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The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring cleaning checklist

Open the windows and put on your favorite playlist because it’s time for spring cleaning!

Spring cleaning is a ritual that many people love because it marks the beginning of a new season. It’s also the perfect time to destress and clear away the winter clutter. Here’s the ultimate spring cleaning to-do list to help you get started so you don’t miss a thing. Ready, Set, Go!

Kitchen Spring Cleaning List

  • Wipe down and disinfect microwave and countertop appliances
  • Empty refrigerator, throw away unwanted food, disinfect interior
  • Wipe down inside and outside of the dishwasher; run through a cleaning cycle
  • Remove and clean stove burners and drip pans
  • Run oven through a cleaning cycle, wipe out interior
  • Dust the top of the fridge  
  • Empty freezer, remove visible debris
  • Pull out refrigerator and oven, clean and disinfect floor underneath
  • Wipe down and disinfect kitchen tables and chairs
  • Wash tablecloths and placemats
  • Empty all cabinets and drawers, throw away unwanted food, wipe down interiors and exteriors, organize contents
  • Clean and sanitize kitchen countertops
  • Soak and clean coffeemaker
  • Dust and reorganize cookbooks
  • Organize reusable food containers; dispose of those no longer in good shape
  • Run cleaner/freshener through garbage disposal (Helpful Hack: Toss a few small lemon peels down the garbage disposal to keep your kitchen smelling fresh.)
  • Clean or replace caulking around the sink

Read more: Expert Guide: How to Clean Your Refrigerator Like a Pro

Living Room Spring Cleaning List

  • Vacuum sofas and chairs; use upholstery cleaner if necessary
  • Dust and clean TV and other surfaces (Helpful Hack: Never spray liquids on your TV screen. Gently clean the screen with a soft, dry microfiber cloth.)
  • Pull out electronics and vacuum near baseboards
  • Disinfect remotes
  • Wipe down and disinfect coffee tables
  • Sort and dispose of or donate unwanted magazines, DVDs, video games, etc.
  • Consider refreshing seasonal decor

clean modern and neutral living room

Read more: 6 Proven Spring-Cleaning Hacks You Need to Know

Bathroom Spring Cleaning List

  • Empty cabinets and wipe down all interior surfaces; organize contents
  • Check medicine cabinets for expired medications; dispose of expired or unwanted medications safely
  • Clean mirrors
  • Wipe out sink(s)
  • Unclog drains
  • Wipe down shower doors, walls, and bathtubs (Helpful Hack: Use a dryer sheet to wipe down shower doors. It removes soap scum and leaves the glass looking shiny.)
  • Wipe down faucets
  • Clean interior and exterior of toilet
  • Launder rugs and exterior shower curtains
  • Replace interior shower curtain
  • Clean vent fans 
  • Scrub grout

Home Office Spring Cleaning List

  • Clean keyboards (Helpful Hack: Use a can of compressed air to blast crumbs and debris from the crevices of your keyboard.)
  • Disinfect desk and computer
  • Replace any chargers with frayed ends
  • Dust bookshelves and furniture
  • Polish wood surfaces
  • Empty, wipe down, and organize drawers
  • Shred unnecessary paperwork

clean home office

Bedrooms Spring Cleaning List

  • Remove all clothes from dresser drawers, wipe down interiors and exteriors, replace clothes
  • Remove all items from closet floors, organize
  • Organize shoes
  • Rotate mattress (Helpful Hack: You should rotate your mattress at least twice a year. Turn it in the spring, flip it in the fall.)
  • Launder sheets, duvet cover, and mattress cover

Read more: Make your home beautiful by adding flowers around the house when you're finished spring cleaning. Keep them lasting longer with these tips

General Spring Cleaning List 

  • Clean windows and windowsills
  • Remove and wash screens
  • Wash curtains and wipe down blinds
  • Dust and clean ceiling fans and light fixtures (Helpful Hack: To clean ceiling fans, place an old pillowcase over the blades and slide it off. All the dust will go into the case, making for less mess and easy cleanup.)
  • Dust and wipe down corners of rooms
  • Scrub and wax hardwood floors
  • Vacuum and shampoo carpets
  • Clean or beat area rugs
  • Wipe down switch plates and doorknobs
  • Wipe down baseboards, heaters, and vents
  • Test batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Check or replace air filters

Outdoor and Patio Spring Cleaning List

  • Clean rugs
  • Replace light bulbs
  • Clean glass doors
  • Remove and clean screen doors (Helpful Hack: Mixing 1/4 cup of dish soap with 1/2 gallon of water creates the perfect cleaning solution for screens.)
  • Power wash outdoor areas, including siding and walkways
  • Pull weeds and unwanted plants
  • Wipe down doors and touch up paint

clean modern outdoor patio area

Spring Cleaning Without the Headache! 

Embarking on a thorough spring cleaning rejuvenates your living spaces and sets a positive tone for the upcoming season.

As you diligently work through our comprehensive to-do list for each room in your home, you're not just clearing physical clutter but also creating a fresh and invigorating environment.  

From the heart of your home, the kitchen, to the serene bedrooms, and even extending outdoors to the patio, this spring-cleaning ritual promises a revitalized and organized living space. Don't forget the satisfaction that comes with decluttering closets and donating unused items.

As you sanitize, scrub, and refresh every nook and cranny, you're welcoming a season of renewal and embracing the beauty of a well-maintained living space.  

So, open those windows, turn up the music, and let the cleansing begin, marking a fresh start and a vibrant season ahead.