Your Ultimate Spring Cleaning Guide


We all pretty much know that Spring Cleaning is cleaning your house thoroughly and getting rid of items that you no longer want or need. With warmer days fast approaching I have started my spring cleaning little by little. I plan to finish early, so I can sit and enjoy spring with my family.

I don’t recommended getting all of your Spring cleaning done in one day. Otherwise your likely to rush and not tackle the cleaning thoroughly. As a mother I have a lot going on, so I plan to pick a room or two and tackle on the weekend. If I stick to this plan then my Spring Cleaning should be complete within a month.

The cleaning solutions that you use are your choice. Many people love to use all natural cleaning solutions. I however am a huge fan of bleach, baking soda and vinegar, pine sol, pledge, and windex. Magic Erasers are amazing too. They are great for spot cleaning walls and cleaning the front of your appliances such as the refrigerator.


Here is my list of rooms that I plan to tackle this year during spring cleaning. I’ve also included my thorough cleaning list for each room.

Week One

 Living Room

  • Wash all of your Winter Coats.
  • Organize the Living Room Closet and pack away all winter gear in a plastic tub.
  • Vacuum Out the Floor Vents.
  • Wash down all the walls with a flat mop.
  • Sweep cob webs off of your ceiling and sweep our your corners.
  • Dust the room thoroughly, Dust all your wall décor as well.
  • Wash the couch cushions.
  • Sweep under the couch cushions.
  • Move the couch and vacuum/mop underneath.
  • Wash the throw pillows.
  • Take down the curtains and wash, rinse off mini blinds. Rehang both.
  • Clean the windows.
  • Clean your front door and door track if you have one in your living room.
  • Organize the DVD collections.
  • Clean the ceiling fan. Covering the blade with a sock works great for catching all the unwanted dust.
  • Make a get rid of pile for coats that will be to small for next year, and everything you no longer want.

Master Bedroom

  • Wash the bedding.
  • Sweep the top and bottom of your mattress.
  • Organize the dresser drawers and pack away winter clothes. Restock the drawers with spring and summer clothes. Discard socks with holes. Sweep out the drawers if necessary.
  • Dust thoroughly, including wall décor.
  • Organize the closet and get rid of any clothing you no longer want. Add them to your get rid of pile. Replace all broken hangers. Sweep out, and dust corners for cobwebs. Replace winter clothes with spring and summer clothes.
  • Take down your curtains and wash, rinse off mini blinds. Rehang both.
  • Clean the windows and window seals.
  • Sweep out the furnace vents.
  • Wash down all the walls with a flat mop.
  • Get rid of anything you no longer want and add to your get rid of pile.

 “I don’t recommended getting all of your Spring cleaning done in one day. Otherwise your likely to rush and not tackle the cleaning thoroughly.”

Week 2

Kids bedroom

  • Wash the bedding.
  • Sweep the top and bottom of mattress. If you have a toddler or crib mattress, I suggest sanitizing and rising it off in your shower.
  • Organize the dresser drawers and pack away winter clothes. Restock the drawers with spring and summer clothes. Discard socks with holes. Sweep out the drawers if necessary.
  • Dust the room thoroughly.
  • Organize the closet and get rid of any clothing you no longer want, or the kids have out grown. Add these to your get rid of pile. Replace broken hangers. Sweep out, and dust corners for cobwebs. Replace winter clothes with spring and summer clothes.
  • Take down the curtains and wash, rinse off mini blinds. Rehang both.
  • Clean the windows and window seals.
  • Sweep out the furnace vents.
  • Wash down all the walls with a flat mop.
  • Get rid of anything you no longer want and add to your get rid of pile.
  • Organize toys, discard broken toys, replace old batteries in toys, add unwanted toys to the get rid of pile, and sanitize remanding toys.

Bathroom

  • Give your shower and bathtub a good scrubbing. Delime if needed.
  • Clean your shower head. While your in the shower replace your old razors, and dispose of any empty bottles. Thoroughly wash your children’s bath toys.
  • Scrub your sink and clean and organize the cabinet underneath if it applies.
  • Shine the Silver fixtures such as your faucets and door handles with Windex.
  • Organize the medicine cabinet, properly discard out of date medicine, clean hair brushes, replace toothbrushes. Clean the shelves.
  • Clean the toilet and the seat. You can bleach the caulking around the toilet if its not damaged and needs replace.
  • Replace any cracked caulking around toilet, sink, and shower.
  • Wash all the walls with flat mop.
  • Dust thoroughly including wall décor.
  • Sweep the corners of walls for cobwebs.
  • Clean the light fixture.
  • Wash all your bath robes
  • Check the drains for hair buildup or any debris.
  • Vacuum out the floor vents.
  • Clean and sanitize the trash can.

“Do you have any friends or family members that owe you a favor? Ask for their help and tackle the cleaning together. Hubby’s can chip in too!”

Week 3

Kitchen

  • Clean the kitchen table and chairs with a sanitizer.
  • Clean off the counters with a sanitizer. Move everything off of the counter and make sure you clean underneath of everything.
  • Clean off the top of your refrigerator. Clean shelves and drawers inside of refrigerator. Discard all outdated food. Defrost freezer. Discard outdated or freezer burnt food. Clean out your ice maker and wash ice trays. Magic Erasers work great when cleaning the outside of the appliance.
  • Clean the inside and outside of your microwave. Take the tray out and wash it.
  • Clean the oven hood. Degrease the hood, and sweep out the vent.
  • Clean the stove top. Remove burners if applicable and wash them. Degrease if necessary.
  • Clean the inside of your stove and soak your racks to clean. Sweep out the drawer under the stove. Wipe down sides of the stove.
  • Clean the kitchen light fixture and ceiling fan.
  • Wash down all walls with flat mop.
  • Wash out the inside of your dishwasher. Check the filter for food or blockage. Swipe down the front of dishwasher. De lime if necessary.
  • Scrub the kitchen sink and the faucet. Clean and organize under your kitchen sink.
  • Sweep all the corners for cobwebs and dust all kitchen décor.
  • Take down curtains and wash. Rinse off mini blinds. Rehang them.
  • Clean windows and window seals.
  • Clean the kitchen door and door tracks if it applies.
  • Clean and sanitize the trash can.
  • If you have stainless steel appliances then shine them.
  • Clean out your kitchen cabinets. Sweep crumbs and dirt from them. Organize them and get rid of any unwanted items such as excessive Tupperware containers. Check all your food for outdated items.

Week 4

Laundry room

  • Wipe down your washer and dryer. Check dryer hose to make sure it’s free of holes and cracks. Thoroughly clean lent filter. Wipe down the tub in the washer.
  • Wash down  all the walls with a flat mop.
  • Dust the room thoroughly and sweep out corners for cobwebs.
  • Wash the curtains and mini blinds. Rehang them.
  • Wash down the windows and window seals.
  • Wash and sanitize the trash can. Put away all the laundry. If you have yet to find the mates to socks that have been piled up, you may consider throwing them out.
  • Clean the light fixture.
  • Sweep all lent that has escaped and made it to the floor.
  • Sanitize the counters and sink if this applies.

 

Every house layout is different, if you have additional rooms that are not listed please use this as a guide. Also ones possessions are also different so clean thoroughly. Even if the item isn’t listed above. If you have any questions than just shoot me a message. I love to chat!

Extras

Besides cleaning here is a list of a few things I try to check as well after I have completed my cleaning.

Check the furnace filter, replace if needed.

Check the batteries in all the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. I go ahead and replace them all.

Replace any and all burnt out light bulbs.

I clean my drains by pouring 1 cup of baking Soda into the drain. Then pour 1 cup of vinegar into the drain and let sit for 5 minutes. Then add boiled water to the drain to flush the drain out. This solution helps dissolve unwanted buildup and grim.


If you finish your cleaning in the early spring than you can take advantage of your city’s spring cleanup day. This is a great way to get rid of all your unwanted belongings and built up trash on trash day. Everyone is also trying to shake the cabin fever, so what better time to have a yard sale. This is where your get rid of piles come into play. If a yard sale just isn’t in the cards for you then you can always drop of the pile to your local Salvation Army.

Happy Cleaning!!

36 thoughts on “Your Ultimate Spring Cleaning Guide

  1. Kim Amy

    Yes this needs to get done in my house too. I like to walk room to room to make a list. It always seems insurmountable but if I start early I think I will get it done. (BTW magic eraser works great on the inside window of the oven too!)

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  2. Michelle from The Best Home Life

    Great list of all the things we need to get done around the house at least once a year.
    Lots of cleaning to do soon since it is almost Spring Cleaning Season 🙂

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  3. milesandellie

    What a great list. Breaking it down like this makes the whole idea of spring cleaning seem like a far less daunting task. I love lists, so having something like this will definitely make the task go so much quicker! I started this weekend with my favorite room (my office) and managed to get a few really darling house plants to help brighten the newly deep cleaned space.

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  4. ashktaylor

    This is such a great list! I never thought of covering the fan blades with a sock, definitely will try that this spring!
    I also love your solution for unclogging and cleaning drains. Something about pouring Drano or any other chemical cleaner down the drain never sat well with me.

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  5. One Flawsome Momma

    This is such a thorough and helpful list! As a nurse, I am also a lover of bleach – and Lysol! Thank you for your tips, especially the filter and battery replacement. As a previous homeowner this was something that wasn’t always on my radar. 🙂

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