Spring Cleaning Checklist

The snow is gone (for now), the mild weather is back and you have a to-do list of things that need accomplishing before the heat and chaos of the summer returns. Spring is a great time to do all kinds of things around your home. However, every time I am in the middle of cleaning and organizing I think of other things I would rather be doing. Let’s face it, spring cleaning for most us is like having your teeth pulled. I will say that it is amazing how cleaning just one small area of your house can make you feel liberated and free.

I decided to sit down and make a spring cleaning checklist. My list details every cleaning task I could think of, everything I hope to get around to taking care of this spring. I have broken the list into 3 categories: Kitchen, Bedrooms and Bathrooms (Outside and Garage are other categories you can add)


  • Clean out and organize refrigerator and freezer
  • Clean outside, underneath and behind refrigerator
  • Clean microwave
  • Clean inside and behind stove and oven
  • Clean and organize cupboards and pantry


  • Wash bedding- including mattress covers
  • Organize and purge your closest-donate clothes and shoes
  • Organize and purge children’s closet and toys
  • Clean windows and blinds
  • Move furniture and vacuum
  • Wipe down baseboards


  • Clean shower walls and doors
  • Replace shower curtain
  • Clean out and organize vanity
  • Mop floor and clean baseboards
  • Organize medicine cabinet – remove old prescription drugs
  • Check vanity for leaks

By all means this is not an all-inclusive list and depending on the size of your home you want to add the garage and outside landscaping. Either way once your complete you will feel much better.

Good Luck!