The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist + Printable

Are you ready for my Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist?! As I mentioned last week in my Weekly Home Cleaning List post, I am a stickler for cleanliness.

Everything in my house has a place. All labels face out. I organize hangers by size and color. I like things to be the consistently the same, I fold towels the same way every single time, and I loathe just the thought of variation. My routine is the same every morning.

I do things over and over again until they are perfect. So, after more than a week working on this list, it is now perfect and I am ready to share it with you! 

Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning fever has hit me already and there’s still technically a few days of winter left. Not only is the weather is getting warmer, but my energy is escalating (that may also be due to losing 17 pounds) too. I am so ready to get my home clean and organized! How about you?!

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

Living Room | Dining Room

  • Clean out fireplace (if applicable).
  • Dust all electronics.
  • Dust light fixtures/ceiling fans.
  • Dust ceiling corners.
  • Dust furniture and fixtures.
  • Dust/clean wall hangings, pictures, other decor.
  • Remove area rugs and shake out and/or vacuum.
  • Vacuum and shampoo carpets or mop hardwood.
  • Remove all sofa cushions and vacuum.
  • Remove and clean all blinds and curtains.
  • Vacuum all lamp shades
  • Vacuum and wash air vents.
  • Wash throw pillows and blankets.
  • Wash windows thoroughly.
  • Wipe down baseboards, doors, and wash walls.
  • Wipe down door handles, light switches, outlets.

Hallways | Entryways

  • Dust all light fixtures/ceiling fans.
  • Dust ceiling corners.
  • Dust/clean wall hangings, pictures, other decor.
  • Remove area rugs and shake out or vacuum.
  • Vacuum and shampoo all carpets, mop hardwood.
  • Remove and clean all blinds and curtains.
  • Wash windows thoroughly.
  • Wipe down baseboards, doors, and wash walls.
  • Wipe down door handles, light switches, outlets.

Kitchen | Pantry

  • Organize pantry.
  • Deep clean refrigerator and freezer.
  • Change the water filter in the refrigerator.
  • Remove all items from cabinets and drawers and wipe down inside. Donate items no longer used.
  • Wipe down the outside of cabinets.
  • Clear off countertops and wipe down.
  • Clean and disinfect the sink and faucet(s).
  • Clean the microwave inside and out.
  • Deep clean the coffee maker.
  • Run the self-cleaning option on the oven.
  • Run an empty dishwasher cycle and deep clean.
  • Remove and clean all blinds and curtains.
  • Dust light fixtures/ceiling fans.
  • Dust ceiling corners.
  • Dust/clean wall hangings, pictures, other decor.
  • Dust ceiling corners, light fixtures, and top of refrigerator.
  • Pull large appliances away from the wall to sweep and mop the floor. Wax as needed.
  • Vacuum and wash air vents.
  • Wash windows thoroughly.
  • Wipe down baseboards, doors and wash walls.
  • Wipe down door handles, light switches, outlets.

Bedrooms

  • Remove all area rugs and shake out and/or vacuum.
  • Vacuum and shampoo carpet or mop hardwood.
  • Move bed (flip or rotate mattress) and vacuum underneath. Vacuum over the mattress as well.
  • Wash pillows and comforter/quilt/other blankets.
  • Wash and replace sheets and pillowcases.
  • Organize clothing items from closet. Donate what you no longer need or set aside for garage sale.
  • Organize drawers and donate what you no longer need or set aside for garage sale.
  • Dust all furniture.
  • Dust light fixtures/ceilings fans.
  • Dust ceiling corners.
  • Dust/clean wall hangings, pictures, other decor.
  • Remove and clean all blinds and curtains. Curtains can be laundered while blinds can be dusted and wiped clean.
  • Vacuum all lamp shades.
  • Vacuum and wash air vents.
  • Wash windows thoroughly.
  • Wipe down baseboards, doors, and wash walls.
  • Wipe down door handles, light switches, outlets.

Bathrooms

  • Remove all toiletries from drawers and cabinets.
  • Wipe clean and replace. Discard any old or empty containers.
  • Remove shower curtain and launder. Replace the shower liner if needed.
  • Remove shower head and soak in a lime away product. Clean other shower fixtures.
  • Clean and disinfect toilet (inside and out).
  • Replace any automatic bowl cleaner.
  • Clean and disinfect the sink and faucet(s) and countertops.
  • Deep clean the shower and/or bathtub.
  • Clean all mirrors and light fixtures/vent fans.
  • Dust ceiling corners.
  • Remove and clean all blinds and curtains.
  • Launder all bath rugs.
  • Replace toothbrushes.
  • Vacuum and wash air vents.
  • Dust or clean any decor.
  • Sweep and mop floors. Wax as needed.
  • Wash windows thoroughly.
  • Wipe down baseboards, doors, and wash walls.
  • Wipe down door handles, light switches outlets.

Home Office

  • Clean computer and keyboard.
  • Clean any other electronics.
  • Clean out and organize closet.
  • Clean out and organize desk/hutch drawers.
  • Clean out and organize files.
  • Organize printed and electronic photos.
  • Shred any unneeded papers.
  • Dust light fixtures/ceilings fans and replace bulbs if needed.
  • Dust ceiling corners. 
  • Dust/clean wall hangings, pictures, other decor.
  • Remove all area rugs and shake out and/or vacuum. Vacuum and shampoo all carpets or mop hardwood.
  • Vacuum all lamp shades.
  • Vacuum and wash air vents.
  • Remove and clean all blinds and curtains.
  • Wash windows thoroughly.
  • Wipe down baseboards, doors, and wash walls.
  • Wipe down door handles, light switches, outlets.

Kid’s Play Area

  • Clean toys with hot bleach water if possible.
  • Purge toys no longer played with and donate or set aside for garage sale.
  • Remove all toys from shelving or baskets and wash clean before returning toys.

Linen Closet

  • Pull everything out of closet. Sort through and toss anything with stains or tears.
  • Donate what you no longer use or set aside for garage sale or donate.
  • Wash everything that is being kept.
  • Wipe down shelves.
  • Refold items, keep matching items together.
  • Put a small box of baking soda in the back to keep items from getting a musty smell to them.

Laundry Area

  • Run an empty cycle in the washing machine using vinegar and deep clean.
  • Organize cleaning products.
  • Dust all light fixtures/ceilings fans.
  • Dust ceiling corners.
  • Vacuum and wash air vents, lint trays, dryer exhaust vent.
  • Remove and clean all blinds and curtains.
  • Wash windows thoroughly.
  • Wipe down baseboards, doors, and wash walls.
  • Wipe down door handles, light switches, outlets.

Outside

  • Power wash siding.
  • Sweep, power wash, and stain deck.
  • Touch up paint trim, wood, and doors.
  • Power wash garage door and clean door frames.
  • Inspect roof shingles.
  • Replace broken bricks, wood, or stone.
  • Clean entry mat(s).
  • Clean grill.
  • Clean and repair gutters.
  • Clean trash cans.
  • Clean out garage.
  • Clean light fixtures.
  • Wash outside windows.
  • Clean patio furniture.
  • Trim trees, bushes, and shrubbery.
  • Plant flowers and garden, and add mulch.
  • Wipe away cobwebs.

Throughout Your Home

  • Replace batteries in smoke detectors.
  • Touch up paint.
  • Replace HVAC filters.
  • Check electrical box and label accordingly.
  • Check expiration date of fire extinguisher and replace if needed.
  • Update first aid kit.

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Download the List!

Feel free to use my Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist as a guide to customize your own personal cleaning checklist. Or just print as is and check off as you get the items completed. 

When you’re finished Spring cleaning create a cleaning schedule that fits you and your home. Is there anything you’d add to the list? I’d love to hear from you!

 

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8 thoughts on “The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist + Printable

  1. This is perfect, but I feel like I just need to hire someone to come clean and organize my house from top to bottom! I’m HORRIBLE at cleaning and we have so much clutter. Okay, getting off line now and I’m going to attempt to do something about it (or at least a tiny little corner of my house)

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