April 21, 2022

Spring cleaning: checklist for the whole house

Spring has sprung and the warmer weather is a perfect time to give your whole home the fresh start it deserves.

After getting started, use our spring cleaning checklist to tackle all the common areas around your house. Then sit back and enjoy your clean space!

Entryway and hallway spring cleaning checklist

  • Clean doors
  • Sweep floors
  • Mop floors
  • Clean doormats
  • Organize closets, hooks and shoe racks

Living and dining room spring cleaning checklist

  • Dust and polish furniture
  • Wash linens such as tablecloths, chair cushions, slipcovers, blankets, sofa covers and pillows
  • Dust blinds and curtain rods
  • Clean light fixtures and ceiling fans
  • Dust and clean lamp shades
  • Dust electronics such as televisions or radios
  • Sanitize light switches and remote controls
  • Sweep floors
  • Mop floors
  • Vacuum and shampoo rugs or carpets

Kitchen spring cleaning checklist

  • Clean stovetop
  • Clean small appliances such as microwave, blender, or toaster
  • Clean oven
  • Clean dishwasher
  • Clean refrigerator and discard old food
  • Defrost freezer and discard old food
  • Degreasebacksplash
  • Remove items from cabinets and thoroughly clean inside
  • Clean kitchen sink drain
  • Wash dish rags and replacesponges
  • Sweep floors
  • Mop floors
  • Wash any mats or rugs
  • Purge broken dishes
  • Wash reusable water bottles and water-filtering pitchers
  • Replace water filters

Bathroom spring cleaning checklist

  • Organize emergency supplies and make sure First Aid supplies are fully stocked
  • Discard expired medications (research on how to do so properly), personal care products, and makeup
  • Clean makeup brushes
  • Clean vanity
  • Wipe mirror
  • Clean tub and shower
  • Clean showerhead
  • Replace shower curtain liner
  • Scrub tile grout
  • Clean toilet
  • Clean hardware
  • Sweep floors
  • Mop floors
  • Declutter linen closet by donating towels and sheets you no longer use
  • Replace toothbrushes and razors
  • Wash towels, bathrobes and bath mats
  • Clean drains

Bedroom spring cleaning checklist

  • Mend damaged clothing
  • Donate unused clothing
  • Organize closets
  • Wash bedding including sheets, pillows, duvets and bed skirts
  • Vacuum carpets
  • Flip mattress
  • Sweep and mop floors
  • Shampoo rugs or carpets

Laundry room spring cleaning checklist

  • Clean washing machine
  • Clean dryer vent
  • Clean lint trap
  • Organize laundry supplies
  • Sweep and mop floors

Office spring cleaning checklist

  • Shred and recycle unneeded paperwork
  • Dust and polish furniture
  • Dust bookshelves
  • Dust electronics
  • Sanitize keyboard and mouse

General house spring cleaning checklist

  • Test and replace smoke alarm batteries
  • Replace air filters as needed
  • Clean air vents/registers
  • Clean light fixtures
  • Replace light bulbs as needed
  • Sanitize door handles
  • Sanitize light switches
  • Organize junk drawer(s)
  • Tend to plants
  • Clean or dispose of old pet toys
  • Organize craft or hobby supplies

Backyard spring clean up checklist

  • Wash patio furniture
  • Wash outdoor toys or equipment
  • Organize gardening tools
  • Inspect deck for damage or mildew

Lawn spring clean up checklist

  • Remove refuse such as leaves and twigs
  • Treat for grubs
  • Reseed grass in areas that have become thin
  • Prune hedges and shrubs

Garage spring cleaning checklist

  • Declutter tools, sporting equipment and toys
  • Open up garage door to air out the space
  • Wipe down walls
  • Sweep floor
  • Clean garage door
  • Clean garage door frame
  • Replace batteries in garage door openers
  • Clean windows

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