FREE Time Saving Printable Spring Cleaning Checklist


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Do you follow the ritual of spring cleaning to declutter and clean after the long winter months? Make the most of your cleaning routine with this printable spring cleaning checklist.

Yes, spring cleaning can be time-consuming and arduous, but it has a lot of benefits to keep your family healthier and more organized. My spring cleaning checklist for every room in your house is just what you need to get started.

mom and daughter dancing while spring cleaning house

Why Use a Printable Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring cleaning is an annual task to deep clean and declutter your house after the long winter months. Spring cleaning can be a time-consuming and arduous task, but there are also lots of benefits.

A checklist for spring cleaning will keep you motivated and focused on getting your house clean. It will boost your productivity, reduce stress, and might even save you money.

Over time, dust, dirt, and allergens can accumulate in our homes which lead to respiratory issues, allergies, and other health problems. Spring cleaning helps to eliminate these harmful particles, making our homes healthier.

A clean and organized home always makes me feel more productive and focused, too. When things are cluttered and messy I have a hard time concentrating on tasks. I’m also much less stressed when everything is in its place.

Over the years, I’ve also found that spring cleaning saves me money. I don’t buy duplicates of things I already have but can’t find. It also saves money on repairs and maintenance.

Perhaps best of all is that my home is ready for guests! I don’t have to panic when I get last minute visitors. Everything is already cleaned, tidied, and ready for me to relax with friends and relatives.

A printable spring cleaning checklist is an essential tool for my family. I love it when we tackle spring cleaning efficiently and effectively. My kids like knowing exactly what’s expected of them, too.

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Spring Cleaning Checklist for Every Room

Involving family members in spring cleaning can help to make the process more efficient and enjoyable. Before you actually start cleaning, make a plan so every family member has something to do.

I like to assign tasks and due dates to each family member. If my kids both agree to trade, they can trade or pay each other to do a task if they want to. I don’t mind as long as it gets done! We try to make the workload even, though.

I also make a schedule for spring cleaning. It’s a busy time of year for us, so we have a set time period when we are focusing on cleaning and organizing the house. Everybody can plan and no one is surprised this way.

We are also competitive and turn our spring cleaning into a game. We race to see who can get their assigned areas finished first. When the kids were younger, I turned our checklist into a scavenger hunt with items that needed cleaning.

One way to make spring cleaning fun is to put together a playlist of upbeat, energetic songs that everyone in the family enjoys. It’s a daunting task to keep everyone motivated, but this is one way to make cleaning feel more like a fun activity rather than a chore.

Don’t forget that teamwork makes the dream work. Remind your family that everyone has something to contribute to spring cleaning time. Offer incentives to help with motivation, too. We like to plan a fun family activity to do once we are all done.

cleaning caddy

Spring Cleaning Tools & Supplies

I like using this cleaning caddy during spring cleaning so I have all my supplies with me. It saves a ton of time. It also keeps everything organized so I can find what I need when I need it. I like to clean room by room, so I keep everything in the caddy I need.

Here are some essential cleaning products to keep in your cleaning caddy:

  1. All-purpose cleaner: A good all-purpose cleaner is versatile and can be used on a variety of surfaces.
  2. Glass cleaner: Use a glass cleaner to clean windows, mirrors, and other glass surfaces.
  3. Microfiber cloths: Microfiber cloths are great for dusting, wiping down surfaces, and cleaning mirrors and windows.
  4. Scrub brush: Use a scrub brush to tackle tough stains and grime on surfaces such as tile, grout, and sinks.
  5. Swedish Dish cloths: Swedish Dish cloths can be used for a variety of cleaning tasks, including scrubbing dishes and cleaning surfaces.
  6. Rubber gloves: Protect your hands from cleaning chemicals by wearing rubber gloves.
  7. Trash bags: Keep a few trash bags in your cleaning caddy to easily dispose of trash and clutter.
  8. Dustpan and broom: A dustpan and broom are handy for cleaning up dust and debris on floors. Get a dustpan with a long handle to save your back, too.
  9. Steam Mop: we highly recommend using a steam mop with reusable micro-fiber pads for quick and eco-friendly floor cleaning. This Shark Steam Mop is my personal favorite, and I’ve tried lots of steam mops.

There are some tasks that you’ll do in every room such as declutter, dust, vacuum, and organize. By having your tools in a caddy, cleaning is more efficient and less stressful.

woman in pink sweater and yellow gloves scrubbing cabinet doors with pink microfiber cloth

Spring Cleaning the Kitchen

I’m in my kitchen multiple times a day and so is the rest of my family. As a result, it might be one of the rooms most in need of a good declutter and clean. Here are tasks to get your kitchen sparkling again.

  • Declutter your pantry: Remove everything from the pantry and toss out any expired or stale items. Get rid of excess packaging and label items if needed.
  • Clean your fridge: Empty everything out of your fridge and clean it thoroughly. Throw away any expired or spoiled food, wipe down shelves and drawers, and use a natural cleaning solution to eliminate any odors.
  • Deep clean your oven: Use an eco-friendly oven cleaner or make your own natural solution using baking soda, vinegar, and water to clean up any spills or messes.
  • Polish your stainless steel appliances: Use a microfiber cloth and a solution of warm water and dish soap to make your appliances sparkle. Dry them off with a clean cloth to prevent water spots.
  • Clean your dishwasher: Run your dishwasher on an empty cycle with a cup of white vinegar to remove any buildup and odors. Then, wipe down the interior and exterior with a cloth and warm soapy water.
  • Wash your windows, curtains, and blinds: Dust and debris can accumulate on curtains and blinds, so take them down and wash them according to the care instructions.
  • Refresh your sink: Give your sink a deep clean by scrubbing it with baking soda and a microfiber cloth. Rinse it thoroughly and finish with a coat of mineral oil to protect it from future stains. Put citrus slices down the garbage disposal to give a re-fresh too.
woman with green gloves and blue microfiber cloth spring cleaning bathroom fixtures

Spring Cleaning Tips for Bathrooms

Cleaning the bathrooms always feels like it is going to take forever. In reality, they don’t take too terribly long to deep clean. Here’s my process for spring cleaning the bathroom.

  • Use a multi-purpose cleaner: Instead of using different cleaners for different surfaces, use a multi-purpose cleaner that can be used on various bathroom surfaces such as the sink, toilet, shower, and tiles.
  • Clean your showerhead: Fill a plastic bag with vinegar and tie it around the showerhead. Let it sit for a few hours, then remove the bag and wipe the showerhead clean.
  • Refresh your grout: Use a grout cleaner or a mixture of baking soda and water to clean the grout between your tiles. This will give your bathroom a fresh look.
  • Clean your toilet brush: To clean your toilet brush, pour some bleach into the toilet bowl and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, use the brush to scrub the inside of the bowl. Rinse the brush with hot water and let it dry before storing.
  • Use a squeegee: After every shower, use a squeegee to remove excess water from your shower walls and doors. This will prevent water stains and soap scum buildup.
  • Deep clean your sink and bathtub: Use a scrub brush and an all-purpose cleaner to deep clean your sink and bathtub. Rinse with hot water and wipe dry.
  • Wash your shower curtain liner: If you have a shower curtain liner, remove it and wash it in the washing machine with some vinegar and detergent. Hang it back up to dry.
bedroom spring cleaning cleaning tips

Spring Cleaning Tips for Bedrooms

My bedroom tends to get very cluttered. I store a lot of extras in this room so it gets messy easily. These steps will have your room feeling like a mini vacation spot in no time.

  • Declutter closets: Go through your closet and donate or sell any clothes, shoes, or accessories that you no longer wear or need. This will make it easier to organize and find the items you do wear.
  • Vacuum under your bed: Move your bed to the side and vacuum the area underneath it. This is a prime spot for dust bunnies and debris.
  • Wash your bedding: Strip your bed and wash all of your bedding, including sheets, pillowcases, and comforter. This freshens up your bedroom and improves your sleep quality. I love hanging mine out on the line to dry so everything smells like sunshine. If you switch out winter linens for summer, consider doing that now.
  • Clean the ceiling fan: Before you put clean sheets on your bed, clean and dust the ceiling fan. I love this extendable handled duster for mine.
  • Clean your windows and blinds: Use a window cleaner and a microfiber cloth to clean your windows. Don’t forget to dust your blinds and curtains as well.
  • Dust all surfaces: Use a microfiber cloth or a dusting wand to dust all of your surfaces, including dressers, nightstands, and shelves.
  • Flip and rotate your mattress: Extend the life of your mattress by flipping it over and rotating it. This will distribute the wear and tear more evenly.
  • Organize your bedside table: Clear off your bedside table and only keep essential items like a lamp and a book. Use drawer organizers to keep everything else tidy and easy to find.

Because my bedroom tends to be a catch-all, it takes me longer to declutter it during spring cleaning. Break it up into manageable chunks. Focus on one task at a time so you don’t get overwhelmed.

pink and purple duster to clean ceiling fan in the spring

Living Room Spring Cleaning Tasks

  • Declutter: Go through your living room and donate or sell any items that you no longer need or use. Decluttering every room is the key to keeping it tidy.
  • Dust surfaces: Use a microfiber cloth or a dusting wand to dust all of your surfaces, including shelves, tables, and picture frames.
  • Vacuum furniture: Use a vacuum with an upholstery attachment to vacuum your furniture, including couches, chairs, and pillows. Use the handy Chom Chom Roller to quickly and easily remove pet hair.
  • Clean your floors: Sweep or vacuum your floors and then mop them with a microfiber mop or a steam mop.
  • Clean your electronics: Use a microfiber cloth or a screen cleaning wipe to clean your electronics, including your TV, computer, and speakers.
  • Wash your curtains or blinds: Remove your curtains or blinds and wash them according to the care instructions. This will remove any dust or allergens that have accumulated over time.
  • Organize your storage: If you have a storage area in your living room, take some time to organize it. Use storage bins or baskets to keep everything tidy and easy to find.

Once I clean my whole house, I like to go back through and wipe down the light fixtures and light switches, open the windows, and replace any light bulbs that might be burned out. It’s my way of putting the finishing touches on my yearly spring cleaning.

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About Michelle Marine

Michelle Marine is the author of How to Raise Chickens for Meat, a long-time green-living enthusiast, and rural Iowa mom of four. She empowers families to grow and eat seasonal, local foods; to reduce their ecological footprint; and to come together through impactful travel.

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  1. I like to try different things in cleaning, so I tried most of these hacks. Some of them are very effective. Good post!