The smart 7-step Spring cleaning checklist

Written by SM Team

September 30, 2023


After the chilly weather, Spring offers a fresh start; the opportunity to open the windows, let the sunlight in – and clean house. 

A deep clean of the entire home can be a daunting task. Not sure where to start?

Cover every room in your house – from bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen to the living room.  With our Spring cleaning checklist, you’ll freshen up your home and create a clean, organised, welcoming space. Embrace the season of renewal and give your living space the attention it needs to shine with newfound brilliance.

Dive in room by room and give your home the fresh start it deserves. Happy Spring cleaning. 

Spring cleaning is the chance to hit the reset button on your life 

Let the smart 7-step spring cleaning checklist guide you.

Step 1: Declutter

Before cleaning begins, go through each room and organise items into three buckets: Keep, Throw and Repurpose to sell or donate. The process of decluttering will instantly make the house feel more spacious while boosting your mood to tackle the greater job ahead.

Step 2: Wipe down walls

If it has a surface, it can be cleaned – and this includes walls. Between fingerprints, furniture scruffs and crayon masterpieces, walls can do with a good washing once in a while. 

We love The Pink Stuff or Gumption Cleaner (especially Eucalyptus) – just watch delicate surfaces.

A couple tablespoons of distilled white vinegar mixed with warm water also does the job – and is kind to paint.

For stubborn smudges, a Magic Eraser does the trick with water and scrub away.

Step 3: Wash windows

Before welcoming warmer temperatures with open windows, remove screens for a deep cleaning with dishwashing liquid soap and water to clean dirt and pollen buildup while improving airflow. Wipe down the glass with a streak-free mirror cloth.

Step 4: Freshen carpets and floors

Sweep through the room, moving furniture to sweep, vacuum and clear all the dust.

Refresh carpets with a simple sprinkle of natural-odour absorber baking soda – over carpet. Let it settle then vacuum up.

Step 5: Dust all surfaces

Microfibre cloths effectively lift and trap dust – without needing chemicals – leaving lint-free, streak-free surfaces.

Step 6: Clean upholstery

Clear food crumbs, wine spills and pet hair from furniture crevices. Vacuum up loose bits, then treat stains with a spray-bottle solution of
1/4 cup of vinegar
3/4 cup of warm water and
1 tablespoon of dishwashing liquid soap

Return leather to its natural shine with a mixture of 1/2 cup of olive oil and 1/4 cup of vinegar.


Where order meets opportunity and clutter makes way for clarity

Maintaining a clean, organised, and comfortable living space while making the cleaning process more manageable and less stressful with checklists and plans that work for you 

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