The Daylight Saving and Spring Cleaning Master Guide

Blog | March 9th, 2024

As the days grow longer and with daylight savings upon us, it’s the perfect opportunity to not only adjust our clocks and change smoke detector batteries but also tackle some much-needed spring cleaning tasks. With just a little planning and organization, you can transform your home from winter hibernation mode to a fresh and rejuvenated springtime space. Let’s dive into a comprehensive room-by-room and outdoor guide with no corner left untouched while ensuring a safe and fun spring and summer break that won’t break the bank either! 


-Clean and organize pantry shelves, tossing out expired items.

-Wipe down cabinets, countertops, and appliances, paying special attention to flammable greasy buildup.

-Defrost and clean out the refrigerator and freezer, again disposing of any forgotten unrecognizable, or expired items.

-Run the self-cleaning cycle on your oven and sanitize the microwave. Boiling lemon water gives a refreshing start to loosening grime in the microwave.

-Scrub down the sink and garbage disposal, freshening them up with a lemon and baking soda mixture.

-Check and replace air filters in the range hood and water filters in the refrigerator.

Living Room

-Dust and vacuum upholstery, including sofas, chairs, and curtains.

-Wash or dry clean throw pillows and blankets.

-Polish wood furniture and dust electronics and entertainment centers.

-Clean windows and window sills while letting in the fresh air and sunlight.

-Declutter coffee tables and bookshelves, donating or discarding items you no longer need.

-Vacuum or steam clean carpets and area rugs, removing any lingering winter dirt and debris.

-Now is a great time for a chimney cleaning by a professional to be ready for the first chill of autumn.


-Launder and rotate bedding, including sheets, pillowcases, and duvet covers.

-Clean and flip mattresses, checking for signs of wear or damage.

-Organize closets, donating or storing seasonal clothing as needed.

-Dust and wipe down dressers, nightstands, and other furniture surfaces.

-Vacuum under beds and in corners, chasing dust bunnies from their winter hibernation hiding spots.

-Freshen the air by opening windows and letting spring breezes circulate throughout your home.


-Scrub and disinfect toilets, sinks, tubs, and showers, paying special attention to grout, baseboards, and corners.

-Replace shower curtain liners and wash fabric shower curtains. Adding a seasonal option is always a nice change!

-Organize medicine cabinets and vanity drawers, disposing of expired medications and beauty products.

-Clean mirrors and glass surfaces, using vinegar and newspaper for streak-free shine.

-Launder bath mats and towels, hanging them outside to dry in the sunshine.

-Check for and repair any leaks in faucets or pipes, ensuring your bathroom stays dry and mold-free.

Outdoor Spaces

-Inspect and clean gutters, removing leaves and debris to prevent water damage from spring showers and summer storms.

-Prune bushes and trees, clearing away dead branches and promoting healthy new growth.

-Clean outdoor furniture and cushions, wiping down surfaces and cushions with a mild detergent.

-Check and replace outdoor light bulbs, ensuring pathways and entryways are well-lit.

-Sweep and power wash decks, patios, and sidewalks, removing winter grime and buildup.

-Plan and plant spring flowers and vegetables, adding color and life to your outdoor spaces.

Playground Area

-Pressure wash and disinfect swing sets and outdoor toys to rid them of hidden pests and germs.

-Clear play spaces of weeds to expose and deter unwanted, stinging, and poisonous critters. 

-Use an eco-friendly weed killer paying special attention to poison ivy and other similar and harmful plants.

-Add solar lighting for safe pathways when playing past dusk…a summertime luxury.

-Repair any concrete cracks to prevent stumbles and injuries from tripping.

-Safely secure swing-set posts with concrete for swinging to the stars without fear of a lift-off.

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