The Ultimate Guide to Spring Cleaning

Now, that spring is just around the corner it’s time to get busy deep cleaning your home with my Ultimate Guide to Spring Cleaning checklist.

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Spring is almost here. The snow is melting. The sun is shining brighter and the days are getting longer. 

After a long winter, the warmer temperatures and the buds on the trees are a welcome sight.

It’s during this time of year that I start to get the urge to go through my entire home and spring clean. But, I also realize that I need a plan to tackle my spring cleaning because let’s face it…it’s a lot of work to deep clean your home.

Have you started to get the itch to spring clean but are overwhelmed because you don’t know where to start?

Here are some tips and tricks you can use to be more successful:


Clear Clutter

Before you begin a deep clean in your home, make sure to clear any of the clutter that has accumulated throughout the winter. It can be as simple as clearing off counters and picking up items that are out of place.

If you are looking to go more in-depth with decluttering your home, you can check out my 30-Day Home Decluttering Challenge.

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Use a Spring Cleaning Checklist

A spring cleaning checklist will help you stay on task and keep you motivated to complete your goal. You can print out my Spring Cleaning Checklist below.

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Be Prepared

Gather some of your favorite cleaning supplies.

Supplies to get started:
  • Multi-purpose cleaner
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Toilet Cleaner
  • Glass cleaner
  • Furniture Polish
  • Duster

I will fill up a bucket of hot soapy water and grab my cleaning caddy so I can keep everything together to work more efficiently.

Start Small

When you are starting any big project in your home, a manageable way to deal with the overwhelm is to start small. You need to acknowledge that you are not going to get it all done in one day.

I have found that what works best for me when I feel a project is too daunting is to only focus on one or two tasks a day. I write it down in my planner or on a calendar so I don’t get overwhelmed by the big picture. Instead, I am breaking up the project into smaller chunks so they are easier to handle. 

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One Room at a Time

Depending on how much time you have and if you are ready to tackle your Spring Cleaning head-on then working your way down the list from room to room may be what works for you.

All this simply means is designating a certain day for each room in your house for an entire week. It’s a lot of work and commitment but the payoff is that at the end of the week, your home is completely done.

I have tried both ways, breaking up the tasks and devoting a whole week to work on them and both ways have worked well for me.  You can be successful with your spring cleaning no matter what option you choose.

Clean Top to Bottom

Make sure you are cleaning smarter, not harder. No matter how you have decided to spring clean your home, always start cleaning from top to bottom. This way all the dust and dirt fall to the floor. You are not constantly having to go back and clean again and again.

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Stay Motivated

A great way to stay motivated while you are spring cleaning is to listen to music, an audiobook, or a podcast. Make a playlist of all your favorite songs or ask Alexa to play something to keep you motivated. I don’t know about you but a good ’80s tune always keeps me moving.

Are you ready to get started? 


The Ultimate Guide to Spring Cleaning


white kitchen


  • Remove items from cupboards and wipeout
  • Wipe down the outside of the cabinets
  • Clean out drawers and wipe down
  • Deep clean oven
  • Clean the inside of the microwave
  • Deep clean dishwasher
  • Clean out the refrigerator, pull out shelves and wipe down
  • Clean windows and doors
  • Wipe down walls and baseboards
  • Pull out appliances and sweep/mop behind
  • Vacuum and mop the floor

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Living room/Family Room

  • Dust all pictures/picture frames
  • Dust plants, light fixtures, and furniture
  • Dust blinds
  • Wipe down doors and light switches
  • Wipe down walls and baseboards
  • Clean windows
  • Wash curtains/drapes 
  • Wash throw blankets and pillows
  • Spot clean cushions
  • Remove sofa cushions to vacuum
  • Vacuum carpet or mop floors
  • Move all furniture and vacuum underneath



  • Dust furniture and light fixtures
  • Dust blinds
  • Clean windows
  • Wipe down walls and baseboards
  • Wash all bedding and pillows
  • Wash curtains
  • Move and vacuum beneath the furniture.
  • Vacuum carpets/mop floors



  • Clean out any cupboards or drawers and wipe down
  • Clean out the medicine cabinet
  • Scrub toilet
  • Clean mirrors
  • Clean shower including showerhead
  • Wash shower curtain
  • Replace shower liner
  • Wash bathroom curtains
  • Wash bath mats
  • Dust blinds
  • Wipe down walls and baseboards
  • Clean windows
  • Sweep and Mop

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There you have it! Remember this is a deep clean that usually only needs to be done once or twice a year. If you are looking for everyday cleaning motivation, you can check out my posts for starting a morning, nightly, weekly, and monthly cleaning routine

You can also print my free cleaning checklists to encourage you and keep you motivated.

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Don’t forget to print out my Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist. You can tackle it over a week or even a month. Just check the tasks off your list when you complete them. You will have your home fresh, clean, and ready for spring in no time.

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