Spring Homestead Cleaning Checklist

Spring season is here!  Yippee!!!  Let’s get things cleaned up.

Home Spring Cleaning

Home Spring Cleaning [image source: cyclicx-com]
Home Spring Cleaning [image source: cyclicx-com]
  1. Dust: Furniture, framed photos, paintings, books and nick-nacks
  2. Clean Furniture and Cabinets:  Clean, oil and wax couches, mattresses, tables, ceiling fans and chairs with vacuum cleaner, lemon oil, wax and/or an all-purpose spray.
  3. Clean Appliances: Clean stove, stove exhaust fan, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, electronic devices, garbage disposal, and refrigerator.
  4. Clean Vents and Change Air Filters and Water Filters
  5. Remove Storm Windows, Clean Windows, Screens and Window Coverings: Clean windows inside and out with ammonia/water to remove grease spots and vinegar/water to remove water spots and a squeegee and towel.  Remove window coverings and clean appropriately.
  6. Clean Cellar and Pantry: Clean out all produce and dry goods that has gone bad and clean with baking soda, vinegar and hydrogen peroxide powder.
  7. Vacuum and Shampoo: Rugs and carpeting.
  8. Check Fire Alarms and Fire Extinguishers: Clean, change out batteries and check on fire extinguisher expiration dates.
  9. Sweep all Chimneys
  10. Check all First Aid Kits, Clean and Replace Items Used.

Barn Spring Cleaning

Barn Spring Cleaning [image source: besthorsestalls-com]
Barn Spring Cleaning [image source: besthorsestalls-com]
  1. Remove Bedding, Sweep and Outdoor Vacuum the Barn.
  2. Power Spray and Disinfect Barn Stalls, Hooks, Feed Bins, Cubicles and Aisles: Power spray the barn, then scrub down appropriate areas with vinegar, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide powder.
  3. Replace Bedding
  4. Clean, Sharpen, Repair Barn Tools
  5. Repair Holes

Coop Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning the Coop [image source: flemingoutdoors-com]
Spring Cleaning the Coop [image source: flemingoutdoors-com]
  1. Remove 3/4 of the Used Bedding:  within the coop (if you use the deep bedding method) and all of the bedding in the nest boxes and put the material in the compost pile.  Spray down and scrub next boxes and perches with a combination of water, vinegar and pure neem oil.  Replace bedding.
  2. Replace Dust Bath: with 1 part soil or peat moss, 1 part diatomaceous earth, 1 part sand and 1 part wood ash.  Mix in 1/4 cup of pure neem oil and .
  3. Deeply Clean Waterers: with sand, vinegar, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide powder.
  4. Deeply Clean Sprouting Trays: with sand, vinegar, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide powder.
  5. Test and Replace Hoses and Rechargeable Lights.
  6. Clean All Handles and Locks and Grease Hinges.
  7. Test, Repair and Replace Fencing.

Garden Spring Cleaning

Garden Spring Cleaning [image source: reluctantentertainer-com]
Garden Spring Cleaning [image source: reluctantentertainer-com]
  1. Disinfect Clay Pots: with vinegar, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide powder
  2. Prepare Raised Beds: Add compost, turn in green manure and line with black plastic where appropriate.
  3. Prune Trees and Shrubs: before they have budded out if you had not done this in the late-fall.
  4. Repair Fences, Hoop Houses, Tools, Beds and Hoses:
  5. Clean and Sharpen Tools and Gloves

15 thoughts on “Spring Homestead Cleaning Checklist

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    1. White vinegar, baking soda, lemon oil, tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil, rosemary oil, salt, washing soda, castile soap, witch hazel, hydrogen peroxide (liquid or powder)… just to name a few! 😉

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      1. A Nenes Life

        Oh wow, thanks I had no idea there were so many available for disinfecting. I did know about lemons anti-bacterial properties. I hope you don’t mind all my questions, I’m still learning about natural cleaning products.

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