There are very few spring activities more satisfying than cleaning out your home and/or office, and KC Dumpster is here to help. Whether you’re looking to deep clean your home, declutter your office, or just go through parts of your space you haven’t cleaned in awhile, we have the spring cleaning list you’re looking for! 

Cleaning a home or office from top to bottom can sound overwhelming, and oftentimes, people avoid the chore at all costs. However, the list below will help make cleaning more manageable, and you might even enjoy yourself. If the trash and debris is accumulating, don’t forget that KC Dumpster is here to help you haul away the clutter, trash, and debris. We provide a dumpster rental at the right spot, at the right time. When you’re finished cleaning out your home and office, we will haul away the rental for you.

Starting with your home, follow the below spring cleaning list, and get ready for a refreshed, clean space, ready for the warmer season! 

Home Spring Cleaning List 

Stock Up on Cleaning Supplies

First and foremost, one cannot clean without the appropriate cleaning supplies. So, make sure you’re ready to go, and if you lean more towards the natural cleaning products we recommend having the following cleaning supplies on hand:

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Wipe Down the Walls and Ceiling

With the cleaning supplies stocked, start removing dust from the floor, walls, and ceiling using your vacuum cleaner. With a degreaser that is also solvent-free, remove that stubborn surface grime that accumulates throughout the year. 

Grout Lines Should Be Resealed

Next, reseal the grout lines. You may not notice how much the cement material that connects the wall, floor, and countertop tiles gets stained, but it is one of the most porous areas in a home. A small foam brush should do the trick! 

Rugs Should be Vacuumed and Shampooed

Rugs endure a lot of foot traffic, furniture rearranging, and pet wear and tear. Take time this spring to vacuum and shampoo the rugs in your home. Consider using a rotary shampoo machine as well as a hot water extraction machine to deep clean any synthetic carpets and rugs that are in your home. 

Some rugs, like oriental rugs, may need professional cleaning services.

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Spring Cleaning List – Dust Books and Shelves

When going through a spring cleaning list, dusting books and shelves is key. Make sure to remove everything from the shelves, invest in a feather duster, and go to town! If you’re struggling to reach the tight spaces, try using your vacuum’s brush or crevice tool. 

Clean Upholstered Furniture

Go through your home, and start cleaning the upholstered furniture. Take the cushions off and move them outside. Gently shake and beat them to get rid of any dust, and if there are stains, read the care labels. Before you put the cushions back onto the furniture, clean under the seat cushions, using the vacuum’s crevice tools. 

Thoroughly Dust Your Entire Home

Not only is spring the season of rain showers, flowers blooming, and warmer weather but it is also allergy season for many people. Thoroughly dusting your entire home is a big part of our spring cleaning list you don’t want to miss. Dusting your home includes difficult-to-reach areas like ceiling fans and window casings. 

Pro tip: Vacuuming the dust that settles on the floor should always be done from the top of a room down.

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Make Fire Safety a Priority

Make fire safety a priority this spring, and change the batteries in the smoke detectors all around the house. This should be done twice a year. While you’re changing the batteries, ensure that the units are dust-free. Teach everyone in your family how to use a fire extinguisher and go over your escape plans.

Cleaning Window Screens and Window Treatments

Scrub each window screen with a brush, warm water, and a mild dishwashing liquid; afterwards, rinse completely. Keep the mild dishwashing liquid close, and wipe metal and vinyl blinds with warm water and the dishwashing liquid mixed together. Wooden blinds can be cleaned with just a damp cloth. 

For the curtain and draperies throughout the home, first check the labels to see if they are machine washable. If the fabric is not machine washable, we recommend taking the drapes and curtains to the dry cleaners

Spring Cleaning List – Wax Floors

If your vinyl and linoleum floors have lost luster, it’s time to wax. Use a polish specifically made for vinyl and linoleum. If you’re wanting to clean stone or tile floors, these can be treated with a paste or liquid wax made specifically for the material.

Office Spring Cleaning List

With people returning to the office these days and with spring right one the horizon, now is not only the time to spring clean your home but it is an excellent time to consider following an office spring cleaning list as well!

Organize Your Paperwork

As much as we try to be paperless these days, it’s almost impossible. Mail, notepads, memos, and files can pile up quickly. Start the spring cleaning list off by organizing your paperwork into bookshelves, paper trays, or file cabinets. 

Clear Your Desk

A desk should be the place where you store only the necessities like a computer, notepad, phone, or pens. Desk drawers, if you have them, should house your number one priority paperwork. Keep the most important office items within reach, and organize the rest in another place.

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Office supplies tend to pile up, even when you are not using them. Choose a special area where you keep your stapler, post-it notes, and other office supplies you only use every now and then. 

Get Rid of Digital Clutter

In 2022, we not only have to handle physical clutter but we must handle digital clutter as well. Go through and clear your inbox. Go through, read, respond, and delete emails that you do not need. Remove unused icons on your desktop screen and file documents into designated folders.

Make Your Furniture and Floors Shiny

When you’ve finished organizing, it’s time to clean. Disinfect all surfaces, dust the shelving, and make your furniture shine. Cleaning and disinfecting should be done on a weekly basis. If you can’t keep up, hire a professional cleaning service to come in once or twice a week.

Remember, your office is a reflection of your business. Don’t neglect your floors, and hire a professional cleaning crew to vacuum, mop, or wax your floors if you don’t want to get your hands dirty. Professional cleaners have equipment that you don’t, so they’ll be able to clean every baseboard, corner, and air duct to perfection.

Keep Clutter at Bay

Keeping up with the clutter and mess is the best tip to keep your office clean and organized. If you have a place for everything, and you clean out your digital and physical clutter regularly, say hello to a clean office, year-round.  

Lastly On Our Spring Cleaning List – Hire KC Dumpster to Help!

It’s time to get your office and home all ready for the spring season, and we hope the above spring cleaning list helps you make your way through your space. Wipe down your walls and ceiling, vacuum, dust, organize, and, most importantly, declutter your space. KC Dumpster can help you haul away any trash and unwanted furniture. If you have a small load, bring the load to us! We are your one stop public disposal site. Contact KC Dumpster today to learn more! 

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