:
- Heavy-duty gloves
- Baking soda
- Distilled white vinegar
- Microfiber cloth
- Stiff-bristles brush or toothbrush
- Window/glass cleaner
DAY ONE: Kitchen
DAY TWO: Kitchen
DAY THREE: Bath
DAY FOUR: Bath
DAY FIVE: Garage
DAY SIX: Mudroom or Laundry Room
DAY SEVEN: Your Pick
Week Four - The Finish Line: Wrapping Everything Up
Every house is a little different, and some spring cleaning endeavours are a little more involved than others. This week, we'll focus on miscellaneous rooms or tasks that didn't fit into the other sections - and we'll offer preventative maintenance tips for keeping your house cleaner all year.
That's it! You've made it through the month. We hope this house cleaning schedule assists you every Spring Cleaning season going forward.
DAY ONE: Basement