Ah, spring. The beginning of flowers and sunshine with April showers bringing May flowers. Spring also brings spring cleaning. Spring cleaning is a great way to toss out the old and make way for the new while sprucing up the place. We’ve put together a handy checklist to help you in your venture. Remember to collect unwanted items as you clean to donate.

Every Room – a reminder to start at the top and work your way down while you clean

  • Dust everything including ceiling fans and lights
  • Vacuum and mop 
  • Go over rugs and carpets with a carpet cleaner
  • Wipe down doorknobs, light switches, and other high contact areas
  • Check smoke detector batteries
  • Clean windowsills and tracks 
  • Clean curtains and blinds
  • Wipe baseboards
  • Wipe the windows
  • Wax and polish wooden furniture
  • Polish hardware 
  • Wipe down walls


  • Throw a disinfecting cleaning tab in the dishwasher and garbage disposal
  • Clean all appliances like the microwave and coffee maker
  • Take everything out of the fridge and clean the inside
  • Pull the fridge and oven from the wall to clean the flooring underneath 
  • Clear out the cabinets and clean the shelves and cabinet doors
  • Scrub the oven
  • Scrub the sink
  • Check the date on fire extinguishers


  • Clean the shower curtain and mat
  • Organize and clean any drawers
  • Organize and clean the medicine cabinet
  • Scrub the shower, toilet, and sink
  • Clean the mirror

Living Room

  • Clean cushions and throw pillows
  • Organize any DVDs, games, and knickknacks 


  • Rotate the mattress
  • Make sure all bedding is clean
  • Clear out drawers and organize
  • Organize the closet and wipe down shelves
  • Collect a donate pile of items that don’t fit or don’t want anymore


  • Wipe down windows and screens 
  • Spray out garbage cans and recycling bins
  • Organize the garage and shed 
  • Pressure wash 


  • Clean the vents and lint traps on washing machines and dryers
  • Pull the washer and dryer out to clean behind
  • Clean the keyboard and mouse for the computer
  • Organize hallway closets and wipe down shelves


Get a copy of our spring cleaning checklist here.


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