How To: Spring Cleaning In One Day

Written by on March 22, 2013 in DIY, Lifestyle - 26 Comments
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Spring is officially here—and what epitomizes this season of fresh starts better than a spring cleaning? Yesterday we shared our tips for cleaning out your makeup bag, and today we have a simple guide to help you clean your abode from top to bottom—all in one day. (We promise: it is a possible feat!) Put on your comfiest clothes, crank up your favorite tunes, and get busy with our printable checklist. You’ll welcome the warm weather with a sparkling home—and a sunny disposition to match!

Writing and design by Carrie Waller of Dream Green DIY.

  • NN Bartley

    Ummm. You left off the part where the dog carries off your paper towel roll (and then eats it) and then you spend ten minutes looking for that same roll. That’s how spring cleaning rolls at my house. Lots of wasted time looking for the supplies surrounded by bursts of actual cleaning.
    Inspiring, though.

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  • Folle de Joie

    This is brilliant, thank you for this! I will be spending a super exciting Friday night tackling these steps. I’ve already picked up new flowers and new sheets (the not-so-fun stuff will definitely come later…)

    xoxo

    http://folledejoieblog.com

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  • http://www.fancyalterego.wordpress.com/ Heather P.

    I did this while I was on spring break, and while it took a bit longer than one day, it was totally worth it to start classes back up with a fresh, clean apartment!

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  • Lindsey Young

    Love this checklist! I am definitely going to print it out and tackle my spring cleaning! Thanks GG!

  • Fashion Follows Her

    Nothing is better than slipping into fresh, crisp clean sheets! Heavenly…. http://fashionfollowsher.com/

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  • Mom of two crazy boys

    Yes they also forgot to say that if you have toddlers that this is every day cleaning! Toilet training? You’ll definitely be washing all the linens this week!
    Do the laundry until its all done? Not possible. I do laundry every day and I still have loads to make up over the weekend.
    Boys? Or adventurous girls? You’ll have to round up all those outside clothes and search them for twigs, holes, sandbox sand, and rocks before washing it all in industrial cleaners.
    Lol!

    • http://twitter.com/GlitterWriter1 MJ Brodeck

      Agreed! I have 2 young sons and this is daily cleaning for me.

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  • http://desertgirlsvintage.blogspot.com/ Lori and Rebecca

    Perfect timing on this, thanks!
    ~Lori

  • Cheryl

    The guide and the checklist are excellent. Can really guide me through the soon-to-be spring cleaning. It might look like spring is far away, but in a month time, I suspect it will be under way at full speed. Last year I hired Cleaning House London for my spring cleaning, this year I might do it myself. They did a great job but I might save some cash. http://www.cleaninghouselondon.co.uk/

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  • Pfister Faucets

    We love the checklist! Hope you don’t mind, we shared it in our spring cleaning tips post and linked back to your blog.

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  • http://twitter.com/Tips4Homeowners Homeownership Tips

    Hi Caitlin!

    Love this checklist! It’s so much easier to get started with a plan mind! I found some great tips for cleaning windows that you might find helpful http://www.hendersonproperties.com/2013/04/spring-cleaning-your-windows/

    Best,

    Michelle

  • Spit Spot

    Fantastic tips- Just in time for Spring here in Australia! If you’d like someone to do the hard work and clean for you, check us out at http://spitspotcleaners.com.au .

  • Jeremy Benson

    You can remove the any type of stain(whether it is vine , mud or even a stain from a pizza )through a simple small professional house cleaning tip .Mix one part of your dish washing liquid(any brand) with two parts of hydrogen peroxide.You will see how fast the stain vanishes.

  • andrea30

    We help women simplify their life every day. So being a part of the Cleaning For A Reason Foundation is a natural fit for our busy home cleaning service. As a local business we are grateful to have many loyal customers. We are proud of the house cleaning services we provide and are happy to help those in need. We are committed to providing the gift of a clean home to women undergoing treatment for cancer through The Cleaning For A Reason Foundation. Residential Cleaning Service

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