ULTIMATE SPRING CLEANING CHECKLIST

Barbara BruceRancho Cucamonga, Real EstateLeave a Comment

Here in Rancho Cucamonga, The rain was our constant friend over the last couple of months. But now, finally, The sun is shining once again, and spring is in the air. For me, that means, decluttering and deep cleaning. I found this great checklist that will make sure everything gets a thorough cleaning. Whether you decide to take this all on at once, do it over a period of a few weeks or space it out room by room, your home will feel fresh and ready for the season! I love this checklist from Taste of Home. Download the PDF version here: Spring Cleaning Checklist!

Entryway

  • Sweep floors
  • Mop floors
  • Wipe walls
  • Wipe baseboards—(We recommend microfiber cloths for cleaning almost any surface in your home.)
  • Clean door
  • Clean doormat
  • Organize shoes
  • Hang jackets

Kitchen

  • Clean stove top
  • Clean oven—Try citrus, baking soda, and vinegar for a deep clean.
  • Clean microwave—Here’s a tip to clean the messiest microwave.
  • Clean dishwasher—Tackle it in 5 easy steps!
  • Clean refrigerator
  • Wipe drawers and shelves in refrigerator and freezer
  • Defrost freezer
  • Discard old or expired food in pantry, fridge, and freezer
  • Clear counter tops
  • Degrease cabinet doors and backsplash
  • Remove items from cabinets and thoroughly clean inside
  • Clean fridge/freezer seal
  • Dust top of high surfaces including fridge, microwave/range hood, cabinets
  • Deodorize and degrease the kitchen drain with salt
  • Wash dish rags and clean sponges
  • Wipe walls
  • Wipe baseboards
  • Mop floors
  • Shake out dust or dirt from floor mats

Dining Room

  • Dust china in china cabinet
  • Launder and press table linens—Be sure to treat heirloom linens with care.
  • Polish silver
  • Dust and polish furniture
  • Vacuum or spot clean chair cushions
  • Wipe walls
  • Wipe baseboards
  • Clean light fixture
  • Dust blinds
  • Dust curtain rods
  • Clean window sills
  • Wash windows
  • Clean or vacuum curtains
  • Mop or vacuum floor
  • Shampoo rugs or carpet

Bathroom

  • Discard expired medication, personal care products or makeup
  • Clean makeup brushes
  • Clean vanity
  • Wipe mirror
  • Clean tub and shower
  • Clean showerhead—Try this plastic bag trick.
  • Replace shower curtain liner
  • Scrub tile grout—Use hydrogen peroxide for sparkling grout!
  • Clean toilet
  • Clean hardware
  • Sweep floors
  • Mop floors
  • Wipe walls
  • Wipe baseboards

Laundry Room

  • Clean washing machine—Use Kool-Aid. Yes, we’re serious.
  • Clean dryer vent
  • Clean lint trap
  • Organize laundry supplies
  • Wipe walls
  • Wipe baseboards
  • Mop floors

Bedrooms

  • Wipe baseboards
  • Dust/polish furniture
  • Donate unused clothing
  • Organize closets
  • Wash bedding including sheets, pillows, duvets, and bed skirts
  • Vacuum carpets—Deodorize with baking soda prior to vacuuming. See 50 great ways to clean with baking soda.
  • Flip mattress
  • Dust blinds
  • Dust curtain rods
  • Clean window sills
  • Wash windows
  • Clean or vacuum curtains
  • Mop or vacuum floors
  • Shampoo rugs or carpets

Living Room

  • Dust/polish furniture
  • Wash slipcovers
  • Wash blankets and pillows
  • Vacuum sofa and chairs
  • Dust blinds
  • Dust curtain rods
  • Clean window sills
  • Wash windows
  • Clean or vacuum curtains
  • Clean ceiling fans
  • Dust and clean lamp shades
  • Dust electronics—Try using dryer sheets for a dust-free clean.
  • Dust and clean decor
  • Sanitize remote controls
  • Mop or vacuum floors
  • Shampoo rugs or carpets

Kids’ Playroom

  • Sanitize plastic toys with soap and water
  • Wash stuffed animals and soft toys
  • Donate unused toys
  • Organize toys and play areas
  • Mop or vacuum floors
  • Shampoo rugs or carpets

Office

  • Recycle unneeded paperwork
  • Dust and polish furniture
  • Dust bookshelf
  • Dust electronics
  • Sanitize keyboard and mouse

Garage

  • Declutter tools, sporting equipment and toys
  • Open up garage door to air out the space
  • Wipe down walls
  • Sweep floor
  • Clean garage door
  • Clean garage door frame
  • Replace batteries in garage door openers
  • Clean windows

Throughout the house

  • Test and replace smoke alarm batteries
  • Replace air filters as needed
  • Clean air vents/registers
  • Clean light fixtures
  • Replace light bulbs as needed
  • Sanitize door handles
  • Sanitize light switches

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