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The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

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By Katy Sommerfeld

2020 has thrown all of us for a loop and now many of us are staying at home the majority of the time. You’ve probably been stuck inside for weeks now, and maybe you’ve got cabin fever. If that’s the case, you might be feeling restless, looking for a project or something to keep you busy.

What better way to stay busy than to embark on a spring cleaning journey!

 

Nothing feels better than a truly clean home, and we’ve got the ultimate spring cleaning checklist so that you don’t have to scratch your head wondering if you cleaned the windows already. Check it out!

 

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

 

Entire Home

  • Dust surfaces
  • Polish/wax wooden furniture
  • Sweep floors
  • Mop floors
  • Shampoo carpeted floors
  • Vacuum carpeted floors 
  • Wipe down walls
  • Magic erase scuffs on walls and doors
  • Wipe down baseboards
  • Wash windows
  • Clean window sills
  • Dust blinds
  • Dust curtain rods
  • Vacuum or wash curtains
  • Test smoke detector
  • Dust light fixtures and lampshades
  • Replace light bulbs
  • Replace air filters
  • Sanitize door handles
  • Sanitize light switches
  • Power wash the exterior

Entryway

  • Hang jackets
  • Organize shoes
  • Clean front door
  • Clean or replace doormat

Living Room

  • Wash furniture covers
  • Vacuum sofas and chairs
  • Wash blankets and pillows
  • Dust electronics
  • Sanitize remotes
  • Dust and polish wooden furniture

Kitchen

  • Clean dishwasher
  • Clean out old food in the refrigerator
  • Wipe down shelves and drawers in the refrigerator
  • Clean stovetop
  • Clean oven
  • Clean microwave
  • Clean out old food in the pantry
  • Reorganize countertops
  • Clean garbage disposal
  • Degrease backsplash and cabinets near the stove
  • Clean insides of cabinets
  • Wash dish rags 
  • Clean sponges
  • Wash floor mats

Dining Room

  • Vacuum or wash chair covers and cushions
  • Dust and polish dining table and chairs
  • Dust light fixtures

Bath

  • Scrub tile grout
  • Clean tub and shower
  • Clean toilet
  • Wipe mirror
  • Go through makeup and discard old products
  • Discard old drugs in the medicine cabinet
  • Clean makeup brushes
  • Replace shower curtain liner
  • Clean showerhead

Laundry Room

  • Clean washing machine
  • Clean dryer vent
  • Clean lint trap
  • Organize laundry supplies into baskets

Bedrooms

  • Dust and polish wooden furniture
  • Wash all bedding
  • Flip mattresses
  • Organize closets
  • Donate unused clothing

Office

  • Recycle old papers
  • Dust surfaces and electronics
  • Clean keyboard and mouse

Garage

  • Declutter and donate unneeded tools, sporting equipment, etc.
  • Gather home videos and photos for digitization
  • Clean garage door
  • Sweep garage floor

If you made it to the end of this checklist, congratulations! You’ve successfully cleaned your entire home for spring and you’ll be living in a perfectly clean space for the rest of your quarantine. Now, sit back with your favorite beverage and relax as a reward for all your hard work.

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