The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist! {printable}

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist! {printable}

Welcome to The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist!

Below, you will find a list of items, many that I personally use, to assist you with the thorough Spring cleaning of your home. This guide will also take you through each room of the house, though some rooms may not apply to your home. If this is the case, just skip ‘em. In addition, if you don’t see a room listed that you do have, feel free to duplicate a similar room in this guide as a template.

If you would prefer a printable version of this checklist (with checkboxes), you can print the guide here.

Happy cleaning!

HELPFUL ITEMS

HOW TO TACKLE EACH ROOM

Note: this list is in alpha order, but you can tackle in any order you’d like

Bathroom(s):

  • clean drawers and cabinets of clutter (minimize!), dust & donate
  • dust/steam clean/wash/wipe curtains, blinds and windows
  • wipe sink and counters (when counters are cleared)
  • clean tub and toilet inside and out
  • clean all drains (try this tool)
  • clean mirrors
  • refill/replace hand soap containers
  • mop/steam clean/vacuum floors and shake out/vacuum/steam clean rugs
  • wipe down cabinets/backsplash/spots on walls, switch plates and door knobs
  • dust light fixtures and change any bulbs that are out
  • wipe down all small appliances (hair dryers/flat irons/etc.) that you plan on keeping
  • re-caulk grout
  • vacuum vents

Bedrooms:

  • clean drawers and cabinets of clutter (minimize!), dust & donate
  • strip bed and wash/replace all linens
  • dust/steam clean/wash/wipe curtains, blinds and windows
  • mop/steam clean/vacuum floors and shake out/vacuum/steam clean rugs
  • assess bed pillows (it may be a good time to replace bed pillows and possibly mattress, if past 8 year mark)
  • wipe down cabinets, spots on walls, switch plates and door knobs
  • dust light fixtures and change any bulbs that are out
  • wipe down tv and electronics – organize cords
  • wipe down/vacuum chairs
  • clean mirrors
  • clean out clothes/closets (get tips on what to keep)
  • vacuum vents

Dining room:

  • clean drawers and cabinets of clutter (minimize!), dust & donate
  • dust/steam clean/wash/wipe curtains, blinds and windows
  • mop/steam clean/vacuum floors and shake out/vacuum/steam clean rugs
  • wipe dining table and chairs
  • wipe down cabinets, spots on walls, switch plates and door knobs
  • dust light fixtures and change any bulbs that are out
  • dust shelves/hutches
  • wash tablecloths/napkins
  • vacuum vents

Entertainment/bonus room:

  • clean drawers and cabinets of clutter (minimize!), dust & donate
  • dust/steam clean/wash/wipe curtains, blinds and windows
  • mop/steam clean/vacuum floors and shake out/vacuum/steam clean rugs
  • beat/dust pillows outside or replace
  • wipe spots on walls and switch plates/door knobs
  • light fixtures/change any bulbs that are out
  • wipe down tv and electronics – organize cords
  • wipe down/vacuum couches, chairs
  • vacuum vents

Foyer:

  • clean drawers and cabinets of clutter (minimize!), dust & donate
  • dust/steam clean/wash/wipe curtains, blinds, windows
  • floors/shake out rugs (or vacuum/steam clean) wipe spots on walls and switch plates/door knobs
  • dust light fixtures and change any bulbs that are out
  • wipe down and electronics – organize cords
  • wipe down/vacuum couches, chairs
  • vacuum vents

Kitchen:

  • clean drawers, cabinets and pantry of clutter (minimize!), dust & donate
  • clean oven (inside, behind, under, stovetop)
  • clean fridge, organize, toss out old food, clean behind and under
  • wipe microwave  inside and out (try this easy method for the inside)
  • dust/steam clean/wash/wipe curtains, blinds, windows
  • wipe sink/counters (when counters are cleared)
  • run a dishwasher cycle with cleaner
  • refill/replace hand soap containers
  • mop/steam clean/vacuum floors and shake out/vacuum/steam clean rugs
  • wipe cabinets/backsplash/spots on walls and switch plates/door knobs
  • clean appliance coils
  • light fixtures/change any bulbs that are out
  • wipe down all small appliances (mixers, coffee maker, etc.)
  • re-caulk grout
  • vacuum vents

Laundry room:

  • clean drawers and cabinets of clutter (minimize!), dust & donate
  • dust/steam clean/wash/wipe curtains, blinds, windows
  • mop/steam clean/vacuum floors and shake out/vacuum/steam clean rugs
  • clean dryer and washer of dirt, grime and mold – use a washer cleaner
  • change dryer and washer filters
  • refill/replace hand soap containers
  • wipe spots on walls and switch plates/door knobs
  • light fixtures/change any bulbs that are out
  • re-caulk grout
  • vacuum vents

Living room:

  • clean drawers and cabinets of clutter (minimize!), dust & donate  
  • dust/steam clean/wash/wipe curtains, blinds, windows
  • mop/steam clean/vacuum floors and shake out/vacuum/steam clean rugs
  • wipe spots on walls and switch plates/door knobs
  • dust light fixtures and change any bulbs that are out
  • wipe down tv and electronics – organize cords
  • wipe down/vacuum couches and chairs
  • vacuum vents

Office:

  • clean drawers and cabinets of clutter (minimize!), dust & donate
  • dust/steam clean/wash/wipe curtains, blinds, windows
  • mop/steam clean/vacuum floors and shake out/vacuum/steam clean rugs
  • wipe spots on walls and switch plates/door knobs
  • light fixtures/change any bulbs that are out
  • wipe down tv and electronics – organize cords
  • wipe down/vacuum couches, chairs
  • vacuum vents

See something that I missed? Leave a comment below!

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