Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Health and Wellness

Spring cleaning

Spring is in full bloom – the season of new beginnings! It’s also the perfect time of year to do a little spring cleaning and organize your home to support your lifestyle and goals.

There are few things more satisfying than spring cleaning. Your home is a sanctuary. It’s the space where you live, eat and sleep every day. But for a deep clean that is truly thorough, you’ll need to do more than just empty the dishwater and make it to the bottom of your laundry basket.

Below, we’ll walk you room-by-room with spring cleaning tips to tidy up your home in a way that honors not just your personal goals, but also your habits in health and wellness.

Spring Cleaning Tips (Room by Room)

The Kitchen:

  • Discard all old, expired, and unused food
  • Wipe down refrigerator doors, shelves, and handles
  • Restore shine to countertops and remove old stains
  • Clean and wipe down microwave (inside and out)
  • Clean your oven and stovetop, removing food residue
  • Clear burned residue from pots and pans
  • Use the cut side of a lemon, salt, and/or baking soda to remove food residue from cutting boards with marks you may have thought were permanent
  • Dust the tops of high surfaces (fridge, cabinets, stove hood/range)
  • Replace sponges, dish rags, and kitchen towels
  • Mop the floors and crevices around the fridge, cabinets, and counters

Psst… the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), Founder of the Your Weight Matters Campaign, has a resource JUST for spring cleaning your kitchen! Refreshing this area of your house can make sticking to healthy food habits a lot easier. Click here to read a past article from OAC’s most popular educational resource, Weight Matters Magazine.

The Bathroom:

  • Clean toilet bowl and toilet base
  • Discard old, unused bath and makeup products
  • Clean bathroom mirror and vanity
  • Replace curtain liner
  • Scrub tile grout and clean shower head
  • Unclog/clean shower drain
  • Reorganize your medicine cabinet and bathroom “junk” drawer

The Office:

  • Shred/recycle unnecessary documents and paperwork
  • Dust and sanitize electronics (computer, mouse, keyboard)
  • Organize desk, drawers, and papers

The Garage:

  • Wipe down garage door on both sides
  • Sort and organize items, throwing out anything you don’t want or need
  • Open up garage door to air out space
  • Sweep/clean floors, walls, and windows
  • Remove fuzz/lint from the dryer filter

The Living Room:

  • Dust furniture (tables, bookshelves)
  • Dust magazines, books, etc.
  • Dust blinds and curtain rods
  • Dust/clean decor (including curtains, lampshades, etc.)
  • Vacuum and shampoo rugs and carpets
  • Wash blankets, pillows, and slipcovers

The Dining Room:

  • Dust china/dishes in china cabinet; cabinets too
  • Launder and press table linens
  • Dust/clean windows (blinds, rods, curtains, sills)

The Bedrooms:

  • Wash bedding (sheets, pillows, comforter, duvets, bed skirts)
  • Organize closets and donate unused clothing
  • Shampoo rugs/carpets
  • Flip mattress, clean if necessary
  • Dust/clean windows (blinds, rods, curtains, sills)

The Outside:

  • Give your car a good wash and wax/polish
  • Wipe down/clean patio furniture
  • Carefully remove wasp nests on doors and walls
  • Trim your hedges and shrubs
  • Wipe down/dust door and window frames
  • Clean your pool for the summer
  • Pull weeds from lawn and garden

Misc. Places:

  • Replace light bulbs as needed
  • Replace/clean air vents and filters
  • Clean all light fixtures
  • Sanitize door handles, light switches, etc.
  • Change batteries in smoke detectors
  • Wipe down walls and ceilings
  • Empty out and organize the junk drawer
  • Replace the bag in your vacuum, clean filters, etc.


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