Spring Cleaning Checklist

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Why is it that spring has become the time of year when you give your home the ultimate of cleanings? Maybe it’s the warmer weather. Or, perhaps it’s because everything is fresh and green. But no matter who you talk to, everyone seems to be talking about deep cleaning their kitchen or organizing a neglected closet. 

If you think that a good spring cleaning is in your future, then here’s a checklist that can point you in the right direction. And don’t worry, you don’t have to do everything in one day!

  • General Spring Cleaning Tasks
    • Dust crown molding and baseboards
    • Dust the ceiling corners
    • Dust all light fixtures (wash if necessary)
    • Dust ceiling fans
    • Wash walls and doors 
    • Wash blinds
    • Wash curtains
    • Clean windows
    • Polish wood furniture
    • Clean hardwood, tiles, and carpets
    • Shampoo carpets
    • Clean air vents
    • Dust artwork and mirrors
    • Replace smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector batteries
  • Kitchen Spring Cleaning Tasks
    • Clean the trash can
    • Clean the microwave
    • Clean the dishwasher
    • Clean your refrigerator and freezer
    • Clean the oven
    • Clean the stovetop burners
    • Clean your garbage disposal
    • Organize plastic storage containers
    • Organize kitchen drawers and cabinets
    • Clean the coffee maker and other small appliances
    • Clean under the sink
    • Clean kitchen table
  • Bathroom Spring Cleaning Tasks
    • Clean toothbrush holder
    • Clean and fill soap dispensers
    • Clean makeup brushes
    • Clean mirror
    • Clean shower caddy
    • Clean shower, shower curtain, shower door, and liner
    • Clean countertops
    • Polish faucets
    • Mop floors
    • Scrub and disinfect toilet
    • Wash bathroom cups
    • Wash floor mats
    • Wash trash can
    • Clean exhaust fan and light
    • Clean showerhead
    • Organize makeup
    • Organize under sink
    • Clean children’s bath toys
  • Bedroom Spring Cleaning Tasks
    • Dust furniture
    • Polish wood furniture
    • Dust artwork and mirrors
    • Clean glass and mirrors
    • Dust lamps and light fixtures
    • Wash light fixtures as needed
    • Organize your closet and dressers
    • Flip and rotate your mattress
    • Clean under your bed
    • Wash pillows
    • Wash and change duvet cover/comforter
  • Living Room Spring Cleaning Tasks
    • Vacuum and shampoo carpet
    • Take the cushions off the furniture and clean
    • Clean under furniture
    • Declutter
    • Dust lamps and light fixtures
    • Wash light fixtures as needed
    • Dust all furniture
    • Polish wood furniture
    • Dust artwork and mirrors
    • Dust electronics
    • Organize magazines, books, and other materials
  • Patio/Balcony Spring Cleaning Tasks
    • Sweep patio/balcony
    • Wipe away cobwebs
    • Clean patio/balcony furniture
    • Set up furniture
    • Plant flowers
  • Miscellaneous Spring Cleaning Tasks
    • Clean your purse or backpack
    • Get rid of expired medications
    • Wash stuffed animals
    • Make electronic copies of important paperwork and shred financial documents
    • Sell or donate items you no longer want 
    • Check the expiration date on your fire extinguisher
    • Make sure home first aid kit is stocked

Before you get started, make sure you’ve gathered all of your cleaning supplies. Additionally, make sure your cleaning tools are clean. Grab a new sponge. Make sure rags are clean. Empty your vacuum bag. These little things will make cleaning go much smoother.

Additionally, don’t tackle all of these tasks in one day. Spread them out over several days, so you don’t feel like you’re spending all of your time cleaning.

A good spring cleaning can leave you with a great sense of accomplishment. Get started today so you can enjoy a clean and tidy apartment when you’re done. 

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