Our Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

Our Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

MARCH 27, 2023 Seasonal 

Whether you're a daily cleaning pro or just getting into a routine, spring cleaning can be overwhelming. We get it, which is why we’ve gathered our favorite spring cleaning tips to help you conquer this month with ease. 


Why is spring cleaning important?

Spring cleaning is good for your physical and mental health. First, a thorough clean can help remove dust, mold, pollen and bacteria in the home that might irritate allergies or cause other health problems.

Spring cleaning also benefits your mental health by giving you a clean and serene space to relieve daily stress and increase productivity. Don’t just take it from us— 71% of cleaners say they spring clean to create a “healthy home environment.”

O-Cedar’s Top Spring Cleaning Tips

O-Cedar’s Top Spring Cleaning Tips

Our top spring cleaning pro tip? Take a moment to get organized before jumping into your chore list. We love creating a spring cleaning checklist to make it more manageable. If you space out your list over three weeks, well, it might not seem like such an overwhelming task. Click here to download our O-Cedar Spring Cleaning checklist

Week 1: Create a game plan and get prepared—and take inventory of all your cleaning supplies. Are you stocked up on your spring cleaning supplies? Wash, replace and stock up on all of your microfiber mop refills (don’t forget about the Deep Clean Refill — you’ll need it)—and wash out those refillable mop bottles and mop buckets. Give your tools the refresh they need before getting started. 


Week 2: Roll up your rugs, and get out those mops. It's time to clean all floor surfaces, including baseboards and under appliances. Sweep the floors with the PowerCorner® Pet Pro Broom & Step-On Dust Pan, which features V-trim bristles specially designed to clean pet hair. Then dust every room, scrub every surface, and deep clean the floors.

For the deepest clean, bust out the RinseClean Spin Mop. This innovative mopping system has a two-tank bucket system to separate clean and dirty water, making it our top choice for a truly deep clean. 

Another pro tip: use a fresh mop refill in every room. Don’t bring your bathroom mess into the kitchen! 

Week 3: Focus on sorting through and getting rid of the junk. Tackle your closets, bookshelves, and pantry—donate those items that are just taking up space! While you're in there don't forget to sweep the bottom of closets and the pantry.

Below we’ll answer some common questions about spring cleaning and provide tips to help you get started with your spring cleaning month.

What is included in spring cleaning?
Spring cleaning typically involves a thorough cleaning of your home, including areas that tend to get missed throughout the year. Think cleaning windows, washing walls and baseboards, dusting blinds and light fixtures, cleaning appliances, and shampooing carpets.

What month should you start spring cleaning?
We like to start spring cleaning once the weather starts to warm up and you can open your windows to air out your home. Depending on where you live, this might be March or April.


What is the best way to spring clean?

Break the task down into manageable chunks! Use the checklist we wrote above or make your own. Then, work through the list one task at a time. It can also be helpful to enlist the help of family members or friends to make the process more enjoyable and efficient.

Don’t forget to keep quick-cleaning tools like the O-Cedar ProMist® MAX Microfiber Spray Mop around for ongoing touch-ups. The microfiber mop head removes bacteria without a cleaner, making it the perfect tool to use in a pinch.

What are three things to get rid of during spring cleaning?

1. Clothes: Go through your closet and donate any clothes you haven’t worn in the past year.
2. Paper clutter: Sort through old bills, receipts, and documents, and shred anything you no longer need.
3. Kitchen items: Clear out your kitchen cabinets and get rid of any unused or broken utensils or appliances.

Pro-tip for our spring cleaning in apartments: make sure you prioritize sorting through and donating anything you don’t need. Take this time to make the most out of your smaller space!

O-Cedar EasyWring RinseClean Spin Mop System
EasyWring™ RinseClean™ Spin Mop System
O-Cedar PowerCorner Pet Pro Broom & Step-On Dust Pan
PowerCorner® Pet Pro Broom & Step-On Dust Pan
O-Cedar ProMist MAX Microfiber Spray Mop
ProMist® MAX Microfiber Spray Mop
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