Everything About Spring Cleaning Checklist You Should Know

Cleaning your home this spring can be overwhelming unless you have a plan of attack. You have to figure out the type of detergent to use, which room to start with, how to clean carpets, and more.

Creating your spring cleaning checklist can help ensure everything is done in a single pass. So, in this article, we want to help you create a working checklist for spring cleaning your bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, and the whole house.

Well before we dive in, do keep the spring cleaning tips and spring cleaning SAFETY tips in mind.

Part 1. All-Round Spring Cleaning Checklist

If you want to clean up the house in a more organized way, you should have separate checklists for different rooms. But this doesn't mean you shouldn't have an all-round list for spring cleaning. Having a general checklist could make you more effective in spring cleaning.

Below is our checklist for cleaning all rooms this spring:

#1: Start with the baseboards

We often overlook baseboards during routine cleaning sessions. Spring cleaning offers the perfect opportunity to thoroughly clean your baseboards and give your home a nice finishing touch. You can remove dust and cobwebs from your baseboards using a vacuum and bristled brush attached to a hose. You may also want to wipe them with an all-purpose cleaner and microfiber cloth.

#2: Clean walls and ceilings

Your walls and ceilings can collect unwanted dust and grime over time. Thankfully, cleaning them is pretty straightforward. You can use a vacuum to remove the dust particles before wiping any sticky dust off the surfaces. Remember that grime on the kitchen walls can get a little challenging. A solvent-free degreaser should get the job done.

#3: Dust the house

Dust is an unwelcome "devil" in your home. No matter how careful you are, dust will build up in almost every room of your house. We recommend thoroughly dusting your house during spring cleaning operations. This includes hard-to-reach surfaces like ceiling fans and bulb holders. Use a feather duster to dust your precious books and bookshelves. A flexible and convenient vacuum cleaner like HomeVac H30 should also be handy.

#4: Vacuum the floors

Vacuuming the house is a standard procedure during any cleaning operation. Thoroughly vacuum your home to remove crumbs, dust, hair, and more. Note that your carpet is one of the main hiding places for dirt and dust. Also, grime buildup can spoil the carpet fibers. So, vacuum your carpet before cleaning it.

When vacuuming carpets and floors, we recommend using a robovac like eufy X10 Pro Omni. This vacuum has deep cleaning capabilities powered by 8,000 pa of suction power. X10 Pro Omni also uses AI technology to detect cleanable surfaces or fabrics automatically and avoid 100+ obstacles. It makes your spring cleaning work more enjoyable and easier.

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#5: Dust and polish door and window hardware

Spring cleaning is ideal for returning your doors and window hardware to their former glory. You can start by cleaning and greasing those dull-looking knobs, locks, hinges, and more. If you're dealing with medium tarnished surfaces, use a liquid polish to make your doors and windows look brand new.

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#6: Mop the floor

We mop our floors quite regularly. But how often do you move the chairs, beds, and other furniture while mopping? Move all objects and thoroughly mop the floor of your house. Mopping is crucial to keeping your home clean and hygienic, as well as maintaining the floor. Apply all the safety precautions while mopping to avoid falling.

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Part 2. Living Room Spring Cleaning Checklist

Your living room is an essential place in your house. This is where you want to feel comfortable and cozy after a long day at work. Your living room is also where you're likely to host your guests. This means this space can give your guests the first impression of how clean and organized you are.

Let's create a living room spring cleaning checklist for 2023 and beyond:

#1: Wash your cushion covers and carpets

First, remove the cushion covers and put them inside the washing machine. This will prevent your cushion from trapping dust and dirt when you move to other phases of our spring cleaning checklist. Carpets can be a little bit challenging to clean. So, follow our guide on how to clean carpets during spring cleaning.

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#2: Dust the room

Next up, grab your feather brush to dust the room's edges. As said earlier, your walls and ceilings are hiding spots for dust and dirt. While at it, gently clean your picture frames, light holders, and curtain poles using the feather duster.

#3: Clean the windows and vents

Number three on our checklist is to clean your windows and vents. We recommend using flora-diluted water and a soft microfiber cloth to clean the vents and the window frames. Clean the window glasses with a method glass cleaner and microfiber window cloth.

#4. Polish the window sills and tracks

With the window glasses down, polish the shields using a pledge polish and noodle duster. You can find a window sill brush cleaning set at a pocket-friendly price on Amazon or eBay. These tools are excellent when cleaning hard-to-reach places, like the bottom of window tracks.

#5. Clean switches, sockets, and door handles

The next task on our spring cleaning checklist for living rooms is to clean switches, sockets, and door handles. You'll be surprised by the amount of dirt on these high-contact areas. When cleaning sockets and switches, your remote controls should also be on the list. Avoid using dump clothes or spilling water on your sockets and switches.

#6. Clean at the bottom and behind the furniture

In this job, you may need a little bit of a helping hand from your partner. Move the sofa and pick up all the unwanted objects. Wipe and clean the skirting rods behind the couch and vacuum the carpet. At this point, you can have a quick coffee break.

Part 3. Bedroom Spring Cleaning Checklist

Did you know you spend more time in your bedroom than anywhere else around the house? This space is where you want to have a nice deep rest after a busy day outside. For this reason, it's vital to have a separate checklist for cleaning your bedroom.

#1. Strip and clean your bedding

I would start with the ceiling fan while cleaning the bedroom. This should help remove the fan's dust while moving to other chores inside your bedroom. However, starting with fans can make your bedding dirty and add to your pile of work. So, start by stripping your bedding, such as sheets, pillowcases, and duvets, and wash them. Spring cleaning is also an excellent time to change your sheets and pillowcases.

Pro tip: Use baking soda to freshen up your mattress. Just sprinkle and rub it on the mattress, then leave it for at least an hour before vacuuming.

#2. Dusting

Dusting is a great way to remove allergens that may accumulate on your bedroom furniture. We recommend using a spray to remove any dust buildup. Your feather duster should also come in handy while dusting your bedroom. After dusting, get your robot vacuum cleaner to do the heavy lifting as you mark your checklist.

#3. Declutter your drawers

Taking a few minutes to declutter your bedroom drawers is a task on this list that will have a long-lasting impact. Decluttering your drawers can make your bedroom look more organized and help you get ready for spring.

#4. Clean the doors, windows, and switches

Your bedroom should also have fewer doors and windows than the living room. Apply the same technique for cleaning your living room doors and windows to clean your bedroom. Use a soft cloth to clean and disinfect surfaces like switches and door knobs. This should reduce the colds and flu infections.

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#5. Make your bed

After completing every spring cleaning task in your bedroom, finish off with this often overlooked task. You would want to return and rest on a tidy bed after exhausting all your spring cleaning energy. So, make your bed and deodorize your room if possible. Alternatively, open the windows to let fresh air in.

Part 4. Kitchen Spring Cleaning Checklist

Most people don't have a dedicated spring cleaning routine for their kitchens. That's because we mostly clean our kitchens daily. But if you deep clean your kitchen, you'll be surprised by the amount of dirt and grime in this small room. So, let's share with you a checklist to achieve a spotless, clean kitchen this spring season.

#1. Get an all-purpose kitchen cleaner

Cleaning your kitchen can be rigorous thanks to the grime surfaces due to oil spills. So, get an all-purpose kitchen cleaner, then mix it with half a cup of vodka or rubbing alcohol. These liquids have high alcohol content, making them super effective when cleaning stubborn dirt.

#2. Clear the countertops

Step two on our kitchen spring cleaning checklist is clearing the countertops. You should remove any clutter items and put them in a separate bin during spring cleaning. Move the bin to a different room to free up space in your kitchen

#3. Soak items

The third step is to fill your sink with warm, soapy water and soak your preferred items. This includes stove grates, microwave turnstiles, dishes, and more. Let them soak for around an hour before handwashing them to remove any sticky stains. You can wash them further using your dishwasher.

#4. Tackle the refrigerator

Head over to your refrigerator and remove everything from this kitchen appliance. Remember to toss away expired items and soak reusable containers. Once everything is out, turn off your fridge and wipe the interior from top to bottom. Arrange your fridge neatly and move over to other duties.

#5. Dust and clean the room

Now go around the room and dust it from top to bottom. Use your feather brush to clean the corners and light fixtures. Don't forget to dust off the top of your refrigerator and kitchen cabinets. Of course, clean and wipe any smudges on your kitchen cabinet surfaces and handles.

Pro tip: Use the all-purpose cleaner to clean stainless steel surfaces like your fridge, stovetop, or microwave. Then, use a few drops of olive oil on a microfiber cloth to rub and remove any streaks or fingerprints.

#6. Clean all the countertops

Once again, grab a soft microfiber cloth to clean up all your countertops. Ensure that you're using a cleaner that is appropriate for your surface. For example, vinegar-free cleaners are best for quartz countertops and granite surfaces.

#7. Mop and vacuum the floor

You're almost through with kitchen cleaning. Set your robovac to clean up any crumbs and mop the floor as you sip some water for work well done.

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Part 4. Bathroom Spring Cleaning Checklist

The bathroom is one of the most frequented rooms in the house. It's among the dirtiest and most cluttered spaces. But with spring cleaning around the corner, you can organize and clean your bathroom with these tips:

#1. Declutter the drawers

Hair products, medicines, makeup, and other toiletries are often stored in bathroom cabinets and drawers. So, during your spring cleaning operations, pull everything out and get rid of unused products. Remember to clean the inside and outside of your drawers.

#2. Clean the bathroom mirror

Your bathroom mirror is often a victim of stains from soap, shaving cream, etc. So, to make your mirror look sparkling, start by cleaning the frame, if any. Next, create a DIY vinegar-water solution and gently wipe the mirror using a soft microfiber cloth. Steam cleaners are also effective in cleaning hard water stains.

#3. Toilet

Cleaning the toilet may require extra strategies beyond brushing inside the bowl. Use your toilet brush and a cleaner to scrub stains and inside the bowl. However, this won't be enough to remove some stubborn stains. So, use vinegar or baking soda to remove stains like the hard water ring. Lemon juice and Borax powder are also effective on toilet rings. Remember to disinfect the bowl.

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#4. Move to the exhaust fan

Your toilet's exhaust fan is one of the places prone to getting moldy and dusty. Remove the fan cover and wash it using cold water and soap. Also, clean the blades using a soft cloth and use a handheld vacuum to suck any dust and dirt. Wear your eyewear because safety is key when cleaning higher surfaces.

Conclusion

Was this spring cleaning checklist helpful? We hope so! This spring cleaning checklist will make you more organized and effective during the cleaning operation. But while spring cleaning, remember that your safety comes first. Don't clean if you're ill or you don't have enough safety measures in place. And yes, you can let the professionals do it if you have a busy schedule.

And here's a spring cleaning essentials buying guide for you, happy cleaning!

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