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February 28, 202430 simple cleaning tips

With a new season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to clean up our living space. It's crucial to feel good in our home or apartment and to take care of our precious living environment. This begins with ensuring our home is clean and wholesome.


In order not to give up too quickly in front of the sum of the tasks we need to accomplish, we have prepared a list of thirty cleaning tips to do to clean, sort and purify your home in depth, which you can spread over the course of a full month by doing one task per day, so as to stay motivated.


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Ready to take the challenge?


Room by room cleaning list


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Day 1. Clean the surfaces


Using an all-purpose cleaner, scrub everything from your table to your counters to the tops of cabinets.


Day 2. Scouring the appliances


Clean the exterior of your appliances and small appliances with an effective grease cleaner. The oven, refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave ... nothing must be forgotten! The oven and microwave knobs can also be disinfected, as well as the refrigerator and freezer handles.


Day 3. Wash the sink


Is the sink often forgotten in your regular cleaning sessions? To make it shine clean, nothing could be simpler: cut a lemon in half, sprinkle your sink with salt or baking soda and rub all over with the lemon halves laid flat. Rinse it off with plenty of lukewarm water and there you go! Your sink is clean, shiny and good to go!


Day 4. Sort the food


Take EVERYTHING out of your cupboards, refrigerator and freezer, and pay close attention to expiration dates and the general condition of foods. Compost anything that is expired and recycle cardboard packaging.


Day 5. Classify the drawers


These famous jumble utensil drawers, the dish towels and oven mitts ... we take it all out of the drawers and we classify everything! It will be much easier to find your way around afterwards. Take the opportunity to clean the bottom of the drawers and put your oven mitts in the wash!


Day 6. Organize the pantry


You will probably have guessed that the principle is repeated here: we empty everything, we sort it all, assess it and we put it away. This is the key to a successful spring cleaning! You can also take the opportunity to take inventory of what you have to avoid waste. And why not replace what is missing as you go along with its bulk equivalent?


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Day 7. Sort clothing items


A good rule of thumb when it comes to sorting our clothes is to ask ourselves if we have worn an item in the past year. If the answer is no, we donate it. If the garment in question is too worn out to be donated or repaired, we try to find a second purpose for it, such as using it to make scouring cloths, for example.


Day 8. Wash the bedding


We clean everything with a gentle laundry soap! Sheets, duvets, pillows, mattress covers, decorative cushions ... everything! Of course, don’t forget to follow the washing instructions for each itemIf the weather is nice, you can hang everything on a clothesline in order to save energy ... and enjoy the fresh scent of your bedding!


Day 9. Classify fashion accessories


Jewelry, shoes, handbags and hats all over the place? We take the time to unravel everything and arrange it in an attractive way. We take the opportunity to clean the soles of our shoes and treat the leather of our leather goods. You will see; it is very satisfying (and budget-friendly) to shop ... in our own closet!


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Day 10. Deep cleanse


We start by cleaning the sink, toilet bowl, tub and shower with an appropriate cleaner. Then we clean the tiles, the counter and cabinets, as well as the mirrors. We want everything to be sparkling clean!


Day 11. Sort cosmetics


We take out makeup and skincare products from drawers and cabinets and check their expiration dates as well as the PAO (Period After Opening). This is a symbol commonly found on cosmetic product packaging to indicate the period of time after opening during which the product is considered safe to use. To dispose of our cosmetics, we first empty their contents in the trash (not in the sink or in the toilet). Then, we rinse their packaging carefully, we recycle what is appropriate and we look for a TerraCycle box in our neighborhood to efficiently recycle what does not go directly in the bin.


Day 12. Dispose of expired medicines


To dispose of expired drugs, the pills need to be emptied from their containers first. Most of these can be recycled, while medicine must be disposed of responsibly at the local pharmacy laboratory.


Day 13. Wash the shower curtain and the bathmat


Does our shower curtain have traces of moisture? We unhook it and we clean it thoroughly. Does the bathmat have a weird smell? Put it in the washer and hang it up to dry.


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Day 14. Sort books


Books easily collect dust. What's the best way not to sneeze every time we pick a novel to read? We keep the bare minimum, namely books that we are sure to consult again. Then, we organize them according to a system that makes it easy to find what we are looking for (in alphabetical order, for example). It is much easier to maintain our possessions when we have little of them!


Day 15. Clean the furniture 


In addition to dusting and washing surfaces, we vacuum sofas, couches, and if we can, wash the sofa-covers!


Day 16. Disinfect remote controls


Remote controls ... these objects so often handled but so rarely cleaned! Spring cleaning is the perfect timing to get into the good habit of disinfecting them with an appropriate spray once a week.



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Day 17. Disinfect electronic gadgets


... and the same goes for our keyboards and mouse, tablets, cellphones and so on!


Day 18. File the paperwork


Did we realize, while doing our taxes, that our filing system was inexistant or insufficient? We find a filing system that suits us (by year, by category, etc.) and we stick to it! This investment of hours now will save us a tremendous amount of time down the road! Our future self will thank us.


Day 19. Empty and file the "catch-all drawer"


EVERYBODY has one. This famous drawer where we put things like mail, paperclips, electronic chargers, batteries ... the time has come to empty it, classify it, and to get rid of all the unnecessary items it probably contains for good.




Day 20. Dust the radiators


We vacuum our heaters and radiators to avoid allergens and that characteristic burning smell when the time comes to turn on the heat.


Day 21. Wash the curtains


Curtains can also accumulate dust mites and pet hair. Pop them in the clothes washer, then, hang them up on their pole so they can dry without inelegant creases.


Day 22. Shampoo the carpets


Vacuuming our short-pile and long-pile rugs is good enough, but it's even better to shampoo them every once in a while, to remove stubborn stains and odors. And what better timing for this than spring cleaning!


Day 23. Clean baseboards and moldings


Using a cloth and an all-purpose cleaner, we go around the baseboards and moldings and make sure to dust everything. It's also a good way to see if these require a paint touch-up!


Day 24. Disinfect door handles


How many handles do you touch in a day? The answer is MANY. But when do you think about cleaning them? Now is the time to add this simple cleaning tip and necessary gesture to your routine! Using an effective disinfectant, we clean the handles and the locks thoroughly ... and why not take the opportunity to wash the doors, too!


Day 25. Wash windows and mirrors


The days are slowly getting longer, and what better way to let in as much light as possible than beautiful windows with clean, streak-free panes? We do not neglect the frames and mosquito nets, and we also wash our mirrors! For an eco-friendly cleaning, use reusable cloths or newspapers instead of single-use paper towels!


Day 26. Wash the floors


We make tiles, wood, marble and all our floors shine with a floor cleaner free from concerning ingredients according to the EWG.


Day 27. Clean knick-knacks and decorative items


Trinkets and other decorative items add personality to our home. But whether they are purely aesthetic or sentimental, we need to dust them off!


Day 28. Wash fans and light fixtures


Whether our fans are the pedestal kind or in the form of ceiling fans, we should remember to clean their blades regularly, so that they do not move dust unnecessarily. We also dust light fixtures and suspensions.


Day 29. Wash and disinfect garbage cans, recycling and compost bins


We take all our garbage cans and bins (indoor and outdoor), we clean them with plenty of water and we disinfect them, to avoid bad odors and the proliferation of bacteria.


Day 30. Wash the walls


We take care of removing anything that adorns our walls (picture frames, art, etc), and we clean them from ceiling to floor. If we discover any roughness there, we take the opportunity to plaster and paint them!


Now that you are properly equipped and on a mission to follow our cleaning tips, keep your goal in mind, because that feeling of living in a clean, wholesome home is so worth the effort! Feel free to involve your kids in your spring cleaning challenge if you can. You can even make a game out of it, why not?


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Written by Team ATTITUDE