The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist Brought to you by Morris Pressure Washing and I Dream Of Clean

Overall Spring Cleaning Chores

dust crown molding and baseboards
dust ceiling corners
dust baseboards and clean scuff marks
dust/wash light fixtures and lamps
dust ceiling fans
wash doors (look for scuff marks)
wash walls
touch up paint
vacuum or wash window curtains
wash window blinds
clean windows
dust bookcases
polish wood furniture
wipe down and vacuum furniture (clean the base and under cushions)
condition leather furniture
remove stains from upholstered furniture
vacuum and wash lampshades
deep clean hardwood, tile, linoleum, and carpet flooring
shampoo carpet (DIY or schedule a professional)
remove rugs to shake out, then vacuum, then clean under them
vacuum all flooring, including corners and edges
clean air vents
dust around mirrors, picture frames, and wall hangings
replace light bulbs
change air/furnace filter
replace batteries in smoke detector
replace batteries in carbon monoxide detector
schedule chimney sweep
schedule termite or pest control maintenance

Spring Clean the Kitchen
remove anything from the kitchen that doesn’t belong
clean and disinfect the trash can
clean the microwave
deep clean the dishwasher
clean and organize the refrigerator
clean and organize the freezer
replace refrigerator water filter
vacuum refrigerator coils
clean the oven
clean the hood vent and change filter if needed
clean stove top burners
clean and disinfect the garbage disposal
clean and organize  and storage containers
reorganize kitchen cabinets and drawers
clean and organize kitchen drawers
straighten cups, mugs, and glass cabinet and eliminate the unnecessary
straighten plates, bowls, and other dishes and eliminate the unnecessary
deep clean pots, pans, and bakeware
organize the pantry
sanitize cutting boards and sharpen knives
clean and disinfect coffee maker
clean and disinfect small appliances
clean and disinfect high chairs
clean the pot rack
check the freshness of your herbs and spices
clean under the sink and eliminate the unnecessary
deep clean and polish cabinet doors
clean tile and touch up paint on walls
deep clean floors
disinfect door knobs, light fixtures and pulls
set up a meal plan
determine if you need new kitchen supplies

Spring Clean the Dining Room

eliminate unnecessary items
dust crown molding, wall corners, and floor molding
scrub walls
clean and disinfect light switches and outlets
dust and polish wood cabinets
dust and clean windows, inside and out
clean and declutter hutch cabinets and drawers
wash table linens
wash table cushions
clean light fixtures and wash globes
disinfect table and wipe down all chairs, including legs and underneath
remove rug, shake, vacuum and clean floor before replacing rug

Spring Clean the Bathrooms
Clean air vents
Clean and disinfect light switches and fixtures
Clean and disinfect toothbrush holders
Clean and refill soap dish and/or pump
Clean light fixtures and wash globe(s)
Clean make-up brushes
Clean mirror
Clean shower caddy
Clean shower curtain and liner
Clean shower door frame
Clean shower glass (here’s a great way to prevent soap scum from building up on shower glass doors in the future)
Clean plastic strip at the bottom of a glass shower door
Disinfect countertops
Dust and clean windows, inside and out
Polish faucets
Mop and hand scrub floors (pay attention to special grout lines, corners, and moldings, when cleaning hardwood floors)
Scrub and disinfect toilet, including around base, under seat and around hinges
Scrub the bathtub and/or shower
Scrub walls
Unclog and refill lotion dispensers
Wash bathroom cup
Wash floor mat
Wash hand/guess towels
Wash trash can (inside and out)
Wipe down cabinets, knobs, towel racks and toilet paper holder
Remove rust from toilet seat screws
Tighten toilet seat hinges
Clean bathroom exhaust fan
Clean shower head
Polish wood cabinets
Caulk around bathtub
Re-seal tile and grout
Unclog drains (the use this tip to prevent clogged drains in the future)
Toss beauty products not used over the past year
Toss expired make-up
Clean, organize and de-clutter cabinets and drawers
Clean, organize and de-clutter bathroom closet

Spring Clean Laundry/Utility Room

clean dryer vent
clean inside washing machine
empty washing machine drain pump
dust crown molding, wall corners, and floor molding
dust behind and underneath washer and dryer
sweep and mop floors
reseal tile grout
wash walls
clean and organize contents on shelving
eliminate unnecessary cleaning products
install organizers to hold cleaning products
disinfect door knobs and light switch plates

Spring Clean Living Room/Family Areas
take anything that doesn’t belong in the room and put it in the correct location
dust crown molding, wall corners, and floor molding
vacuum and shampoo carpet
vacuum under furniture and in between cushions
condition leather furniture
dust ceiling fans
switch ceiling fans to spin clockwise
clean lights and wash light globes
dust lamps
vacuum lamp shades
dust and polish furniture and bookshelves
dust edges of wall hangings, mirrors, and pictures
clean windows and window sills
remove scuff marks from doors and moldings
disinfect door knobs and light switch plates
dust electronics
organize electronics and accessories
disinfect remote controls and gaming devices

Spring Clean Bedrooms

take anything that doesn’t belong in the bedroom and put it in the correct location
dust ceiling, corners, and upper and lower crown moldings
dust baseboards and window sills
dust and polish furniture
dust edges of wall hangings, mirrors, and pictures
clean glass and mirrors
dust lamps
vacuum lamp shades
polish wood furniture
picked up, folded laundry and remove everything that doesn’t belong
dust ceiling fan
clean light fixtures and light globes
organize your closet
switch seasonal clothing and donate unneeded items
clean and organize your dresser
clean and organized your nightstand(s)
flip and rotate your mattress (here’s how to remember which way to flip)
clean your mattress
clean under your bed
wash bed sheets
wash pillows
clean windows and window sills
vacuum carpet, including edges and under furniture
shampoo carpet
remove scuff marks from doors and moldings
disinfect door knobs and light switch plates

Spring Clean Kid Stuff

sort and categorize kid toys
clean and scrub toys, gaming systems, and stuffed animals
clean and organize clothing they’ve outgrown
clean bath toys

Spring Clean Office/Command Center
spring clean your paperwork
clean out files and shred unneeded documents
update home inventory documents
review insurance policies
check credit report
spring clean your computer, keyboard, and mouse
clean and organize desk drawers
dust and polish wood furniture
dust bookshelves

Spring Clean Miscellaneous Items
spring clean your purse or bag
clean cell phones and other devices
clean remote controls
clean keys
clean pet feeding dishes
clean out expired medications and vitamins

Spring Clean Outside
sweep deck
power wash deck
stain deck
power spray siding
touch up paint trim, wood, doors, and shutters
power wash garage door
clean outside door frames
wipe away cobwebs
shake out entry mat
clean grill
clean and repair gutters
replace broken bricks, wood, or stone
clean outdoor light fixtures
wash outside windows
clean outside patio furniture
trim trees, bushes and shrubbery
check and repair sprinklers
inspect roof shingles
wipe away cobwebs
plant flowers
plant garden
add mulch
clean outdoor trash cans
clean out garage
wash and wax vehicles

I’d love to hear from you! What would you add to the list?

P.S. When you’re finished Spring Cleaning, create a cleaning schedule that fits your lifestyle and your home. That way you’ll never have to work this hard cleaning your home again!