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Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

Springtime is upon us in Albuquerque! And while nature is renewing itself for the season, it’s the perfect opportunity for us to renew our interior spaces as well. If you own a home in Albuquerque, here’s a handy checklist you can use to get your home ready for the season. And it’s also a great way to get your home ready if you plan to sell it soon.

Living Room

  • Open windows
  • Dust light fixtures and ceiling fans, reverse fan direction
  • Remove and launder curtains, pillows, and blankets
  • Replace heavy blankets and throws with lighter ones
  • Vacuum sofas and chairs including under cushions
  • Spot clean furniture
  • Dust shelves, furniture, & decor including wall decor
  • Clean Lamps and Lampshades
  • Dust Electronics
  • Wipe down doors, knobs, trims, and baseboards
  • Wash windows and screens including window sills, clean blinds
  • Vacuum all flooring
  • Shampoo carpets
  • Wash or dry clean rugs
  • Mop hard floors
  • Wash vent covers. vacuum and vents if necessary

Bedrooms

  • Clean our dresser drawers and organize contents
  • Switch out summer clothes with fall/winter clothing
  • Clean closer floors and organize clothes
  • Flip mattress if needed
  • Sprinkle mattress with baking soda and vacuum
  • Wash pillows and duvets
  • Air out mattress pads
  • Dust light fixtures and ceiling fans
  • Wipe down doors. knobs. trims & baseboards
  • Wash windows and window sills, clean blinds
  • Launder curtains
  • Dust furniture, decor, and wall art
  • Wash vent covers. vacuum out vents if needed
  • Vacuum floors
  • Shampoo carpets
  • Mop hard flooring

Kitchen

  • Empty drawers and cabinets. Wipe down interior & vacuum tops
  • Organize and clutter as you refill
  • Wash cabinet doors and knobs
  • Clean and organize pantry
  • Clean oven and stovetop
  • Wipe down microwave inside and out
  • Clean and organize fridge and freezer
  • Check expiration dates on all food
  • Vacuum under fridge and coils on back of fridge
  • Remove everything from counters-clean and sanitize
  • Wipe down backsplash
  • Clean out dishwasher
  • Wipe down sink. Clean drain
  • Dust any decor and light fixtures
  • Wipe down switches. trim. and baseboards
  • Vacuum and mop flooring

Bathrooms

  • Empty and wipe down all cabinets and drawers
  • Organize contents when replacing
  • Check expiration dates on all medicines and makeup
  • Wash exterior of cabinets and vanities
  • Dust light fixtures
  • Wipe down mirror and frame
  • Wipe down and sanitize counters and sinks
  • Clean tub and drain
  • Clean toilet, inside and outside
  • Clean hinges of toilet lid and bolt covers on the toilet base
  • Wipe down doors, knobs, switches, trims & baseboards. Vacuum and mop floors
  • Reseal grout lines if needed

Laundry

  • Wash down washer and dryer exterior
  • Clean and air dry dryer trap
  • Wash inside of washing machine

Outside

  • Wash thresholds
  • Sweep patios and walkways
  • Clean doormats
  • Power wash sidewalks and driveways

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