The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist!

Welcome to The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist! 

Below, you will find a list of items 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 them. 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. 

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

 

HELPFUL ITEMS TO GET YOU STARTED 

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist!

glass cleaner 

all-purpose cleaner 

dusting spray 

toilet bowl cleaner 

laundry soap 

washer cleaner 

dishwasher cleaner 

hand soap and/or refills 

vacuum with attachments 

mop or steamer 

carpet cleaner 

light bulbs 

cord organizers 

microfiber cloths 

drain snakes 

cleaning caddy (to carry your cleaning supplies from room to room)

 

HOW TO TACKLE EACH ROOM 

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

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist!

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 doorknobs

❏ dust light fixtures, and change any bulbs that are out 

❏ wipe down all small appliances (hairdryers/flat irons/etc.) that you plan on keeping ❏ re-caulk grout 

❏ vacuum vents

 

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist!

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 the 8-year mark) 

❏ wipe down cabinets, spots on walls, switch plates, and doorknobs 

❏ 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 

❏ vacuum vents 

 

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist!

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 doorknobs 

❏ dust light fixtures and change any bulbs that are out 

❏ dust shelves/hutches 

❏ wash tablecloths/napkins 

❏ vacuum vents 

 

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist!

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/doorknobs 

❏ light fixtures/change any bulbs that are out 

❏ wipe down tv and electronics – organize cords 

❏ wipe down/vacuum couches, chairs 

❏ vacuum vents

 

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist!

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/doorknobs 

❏ dust light fixtures and change any bulbs that are out 

❏ wipe down and electronics – organize cords 

❏ wipe down/vacuum couches, chairs 

❏ vacuum vents 

 

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist!

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 a 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/doorknobs 

❏ 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 

 

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist!

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/doorknobs 

❏ light fixtures/change any bulbs that are out 

❏ re-caulk grout 

❏ vacuum vents

 

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist!

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/doorknobs 

❏ 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 

 

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist!

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/doorknobs 

❏ light fixtures/change any bulbs that are out 

❏ wipe down tv and electronics – organize cords 

❏ wipe down/vacuum couches, chairs 

❏ vacuum vents