Are you looking for a spring cleaning plan to help you organize and freshen up your house? We have just what you need.
Our homes should be our safe place, where we can relax in the evenings and spend much-needed family time in a comfy environment. So if your house is feeling cluttered and messy, it can be hard to feel totally relaxed at home. This is why it’s important to know how to spring clean each room efficiently.
Here’s a handy cleaning checklist as well as some essential items you’ll need to recreate and cleanse your home.
House Cleaning Checklist - Essentials
Before you start spring cleaning your home, make sure you have everything you need so that you don’t have to stop and run to the shops for detergents or other important items.
What you’ll need:
- Environmentally friendly all-purpose cleaner
- Oven cleaner
- Stainless steel cleaner
- Distilled white vinegar
- Environmentally friendly multi-surface cleaner
- Dust spray
- Wood cleaner
- Blind cleaner
- Ceramic cooktop cleanser
- Scented room spray
- Dish soap
- Disinfecting spray
- Toilet bowl cleaner
- Glass cleaner
- Grout and tile cleaner
- Scrubbing sponges
- Microfiber cloths
- Plastic gloves
- Paper towels
- Garbage bags
And tools you should find in your home:
- Dusting mitt
- Toilet brush
- Grout brush
- Cleaning caddy
Many of these can be reused for typical cleaning days as well.
Cleaning Checklist By Room
First, make sure you’re in comfy clothes that you’re happy to clean the house in. Remember you’ll be working with cleaners and detergents, so rather don’t wear your favorite shirt or jeans.
Next, hit play on an upbeat home cleaning playlist. That should help you get into the right mood to clean. Then, follow this easy spring cleaning checklist room by room and enjoy watching your home begin to shine.
- Change and wash the bed sheets - this is also a good time to consider switching to organic, sustainable sheets while you’re at it.
- While the bed is bare, rotate the mattress. This should ideally be done every three months - unless you have a ‘no-turn’ mattress.
- Sort through and organize your drawers and closets - this is the perfect time to declutter and put aside any clothes that are no longer needed or wanted. Donate these to charity.
- If you have curtains, take them down to wash. If you have blinds then use blind cleaner and a blind duster to remove dust and dirt.
- If it’s a kid’s room, disinfect any toys and toy boxes.
- Clean any mirrors in the room.
- Dust and wipe down all furniture, then sweep or vacuum and mop the floors.
- Start by removing all moveable objects from the bathroom - all mats and rugs, baskets, towels, bins, and toiletries.
- Spray grout cleaner in the shower (walls and floor) and on any other wall tiles and let that sit for a few minutes before scrubbing it off.
- Clean out the cabinets - throw away any old medicines and makeup.
- Wash all floor mats, shower curtains, and bathroom towels. This is also a great time to evaluate whether your towels are organic and sustainable.
- Scrub out bathtubs, basins, and shower and use a toilet brush to clean the toilet bowl.
- Wipe down all other surfaces and neatly pack toiletries and other necessities into their places.
- Sweep or vacuum and mop the floors.
- Start by clearing countertops from any clutter and unnecessary items.
- Organize and clean inside your cupboards and drawers.
- Wipe down counters and cupboard doors with a disinfectant or kitchen cleaning solution.
- Wipe down appliances and the stovetop - soak drip pans and knobs in the sink before replacing them on the stove.
- Clean out the oven and inside the microwave.
- Clean in and around the sink.
- Sort through food in the fridge and freezer, then give the inside and outside a good clean.
- Sweep or vacuum and then mop the floors.
Cleaning Living Areas
- Dust and wipe down all furniture like tables, chairs, and units.
- Vacuum couches and wash any removable cushion covers.
- Use polish for wood furniture and conditioner for leather furniture.
- Sort through bookshelves and other decorative items, removing clutter.
- Wash all pet beds, blankets, and feeding bowls.
- Sweep or vacuum and mop all floors.
Other Deep Spring Cleaning Spots
This may be ambitious for one day of cleaning, but these are also important places to add to your spring cleaning list.
- Wash all the windows inside and out.
- Wash down the inside walls.
- Clean your doormat.
- Wash doors and door frames.
- Clean out and organize your garage.
Do You Have Your Deep Cleaning Checklist?
A deep clean and declutter doesn’t need to wait for a specific season to be done. If you’re moving or have a big event at home, it might be a good idea to get cleaning beforehand.
There is something satisfying about doing a big spring clean and removing the dirt and unnecessary items from your home. It may seem like a big job, especially if you don’t have much spring cleaning help, but using a checklist will surely keep you on track.