The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist for Every Room

There is cleaning that needs to be done in your home on a daily basis and a weekly basis. Some things can be done a couple of times a month. But then there’s the cleaning that gets left until that one special time of year. Commonly done in the spring—hence the name spring cleaning—it’s a time when the house can be opened up and aired out and when you can get to doing that extra cleaning.

To help you out with this we have created a detailed spring cleaning checklist that you can rely on to make sure you don’t miss a thing. Our ultimate spring cleaning checklist is divided into sections based on what needs to be done in each room and in the house as a whole. Let’s start with the house.


Spring Cleaning Checklist for the Whole House

Some of the things on your spring cleaning checklist apply to the entire house. These include:

  • Washing down walls
  • Washing windows
  • Dusting blinds and fans
  • Cleaning light fixtures
  • Dusting lampshades
  • Dusting shelves
  • Vacuuming or wash curtains
  • Vacuuming furniture
  • Steam cleaning carpets and rugs
  • Washing your baseboards and windowsills
  • Dusting corners
  • Cleaning registers and air vents
  • Replacing air filters
  • Clean light switches and outlets
  • Disinfecting handles, doorknobs, and other fixtures
  • Changing your smoke alarm batteries
  • Exterior house cleaning and care


Spring Cleaning Checklist for the Kitchen

In the kitchen, you have small and large appliances and other nooks and crannies to clean. And since food storage and preparation is an integral part of the kitchen, you need to make sure things are cleaned well. Spring cleaning in the kitchen includes:

  • Cleaning your oven
  • Cleaning the stovetop burners
  • Cleaning your range hood
  • Cleaning inside your microwave
  • Emptying crumb trays in your toaster and toaster oven
  • Cleaning all small appliances
  • Cleaning the inside of your refrigerator (defrost the freezer first if you need to)
  • Cleaning your dishwasher
  • Pulling out your stove and fridge and clean underneath
  • Washing down the shelves in your cupboards and pantry and wash out drawers
  • Throwing away outdated food from the fridge, cupboards, and pantry


Spring Cleaning Checklist for the Bathroom

The bathroom is a place where germs love to thrive and also a room where cleanliness matters more than perhaps anywhere else in your home. With that in mind, a spring cleaning checklist for the bathroom includes:

  • Cleaning mirrors
  • Cleaning the vanity drawers and cupboard
  • Giving the bathtub/shower a deep cleaning
  • Cleaning the grout between the tiles
  • Cleaning the shower head
  • Replacing your shower curtain liner
  • Cleaning well behind the toilet, including any pipes and plumbing that are exposed
  • Throwing away expired makeup and cleaning your makeup brushes
  • Taking expired medication and vitamins to the pharmacy


Spring Cleaning Checklist for the Living Room

Aside from the general list for the household, spring cleaning in the living room includes:

  • Dusting or polishing furniture
  • Washing slipcovers
  • Washing blankets, throws, and cushions
  • Dusting all electronics
  • Cleaning remote controls
  • Dusting your décor (such as picture frames and ornaments)


Spring Cleaning Checklist for the Bedroom

Spring cleaning in the bedroom is straightforward and includes:

  • Dusting or polishing furniture
  • Flipping your mattress
  • Washing your duvet and duvet cover, pillows, and bed skirts
  • Organizing your closets
  • Donating old clothing and jewelry you no longer wear


Spring Cleaning Checklist for Your Home Office

If you have a home office, you know how easily it can become cluttered. The spring cleaning checklist for your home office includes:

  • Dusting or polishing furniture
  • Dusting electronics
  • Cleaning your mouse and keyboard
  • Recycling paperwork that is no longer needed


Spring Cleaning Checklist for the Playroom

If you have kids, you know that their playroom can easily become a resting place for toys and games that represent your children’s entire life. Next thing you know, they’re nearly teenagers and you have toys from when they were 3 years old. A spring cleaning checklist for the playroom can help prevent this from happening. It includes:

  • Cleaning all hard toys
  • Washing soft toys and stuffies
  • Donating toys your kids have outgrown
  • Reorganizing the toys and general play area


Spring Cleaning Checklist for the Laundry Room

The laundry room can easily be forgotten in the spring cleaning frenzy, but it needs TLC as well. A spring cleaning checklist for the laundry room includes:

  • Cleaning the dryer vent
  • Cleaning out the washing machine
  • Organizing all cleaning supplies and throwing away old containers and cleaners


Spring Cleaning Checklist for the Garage

The garage often feels like a completely separate area from the rest of the house, but it can easily get dirty and cluttered because it is often a dumping ground for the things we don’t want in the house. Spring cleaning in the garage includes:

  • Cleaning stains from the cement
  • Cleaning the garage door and door frame
  • Replacing the batteries in your garage door opener
  • Donating toys, sports equipment, tools and other items you no longer use


Final Word on Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning needs to be done, whether you’ve just bought your home or have lived in it for years. even a new construction home needs a deep clean once a year. Of course, the above spring cleaning checklist can seem very overwhelming. We suggest tackling it one room at a time, even just one room per day. That way you can pick away at it over a few weekends during the spring, and by summer, you’ll have a home that is clean, fresh, and ready for a summer of fun.


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Published 03.03.2022

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