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Spring Cleaning Checklist Printable By Room For Your Home

It's that time of year for spring cleaning! Get rid of the dust bunnies as you work through deep cleaning tasks in your home. Follow along with our printable Spring cleaning checklist organized by room for your home.

Well, it is SPRING! As the chirping birds and blossoming flowers signal the arrival of spring, it is the perfect time to kick off your cleaning gloves and tackle the long-awaited task of freshening up your living spaces. 

And guess what? We’ve got your back with the ultimate room-by-room spring cleaning checklist printable that will transform your home into a sparkling haven of cleanliness and organization!

With nearly a decade of experience in the DIY and home renovation world, we’ve seen it all – from accidental paint spills to triumphant bathroom remodels.

We know firsthand the joys and challenges of breathing new life into our living spaces. That’s why we’ve curated this comprehensive Spring cleaning checklist to ensure you don’t overlook a single nook or cranny during your spring cleaning extravaganza.

After a long winter, you can dive head-first into our Spring cleaning tips with this handy Spring cleaning checklist. 

Plus, did we mention that our checklist is printable? Yes, that’s right! You can easily print it out, hang it on your fridge, or carry it with you from room to room, checking off tasks as you conquer them. It’s your ultimate companion on this spring cleaning journey!

infographic for a spring cleaning checklist showing a spray bottle and other cleaning supplies in a crate

Get ready to dive headfirst into the satisfying world of spring cleaning. From your bedroom to the heart of your home, the kitchen, and every space in between, we’ve got a step-by-step plan to ensure nothing escapes your eye.

Our Spring cleaning checklist printable covers all the essential tasks, from decluttering and dusting to scrubbing and organizing. We’ll guide you through each room (including your yard and garage). 

So, grab your gloves, roll up your sleeves, and join us on this exciting journey toward a cleaner, happier, and more organized home. Let’s turn spring cleaning into a breeze, one room at a time!

We will also link to some of our other articles where we’ll dive deep into a specific task, providing you with detailed tips and tricks to conquer your spring cleaning tasks effortlessly. 

This Spring cleaning checklist contains affiliate links, but nothing that I wouldn’t recommend wholeheartedly. Read my full disclosure here.

A picture of a living room with a mop and bucket full of cleaning supplies as part of a spring cleaning checklist

Cleaning Supplies to Gather for your Spring Cleaning List

Cleaning a counter top with a spray bottle and towel in a kitchen with a white island and brown cabinets

Deep Cleaning of Kitchen & Dining

  • Declutter and donate or sell unwanted items
  • Clean out the pantry (discard expired food, wipe down shelves, and return everything)
  • Clear kitchen countertops
  • Wipe down backsplash
  • Wipe down kitchen counters 
  • Clean kitchen faucet, handle, and drain stopper 
  • Clean kitchen sink (learn how to deep clean a quartz sink)
  • Freshen up stinky garbage disposal
  • Clean wood kitchen cabinets and drawers (inside and out)
  • Wipe down cabinet hardware 
  • Deep clean coffeemaker
  • Clean refrigerator (inside and out)
  • Take inventory of the freezer and discard old food
  • Run ice cube trays through the dishwasher 
  • Deep clean dishwasher (be sure to remove any food debris from the bottom of the dishwasher first and clean the filter if you have one)
  • Dust the top of the fridge and cabinets 
  • Wipe down the microwave (inside and out)
  • Wipe down all small appliances 
  • Clean walls, ceilings, and baseboards
  • Wipe down light fixtures
  • Wipe down light switches and outlet covers 
  • Clean kitchen chairs and/or barstools 
  • Deep clean oven and stovetop
  • Wipe down the range hood (clean or replace your filter as needed)
  • Empty out under the sink, wipe down everything, and return 
  • Vacuum/sweep and mop floors
  • Launder kitchen rugs or mats 
  • Wipe down the kitchen table 
  • Wipe down outside of the trash can
  • Clean the inside plastic liner of the trash can in the shower with heavy-duty cleaner (diluted bleach or dish soap)
  • Wash the windows and window sills (including blinds or curtains)
  • Locate the fire extinguisher and check the expiration date
  • EXTRA CREDIT: Clean behind and under the fridge and oven 
  • EXTRA CREDIT: Go through spices and consider adding spice labels or adding a spice rack to your kitchen
picture of a clean bathroom as part of a spring cleaning checklist with a towel and other plants
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Spring Cleaning in the Bathroom

  • Empty and clean out bathroom cabinets and drawers (check out our bathroom decluttering tips)
  • Organize bathroom items
  • Consider adding bathroom storage jars or canisters to keep things contained
  • Consider adding a pedestal bowl for a vanity tray to keep things corraled on your counter
  • Scrub and disinfect the toilet, including the bowl, seat, lid, and exterior
  • Clean the shower or bathtub, including the walls, drain, grout, and fixtures
  • Recaulk in shower or bathtub (if needed)
  • Deep clean the showerhead (if necessary)
  • Remove soap scum and grime from shower doors or curtains
  • Wash or replace the shower curtains or liner (if you have one)
  • Clean and disinfect the bathroom sink, including the basin, faucet, and handles
  • Wipe down the countertops and vanity surfaces, removing any clutter and organizing toiletries
  • Clean the mirrors and glass surfaces with a streak-free glass cleaner
  • Dust and wipe down the light fixtures, vents, and ceiling corners
  • Wipe down the bathroom fixtures, such as towel bars, toilet paper holders, and soap dispensers
  • Wipe down and disinfect door handles, light switches and outlet covers, and other frequently touched surfaces
  • Wipe down all bathroom shelving
  • Launder bath mats, rugs, bath towels, and hand towels
  • Clean and disinfect the trash can and replace the liner
  • Vacuum or sweep and mop the bathroom floor, paying attention to corners and hard-to-reach areas
  • Check and clean the bathroom exhaust fan or vent
  • Clean walls, ceilings, and baseboards
  • Disinfect bath toys by running them through dishwasher and consider adding bath toy storage
A bedroom with pillows and a bed made up with a brown comforter and other decor throughout
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Deep Cleaning Tasks in Your Bedroom

  • Declutter and donate or sell unwanted items
  • Wash all bedding, including sheets, pillows, pillowcases, and duvet covers
  • Sprinkle the mattress with baking soda and after several hours, sweep it up and then vacuum the mattress
  • Dust and wipe down all surfaces, including nightstands, dressers, shelves, and furniture
  • Wipe down light fixtures, lampshades, and ceiling fan
  • Clean windows and window sills (including blinds or curtains)
  • Dust and clean baseboards and corners of the room
  • Vacuum/sweep and clean the floors, paying attention to hard-to-reach areas (like under the furniture)
  • Clean and organize closets and dresser drawers, donating or discarding clothes and items you no longer need
  • Clean and disinfect doorknobs, light switches, and other frequently touched surfaces
  • Clean mirrors and glass surfaces with a glass cleaner
  • Wipe down and disinfect electronics, including televisions, computer screens, and remote controls
  • Clean and organize your bedside table or drawers
  • Dust or wipe down decorative items, such as frames, figurines, or plants
  • Consider freshening up the room with new scents, such as using linen spray or diffusing essential oils
  • EXTRA CREDIT: Flip or rotate the mattress to ensure even wear (and clean under the bed when the mattress is removed)
  • EXTRA CREDIT: Rotate area rug under bed for even wear
  • EXTRA CREDIT: Shampoo area rugs
mid century modern living room with brown couch and a sleeping dog as part of a spring cleaning checklist
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Spring Cleaning for Living Room

  • Declutter and donate or sell unwanted items
  • Organize the living room, finding proper storage solutions for items like toys, magazines, or extra cables
  • Dust and wipe down all surfaces, including coffee tables, end tables, bookshelves, and entertainment centers
  • Vacuum and spot clean upholstered furniture, such as sofas, chairs, and ottomans
  • Vacuum and flip or rotate cushions to ensure even wear (if you can)
  • Wash all throw blankets 
  • Clean and wash removable cushion covers or throw pillow covers
  • Dust and clean light fixtures, lampshades, and ceiling fans
  • Clean windows, window sills, and blinds or curtains
  • Wipe down and disinfect doorknobs, light switches, and other frequently touched surfaces
  • Vacuum or clean the floors, paying attention to hard-to-reach areas and under furniture
  • Clean and organize shelves, removing any clutter and dusting books or decorative items
  • Wipe down decorative items
  • Clean and disinfect electronics, including televisions, computer screens, and remote controls
  • Wipe down and clean any glass surfaces, such as mirrors or glass tabletops
  • Launder curtains and drapes
  • Vacuum or clean the fireplace and chimney (if applicable)
  • Consider rearranging furniture or decor for a fresh new look
  • Vacuum or deep clean area rugs, following the manufacturer’s instructions
  • Clean walls, ceilings, and baseboards
Farmhouse style laundry room with brick accents and a wash and dry text that is on the spring cleaning checklist

Spring Cleaning in Your Laundry Room

  • Declutter and donate or sell unwanted items
  • Clean the washing machine (interior and exterior and don’t forget to clean out the filter if you have one!)
  • Clean the dryer (lint trap, interior, and exterior) 
  • Clean the laundry sink or utility sink (including the basin, faucet, and handles)
  • Wipe down countertops and shelves
  • Clean the laundry room floor (sweep and mop)
  • Dust and clean laundry shelving
  • Clean the ironing board (surface and cover)
  • Sort and organize laundry supplies, discarding any expired or unnecessary items
  • Arrange cleaning products and supplies
  • Check and clean the dryer vent
  • Clean walls, ceilings, and baseboards
  • Dust light fixtures
  • Wipe down light switches and outlet covers
  • Clean window and windowsill (including blinds and/or curtains)
  • EXTRA CREDIT: Clean behind and underneath the washer and dryer 
cleaned office desk as part of a spring cleaning checklist in an office with a rug and a computer
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Deep Cleaning in Your Home Office or Craft Room

  • Declutter and donate or sell unwanted items
  • Dust and wipe down all surfaces, including desks, tables, shelves, and cabinets
  • Clean and disinfect computer keyboards, mice, and other frequently touched electronics
  • Clean computer screens 
  • Organize and declutter paperwork, files, and office supplies 
  • Consider scanning paper files and saving them electronically instead 
  • Clean and disinfect office equipment, such as printers, scanners, and copiers
  • Wipe down and disinfect light switches, doorknobs, and other commonly touched surfaces
  • Clean and organize craft supplies, such as paints, brushes, scissors, and glue
  • Discard dried-out craft supplies or paint
  • Dust and clean shelves and storage units for craft materials
  • Vacuum or clean upholstered chairs or cushions
  • Clean and organize drawers and cabinets, discarding any unnecessary items
  • Wipe down and disinfect crafting tools and equipment
  • Clean and organize your work and craft surfaces, ensuring they are clear and ready for use
  • Clean and disinfect your cutting mat or worktable
  • Organize and label storage containers for different craft materials
  • Clean and sanitize your sewing machine or other crafting equipment
  • Vacuum or clean the floor in the office and craft room
Spring cleaning also means cleaning the outside of the house and the yard to keep everything organized
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Spring Cleaning for Your Yard

  • Declutter and donate or sell unwanted items that you have outside 
  • Replace the front door welcome mat 
  • Wipe down the front door 
  • Clean and inspect gutters and downspouts, removing any debris or clogs
  • Pressure wash or clean the exterior walls, siding, and windows of your home
  • Wash windows and screens
  • Clean and organize the shed, decluttering and removing any items you no longer need
  • Sweep and clean the porch, patio, or deck, removing leaves, dirt, and debris
  • Rinse off outdoor furniture, cushions, and umbrellas
  • Clean and inspect the grill, removing grease and buildup
  • Clean and repair outdoor light fixtures, replacing bulbs if necessary
  • Rake and remove leaves and debris from the lawn and flower beds
  • Trim and prune trees, bushes, and shrubs 
  • Weed and edge flower beds and garden areas
  • Fertilize and aerate the lawn (if needed)
  • Clean and sharpen gardening tools, such as shovels, shears, and pruners (if needed)
  • Check and clean the outdoor air conditioning unit, removing any debris or obstructions
  • Inspect and clean the outdoor play equipment or structures
  • Check and repair any damaged fences, gates, or pathways
  • Turn on sprinklers after winter
  • Refresh deck with new decking oil (if needed)
  • Have a Spring yard clean-up weekend and follow along with our checklist

Spring Cleaning in your Garage

  • Declutter and donate or sell unwanted items that you have in the garage
  • Sweep and clean the garage floor
  • Dust and wipe down surfaces
  • Inspect and maintain the garage door (it may be time to lubricate the hinges, rollers, and tracks)
  • Organize tools and equipment
  • Clean and maintain gardening equipment
  • Dispose of hazardous materials properly 
  • Check and clean garage storage systems
  • Evaluate and improve garage lighting
  • Create designated zones
  • Think about kid-proofing your garage and adding a locking storage cabinet
  • Go through seasonal decorations and get rid of items you don’t use anymore
  • EXTRA CREDIT: Take advantage of the space above your garage by installing an attic ladder
  • EXTRA CREDIT: Consider having a yard sale this Spring 

Various Deep Cleaning for the Entire House

There are several deep cleaning tasks that often get overlooked for the entire house. Here are some random various deep cleaning tasks that you might want to consider adding to your Spring Cleaning Checklist:

  • Dust high and hard-to-reach areas, such as ceiling fans, light fixtures, and crown molding in every room
  • Clean air vents and ducts to remove dust and improve air quality throughout the home
  • Replace your filters on the HVAC system 
  • Wet wipe all baseboards
  • Spot clean walls as needed 
  • Wipe down all doors and door frames 
  • Dust the top of the window trim and door frame trim 
  • Wash or vacuum curtains and blinds to remove dust and allergens
  • Clean and disinfect all frequently touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, light switches, and remote controls
  • Clean and descale all faucets and showerheads to remove mineral deposits
  • Deep clean carpets and rugs using a carpet cleaner or professional cleaning service
  • Wipe down and disinfect electronics, including keyboards, computer screens, and gaming consoles
  • Clean and organize storage areas, such as linen closets, coat closets, storage cabinets, and drawers
  • Wash or dry clean pillows, comforters, and other bedding items
  • Clean and disinfect trash cans and recycling bins (inside and outside) 
  • Deep clean and sanitize the refrigerator, including shelves, drawers, and the freezer compartment
  • Wash or vacuum upholstered furniture to remove dirt and dust
  • Clean and sanitize children’s toys
  • Clean and disinfect pet accessories, such as beds, bowls, and toys
  • Test all smoke detectors and check expiration dates 
  • Open windows on a warm sunny day to get fresh air in your home 
  • Go through your entryway or mudroom’s drop zone and clean things/declutter
  • Go through paper clutter in your home (consider adding mail organizer)

Whew! I know it’s a long list, but don’t let the daunting task of Spring cleaning your entire home scare you off. It may be a big job, but you don’t need to do it all at once.

We usually work through a couple of things here and there throughout the Season as we have time. Even if you only have time to set aside 15 minutes a day, you can make a big difference in your home! 

If you notice something on the list that isn’t needed, simply move on! Our Spring cleaning checklist is simply meant to be a good guide for you if you don’t know where to start! Don’t let it overwhelm you though.

And your cleaning can last way longer than the Spring cleaning season. If it takes you 6 months (or all year) to work through things comprehensive list – no worries. Making a little bit of progress at a time is better than nothing, right? 

Download the Free Printable Spring Cleaning Checklist

Once you’ve gone through the process of doing a deep cleaning of your entire house, you can set up something like this cleaning schedule for busy moms to stay on top of the tasks on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis!

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