The Ultimate Room by Room Spring Cleaning Checklist - Home & Texture
Cleaning Spring Cleaning Checklist

Don't Get Overwhelmed by Spring Cleaning—Use This Room by Room Checklist Instead

You won't miss a spot with this checklist.

March 27, 2024 at 4:04 PM PST
Cleaning Spring Cleaning Checklist

Don't Get Overwhelmed by Spring Cleaning—Use This Room by Room Checklist Instead

You won't miss a spot with this checklist.

March 27, 2024 at 4:04 PM PST

Nothing says refreshing your home, literally and figuratively, better than a spring clean. After holding it down for a year, there are spaces and spots in your home that are probably screaming for a good scrub in all the right places. Just like spring, your home calls for restoration and revitalization. But if spring cleaning sounds time-consuming, leaving you overwhelmed and unmotivated to get started, that’s why a spring cleaning checklist is exactly what you need to make this the smoothest and easiest process. Go room by room and dig in those places that you’d typically avoid, and use this spring cleaning checklist for the ultimate home transformation.

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After numerous parties, holiday events and other fun occasions at home, you’re kitchen is asking for this deep clean. Deep cleaning your kitchen and hitting spots that you normally wouldn’t is important for keeping this central space squeaky clean, so that you can make new memories in a fresh space. Here’s how to get started:

  • Clean out the pantry.
  • Deep clean your oven.
  • Don’t forget your small appliances.
  • Clean your cabinets inside and out.
  • Mop the floors.
  • Scrub your refrigerator and freezer spotless.
  • Remove foods, and wipe down each shelf.
  • Take out the trash and wipe down your trash can.
  • Remove the food splats from the microwave.
  • Clean your countertops and make room for those fresh florals.
  • Degrease your kitchen drain.
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With everyday use, cleaning the bathroom should be a routine by now. While that’s true, there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to a dirty bathroom. Expand your normal cleaning tasks and keep it extra pristine with this list.

  • Scrub the tub and the shower. This includes cleaning the grout, too.
  • Wipe your mirrors for a streak-free reflection.
  • Wash the bath mats, shower curtains, and linens.
  • Throw away outdated makeup and beauty products.
  • Clean or replace the curtain liner.
  • Wipe down the hardware.
  •  Clean out the sink drain and give the sink an extra scrubbing.
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Living Room

Ah, the perfect space for living comfortably other than your bedroom. Your living room may contain food particles from those late movie nights and stained sofas from food or dye in clothing. The most gathered space deserves a meticulous clean so that you can kick your feet up in cleanliness.

  • Wash your pillows or slipcovers.
  • Vacuum the rug and in between the sofa cushions.
  • Shampoo your rug and sofa.
  • Wipe down your coffee tables.
  • Dust and polish furniture pieces including lamp shades and electronics.
  • Dust your blinds and wash your curtains.
  • Sanitize remote controls.
  • Dust or wipe down decorative pieces.
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Laundry Room

Where all of your dirty clothes go to get washed, your laundry products are stored, and extra stock is held — the laundry room needs a thorough clean, too.

  • Clean your washing machine.
  • Unclog and free your dryer of lint.
  • Scrub the walls and baseboards.
  • Sweep and mop the floors.
  • Wipe down any storage cabinets.
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A place of peace and privacy, you might be getting so comfy in your bedroom that you may be leaving behind food particles after a meal or forgetting to dust. It’s time to put things back in their respective places and give your relaxing sanctuary a clean so good that you’ll never want to leave (even more than you already do).

  • Dust and polish your furniture.
  • Vacuum and shampoo your carpet or rugs.
  • Organize your closet and declutter your drawers.
  • Flip your mattress.
  • Wash all of your bedding and pillows.
  • Dust your blinds.
  • Clean your windows and window seals.
  • Clean under your bed.
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Home Office

The coffee stain rings left on your desk are a no-go. Working in a clean home office promotes productivity and positive vibes. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Trash old sticky notes and other paperwork.
  • Place all organizing items and office supplies where they belong.
  • Wipe down your desk.
  • Sanitize your computer screen, keyboard, and mouse.



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