When you’re Spring Cleaning you need to take your time and really be patient. There’s no reason why you should rush through a deep cleaning process. Of course, nobody wants to spend the entire season doing the cleaning, so instead of feeling overwhelmed and start panicking over the idea of Spring Cleaning, here’s a checklist with everything you need to do in each room of the house.

Before we go on,

Remember that there’s a couple of things you need to do in every room, tasks like:

  • Replace smoke alarm batteries
  • Clean light fixtures
  • Sanitize door handles
  • Sanitize light switches
  • Dust ceiling fans
  • Wash or clean curtains
  • Disinfect cabinet handles

Ready to learn what you need to do in each room now? Keep reading!

"Housekeeping ain't no joke." - Louisa May Alcott


Make sure the entryway is clean to welcome people in.
Make sure the entryway is clean to welcome people in. Source: Little House of Four

The entryway is the first thing everyone sees when entering your home, so it’s important to have it cleaned and refreshed regularly. Of course, spring is the time to add some gorgeous flowers and decor there too. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Sweep and mop floors
  • Wipe down walls
  • Wipe baseboards
  • Clean the door
  • Wash (or replace) your doormat
  • Organize shoes (remove snowshoes and bring out your gardening boots)
  • Hang jackets, raincoats, and an umbrella (because spring rains will happen!)

Living room

Create the best living room for family gatherings.
Create the best living room for family gatherings. Source: Plum Pretty

The living room, right along with the kitchen, is the main and most used room in every house. It’s where the whole family hangs out and where you receive your friends when they come over for dinner parties and gatherings. No need to reemphasize the importance of keeping it neat, right? These are the tasks to add to your checklist for Spring Cleaning:

  • Wash slipcovers, blankets, and pillows
  • Vacuum the couch and chairs
  • Dust the blinds and curtains rods
  • Wash windows
  • Dust ceiling fans and lamp shades
  • Dust electronics and decorations
  • Sanitize remote controls
  • Sweep and mop the floors (or vacuum)
  • Wash rugs (or get the carpets cleaned)

One tip I’ll give you here but that’s worth for every room: always start from top to bottom! Meaning, you’ll want to start by dusting the ceiling fans and lampshades (or lighting fixtures) and then work your way down, that way you won’t have to clean the same thing more than once.

Dining room

A light and breezy dining room for spring time.
A light and breezy dining room for spring time. Source: Z Design at Home

Whether you have a separate room for the dining room or if it shares the space with the living room or kitchen, these are the things you’ll want to do to guarantee a spotless place for your next dinner:

  • Dust china
  • Launder table linens
  • Polish silver
  • Dust and polish furniture
  • Vacuum chairs
  • Wipe down walls and baseboards
  • Dust blinds and curtains rods (or wash/vacuum the curtains)
  • Wash windows and clean window sills
  • Wash rugs (or carpet)
  • Sweep and mop the floors

This checklist is quite similar to the living room one, you basically just add the china and silverware parts.


Add some flowers to make your kitchen more spring-like.
Add some flowers to make your kitchen more spring-like. Source: Decoratrend

You’ll want to give some extra attention to the kitchen and don’t expect to have it all done in one afternoon. Take your time to complete the whole checklist without leaving any spots behind! Here’s what you need to do:

  • Deep clean the oven
  • Clean stove top
  • Clean microwave, coffeemaker, and dishwasher
  • Clean refrigerator (make sure to wipe drawers and shelves too, as well as the seal)
  • Defrost the freezer
  • Clean countertops
  • Degrease cabinet doors and backsplash
  • Clean inside cabinets
  • Dust the top of higher surfaces
  • Deodorize and degrease kitchen drain
  • Sweep and mop the floors
  • Clean (or replace) floor mats
  • Clean behind and beneath the refrigerator


This floral bedroom is perfect for the season.
This floral bedroom is perfect for the season! Source: Country Living

The bedroom is that place you want to go after a long, busy day to put your feet up after taking a shower and just relax. To fully enjoy those moments, it’s essential you have a clean bedroom! Here’s the Spring Cleaning checklist for the bedroom:

  • Declutter the closet and donate unused clothes
  • Organize closets
  • Wash bedding and pillows
  • Flip the mattress
  • Dust blind and curtain rods (or wash curtains)
  • Clean window sills and wash windows
  • Wash rugs

Kids’ playroom

It's important to keep the kids' playroom clean.
It’s important to keep the kids’ playroom clean. Source: Organised Pretty Home

Not all houses have a playroom for the kids, but if that’s your case or not, you still need to pay attention to kid’s toys! This is what you need to do:

  • Sanitize plastic toys
  • Wash stuffed animals and soft toys
  • Donate unused toys
  • Mop the floors
  • Wash rugs

The office

Make your office look great again.
Make your home office look great again. Source: lark & linen

Same thing for the office: not all houses have one. But if you work from home, these are tasks you definitely need to add to your Spring Cleaning checklist:

  • Go through your paperwork and recycle what you don’t need any more
  • Dust bookshelf (also go through your books and donate what you don’t want anymore)
  • Dust electronics
  • Sanitize the keyboard
  • Disinfect computer mouse and phone


Take the weekend to declutter your garage.
Take the weekend to declutter your garage. Source: Living well Spending less

The garage is THE place to accumulate things you don’t use anymore, you’ll need to take some time to calmly go through it all and get all your tools and gears organized. This is the checklist you need:

  • Declutter tools, sporting equipment, and toys
  • Keep garage door open for a couple of hours to air out
  • Wipe down walls
  • Sweep floor
  • Clean garage door and windows
  • Replace batteries in garage door openers


A nice, clean bathroom for spring.
A nice, clean bathroom for spring. Source: The Sunny Side up

It’s easy for the bathroom to end up looking bad at a quick pace, so as a homeowner, you’re probably taking good care of it even through the coldest season of the year. However, here are some tasks to get done for Spring Cleaning:

  • Discard expired medication and cosmetics
  • Clean makeup brushes
  • Clean vanity
  • Wipe mirror
  • Clean the tub and shower (including the shower head)
  • Clean the toilet and around it
  • Clean hardware
  • Scrub tile grout
  • Wash shower curtains and floormat (if needed, replace the shower curtain liner)
  • Organize cabinets and drawers

Laundry room

The laundry room will look amazing and smell great.
The laundry room will look amazing and smell great. Source: Bloglovin’

The laundry room can also look dirty pretty quick, especially because of that moldy smell sometimes it seems you can’t get rid of. Well, good news: you can get rid of it in an easy way this Spring Cleaning and also go through this checklist:

  • Clean washing machine and dryer vent
  • Clean lint trap in washer and dryer
  • Organize laundry supplies
  • Clean behind and underneath washer and dryer
  • Mop floors


Get your outdoors checked and cleaned too.
Get your outdoors checked and cleaned too. Source: Dagmar’s Home

Of course, when it comes to spring, the outdoors is just as important as the indoors. So here’s the spring cleaning checklist for your house exterior:

  • Get your roof, siding, deck and walkways power washed
  • Clean outside door frames
  • Clean grill
  • Get your gutters cleaned and repaired
  • Replace broken bricks, rood, or stone
  • Clean outdoor light fixtures
  • Wash windows and screens
  • Clean patio furniture
  • Get your trees and bushes trimmed
  • Clean outdoor trash cans
  • Plan your garden and start planting some flowers

Have you started Spring Cleaning yet? Here are some services that can help you during the process (and you can get free quotes for all of them!):

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