Extreme Spring Cleaning Checklist (Free Printable)

Spring Cleaning Checklist – Before Hand

This spring cleaning checklist can be used any time of the year. If you feel your house needs a good deep cleaning and it’s the middle of the winter then go for it!

 

I actually prefer starting my spring cleaning in the winter while we are locked up with nowhere to go. I mean really, who wants to shove ALL of this cleaning into one week?!  I think that would be just about impossible.

 

When you read the list you’ll notice that it really is the extreme spring cleaning checklist. It may even seem a bit overwhelming when you first look at.

 

Don’t worry I’ll give you some tips for making it seem less daunting.

 

Weekly Cleaning Checklist

 

Before we jump into spring cleaning I want to encourage you to do two things that will help you stay on top of your housework.

 

Let’s face it, Spring Cleaning is great and very beneficial, but what about the rest of the year?

 

My first suggestion is to start a weekly cleaning routine. It will change your house. It will be clean more often and in less time.

Here is what you need to do:

 

  • Sign Up for the Free Printables Library – you’ll get access to this Spring Cleaning Checklist, my Weekly Cleaning Checklist, my free Ebook “Simplify Your Life With a Cleaning Routine,” and much more

 

Declutter First

 

Decluttering is hard. Stop feeling overwhelmed and let me help you. Sign up for my 3 day challenge. Declutter your bedroom in 3 days!

 

Here is the second thing to keep in mind when it comes to having a clean home… If your house is overwhelmed with your material possessions your house will always be messy.

 

No amount of spring cleaning will help a cluttered home. Do yourself a favor and focus on going through your whole house and throwing things out until only the necessary and the loved are left.

 

I have a couple of resources to help you with this as well.

 

You can get started with my free challenge, Declutter Your Bedroom in 3 Days, or go all in and read my Ebook, Declutter Your Whole House in Your Own Time.

 

 

Deep Cleaning Checklist Tip

 

You can print the spring cleaning checklist off for free as well as read it here on the blog. I suggest printing it off so that you can physically check things off as you go.

 

This list is long and can seem daunting. I would print it off, and highlight what it is that you really want to get done. Do the highlighted tasks first and then move on to others as you have time.

 

I wouldn’t even stress about getting it all of it done in the Spring. Keep this page in the back of your planner and focus on tackling this list, little by little, as the year goes on.

 

Your other option is to use my Deep Cleaning Planner. This really breaks things down and gives you a very specific plan for getting your house tidied up.

 

Get The Most From This Cleaning and Organizing Checklist

 

I’m finally about to list out every task on the ultimate spring cleaning checklist. I wanted to point out one last thing first.

 

You may notice that some of the chores are hyperlinks. These will link you to resources that will give you the best tips and tricks for getting that chore done.

 

Also, I will continue to add more appropriate links as I find better resources or as I write my own.

 

You can save this blog post and use it as a resource each time you want to complete your Extreme Spring Cleaning Checklist.

 

Just use the graphic below to pin this post to your Cleaning board on your Pinterest account. That way you can easily reference this information whenever you need it. 🙂

 

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Spring Clean The Whole House

 

*these chores are meant to be done in each room of the house

  • dust baseboards
  • dust ceilings and all corners
  • dust/wash light fixtures and lamps
  • dust ceiling fans
  • wash doors
  • spot wash walls
  • vacuum or wash window curtains
  • dust window blinds
  • clean windows
  • dust bookcases
  • polish wood furniture
  • clean under and inside all furniture
  • remove stains from upholstered furniture
  • deep clean hardwood, tile, linoleum, and carpet flooring
  • shampoo carpet
  • clean under all rugs
  • remove stains from all area rugs
  • vacuum and mop every inch of the hard floors
  • clean air vents
  • vacuum air ducts
  • dust all wall hangings and décor
  • disinfect all doorknobs, handles, and light switches
  • replace light bulbs
  • change air/furnace filter
  • replace batteries in all smoke detectors
  • replace batteries in carbon monoxide detector
  • clean fireplace and chimney
  • schedule termite or pest control maintenance

 

Tools You May Need

 

 

Related: Use a Weekly Cleaning Routine to Get Control Of Your House

 

Spring Clean the Kitchen

 

  • clean and disinfect the trash can
  • clean the microwave
  • deep clean the dishwasher
  • clean and organize the refrigerator
  • clean and organize the freezer
  • replace water filters
  • vacuum refrigerator coils
  • clean the oven
  • clean the hood vent and change filter if needed
  • clean the stove top
  • clean and disinfect the sink and garbage disposal
  • clean backsplash
  • clean trash can
  • declutter and organize every cabinet
  • declutter and organize every drawer
  • wipe down the inside of all kitchen drawers and cabinets
  • declutter and organize the pantry
  • wipe down the inside of the pantry
  • sanitize cutting boards and sharpen knives
  • clean and disinfect coffee maker
  • clean and disinfect small appliances
  • clean and disinfect high chairs
  • check the freshness of your herbs and spices
  • declutter and organize under the sink
  • deep clean and polish cabinet doors
  • clean and sanitize dog bowls
  • wipe down all kitchen chairs
  • dust on top of the refrigerator
  • dust on top of the cabinets

 

Related: 12 Hacks for Fast Kitchen Clean Up

Related: Kitchen Declutter | Steps Towards a Minimalist Kitchen

 

Spring Clean the Bathroom

 

  • disinfect or replace toothbrush holders
  • clean make-up brushes
  • clean mirror
  • clean shower caddy/shelves
  • clean shower curtain and liner
  • clean shower door frame
  • clean shower glass
  • clean plastic strip at the bottom of a glass shower door
  • disinfect tub
  • disinfect countertops
  • dust and clean windows, inside and out
  • polish faucets
  • mop and hand scrub floors and grout lines
  • scrub and disinfect toilet, including around base, under the seat and around hinges
  • scrub walls
  • unclog the drains
  • wash bathroom cups and toys
  • wash floor mat
  • disinfect towels
  • wash trash can
  • wipe down cabinets, knobs, towel racks and toilet paper holder
  • clean bathroom exhaust fan
  • clean shower head
  • polish wood cabinets
  • caulk around bathtub
  • re-seal tile and grout
  • toss beauty products not used over the past year
  • toss expired make-up
  • declutter, clean, and organize cabinets and drawers
  • declutter, clean, and organize bathroom closet

 

Related: Clean Your Bathrooms in Just 15 Minutes a Week

 

Spring Clean the Laundry/Utility Room

 

  • clean dryer vent
  • clean inside washing machine
  • empty washing machine drain pump
  • dust behind and underneath washer and dryer
  • sweep and mop floors
  • reseal tile grout
  • declutter, clean, and organize all shelves and cabinets
  • wash all piled up laundry

 

Related: 21 Simple Laundry Hacks to Make Life Easier

Related: 15 Laundry Room Organization Ideas

Related: DIY Dryer Sheets :: The Truth About the Vinegar

 

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Spring Clean the Living/Family Room

 

 

 

Spring Clean the Bedrooms

 

 

 

Spring Clean Your Office Area

 

  • shred unneeded documents
  • update necessary documents
  • dust computer, keyboard, and mouse
  • wipe down laptops and tablets
  • declutter, clean, and organize desk drawers
  • dust bookshelves

 

Spring Clean Your Garage/Basement

 

  • throw out all trash
  • declutter garage and storage areas
  • sweep out dirt and leaves
  • organize using shelves, tool boxes, and storage systems
  • wash inside and outside of all cars
  • tune up lawn mowers and other lawn equipment

 

 

Spring Clean Outside

 

  • sweep deck
  • power wash deck
  • power spray siding
  • power wash garage door
  • clean outside door frames
  • wipe away cobwebs
  • shake out entry mat
  • clean grill
  • clean and repair gutters
  • clean outdoor light fixtures
  • wash outside windows
  • clean outside patio furniture
  • trim trees, bushes, and shrubbery
  • check and hookup water hose
  • freshen up mulch or landscaping rocks
  • clean outdoor trash cans
  • clean out gutters (or be like us and get gutter guards so you don’t have to do this)

 

Miscellaneous Items For Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

 

  • wash pet beds and blankets
  • declutter, clean, and organize coat and hall closets
  • declutter, clean, and organize your purse, backpack, diaper bag

 

Related: How to Keep Your Home Clean When You Have Dogs

 

Print Your Extreme Cleaning Checklist

 

 

Extreme spring cleaning checklist. Deep clean your whole house with this free printable.

Don’t forget to grab your spring cleaning checklist. It’s in my free printables library and comes with a weekly newsletter that will help you make homemaking simple and productive. All of the information is below. I hope you find this list helpful. Remember not to pressure yourself to complete the whole list in a short amount of time. Stretch it out through the year if you need to.

 

 

The important thing is that you are being a good steward of the home that the Lord gave you. 🙂

 

 

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Extreme Spring Cleaning Checklist (Free Printable)

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