Looking for a simple way to keep track of spring cleaning chores?
Spring cleaning your home doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Having a printable spring cleaning checklist to follow can make it easier to get organized and stay on task.
As the weather warms up, you may be preparing to do some deep cleaning at home. That’s why I prepared this free printable spring cleaning checklist to help you get your house clean and in order, room by room!
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Who Is This Printable Spring Cleaning Checklist For?
As a work-at-home single mom who also homeschools a teen and tween while taking care of five pets, I’m all about staying organized and on task. So having a printable spring cleaning PDF checklist to follow is a must for getting all of my deep cleaning tasks done.
This printable checklist for spring cleaning is designed to help you get your home ready for spring while saving you time, headaches and hassle.
You’ll want to download this spring cleaning list PDF if you’re a:
- Busy mom who doesn’t have time for the mess
- Working mom who needs a simple cleaning schedule
- Stay at home mom who wants to spring clean more efficiently
But this printable spring cleaning checklist can really work for anyone who wants to get their home ready for spring with less stress. So whether you’re a mom, a stay-at-home dad, a college student or anyone in between, you’ll definitely want to snag this free spring cleaning PDF!
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How to Get the Printable Spring Cleaning Checklist
All you need to do to download your free PDF of the spring cleaning checklist is click the image below. You’ll be taken to the Busy Mom Vault sign-up page where you can enter in your email address.
Once you’ve done that, you’ll just need to verify your email and the printable spring cleaning list will be on its way to you!
PLUS, you’ll also get access to all of my other free printables in the Busy Mom Vault! It’s packed with checklists, logs and other fun freebies to help you get organized and save time!
What to Include on a Spring Cleaning Checklist
Spring cleaning can feel like a monumental task and the best way to approach it is to break it down. For example, you can use a room-by-room approach or clean by zones.
By breaking down one big chore (spring cleaning) into several smaller chunks, it’s easier to make progress.
So what do you include on a spring cleaning checklist? Here are some ideas for what to add to your personal spring cleaning list for a tidier home.
Spring Cleaning Checklist for the Whole House
First, there are some things you’ll want to do to spring clean each room in your house. You can do these general tasks room by room.
- Dust baseboards
- Dust ceilings and crown molding (if you have it)
- Dust ceiling fans and ceiling-mounted light fixtures
- Dust walls and corners
- Dust above door frames
- Dust other light fixtures or lamps
- Wipe down doors
- Spot wash walls if needed
- Wash window curtains
- Dust window blinds
- Cleaning windows
- Dust and declutter bookcases
- Polish or dust wood furniture
- Clean out sofa and chair cushions
- Spot clean upholstery stains
- Vacuum rugs
- Deep cleaning carpeting and rugs
- Deep clean hardwood, tile or brick flooring
- Mop flooring
- Clean air vents inside and out
- Replace air filters
- Dust wall hangings and decor
- Wipe down light switches and door handles
- Replace light bulbs
- Replace batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors
- Schedule pest control and/or termite maintenance
- Get your HVAC system serviced
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Spring Cleaning Checklist for the Kitchen
The kitchen is a high-traffic area that needs regular deep cleaning. Here’s what to include on your kitchen spring cleaning list:
- Clean and disinfect trash cans and recycling bins
- Clean out the microwave
- Deep clean the dishwasher
- Clean and reorganize the refrigerator
- Clean and reorganize the freezer
- Change refrigerator air filters and water filters
- Change the microwave air filter (if yours has one)
- Dust refrigerator coils
- Deep clean the oven and stovetop
- Clean the stove hood vent and replace filter if needed
- Clean the sink
- Disinfect the garbage disposal
- Wipe down all counters thoroughly
- Wipe down the backsplash
- Declutter kitchen cabinets
- Declutter kitchen drawers
- Sanitize the coffee maker
- Sanitizer small appliances
- Sanitize cutting boards (or consider replacing them)
- Clean and declutter cookware
- Declutter and organize under the kitchen sink
- Deep clean and polish wooden cabinet doors
- Wipe down cabinet door handles
- Sanitize high chairs (if you have them)
- Sanitize pet food and water bowls
- Dust the top of the refrigerator
- Dust the top of cabinets
- Wipe down kitchen tables and chairs
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Spring Cleaning Checklist for Bathrooms
Bathrooms can easily be one of the most dreaded spring cleaning chores (especially if have kids!) But you can make deep cleaning the bathroom easier by including these items on your spring clean checklist:
- Disinfect (or replace) toothbrush holders
- Clean mirrors
- Deep clean shower walls and doors
- Clean or replace the shower curtain and liner
- Clean shower caddies or shelves
- Deep clean the bottom of shower doors (where lots of gunk tends to collect)
- Clean the shower head
- Disinfect the bathtub
- Clean countertops
- Wipe down bathroom cabinets
- Declutter under the sink
- Declutter bathroom cabinet drawers
- Polish faucets
- Scrub grout and mop floors
- Scrub and disinfect toilet inside and out
- Wipe down walls
- Unclog sink, tub and shower drains
- Wash bathroom toys (and throw away ones that can collect water inside which can lead to mold)
- Wash bath maps
- Wipe down trash can
- Clean bathroom exhaust fan
- Re-seal tile and grout if needed
- Replace bathtub caulking if needed
- Toss out expired make-up and beauty products
- Wash makeup brushes
Spring Cleaning Checklist for Living Room/Family Room
The living room is another high-traffic area that can be challenging to keep clean with kids or pets. Here are some of the best ways to spring clean the main living areas of your home:
- Declutter, sorting things into piles to keep, give away, sell or trash
- Disinfect remotes
- Wash pet bedding if you keep pet beds here
- Vaccuum underneath couch and chair cushions
- Wash throw blankets and pillows
- Dust behind the TV
- Organize electronics
- Organize the entryway if the living room or family room is your main point of entry
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Spring Cleaning Checklist for Bedrooms
Bedrooms are often a hiding place for clutter since guests and visitors are less likely to see these areas of your home. If the clutter has piled up in your bedroom (or your kids’ rooms), here are the best ways to spring clean and tidy up the mess:
- Declutter and organize closts
- Declutter and organize dresser drawers
- Declutter and organize the nightstand
- Put away laundry that’s piled up
- Dust all furniture
- Dust light fixtures and ceiling fans
- Flip and/or rotate mattresses
- Wash all bedding and replace with lighter spring bedding
- Clean out clutter under the beds
- Dust, vaccuum and/or mop flooring
- Wash pillows (or replace them)
- Declutter and organize bookcases
- Declutter and organize kids’ toys
- Organize and declutter dresser tops
- Organize and declutter paperwork
Spring Cleaning Checklist for Laundry/Utility Room
- Clean out the dryer vent (consider a professional cleaning for the main vent)
- Deep clean the inside of the washing machine
- Wipe down washer and dryer surfaces
- Empty washing machine drain pump
- Dust behind and underneath both machines
- Sweep and mop floors
- Declutter laundry or utility room cabinets and drawers
Spring Cleaning Checklist for Office Areas
I love having a home office and as a work-at-home mom, it’s a necessity. If you have a home office consider using these tips from your printable spring cleaning checklist.
- Declutter and organize the top of your desk
- Declutter and organize desk drawers
- Dust and declutter bookcases
- Wipe down laptops and tablets
- Declutter and shred unnecessary paperwork
- Empty the trash can (or purchase one if you don’t have one)
- Round up and organize pens and pencils
- Sweep and mop floors (or vaccum if you have carpeting)
- Wipe down your office chair
Spring Cleaning Checklist for Attic/Garage/Basement Areas
If you have an attic, garage or basement, don’t forget to include it on your spring cleaning list.
- Declutter and organize garage or basement shelving
- Declutter attic spaces, dusting as you go
- Change out lightbulbs
- Sweep the floors
- Wipe down windows
- Throw away trash
- Sweep steps and wipe down handrails
Spring Cleaning List for Outdoor Areas
As the weather becomes nicer, you can turn your attention to spring cleaning the outside of your home. Here are some of the best outdoor tasks to include for a printable spring cleaning checklist:
- Sweep decks and porches
- Pressure wash decking
- Pressure wash siding
- Wash windows
- Clean out gutters
- Pressure wash garage doors
- Pressure wash the driveway
- Clean doorframes
- Get rid of cobwebs or bees’ nests
- Shake out or replace entry mats
- Clean outdoor lighting
- Clean the grill
- Deep clean patio furniture
- Replace water hoses if needed
- Trim hedges and other shrubberies
- Weed flower beds and replace mulch
- Disinfect trash cans
- Tune up your lawnmower
Best Tools for Spring Cleaning
Getting your spring cleaning done in less time means having the right tools. Here are some of my top recommendations for spring cleaning your home:
- Microfiber cleaning cloths
- Natural cleaning products
- Swiffer Duster
- Vacuum cleaner
- Trash bags
- Microfiber mop
These are just some of the tools you can use to get your home clean in less time!
Get your printable spring cleaning checklist now!
A printable spring cleaning checklist can be a lifesaver when you don’t know where to start with cleaning up your home. The best thing about this free checklist is that you can print it out, laminate it, then use it again and again to keep your home clean!
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