Close Icon
Stay in the Loop! Sign up for updates and Incentives
Miler and Smith news

The Spring Cleaning Guide for Your Home

Posted on March 19, 2016 by Miller and Smith Blog Team

It’s that time of year and spring is finally here! Although it may be one of those dreaded tasks, spring-cleaning is more than just physically cleaning your home. When it’s over, you will be able to spend more time enjoying the nice weather and your new Miller & Smith home! Follow the ultimate spring-cleaning guide below for each room of your home to ensure you don’t miss a single spot!

Your Entire Home

Before focusing on one room, it is easiest to complete a few cleaning tasks throughout the whole house while you have that heavy vacuum out! The first thing you should do is vacuum and wipe down the walls and ceilings for loose dust that might fall later on (if need be, remove any scratches or scuffs). Vacuum, spot clean, and dust off your upholstered furniture next, starting from the top down. Vacuum and sweep all of your flooring, and when complete, shampoo carpets and use a special cleaner or Swiffer on your hardwoodfloors. Focus on the windows and baseboards next by removing all of the smudges and dust.

The Union Station Townhome at Signal Hill Station


No matter how many bedrooms your Miller & Smith home has, it is important to get through all of them to ensure your entire home is ready for springtime! Change and wash all of the bedding, including the pillows and comforters. Fold and store away any cold-weather bedding such as extra blankets or flannel sheets that you won’t need until next winter. If you’re feeling up to the challenge, start to clean out your closets and drawers, creating piles of clothes to donate, to throw away, and to store.

The Silverton at Aspen North at Lake Linganore


Even if your bathroom looks clean, you should take the time to wipe down the shower, tub, sink, toilet, and tile grout to say goodbye to any bacteria that could be hiding (All-purpose bathroom cleaners are great for this!). Throw away anything in your cabinets that is old or past the expiration date to keep your medicine, makeup, and toiletries nice and fresh. If you want to take cleaning the bathroom to the next level, start making a list of things you need to replace, like hand soap or expired products that you intend to keep using.

The Silverton at Aspen North at Lake Linganore


When it is time to clean the kitchen, we recommend starting at the pantry, refrigerator, and freezer. Throw out expired items and anything that has acquired so much frostbite that it is unrecognizable. Next, clean the inside of your appliances like the oven, the fridge, the microwave, and the toaster. Last but not least, sanitize the counters and other surfaces where you prepare or eat food.

The Verde Townhome at Victory Lakes


Bookshelves may be the dustiest part of your home because of all of the nooks and crannies, so take the time to clear the shelves and wipe off the dust. Organize papers from your desk one pile or drawer at a time, separating them into files that you need to keep, need to toss, and ones that you need to take action on.

The Calahan at Aspen North at Lake Linganore


Take the time to clear out all of the fall and winter debris that may have accumulated in your outdoor areas. Sweep the porch or patio, clean and rinse off outdoor furniture, and make sure your grill is hooked up and ready to go!

The Calahan at Aspen North at Lake Linganore


Because every brand new home from Miller & Smith comes equipped with a garage, you will have plenty of space to store your miscellaneous equipment and supplies. Cleaning out the garage is more about organizing and storing things in a convenient way, so put the sleds and snow shovels towards the back, and bring the fertilizer and garden tools out front and center!

When you are done with your spring-cleaning, you will be refreshed and ready for what the warm weather will bring. For more information about new Miller & Smith homes and how they can be yours this spring, visit our website at