I love spring cleaning – there is something about opening the windows to let in the fresh air while you clean up your house and get rid of all of those winter germs. Plus, I love to know that our house is clean.. and our kids actually enjoy spring cleaning, too!
I wanted to create a spring cleaning printable checklist for you and share a few of my favorite cleaning tips. I hope that you find it to be helpful! You can use the house cleaning checklist (below) to guide you through detailed (room by room) cleaning. You may want to do this “deep cleaning” several times a year, but the spring is a great time to get started.
My main spring cleaning to-do items:
- Decluttering (you’re welcome to take my 30 day declutter challenge)
- Cleaning the floors really well
- Cleaning the cabinets (inside and out)
- Cleaning the windows
- Scrubbing the blinds/shutters
- Clean out the washing machine (run a load of vinegar)
- Wipe down the ceiling fans with a damp cloth
- Sweep the sofa (I’ve never tried this tip, but I’ve heard sprinkling baking soda on before you vacuum it works well)
- Clean up the yard (get the kids involved)
- Clean the porch (scrub the floor, scrub the siding if possible, clean the cobwebs, etc…)
This spring cleaning checklist will give you a great room-by-room spring cleaning guide. You can use the free printables anyway you’d like – print them to hang on your refrigerator or print many and give each person in your family a printable. Let each person choose a different room that they want to clean.
“A family that works together stays together” 😉
- Wash the wood floors very well every few weeks, and then you can do a quick wash in between.
- I also clean the cabinets every spring. I scrub them & then I follow up with wood oil to put back in anything that I’ve removed. I would follow what works for your cabinets. You can also wipe your kitchen cabinet doors with a clean cloth or a microfiber cloth (especially if they are painted). I find that a good all-purpose cleaner works well, too.
- For our windows, I take the screens out and wash them.
- I then wash the window sills and each of the windows (inside and out). I find that a squeegee works very well for our windows. I use it every time that I clean them.
- I clean the corners of the windows. I clean the corners with a cotton swab and it helps so much (you can use a crevice tool, but I’ve found a cotton swab works just as well). It gets rid of that little dark pile of dirt that sits in the corner. I clean the shutters of every window after I am finished with the window and have replaced the screen.
- Spring is a great time for deep cleaning. It gives us a chance to bring in the fresh air, to clean those things that we have forgetting and to give us a fresh start for the warm months ahead.
- You are welcome to download my spring cleaning checklist- just add your email here & I’ll send it to you.
Spring Cleaning Checklist
Free spring cleaning checklist & access to declutter challenge