25 Spring Cleaning Chores from the Co-op

Spring is coming, no matter what. For those of you in need of a good list to keep you busy, we’ve compiled 25 spring cleaning chores you can work on to improve your space as the weather gets warmer. Print out the list and try to do one a day. See if you can get those restless kids to help. Working on tasks that can visibly change your space can be rewarding and help you feel more in control of your life.

  1. Wash the inside and outside of your windows. Don’t have Windex on hand? Make your own homemade glass cleaner.
  2. Sort your closet and bag clothes to give away. Many thrift stores are closed for donations right now, but you can store your bags somewhere dry for when it’s safe to donate again.
  3. Clean the grill so you can cook outside. Check out our summer seafood grilling tips.
  4. Make your own household cleaner. See this ultimate guide to homemade, all-natural cleaners for some recipe ideas.
  5. Wash your curtains. Here are some curtain cleaning do’s and don’ts.
  6. Clean every mirror in your house. Bob Vila of This Old House shares some fixes for a streaky mirror.
  7. Sort your medicine cabinet. The FDA has guidelines on how to properly dispose of old, unused, unwanted, or expired medicine.
  8. Empty the crumb drawer on your toaster. Then, fix yourself some springtime avocado toast.
  9. Clean your car. Yes, this is a daunting one… but you can do it. We believe in you.
  10. Take everything out of your fridge and clean it. Here’s how to do it in 30 minutes or less.
  11. Throw away pet toys that are chewed beyond recognition. If you do it when they’re not looking, they won’t even notice.
  12. Wash couch covers, pillow shams, and other linens. Here are 5 tips on how to wash throw pillows.
  13. Clean all of your remote controls. Consumer Reports weighs in on how to clean and sanitize these germ hotels.
  14. Polish and organize your jewelry. Surprise, you don’t need that fancy silver polish! Check out this DIY using stuff you’ve probably got laying around the house.
  15. Wash your garbage cans and recycling bins. See tips from Bon Appétit.
  16. Clean your oven, microwave, and toaster oven. Don’t miss these hacks to save you some scrubbing.
  17. Wash your hairbrush, comb, and makeup brushes. Watch this video for easy care tips.
  18. Wash or replace your shower curtain liner. See some tips from Home Depot.
  19. Sort your books and make a pile to donate when it’s safe to do so.
  20. Wipe down all your baseboards. Find advice from the experts at Merry Maids.
  21. Dust the ceiling fans. We love this DIY using barbecue tongs!
  22. Clean your doormats. Here’s a guide based on commonly used materials.
  23. Wash all of your reusable grocery bags. Learn how from Better Homes & Gardens.
  24. Take everything out of your bags (purse, backpack, etc) and sort it.
  25. Wash or vacuum your broom head. All of your cleaning tools should be cleaned regularly.

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