Oakville Maids’ Spring Cleaning Checklist

Oakville Maids Spring Cleaning Checklist

Hello and welcome back to Oakville Maids! We can’t wait for Spring! That’s why we’re giving you some spring cleaning tips to get your home ready.

First of all, welcome back to Oakville Maids! We’re so excited to be back and help you with our house cleaning tips to get your home nice and tidy.

Spring is starting soon and this is the perfect time for some house cleaning. Now that winter is officially ending in Oakville, we have to get our home ready. This means storing back our coats and winter equipment, vacuuming, dusting and cleaning.

Before we continue, make sure to check Oakville Maids cleaning service. Our professional cleaning service will help you get ready for spring cleaning and receiving your guests.

Without further ado, let’s read some spring cleaning tips!

Start With a Plan

First things first: if you want your spring cleaning to be successful, it’s important to decide what are you going to do first and what matters. We’ve talked about different cleaning checklists in the past, like Halloween, Christmas and New Year’s Eve, but you might need a new one just for Spring.

Depending on where you live, check the last frost dates for this winter.

If you live in Oakville, the last frost is expected to be in 45 days (at least), so we still have a lot of time left until you can safely clean the outside (like windows and gutters). However, there’s no need to worry! We still have plenty of areas to clean indoors.

Spring started today, so let’s try to make the best of it!

Because this is a spring cleaning, you might need to sort out your tasks between different days or even weeks.

The key to deep cleaning your home is making sure that you use versatile, simple cleaning agents and tools. Grab a spray bottle and fill it with equal parts of water and white vinegar.

This is a fantastic multi-purpose cleaner and it will help you save time and energy. You are going to need a bit of dish soap as well, a dual-sided sponge and microfiber towels.

For sensitive surfaces (granite and marble countertops, or hardwood floors), choose specialized cleaners. Vinegar or other acidic products or strong chemicals in general (e.g. bleach, citric acid) can cause staining or damage your surfaces.

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Spring Cleaning for Your Living Area

The living room is the heart of your home and after spring, it’s going to need some TLC.

An upholstery/carpet vacuum cleaner is a fantastic tool to use for spring cleaning. This tool removes dirt from within.

This type of vacuum is safe for most types of fabrics, so you will be able to use it on your couch, your cushions and throw pillows.

If you don’t have one, try using a steam cleaner. Heat will be able to remove odor by loosening up sweat and bacteria under the fabrics.

Wipe all surfaces: sideboards, TV stands, coffee tables, and any other furniture in your living area. After wiping with spritz of vinegar or rubbing alcohol, wipe dry with a clean cloth. You can add one or two drops of essential oil for a nice fragrance.

If you have carpet floors, vacuum your floors thoroughly and apply carpet deodorizer. You can find both powder and liquid (spray) options, and both are effective. Just keep in mind powder deodorizers might harm your vacuum filter in the long run.

For regular floors, you need to sweep and then mop, preferably with a floor deodorizer as well. If you have hardwood floors, use a specialized cleaner. For tile and vinyl floors, a gallon of water with 1/2 cup of vinegar is more than enough.

Cleaning your sofa with an upholstery carpet cleaner_

Spring Cleaning for Your Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most challenging areas, and our pantry or storage area gets crowded with appliances, utensils and ingredients.

Start by clearing out your pantry and your fridge. Spray a bit of white vinegar and wipe your surfaces with a damp cloth. Wipe and dry with a clean cloth.

If you have granite or marble countertops, you can use warm soapy water and a sponge to scrub your surface and remove grease.

Make sure you wipe your cabinets as well, as grease sticks to the surface. A sponge with a drop of dish soap and/or degreaser should be enough.

Leave your floors for last. If you have tile floors, you might want to add 1 teaspoon of laundry detergent to your bucket, so you can get a soapy solution to remove grease and grime from them. Remember to mop several times afterward to remove soap and let dry.

Spring Cleaning for Your Bathrooms

When it comes to spring cleaning, one of the most (if not the most) dreaded areas are the bathrooms.

Fortunately, bathroom cleaning products work mostly on their own.

For your toilet. apply toilet cleaner around the bowl. Don’t forget to apply cleaner under the rim! You just have to let them sit on the toilet for 15 – 30 minutes and then remove them with your toilet brush.

Because this is a spring cleaning checklist, you should take the time to deep clean your shower. Some areas in Oakville have hard water, which is just water with high content of minerals. With time, these minerals stick to walls and faucets.

To remove them, get a spray bottle and fill it with 1/4 cup of dish soap and 1/4 cup of vinegar. You don’t need to fill the bottle to the top. Mix them and spray into the surface.

Let the solution rest for at least 10 minutes (ideally 30 minutes) and then scrub with the non-scratch side of your sponge. Pro tip: always use a squeegee after taking a shower! You will avoid limescale and water spots.

For your sink and mirror, spraying vinegar or rubbing alcohol should be enough. Wipe your mirror with a glass microfiber cloth.

Last but not least, don’t forget to sweep your floors as well! You can use the same water/vinegar/laundry detergent mix if you have tile floors.

Cleaning bathroom for spring cleaning - Oakville Maids

The Secret for a Fantastic Spring Cleaning: the Details

The difference between a top-notch cleaning and a regular one is in the details. We often forget certain areas such as baseboards, wall corners, door frames and handles, and HVAC air intakes and returns.

To dust your door frames and handles, grab a microfiber cloth and spray a mix of rubbing alcohol and water.

Get a ladder and clean the top of your upper cabinets thoroughly. You probably need a degreaser with water to loosen up the grime that’s sitting on top. Use a disposable sponge (which you will probably need to get rid of once you finish with cleaning).

You can use that ladder to clean your ceiling fans as well. You can use dryer sheets or a dish brush with a soap dispenser.

If you have an old pillow case that you can’t wait to get rid of, you can use one as well. Gently slip the pillow case over the blade and brush on the inside. This way, all the dust stays inside the pillow case (which you can shake into a waste basket).

Wash your baseboards with a bit of soapy water. The cloth needs to be slightly damp, not soaking wet. You can also use the vinegar/dish soap mix from your bathroom.

Get Oakville Maids Spring Cleaning Checklist

That’s it! Our spring cleaning checklist to take care of your home and leave it bright as a new pin.

However, we wanted to make this checklist as easy and straightforward as possible. This is why we got you a compact version below so you can print it and put it on your fridge or agenda.

Feel free to share them with your friends and family and let’s get this spring cleaning going!

Oakville Maids - Spring Cleaning Checklist


That’s it for now! We hope these tips help you get your home ready. And we cannot wait for spring to come!

Remember to check Oakville Maids if you need a professional cleaning service in Oakville, ON. Spring cleaning is demanding and heavy work, so why not leave it in the hands of house cleaners?

We have so many beautiful places to visit for Spring. River Oaks, Palermo, College Park and even Uptown Core are filled with beautiful green areas, shops and restaurants.

We’ll be back soon! Don’t forget to check our blog for more cleaning articles!