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The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist for a Sparkling Home

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist for a Sparkling Home

Spring — a time for renewal and rejuvenation, not just for the earth but for our living spaces too. It's the season to throw open the windows, breathe in the fresh air, and revitalize our homes after a long winter! But where do you even start? With our ultimate spring cleaning checklist, your home will go from winter-worn to a springtime sanctuary, one list item at a time.

Living Spaces

Decluttering Strategies

Before you even think about cleaning, decluttering should be your first step. Divide your items into what to keep, what to throw away, and what to donate. Use the "Have I used this in the last year?" rule to help make decisions.

Deep Cleaning Checklist for Bedrooms, Living Rooms, and Dining Areas

  • Floors and Carpets: Give your carpets a good vacuuming and wash hardwood or tile floors. Consider renting a steam cleaner for a truly polished look.
  • Ceiling Fans: Dust loves to collect on fan blades. Grab a ladder and give them a thorough wipe-down.
  • Windows: The winter months can leave your windows looking grimy. A solution of vinegar and water in a spray bottle is a natural and effective cleanser.
decluttering living room example

Kitchen and Dining Areas

Organizing and Cleaning Cabinets

  • Take everything out of the cabinets and wipe down the insides. 
  • Use baskets or organizers to keep similar items together.
  • Discard or donate any dishes or utensils you no longer use.

Deep Clean Your Appliances

  • Refrigerator: Remove all the food, wipe down the shelves, and check expiration dates.
  • Use a combination of water and baking soda to scrub away tougher stains.
  • Oven: For the oven, a paste of baking soda and water left overnight will make the grime easier to remove. Wipe clean the next day.
deep cleaning kitchen oven and appliances


Cleaning and Organizing Bathroom Spaces

  • Use a toothbrush to get into the grout and around the base of your toilet.
  • Invest in a drawer or under-sink organizers to keep your products neat and accessible.

Refreshing Your Towels and Mats

  • Wash all your towels with a cup of vinegar and detergent to freshen them up.
  • If your bathroom mat is machine washable, it's a great idea to give it a clean as well.

Home Office and Study Areas

Decluttering and Reorganizing

  • Shred any outdated documents and file away important papers.
  • Invest in some desk organizers to keep your stationery in order.
decluttering desk example

Digital Cleanup Tips

  • Sort through your digital files.
  • Delete anything you don't need.
  • Back up important ones.
  • Organize your computer desktop just as you would your physical one.

Storage Areas

Garage, Attic, and Basement Cleaning

  • Sort items into keep, donate, or discard piles.
  • Sweep and mop these often-neglected areas to rid them of dust and debris.

Seasonal Item Storage

  • Store off-season items in clear, plastic bins with labels.
  • Make use of ceiling hooks or shelves to maximize space.

Final Touches

Freshening Up Your Home's Air

  • Place small bowls of activated charcoal around the house to absorb odors.
  • Fabric and upholstery sprays, particularly ones with cedar or lavender scents, can also freshen up the air.
aroma diffuser close up on a blurred background

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Product Recommendations

  • There are many eco-friendly cleaning solutions on the market, but you can also make your own with simple ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, and lemon.
  • For windows and mirrors, try using a solution of water and plain vodka. It's effective and it'll make you feel like you're having more fun than cleaning!

Bio-One of Pittsburgh is Ready to Help!

At Bio-One of Pittsburgh, we understand that some cleanup tasks go beyond the scope of routine dusting and mopping. Whether it's a situation that involves blood, pathogens, or other potentially infectious materials, our team of professionals is equipped with the necessary knowledge and tools to safely clean and restore your environment.

For properties in need of a deeper level of cleaning, our gross filth cleanup and deep cleaning services are invaluable. These services are particularly useful in scenarios where neglect, decay, or prolonged periods without maintenance have resulted in a significant accumulation of debris and contamination.

Compassion. Experience. Respect.

Bio-One of Pittsburgh is always ready to assist you in unexpected situations. Our expert specialists are always ready to assist you in dealing with highly pressurized situations that may be emotionally and physically draining, allowing you to focus on other vital activities while healing in a sanitary environment. Locally owned and operated, we provide the following:

Disinfection, sanitation, and decontamination services

Remediation & Hoarding cleanup services


Bio-One works closely with victim support centers nationwide and local authorities, communities, emergency services personnel, hoarding task forces, apartment communities, insurance companies, and other organizations to accomplish each customer's most efficient and superior service possible. 

Many crime scene cleanup companies may face unexpected, unfortunate life events. Still, Bio-One is the right choice because of our expertise and profoundly caring and discreet specialists.

We are proud members of the NAPO Pittsburgh - National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals

Serving the Greater Pittsburgh / Western Pennsylvania Area! 

Bio-One of Pittsburgh serves the following Pennsylvania counties: Allegheny County, Washington County, Beaver County, Butler County, Armstrong County, Westmoreland County, Lawrence County, Greene County, Fayette County, and Mercer County.

We also serve the following cities and surrounding communities: from Allison Park all the way to Creighton, Crescent, Cuddy Curtisville, Millvale, Monroeville, Oakmont, Pitcairn, Pleasant Hills, Plum, Port Vue, Presto, Rankin, Rennerdale, Rural Ridge, Russellton, Sharpsburg, South Park to Springdale, we are ready to help you.