Spring Cleaning Checklist (Free Printable)

A simple spring cleaning checklist and printable to help you with your spring cleaning!

Every year around this time I always start thinking about spring cleaning our house. It’s an old fashioned homemaking activity that I really enjoy.

And, in order to stay focused and on-task, I love having a checklist to follow. So today, I wanted to share with you my room by room spring cleaning checklist!

Spring Cleaning Checklist

You can go about spring cleaning in several different ways. You can take a week, a month, or more. Whatever works best with your schedule.

I usually spread the tasks out over a month, because I find it difficult to fit it all in a shorter time period.

If you have the time, and you want to get it over with faster, feel free to plan your spring cleaning over a weekend or a week.

My spring cleaning checklist goes room by room, starting with the living room and entryway. But you can start with whatever room you’d like!

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Spring Cleaning Supplies

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Before we get to the spring cleaning checklist, I wanted to share a list of my favorite cleaning supplies. These are things that will make spring cleaning easier!

Entry and Living Room

As I mentioned above, I like to start with the entry and living room. There are two reasons for that. One is that these are the most visible areas in our home.

Second, these two areas are easy! We don’t have a lot of clutter in either one of these areas, so they don’t take long to do.

And, once I get these areas done, I feel like I’ve got some quick wins under my belt, and I’m ready to tackle more!

Here’s the list I use for the entry and living room:

  • Clear away cobwebs (this is my favorite tool for the job!)
  • Dust light fixtures
  • Dust or vacuum vents and baseboards
  • Dust all shelves and tops of furniture
  • Dust pictures, decor, and lamps
  • Clean windows and dust windowsills
  • Wash window coverings and curtains
  • Clean walls, doors, and trim
  • Wipe down door knobs and light switches
  • Wash throw blankets and pillow covers
  • Spot clean and vacuum furniture
  • Clean out and organize coat closet
  • Vacuum whole room, including under furniture
  • Shampoo carpets and mop hard floors

Laundry Room

The laundry room is another area that’s easy to clean. Our laundry area is in the basement (in the garage), so it never really looks spotless. But I do the best I can with it!

Here’s the list for the laundry room:

  • Clear away cobwebs
  • Dust surfaces and clean windows
  • Wipe down washer and dryer
  • Clean inside washing machine
  • Clean dryer vent
  • Vacuum behind washer and dryer

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The kitchen is not simple to clean (at least not at my house!) because it’s a bigger area with so much stuff.

This room usually takes me the longest, because there’s just so much to it.

Here’s what I plan to clean in the kitchen:

  • Clear away cobwebs
  • Clean and organize pantry
  • Clean out cabinets and drawers
  • Wipe down cabinets
  • Clean appliances inside and out
  • Clean inside of refrigerator and freezer (defrost if needed)
  • Wipe down refrigerator top to bottom
  • Vacuum coils in back and underneath fridge
  • Wipe down walls, trim, and light switches
  • Wipe down backsplash and counters
  • Clean oven and stovetop
  • Vacuum under and behind stove
  • Disinfect sink and drain
  • Clean windows and windowsills
  • Dust surfaces and decor
  • Wipe down table, table legs, and chairs
  • Disinfect trash can
  • Vacuum or sweep and mop floors


Bathrooms are another area that can take awhile, especially if you need to declutter the drawers.

Here’s the cleaning list for the bathroom:

  • Clear away cobwebs
  • Wash window coverings
  • Wash shower curtain and liner (or replace liner)
  • Dust surfaces and light fixtures
  • Clean window and windowsill
  • Clean out and organize drawers
  • Organize linen closet
  • Wipe down cabinets
  • Clean sink and drain
  • Deep clean toilet
  • Clean and disinfect counters
  • Deep clean tub, drain, and shower head
  • Clean and organize under the sink
  • Clean mirror
  • Disinfect trash can
  • Wipe down walls, doors, and trim
  • Vacuum or sweep and mop floors


I save the bedrooms for last because I actually enjoy doing them the most. To me they’re the easiest part of the whole spring cleaning plan.

Repeat the following cleaning tasks for each bedroom in your home:

  • Clear away cobwebs
  • Wash bedding and pillows
  • Wash or air out mattress pad
  • Dust light fixtures
  • Dust or vacuum vent covers and vents
  • Dust furniture and decor
  • Wash window coverings and curtains
  • Clean walls, doors, and trim
  • Clean windows and windowsills
  • Vacuum mattress
  • Rotate or flip mattress if needed
  • Clean and organize closets
  • Vacuum room including under furniture
  • Shampoo carpets and/or clean wood floors

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  1. I had a spring clean in our home this weekend & it felt so good! Clean house = clean mind! Thanks so much for linking up with #fortheloveofblog – hope to see you again next week!

  2. These are really useful lists. I love a good spring de-clutter. Sorting out cupboards and drawers and organising everything. Thanks for linking up to #fortheloveofblog

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