Spring Cleaning Checklist

15, March, 2024

As nature wakes up, it's time to freshen up your home. This in-depth guide walks you through how to deep clean your space room by room. Whether you're a pro or new to cleaning, this spring cleaning checklist will help you get the job done.

Printable Spring Cleaning Checklist PDF

To make things even more convenient, we've prepared a printable spring cleaning checklist PDF that you can download and check off as you go. This handy guide will keep you on track and make the process a breeze.

Download the printable spring cleaning checklist PDF

Prepare Your Cleaning Supplies

Before diving into the cleaning process, ensure that you have stocked your supplies. Here's a simple list to get you started:

  1. Cleaning Solutions: Opt for eco-friendly options to ensure a safe and healthy environment.
  2. Microfiber Cloths: These are your secret weapon against dust and grime. Stock up on reusable cloths to save on waste using paper towels.
  3. Broom and Dustpan: Perfect for sweeping away winter's remnants.
  4. Vacuum Cleaner: Essential for deep cleaning carpets and rugs.
  5. Window Cleaner: Achieve crystal-clear windows for a brighter home.
  6. Light Bulbs: To replace any burnt-out bulbs to brighten up your space.
  7. Trash Bags: You'll likely wind up with quite a bit of trash to haul away at the end of your cleaning session.

Now that you're armed with your cleaning arsenal, let's tackle each room of your home.

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Cleaning Indoors Room By Room

1. Living Room

The living room is the heart of your home, so let's start there. Begin by dusting surfaces, including light fixtures and ceiling fans. Don't forget to clean the windows – a clear view brings in more natural light.

  • Dust all surfaces, including furniture, shelves, and electronics.
  • Vacuum upholstery and cushions to remove dirt, dust, and pet hair.
  • Clean and dust light fixtures and ceiling fans to improve air quality.
  • Wipe down windows and window sills to let in more natural light.
  • Declutter and organize entertainment centers and shelves, removing any unnecessary items.

2. Kitchen

Move on to the kitchen, the bustling hub of activity. Wipe down countertops and appliances. A clean and organized kitchen sets the tone for the entire home.

A spring cleaning checklist
  • Clean and sanitize countertops, including removing items and wiping down surfaces.
  • Deep clean appliances, such as the refrigerator, oven, microwave, and dishwasher.
  • Scrub and degrease the stove and range hood.
  • Wipe down cabinets and drawers, both inside and out, to remove any accumulated dirt or grease.
  • Declutter and organize pantry shelves, tossing expired items and wiping down shelves.

3. Bedrooms

Now, let's make our way to the bedrooms. Launder bedding, flip mattresses, and give those often-neglected light fixtures some attention. A fresh and cozy bedroom is essential for a good night's sleep.

  • Launder bedding, including sheets, pillowcases, and comforters.
  • Flip or rotate the mattress to promote even wear and extend its lifespan.
  • Dust all surfaces, including nightstands, dressers, and shelves.
  • Vacuum floors and carpets, paying special attention to corners and under furniture.
  • Declutter and organize closets, drawers, and storage bins, donating or disposing of items you no longer need.

4. Bathrooms

Time for a deep clean in the bathrooms. Scrub tiles, clean window screens, and refresh towels. Pay extra attention to the often-overlooked exhaust fan – a clean bathroom is a happy bathroom.

  • Scrub and disinfect the bathtub, shower, and shower doors or curtains.
  • Clean and sanitize the toilet, including the bowl, seat, and exterior.
  • Wipe down countertops, sinks, and faucets to remove toothpaste, soap scum, and other residues.
  • Clean mirrors and medicine cabinets, removing any streaks or smudges.
  • Wash and disinfect the floors, paying attention to corners and around the toilet base.


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5. Home Office

For those with a dedicated workspace, it's time to declutter and organize. Wipe down surfaces, clean light fixtures, and create a space that boosts productivity and creativity.

  • Dust and wipe down surfaces, including the desk, shelves, and electronics.
  • Organize paperwork and declutter drawers, tossing or shredding unnecessary documents.
  • Clean and disinfect your computer keyboard, mouse, and other frequently touched items.
  • Vacuum or sweep the floors, paying attention to corners and under furniture.
  • Wipe down light fixtures and clean windows to let in more natural light.

6. Dining Room

Whether you have a formal dining room or a cozy kitchen nook, it's time to refresh this communal space. Dust off dining tables, clean window screens, and replace any worn-out chair cushions.

  • Dust and polish dining tables, chairs, and any other furniture in the room.
  • Clean and disinfect the dining table surface, including removing any food crumbs or stains.
  • Wipe down light fixtures and ceiling fans to remove dust and dirt.
  • Vacuum or sweep floors, paying special attention to corners and under furniture.
  • Declutter and organize cabinets or shelves, discarding items you no longer need or use.

7. Laundry Room

Last but not least, tackle the laundry room. Clean lint traps, wipe down surfaces and organize your laundry supplies. Ensure your washer and dryer are in good working order.

  • Clean and organize shelves and cabinets, removing any clutter and wiping down surfaces.
  • Wipe down the washing machine and dryer, including the exterior and control panels.
  • Clean the lint trap and dryer vent to ensure proper airflow and reduce fire hazards.
  • Sweep or vacuum floors, paying attention to corners and behind appliances.
  • Check for any leaks or water damage and address any issues promptly.

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Cleaning Outdoor Spaces

Garage and Shed

For those with a garage and a shed, let's not neglect these often-overlooked spaces. Sweep away debris, organize tools, and create a functional and tidy storage area.

  • Declutter: Sort items into keep, donate, sell, or discard categories.
  • Organize: Utilize shelving, cabinets, and bins to maximize space and group similar items together.
  • Clean: Sweep floors, wipe surfaces, and inspect for pests or damage.

Porch And Patio

Lastly, extend your cleaning efforts to outdoor living spaces. Sweep away leaves, wipe down furniture, and set the stage for a season of outdoor enjoyment.

  • Sweep and Wash: Start by sweeping away debris and dirt from the patio surface. Then, wash it with a mixture of water and mild detergent to remove stains, mold, or mildew buildup.
  • Clean Furniture: Scrub or hose down outdoor furniture, cushions, and umbrellas to remove dust, pollen, and grime. Replace or repair any damaged pieces.
  • Refresh Decor: Add new plants, outdoor rugs, cushions, or decorative elements to breathe new life into your patio space. Consider rearranging furniture for a fresh layout and improved functionality.

When Does Spring Cleaning Start?

Now, you might be wondering, when exactly does spring cleaning start? The answer is simple: whenever you feel the winter blues lifting and the warmer breeze inviting you to open your windows. There's no set date – it's all about finding the perfect time for you.

Download The Spring Cleaning Checklist

Print our free spring cleaning checklist PDF to follow along room-by-room during your next cleaning project.

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Final Thoughts

In conclusion, homeowners, your spring cleaning checklist is your roadmap to a fresh and revitalized home. Follow these simple steps, and you'll be ready to embrace the brighter, cleaner days ahead. Happy cleaning!

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