UncategorizedThe Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

March 19, 2021

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist


Friday March 19, 2021

Breathe new life into your home after a long winter by following this comprehensive spring cleaning checklist. Running short on time? Try tackling one room per week.

 

Entryway

  • Sweep floors
  • Mop floors
  • Wipe walls
  • Wipe baseboards
  • Clean door
  • Clean doormat
  • Organize shoes
  • Hang jackets

 

Kitchen

  • Clean stovetop
  • Clean oven
  • Clean microwave
  • Clean dishwasher
  • Clean refrigerator
  • Wipe drawers and shelves in refrigerator and freezer
  • Defrost freezer
  • Discard old or expired food in pantry, fridge and freezer
  • Clear countertops
  • Degrease cabinet doors and backsplash
  • Remove items from cabinets and thoroughly clean inside
  • Clean fridge/freezer seal
  • Dust top of high surfaces including fridge, microwave/range hood, cabinets
  • Deodorize and degrease the kitchen drain
  • Wash dish rags and clean sponges
  • Wipe walls
  • Wipe baseboards
  • Mop floors
  • Shake out dust or dirt from floor mats

 

Dining Room

  • Dust china in china cabinet
  • Launder and press table linens
  • Polish silver
  • Dust and polish furniture
  • Vacuum or spot clean chair cushions
  • Wipe walls
  • Wipe baseboards
  • Clean light fixture
  • Dust blinds
  • Dust curtain rods
  • Clean window sills
  • Wash windows
  • Clean or vacuum curtains
  • Mop or vacuum floor
  • Shampoo rugs or carpet

 

Bathroom

  • Discard expired personal care products and makeup, and bring old medications to a drop-off site
  • Clean makeup brushes
  • Clean vanity
  • Wipe mirror
  • Clean tub and shower
  • Clean shower head
  • Replace shower curtain liner
  • Scrub tile grout
  • Clean toilet
  • Clean hardware
  • Sweep floors
  • Mop floors
  • Wipe walls
  • Wipe baseboards

 

Laundry Room

  • Clean washing machine
  • Clean dryer vent
  • Clean lint trap
  • Organize laundry supplies
  • Wipe walls
  • Wipe baseboards
  • Mop floors

 

Bedrooms

  • Wipe baseboards
  • Dust/polish furniture
  • Donate unused clothing
  • Organize closets
  • Wash bedding including sheets, pillows, duvets and bed skirts
  • Vacuum carpets 
  • Flip mattress
  • Dust blinds
  • Dust curtain rods
  • Clean window sills
  • Wash windows
  • Clean or vacuum curtains
  • Mop or vacuum floors
  • Shampoo rugs or carpets

 

Living Room

  • Dust/polish furniture
  • Wash slipcovers
  • Wash blankets and pillows
  • Vacuum sofa and chairs
  • Dust blinds
  • Dust curtain rods
  • Clean window sills
  • Wash windows
  • Clean or vacuum curtains
  • Clean ceiling fans
  • Dust and clean lamp shades
  • Dust electronics (use this surprising tool)
  • Dust and clean decor
  • Sanitize remote controls
  • Mop or vacuum floors
  • Shampoo rugs or carpets

 

Kids’ Playroom

  • Sanitize plastic toys with soap and water
  • Wash stuffed animals and soft toys
  • Donate unused toys
  • Organize toys and play areas
  • Mop or vacuum floors
  • Shampoo rugs or carpets

 

Office

  • Recycle unneeded paperwork
  • Dust and polish furniture
  • Dust bookshelf
  • Dust electronics
  • Sanitize keyboard and mouse

 

Garage

  • 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

 

Throughout the House

  • 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

 

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