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Spring Cleaning Printable Checklist

One of the first things I get the urge to do when the weather starts to warm up is to get started on my Spring Cleaning Checklist.  I love opening up the windows and giving the house a good thorough scrubbing.

It’s the time I finally tackle those areas that get neglected all winter-like wiping down all the doors and trim, or airing out the mattresses and decluttering drawers and closets.

spring cleaning checklist printable


How to Start Spring Cleaning

Unlike before I had kids there is really no way these days that I can get all of my spring cleaning finished in one day or even a weekend. I usually do it in bits and pieces over the course of a couple weeks as the weather starts to improve. 

Click here for my 7 Day Spring Cleaning Challenge if you want to knock it out in a week!

I’ve found that keeping a printable Spring Cleaning Checklist and crossing things off as I finish them helps me keep track of what I have and have not cleaned yet and helps keep me focused so that I can make the most of my time when cleaning.

In case you are like me, I created this pretty little checklist to help you along the way.



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Spring Cleaning Checklist

Living Room

  • Open windows
  • Dust light fixtures and ceiling fans, reverse fan direction
  • Remove and launder curtains, pillows, and blankets
  • Replace heavy blankets and throws with lighter ones
  • Vacuum sofas and chairs including under cushions
  • Spot clean furniture
  • Dust shelves, furniture, & decor including wall decor
  • Clean Lamps and Lampshades
  • Dust Electronics
  • Wipe down doors, knobs, trims, and baseboards
  • Wash windows and screens including window sills, clean blinds
  • Vacuum all flooring
  • Shampoo carpets
  • Wash or dry clean rugs
  • Mop hard floors
  • Wash vent covers. vacuum and vents if necessary


  • Clean our dresser drawers and organize contents
  • Switch out summer clothes with fall/winter clothing
  • Clean closer floors and organize clothes
  • Flip mattress if needed
  • Sprinkle mattress with baking soda and vacuum
  • Wash pillows and duvets
  • Air out mattress pads
  • Dust light fixtures and ceiling fans
  • Wipe down doors. knobs. trims & baseboards
  • Wash windows and window sills, clean blinds
  • Launder curtains
  • Dust furniture, decor, and wall art
  • Wash vent covers. vacuum out vents if needed
  • Vacuum floors
  • Shampoo carpets
  • Mop hard flooring



  • Empty and wipe down all cabinets and drawers
  • Organize contents when replacing
  • Check expiration dates on all medicines and makeup
  • Wash exterior of cabinets and vanities
  • Dust light fixtures
  • Wipe down mirror and frame
  • Wipe down and sanitize counters and sinks
  • Clean tub and drain
  • Clean toilet, inside and outside
  • Clean hinges of toilet lid and bolt covers on the toilet base
  • Wipe down doors, knobs, switches, trims & baseboards. Vacuum and mop floors
  • Reseal grout lines if needed

Laundry Room


  • Wash thresholds
  • Sweep patios and walkways
  • Clean doormats
  • Power wash sidewalks and driveways
printable spring cleaning checklist


Have you started your Spring Cleaning yet?  What parts of your home most need to be refreshed?

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  1. Can never have to much great tips on how to clean and keep your house clean. I love your ‘every detail’. I am going to be so busy cleaning and organizing this summer. Thanks for sharing

  2. It could be wrong info, but I was told not to power wash my siding as water can get up underneath it and cause problems. Other than that, great list!

    1. I haven’t heard that Lisa but will have to do some research! I know that they power washed our house right before we closed last year (it was brand new) and the person power washing it got too close to the siding and it left marks and they had to replace some pieces of the siding so I’d be careful if you do it regardless! (That stuff is firmly in my hubby’s lane for me!)

  3. This is amazing, I love it! I am horrible at cleaning & organizing and I hate it! I hate it mostly because it overwhelms me because I’m not good at it. But this totally helps me break it down and make it doable. Pinning for future reference!

    1. I hope it helps Natalia! I can’t get everything done without a checklist to keep me organized and this list makes it much easier and faster for me!

  4. We moved into our new house last spring, so this is a great list to get us started on all the things to do now that we’ve been here a full year! Thanks!

    1. Hi Jen! We moved into our house last April-new construction home and it’s incredible how “gunky” the house has gotten already. I hope the list helps, thanks for stopping by! ~Melissa

  5. Thanks for the great printable! This will definitely help keep my spring cleaning more organized!

  6. Great list! Since we just moved, I’m still in the stages of unpacking and figuring out where to put everything. However, I noticed some window sills have mold! So I think that will be on my list of cleaning in the next few days.

    1. I hope it helps Caren! I find having a list makes checking and cleaning things much faster! Good luck settling into your new place! ~Melissa

    1. At least the list makes it go faster so you don’t have as much time to come up with excuses not to do it!! Thanks for stopping by! ~Melissa

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