The Ultimate Spring Cleaning List

Breathe new life into your home after a long winter. Our complete spring cleaning checklist guides you through a deep-cleaning that will leave your house shining from the inside out.

 

Why You Should Have a Spring Cleaning List


Setting aside time each year to deep clean your home is important to keep your home healthy, organized and happy. Through spring cleaning, you can remove dust, mold and mildew before it becomes an issue.


Ready to begin? View each item in our spring cleaning list below to refresh your home this spring.




1

All Room Spring Cleaning List


Start with tasks that apply to all rooms, then hit each room one-by-one for more specific cleaning.


  • Dust ceiling fans and light fixtures

  • Clean windowsills and window tracks

  • Vacuum curtains and window blinds

  • Wipe down baseboards and shoe molding and dust corners for cobwebs

  • Test batteries in all your smoke detectors

  • Disinfect doorknobs, cabinet handles and light switches

  • Replace air filters as needed

  • Clean air vents/registers

  • Clean light fixtures




2

Kitchen Spring Cleaning Checklist


Clean all large appliances, small appliances and surfaces in your kitchen:

  • Wipe down your microwave, coffeemaker and other small appliances

  • Empty the crumb tray in your toaster and toaster oven

  • Empty the refrigerator and defrost the freezer

  • Clean refrigerator shelves

  • Clean behind and beneath the refrigerator (those coils get dusty!)

  • Clean your oven and scrub the stovetop

  • Clear out cabinets and wash the shelves

  • Sanitize the sink and clean the inner rim of your sink guard



3

Bedroom Spring Cleaning List

  • Organize drawers and closets (donate any clothes that you didn’t wear!)

  • Wash bedding and pillows

  • Rotate your mattresses

  • Disinfect kids’ toys (throw plastic toys in the dishwasher!)

  • Dust/polish furniture

  • Donate unused clothing

  • Organize closets

  • Wash bedding including sheets, pillows, duvets and bed skirts

  • Vacuum carpets (deodorize with baking soda first)





4

Bathroom Spring Cleaning Checklist

  • Discard expired personal care products and makeup, and bring old medications to a drop-off site

  • Clean makeup brushes

  • Clean vanity

  • Wipe mirror

  • Clean tub and shower

  • Clean showerhead (try this plastic bag trick)

  • Replace shower curtain liner

  • Scrub tile grout (this product works)

  • Clean toilet

  • Clean hardware





5

Home Office

  • Clean your keyboard with canned air

  • Disinfect your computer mouse and phone

  • Recycle unneeded paperwork

  • Dust and polish furniture

  • Dust bookshelf

  • Dust electronics













6

Living Room

  • Remove furniture cushions and vacuum crevasses

  • Clean behind TV console and bookshelves

  • Clean light fixture

  • Dust curtain rods

  • Clean window sills

  • Wash windows

  • Clean or vacuum curtains

  • Mop or vacuum floor

  • Shampoo rugs or carpet






7

Laundry Room

  • Clean behind the washer and dryer

  • Clean dryer vent

  • Clean lint trap

  • Organize laundry supplies
















8

Outdoors

  • Remove everything from your garage reorganize (is it time for a sale?)

  • Pressure wash your deck and outdoor furniture

  • Hose-out your garbage can and recycling bins

  • Remove window screens and wash them with a soapy sponge and water

  • Wash the outside of your windows before replacing your window screens








Congratulations, you've reached the end of the Spring-Cleaning Checklist. No sweat, right?