The Best Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring cleaning fever has hit us. The weather is getting warm, our energy is skyrocketing, and we’re ready to get our homes clean and organized!

This Best Spring Cleaning Checklist can be used as a guide to customize your very own personal cleaning checklist. Make sure to snag the cluttering toolkit to help you get rid of that extra clutter sitting around the house too.

Overall Spring Cleaning Chores

  1. Dust crown molding and baseboards
  2. Dust ceiling corners
  3. Dust baseboards and clean scuff marks
  4. Dust/wash light fixtures and lamps
  5. Dust ceiling fans
  6. Wash doors (look for scuff marks).
  7. Wash walls.
  8. Touch up paint.
  9. Vacuum or wash window curtains.
  10. Wash window blinds.
  11. Clean windows.
  12. Dust bookcases.
  13. Polish wood furniture.
  14. Wipe down and vacuum furniture (clean the base and under cushions).
  15. Condition leather furniture.
  16. Remove stains from upholstered furniture.
  17. Vacuum and wash lampshades.
  18. Deep clean hardwood, tile, linoleum, and carpet flooring.
  19. Shampoo carpet (schedule a professional).
  20. Remove rugs to shake out, then vacuum, then clean under them.
  21. Vacuum all flooring, including corners and edges.
  22. Clean air vents.
  23. Dust around mirrors, picture frames, and wall hangings.
  24. Replace light bulbs.
  25. Change air/furnace filter.
  26. Replace batteries in smoke detector.
  27. Replace batteries in carbon monoxide detector.
  28. Schedule chimney sweep.
  29. Schedule termite or pest control maintenance.
  30. Spring clean the kitchen.
  31. Remove anything from the kitchen that doesn’t belong.
  32. Clean and disinfect the trash can.
  33. Clean the microwave.
  34. Deep clean the dishwasher.
  35. Clean and organize the refrigerator.
  36. Clean and organize the freezer.
  37. Replace refrigerator water filter.
  38. Vacuum refrigerator coils.
  39. Clean the oven.
  40. Clean the hood vent and change filter if needed.
  41. Clean stove top burners.
  42. Clean and disinfect the garbage disposal.
  43. Clean and organize plastic ware and storage containers.
  44. Reorganize kitchen cabinets and drawers.
  45. Clean and organize kitchen drawers.
  46. Straighten cups, mugs, and glass cabinet and eliminate the unnecessary.
  47. Straighten plates, bowls, and other dishes and eliminate the unnecessary.
  48. Deep clean pots, pans, and bake ware.
  49. Organize the pantry.
  50. Sanitize cutting boards and sharpen knives.
  51. Clean and disinfect coffee maker.
  52. Clean and disinfect small appliances.
  53. Clean and disinfect high chairs.
  54. Clean the pot rack.
  55. Check the freshness of your herbs and spices.
  56. Clean under the sink and eliminate the unnecessary.
  57. Deep clean and polish cabinet doors.
  58. Clean tile and touch up paint on walls.
  59. Deep clean floors.
  60. Disinfect door knobs, light fixtures and pulls.
  61. Set up a meal plan.
  62. Determine if you need new kitchen supplies.
  63. Spring clean the dining room.
  64. Eliminate unnecessary items.
  65. Dust crown molding, wall corners, and floor molding.
  66. Scrub walls.
  67. Clean and disinfect light switches and outlets.
  68. Dust and polish wood cabinets.
  69. Dust and clean windows, inside and out.
  70. Clean and declutter hutch cabinets and drawers.
  71. Wash table linens.
  72. Wash table cushions.
  73. Clean light fixtures and wash globes.
  74. Disinfect table and wipe down all chairs, including legs and underneath.
  75. Remove rug, shake, vacuum and clean floor before replacing rug.

 

Clean the Bathrooms.

  1. Clean air vents.
  2. Clean and disinfect light switches and fixtures.
  3. Clean and disinfect toothbrush holders.
  4. Clean and refill soap dish and/or pump.
  5. Clean light fixtures and wash globe( s).
  6. Clean make-up brushes.
  7. Clean mirror.
  8. Clean shower caddy.
  9. Clean shower curtain and liner.
  10. Clean shower door frame.
  11. Clean shower glass (here’s a great way to prevent soap scum from building up on shower glass doors in the future.
  12. Clean plastic strip at the bottom of a glass shower door.
  13. Disinfect countertops.
  14. Dust and clean windows, inside and out.
  15. Polish faucets.
  16. Mop and hand scrub floors (pay attention to special grout lines, corners, and moldings).
  17. Scrub and disinfect toilet, including around base, under seat and around hinges.
  18. Scrub the bathtub and/or shower.
  19. Scrub walls.
  20. Unclog and refill lotion dispensers.
  21. Wash bathroom cup.
  22. Wash floor mat.
  23. Wash hand/guess towels.
  24. Wash trash can (inside and out).
  25. Wipe down cabinets, knobs, towel racks and toilet paper holder.
  26. Remove rust from toilet seat screws.
  27. Tighten toilet seat hinges.
  28. Clean bathroom exhaust fan.
  29. Clean shower head.
  30. Polish wood cabinets.
  31. Caulk around bathtub.
  32. Re-seal tile and grout.
  33. Unclog drains (the use this tip to prevent clogged drains in the future).
  34. Toss beauty products not used over the past year.
  35. Toss expired make-up.
  36. Clean, organize and de-clutter cabinets and drawers.
  37. Clean, organize and de-clutter bathroom closet.

 

Clean Laundry/Utility Room.

 

  1. Clean dryer vent.
  2. Clean inside washing machine.
  3. Empty washing machine drain pump.
  4. Dust crown molding, wall corners, and floor molding.
  5. Dust behind and underneath washer and dryer.
  6. Sweep and mop floors.
  7. Reseal tile grout.
  8. Wash walls.
  9. Clean and organize contents on shelving.
  10. Eliminate unnecessary cleaning products.
  11. Install organizers to hold cleaning products.
  12. Disinfect door knobs and light switch plates.

 

Clean Living Room/Family Areas.

 

  1. Take anything that doesn’t belong in the room and put it in the correct location.
  2. Dust crown molding, wall corners, and floor molding.
  3. Vacuum and shampoo carpet.
  4. Vacuum under furniture and in between cushions.
  5. Condition leather furniture.
  6. Dust ceiling fans.
  7. Switch ceiling fans to spin clockwise.
  8. Clean lights and wash light globes.
  9. Dust lamps.
  10. Vacuum lamp shades.
  11. Dust and polish furniture and bookshelves.
  12. Dust edges of wall hangings, mirrors, and pictures.
  13. Clean windows and window sills.
  14. Remove scuff marks from doors and moldings.
  15. Disinfect door knobs and light switch plates.
  16. Dust electronics.
  17. Organize electronics and accessories.
  18. Disinfect remote controls and gaming devices.

 

Clean Bedrooms.

 

  1. Take anything that doesn’t belong in the bedroom and put it in the correct location.
  2. Dust ceiling, corners, and upper and lower crown moldings.
  3. Dust baseboards and window sills.
  4. Dust and polish furniture.
  5. Dust edges of wall hangings, mirrors, and pictures.
  6. Clean glass and mirrors.
  7. Dust lamps.
  8. Vacuum lamp shades.
  9. Polish wood furniture.
  10. Picked up, folded laundry and remove everything that doesn’t belong.
  11. Dust ceiling fan.
  12. Clean light fixtures and light globes.
  13. Organize your closet.
  14. Switch seasonal clothing and donate unneeded items.
  15. Clean and organize your dresser.
  16. Clean and organized your nightstand( s).
  17. Flip and rotate your mattress (here’s how to remember which way to flip).
  18. Clean your mattress.
  19. Clean under your bed.
  20. Wash bedsheets.
  21. Wash pillows.
  22. Clean windows and window sills.
  23. Vacuum carpet, including edges and under furniture.
  24. Shampoo carpet.
  25. Remove scuff marks from doors and moldings.
  26. Disinfect door knobs and light switch plates.
  27. Spring clean kid stuff.
  28. Sort and categorize kid toys.
  29. Clean and scrub toys, gaming systems, and stuffed animals.
  30. Clean and organize clothing they’ve outgrown.
  31. Clean bath toys.

 

Clean the Office.

  1. Spring clean your paperwork.
  2. Clean out files and shred unneeded documents.
  3. Update home inventory documents.
  4. Review insurance policies.
  5. Check credit report.
  6. Spring clean your computer, keyboard, and mouse.
  7. Clean and organize desk drawers.
  8. Dust and polish wood furniture.
  9. Dust bookshelves.

Clean Miscellaneous Items.

  1. Spring clean your purse or bag.
  2. Clean cell phones and other devices.
  3. Clean remote controls.
  4. Clean keys.
  5. Clean pet feeding dishes.
  6. Clean out expired medications and vitamins.
  7. Spring clean outside.
  8. Sweep deck.
  9. Power wash deck.
  10. Stain deck.
  11. Power spray siding.
  12. Touch up paint trim, wood, doors, and shutters.
  13. Power wash garage door.
  14. Clean outside door frames.
  15. Wipe away cobwebs.
  16. Shake out entry mat.
  17. Clean grill.
  18. Clean and repair gutters.
  19. Replace broken bricks, wood, or stone.
  20. Clean outdoor light fixtures.
  21. Wash outside windows.
  22. Clean outside patio furniture.
  23. Trim trees, bushes and shrubbery.
  24. Check and repair sprinklers.
  25. Inspect roof shingles.
  26. Wipe away cobwebs.
  27. Plant flowers.
  28. Plant garden.
  29. Add mulch.
  30. Clean outdoor trash cans.
  31. Clean out garage.
  32. Wash and wax vehicles.
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