Spring Cleaning Checklist

Open your screen doors and windows, turn up the music, enjoy the fresh air, and grab your cleaning supplies—it’s time to start that big spring clean.

Spring cleaning has proven to help manage stress. However, knowing where to begin—tackling every dusty shelf, stubborn stain, and crumb-filled nook and cranny—can feel overwhelming.

We understand. That is why we did the research for you— a variety of experts and professionals shared their best spring cleaning tips and pointed out the spots that you’re probably overlooking (the washer/dryer, blinds, and ceiling fan, to name a few) shine. Consider downloading and printing our unofficial checklist.

We hope this comprehensive checklist will help you get your house smelling great and you can invite your family and best friends over for quality time.

Also, this is a great reminder that mid-season is also the best time to take care of HVAC maintenance and get your A/C prepared for the heat of the summer.


  • Clean and sanitize sinks, clear drains
  •  Clean and sanitize tub, shower, toilet
  • Clean mirrors and glass
  • Clean and polish fixtures
  • Clean tile surfaces
  • Scrub tile grout Sweep, mop, and polish floors
  • Dispose of expired medications
  • Discard expired personal care products Wash floor mats
  • Replace shower curtain liner
  • Clean showerhead


  • Clean stovetop
  • Clean inside/outside of the oven
  • Clean inside/outside of the microwave
  • Clean inside/outside of the refrigerator
  • Wipe refrigerator drawers/shelves
  • Defrost freezer Discard old or expired food
  • Clean dishwasher Clean and polish countertops
  • Wipe down backsplash
  • Clean inside/outside of cabinets
  • Dust top of high surfaces and appliances
  • Wash dish rags and sanitize sponges
  • Wipe down baseboards
  • Sweep, mop, and polish floors
  • Shake out dust/dirt from floor mats
  • Clean and sanitize sinks, clear drains

Laundry Room

  • Clean inside/outside washer
  • Clean dryer exterior
  • Clean lint trap
  • Organize laundry supplies
  • Wipe baseboards
  • Sweep and mop floors
  • Schedule dryer vent cleaning

Throughout House

  • Test/replace smoke alarm batteries


  • Rearrange seasonal clothing in the closet
  • Dust furniture/shelves/ceiling fans
  • Sweep/vacuum floors
  • Steam clean carpets/area rugs
  • Clean out under beds and in closets
  • Wash bedding (i.e. sheets, pillow cases)
  • Wipe down baseboards
  • Clean windows
  • Dust blinds and curtain rods
  • Clean or vacuum curtains
  • Clean window sills
  • Flip mattress

Living Room

  • Dust/polish furniture
  • Wash slipcovers
  • Wash blankets and pillows
  • Vacuum sofa and chairs
  • Dust blinds and curtain rods
  • Clean window sills
  • Clean windows
  • Clean or vacuum curtains
  • Clean ceiling fans
  • Dust and clean lamp shades
  • Dust electronics
  • Dust and clean decor
  • Mop and/or vacuum floors
  • Shampoo rugs or carpets


  • Dust and polish furniture/bookshelf
  • Dust electronics
  • Clean windows
  • Clean out filing cabinets
  • Dust blinds and curtain rods
  • Recycle unneeded paperwork
  • Sweep, vacuum, and/or mop floors

Important Cooling To-Dos