The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

The best thing to do to welcome the beautiful spring season is to deep clean your house. It might not be fun while cleaning, but it’ll definitely be satisfying and refreshing after. To make the work easier on you, we created the ultimate spring cleaning checklist for cleaning every nook and cranny in your house. 

So, let’s get started! 

Things to Do First 

Before getting started with one off spring cleaning, there are some things you need to do first to make sure your work runs smoothly. 

The first thing is to make sure that you got all the cleaning supplies you need to get your cleaning project done. Stock up on your favourite cleansers or dishwashing soap. 

Or make your favourite DIY cleaning solution ahead of time. Also, don’t forget:

The second thing is to schedule your cleaning appointments ahead of time. Some things are better to leave for professionals to do, such as:

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

To make your job easier and to make sure you don’t forget anything, follow this checklist:

1. Start With the Outdoor Areas

  • Wipe off cobwebs
  • Inspect and clean light fixtures
  • Dust exterior windows
  • Clean outdoor furniture 
  • Wash walls, wall fixtures, railings, and balustrades
  • Wipe the front of the door, door frame, and doorknob and paint any if needed
  • Clean plant containers
  • Clean outdoor bins 
  • Treat mildew on the deck, patio, and walkways
  • Sweep and mop the floors 
  • Clean or replace the welcome mat

2. Don’t Forget Your Garage

  • Declutter everything in the garage 
  • Inspect for black mould
  • Clean the walls, ceiling, trims, and corners
  • Power wash the exterior and the interior of the garage door
  • Wipe the windows 
  • Dust the light fixtures and switchboard 
  • Sweep, mop, and spot clean the floor
  • Reorganize items stored in the garage

3. The Attic Deserves Some Love Too

  • Declutter the space 
  • Wipe off cobwebs from walls and ceiling
  • Clean the windows
  • Wash the walls 
  • Sweep and mop the floor
  • Wipe off items and boxes stored in there
  • Reorganize 

4. Deep Clean Your Kitchen

  • Dust the ceiling, walls, light fixtures, switchboards, and baseboards
  • Disinfect hooks and racks 
  • Wipe down windows including blinds and sills
  • Treat grease stains on walls and backsplash tiles 
  • Empty cabinets and drawers and get rid of things you don’t need
  • Clean cabinets and drawers and place items back in them neatly
  • Wipe down cabinet exteriors, knobs, and tops
  • Declutter, clean, and organize the pantry
  • Wipe the oven and disinfect it 
  • Remove stovetop elements, wash them, then place them back, if applicable 
  • Scrub the stovetop and treat grease stains
  • Clean the microwave, toaster, kettle, and coffee machine 
  • Declutter and organize the fridge and freezer and get rid of expired things 
  • Deep clean interior of fridge and freezer 
  • Scrub sink and drain 
  • Clean garbage pins and garbage disposal 
  • Wipe down the exterior of kitchen appliances and counter appliances 
  • Deep clean dishwasher
  • Wipe and sanitize countertops, knobs, and handles
  • Sweep and mop the floor 
  • Reseal grout lines, if needed 

5. Deep Clean Your Living Room

  • Dust ceilings, light fixtures, and fan
  • Clean windows including blinds, and sills 
  • Wipe down walls 
  • Dust lamps and lampshades
  • Remove and wash curtains 
  • Wipe and disinfect switchboards, tv, and electronics
  • Remove pillow covers and wash them along with the blankets as well
  • Wipe down decor, shelves, and furniture 
  • Vacuum couches and spot clean 
  • Wipe and disinfect tables, table legs, and chairs 
  • Vacuum underneath and behind furniture 
  • Vacuum and wash or spot clean carpets and rugs 
  • Untangle wires and find a way to hide them 
  • Clean fireplace 
  • Wipe down vent covers and floor registers 
  • Sweep and mop the floor 
  • Reorganize décor and items in the living room

6. Dining Room Needs Deep Cleaning Too

  • Clean windows 
  • Remove and wash curtains 
  • Declutter surfaces and cabinets 
  • Dust walls, fans, light fixtures, vents, and baseboards 
  • Wipe down décor and art 
  • Clean dining table and other furniture and polish if needed 
  • Remove and wash chair pads, if applicable 
  • Clean and organize showcase and cabinets 
  • Clean and shine silverware 
  • Sweep and mop the floors 

7. Make Your Entryway Look and Feel Fresh

  • Dust ceiling, walls, corners, light fixtures, and baseboards
  • Wipe the door, door frame, and doorknob
  • Clean windows interiors, blinds, and sills
  • Store away umbrellas, backpacks, coats, gloves, etc 
  • Wipe down wall-mounted fixtures 
  • Declutter and clean console table 
  • Vacuum and wash entry rug
  • Clean shoe rack 
  • Sweep and mop the floors 

8.Bathrooms Need Frequent Deep Cleaning

 

  • Get rid of expired or unused medications and products 
  • Dust ceiling, walls, light fixtures, and light switches 
  • Inspect for mildew and treat if there any 
  • Wipe the door, door frame, and knobs
  • Clean window glass and sills 
  • Launder towels and clean towel racks 
  • Declutter, clean, and reorganize cabinets and drawers
  • Scrub the bathtub or shower area including the glass door
  • Wax the bath, if needed 
  • Clean out the bath or shower drain
  • Scrub showerhead 
  • Clean or replace the shower curtain 
  • Wipe the mirror 
  • Scrub wall tiles 
  • Scrub and sanitize sink, drain, and faucets 
  • Deep clean underneath the sink 
  • Wipe and disinfect the counters 
  • Clean and disinfect toothbrush holder and soap tray
  • Replace toothbrushes with new ones 
  • Deep clean and disinfect the interiors and exteriors of the toilet 
  • Remove and clean the toilet seat and its bolts 
  • Launder floor rugs 
  • Scrub tiles and tile grout 
  • Sweep and mop the floors 
  • Reseal grout lines, if needed 

9. Deep Clean All the Bedrooms

  • Start with cleaning the ceiling, light fixtures, fans, lampshades
  • Clean windows, sills, and blinds 
  • Declutter, clean, and reorganize closets, drawers, dressers, and bookshelves
  • Declutter and wipe surfaces 
  • Wash curtains, bedsheets, and pillow covers  
  • Vacuum and deep clean the mattress
  • Wipe down décor pieces 
  • Clean and disinfect the doors, door frames, and knobs 
  • Vacuum and spot clean carpets 
  • Sweep and mop the floor 

10. Laundry Room Needs Cleaning Too

  • Start with cleaning the ceiling, fans, light fixtures, air vents 
  • Wipe down walls, windows, doors, and handles 
  • Clean the dryer vent and lint trap
  • Clean washing machine and dryer exteriors 
  • Deep clean the interior of your dryer and washing machine 
  • Clean behind the washing machine and dryer 
  • Dust and wipe counters, shelves, and cabinets 
  • Throw away unexpired detergents and other cleaning products 
  • Organize your laundry items neatly 
  • Sweep and mop the floor 

 

11. Clean and Organize Your Home Office

  • Dust cleaning, walls, light fixtures, fans, and vents 
  • Clean windows, blinds, and sills
  • Disinfect light switches, doorknobs, and handles 
  • Clean and sanitize your computer, keyboard, mouse, and other electronics 
  • Declutter and disinfect your desktop area 
  • Declutter and clean drawers, shelves, and storage areas 
  • Get rid of old documents and work items 
  • Upgrade your organization and filing system 
  • Vacuum and clean carpets 
  • Wipe furniture and polish, if necessary 
  • Dust décor items 
  • Sweep and mop the floors 

Final Tips 

Don’t attempt to clean all the rooms in one day or even two. Take it one by one. Maybe even take a couple of days in one room if that suits you better. Also, don’t be shy to ask for help. You can ask your family or get the help of professionals.  Last but not least, remember to start from top to bottom. Start with cleaning the ceiling and walls, then the counters, and lastly the floor. 

Check your progress as you’re going … and good luck!