Spring Cleaning vs. Deep Cleaning: The Good, the Bad and the Dirty


It’s a new year, which means that most people are searching for new ways to improve their lives and make it better than the previous year. New year’s resolutions are being made, planners are being set up, and people are trying to turn over a new leaf. More often than not, this involves some form of housework, whether it’s cleaning out or getting rid of unwanted items.

With that comes the big question: spring cleaning, or deep cleaning? Some people may think that it doesn’t make much of a difference – cleaning is cleaning, right? But the truth is that the two of them are very different. As with most things, both of these options have their pros and their cons. Keep reading to find out what they are and determine which one works best for you. 

Spring Cleaning

Let’s start by figuring out what exactly spring cleaning refers to. Don’t let the name mislead you – spring cleaning can be done at any time during the year, although it is commonly done during the start of spring. While spring cleaning does involve quite a lot of heavy-duty cleaning, a big part of also relies on upping the general level of tidiness of your home. Many people take this as an opportunity to get rid of any unnecessary items. 

Next up: the pros. Spring cleaning is great because it can be done multiple times a year, making the actual cleaning process less gruelling than if it were to be done on a less regular basis. This also helps you keep track of what exactly you own, and which areas require more regular cleaning.

However, anything that has pros also has cons. While spring cleaning can be done rather intensively, it generally doesn’t get the job done as well as deep cleaning. This means that there will often be areas that won’t be as clean, which can lead to problems like dust in your home.

Deep cleaning

As the name suggests, deep cleaning requires some elbow grease. Deep cleaning often means that you get to clean areas of your house that aren’t cleaned during your weekly clean-up, or even during spring cleaning. Luckily, this intensive cleaning routine doesn’t need to be done as regularly as others, such as spring cleaning. 

The biggest pro of deep cleaning is without a doubt the fact that you can get other people or companies to do some it for you. For example, plumbers can come clean out your pipes. And if vacuuming is as far as you’ll go when it comes to keeping your rugs clean, don’t stress. With services such as Woodard cleaning and restoration, you’ll be able to ensure your rugs and carpets are as clean as can be.

Now that we’ve covered the good, let’s get into the bad. There’s not a lot of negative things that can be said about deep cleaning – after all, everyone wants a clean house. However, doing it can be quite strenuous on the body, especially if you’re someone with pre-existing issues, such as back pain. There are ways of doing housework without hurting your back, but just be extra mindful.

About Author

LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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