Spring Cleaning Checklist for the Home

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Are you ready to say goodbye to winter?Image of yellow daffodils and the phrase, Spring Cleaning Checklist for the Home

Want to give your home a thorough deep-clean?

In this post, I offer a handy spring cleaning checklist to help you clean up and clean out the dirt and grime.

Be sure to check back on the blog next week for another handy spring cleaning task list.

Bedroom

  • Thoroughly dust entire room
  • Wash/dry clean all bed linens, including: sheets, pillowcases, mattress cover, duvet, bedspread/comforter
  • Flip over and rotate mattress
  • Wash, dry, and air pillows and blankets
  • Wash or dry clean drapery
  • Wash windows
  • Clean venetian blinds, roman blinds, and other shades
  • Shake out and/or clean area rugs and carpets
  • Vacuum air vents/ducts
  • Wax and treat wooden furniture
  • Clean light fixtures
  • Thoroughly vacuum and mop floor

Living room

  • Thoroughly dust entire room
  • Wax and treat wooden furniture
  • Wash, dry, and air pillows and throw blankets
  • Shake out and/or clean area rugs and carpets
  • Clean venetian blinds, roman blinds, and other shades
  • Wash windows
  • Wash or dry clean drapery
  • Vacuum and clean air vents, ducts, and baseboards
  • Clean light fixtures
  • Thoroughly vacuum upholstery
  • Thoroughly vacuum and mop floor

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Hallway

  • Thoroughly dust entire room
  • Put snow shovels, snow melter/salt, and winter boot trays in storage
  • Launder or dry clean winter coats and jackets
  • Wash or dry clean winter accessories: gloves, mittens, scarves, and hats
  • Shake out and/or clean area rugs and carpets
  • Wash windows
  • Wash or dry clean drapery
  • Clean venetian blinds, roman blinds, and other shades
  • Vacuum and clean air vents, ducts, and baseboards
  • Wax and treat wooden furniture
  • Clean light fixtures
  • Clean mirrors
  • Thoroughly vacuum and mop floor

Dining room

  • Thoroughly dust entire room
  • Thoroughly dust, wax, and treat wooden furniture
  • Wash or dry clean drapery
  • Shake out and/or clean area rugs and carpets
  • Wash windows
  • Vacuum and clean air vents, ducts, and baseboards
  • Thoroughly vacuum upholstered furniture
  • Wash tablecloth and place settings
  • Clean light fixtures
  • Clean venetian blinds, roman blinds, and other shades
  • Thoroughly vacuum and mop floor

Kitchen

  • Thoroughly vacuum upholstered furniture
  • Sanitize and clean sinks, countertops and cabinet exteriors
  • Clean refrigerator vents
  • Clean inside of refrigerator, including: shelves, drawers and compartments
  • Defrost freezer
  • Clean stove range and inside oven
  • Sanitize dishwasher
  • Clean microwave oven
  • Shake out and/or clean area rugs and carpets
  • Clean small appliances: coffee machine, blender, juicer, toaster, etc.
  • Vacuum and clean air vents, ducts, and baseboards
  • Clean light fixtures
  • Wax and treat wooden furniture
  • Clean and polish silverware
  • Thoroughly vacuum upholstered furniture
  • Unclog or clean slow drains
  • Wash or dry clean drapery
  • Wash windows
  • Clean venetian blinds, roman blinds, and other shades
  • Thoroughly vacuum and mop floor

Bathroom

  • Thoroughly vacuum upholstered furniture
  • Sanitize and clean toilet, bathtub, shower, and sink
  • Wash all bath linens: towels, wash cloths, and shower curtains
  • Shake out and/or clean area rugs and carpets
  • Wash or dry clean drapery
  • Clean venetian blinds, roman blinds, and other shades
  • Vacuum and clean air vents, ducts, and baseboards
  • Thoroughly clean mirrors
  • Clean bathroom tiles
  • Wash windows
  • Clean light fixtures
  • Unclog or clean slow drains
  • Thoroughly vacuum and mop floor

How about you? Are you going to do some spring cleaning this year? Is there anything you’d like to add to the above list as a spring cleaning must? Join in the conversation and leave a comment below!

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6 Responses

  1. Janet Barclay
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    I have cleaners now so I don’t tend to think about these things, but they only do the routine stuff. Your checklist will help me remember that I need to either do some of these things or ask them to look after them. Thank you!

    • Rashelle
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      You’re quite welcome! I’m glad you found the list helpful. I’m always amazed at how easily we can overlook the stuff that we see everyday (curtains, vents, bedsheets, etc.) when it comes to spring cleaning.

  2. Andrea
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    This is a great checklist Rashelle. I’d print this out and make it as my cleaning checklist as well. With my limited time, it’s not surprising that I could only do a very few items out of this list.

    • Rashelle
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      Thanks, Andrea.

  3. Ellen Delap
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    Great check list! It really helps to be able to check stuff off.

    • Rashelle
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      Thanks, Ellen! I’m glad you found the list helpful.