Spring Cleaning Checklist

Learning how to clean properly is an important component of maturing because it teaches you discipline and important skills. Unfortunately, some people were never taught how to clean at all. Spring is the best time to give your home a deep clean and this guide will help you do just that.


Deep cleaning at least once per year is important for keeping your home clean.

   Living Room:

   This is usually the largest room in a house, so you want to start with it to get the biggest chore out of the way. The first step is removing all decorations from the room. Then, dust or vacuum all of the furniture, TVs, vases, lamps, and picture frames in the room. After dusting, use a microfiber towel to dust the surfaces once more for a thoughtful clean.

   Next, pick through the pile of decorations to see what you still like and what you want to get rid of. Dust the decorations you decided to keep and return them to their respective spots.

   Take all items like DVDs, CDs, games, blankets, etc., out of the storage containers. Once you have gathered all of the items, pick through the pile and decide what to keep or not. It can be tricky to decide what to get rid of, but if it will go untouched then it is best to get rid of it. After a hopeful decrease in clutter, you will have more storage space in your living room.

   Then, dust all baseboards and blinds before vacuuming the floor. If you have removable couch cushion covers, remove them and wash them. Once they are dry, put them back on and flip the cushions over for a more plush feel.


   Moving on, begin by emptying the trash can and replacing the bag. Make sure to wash any dirty dishes before you begin cleaning.

   First, remove everything from the cabinets and remove the shelf liners. Spray Mrs. Meyer’s Multi-Surface cleaner and wipe the interior of the cabinets with a microfiber towel. Then, put new liners on the shelves and spray the inside of the cabinets with Lysol Disinfectant Spray.

   Next, go through the items from the cabinets and pick things to get rid of. Any dishes with cracks, chips, or stains should go. Once you have sorted through the pile, you may put them back in the cabinets.

   After cleaning the cabinets, you will want to focus on the oven. Mix two tablespoons of baking soda into a cup of warm water. Use the solution to scrub the inside of your oven with a clean rag. Using a tub of The Pink Stuff and a scrub daddy, scrub your stovetop thoroughly then wipe clean with a paper towel.

   The next step is to remove everything from the fridge and sort your goods into keep, expired, and other trash piles. Once you have finished sorting, wipe the interior of the fridge with Mrs. Meyer’s cleaner and put the food back into the fridge.

   After that, get a decent size heap of The Pink Stuff and scrub all of the countertops with a Scrub Daddy in order to lift any grime or grease. Then, spray the counters with a multi-surface cleaner and wipe them thoroughly. After the counters, spray and wipe all appliances with Sprayway’s glass cleaner. Lastly, give the floor a good vacuum and steam clean.


   The first step is throwing the current bathmat and shower curtain in the trash. Replace all decorative and hand towels with clean ones.

   Using a Scrubbing Bubbles spray and a scrub brush, scrub the entire shower and let the product sit for five more minutes. After five minutes, rinse your shower clean, then spray with Method Shower Spray. Now you may replace the shower curtain. Don’t forget to throw away empty bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and other hygiene products.

   After that, use a Shark Steam Mop in order to lift any grime from the floor. Make sure you vacuum up any dust bunnies in corners. Now you may replace the bathmat with a new one.

   Then, scrub the countertops with a small amount of Pink Stuff Cleaner and a Scrub Daddy and wipe clean with a damp towel. Disinfect the countertops and sink handles with Lysol Disinfectant Spray. Don’t forget to clean any mirrors in the bathroom. The best product for mirrors is the Sprayway glass cleaner.

   The toilet is the final task in the bathroom. Using a Clorox Toiletwand, scrub the inside of the toilet bowl. When finished, flush the toilet and dispose safely of the used toilet scrubber. Make sure to clean and disinfect the outer parts of the toilet, such as the handle. Replace the toilet seat and place a Lysol Clickgel Cleaner on the inside of the bowl to finish off the bathroom.


   The last room to clean is the bedroom. The first task is getting everything off of your floor, bed, and surfaces. First, strip your bed of the sheets, comforters, pillowcases, etc., and wash them. 

   Then, lift your mattress and lean it against the wall. This will allow you to get anything that has gathered under your bed over time, and also lets you vacuum under the bed. 

   Next, using Mrs. Meyer’s spray, clean and dust every surface. That may be a bookshelf, dresser, TV, window, etc. Then, vacuum or mop your floor thoroughly, moving furniture when needed. If you find pesky stains on a carpet or a rug, use Resolve Cleaning Solution to scrub it out with a clean rag.

   The final step is getting rid of as much clutter as possible. Envision every single item you own, then think about how much of that you actually need and use. One good rule of thumb is to ask, “Will I use this within a year from now?” If not, then that means it can go.

   Hopefully, this guide assisted with your spring cleaning. This guide is not all-inclusive, but it is a really good starting point. Below this article are links to cleaning products and other tutorials. Happy spring cleaning!