Spring Cleaning: Everything

Spring Cleaning: Everything

Nothing like spending almost a full week stuck inside your apartment, fueled by large quantities of sudafed, to kick off a mean bout of spring cleaning. This year’s is especially diligent seeing as how Rob and I both spent the last three months working like crazy at our startup jobs and paying no attention to ourselves. Here’s my to-do list:


  • Put away tweeds, winter coats, heavy sweaters and other clothes from my lovely winter wardrobe.
  • Pack up big bags of anything I haven’t worn in years to be donated.
  • Unpack my sparse summer wardrobe and vow to buy more summer clothes.
  • Review the status of dry cleaning, ironing, shoe repair, missing buttons, lingerie and other essential supplies.
  • Clean out purse.
  • Switch from winter perfume to summer perfume.
  • Re-stock make-up and nail polish supplies.
  • Update Facebook and LinkedIn profiles.
  • Call repairman for broken oven thermostat and overheating clothes dryer.
  • Re-caulk the bathtub, again.
  • Freshen up sheets and linens.
  • Polish silver.
  • Write any forgotten thank you notes.
  • Check on investments and savings plans.
  • Plant pansies.
  • Start watering garden daily again.
  • Tires and oil.
  • Car wash.
  • Remove chains and winter supplies from trunk.
  • Clean out desk drawers.
  • Toss dead pens.
  • Deep clean laptop.
  • Update framed photos.
  • Add new candle and fresh flowers.
Amazingly, about half of this list is already done! Much more progress than I thought when I started writing it out. What is your favorite spring cleaning ritual?

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  1. Sara at 3:25 pm

    I like the idea of a list of spring cleaning tasks, i'm inspired to make my own 🙂

    Of course in Canada it will look slightly different as we can never really put away our winter stuff (it can snow any month of the year here), but there are a number of things that i should be doing more regularly

  2. love.boxes at 3:29 pm

    That's a great to-do list. It will feel so good to get all that done. 🙂

  3. Kim at 8:09 pm

    What a great to-do list! I love the way you separated by category. I might steal it and adapt it for myself 😉

  4. Bronwyn at 2:27 pm

    Wow, excellent list!
    (like Kim, I might steal it…)
    Thank you!