The Ultimate 2021 Spring Cleaning Checklist
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Mar

The Ultimate 2021 Spring Cleaning Checklist

A Spring Cleaning Checklist For Your Whole Home

The new year is an exciting time to set goals and prepare for the coming year. As winter thaws into spring, it’s the perfect time to give your home a deep clean! Here is our ultimate spring cleaning checklist to get your house ready for a brand new year.

Planning Your Spring Cleaning

It can be hard to find the time to clean your entire home top-to-bottom, but if you plan out how you’re going to execute your spring cleaning checklist, it can make the task more approachable.

If you don’t have the time to knock out the entire house in one week or weekend, consider tackling one room a week. Try going room to room instead of checking off task after task throughout the house. This way, you’ll see more obvious results and it’ll be easier to keep track of what you’ve already done.

Kitchen

  • Thoroughly clean all appliances, including your stove, oven, microwave, toaster oven, and dishwasher
  • Clear out your refrigerator, freezer, and pantry. Toss expired food, wipe shelves and drawers, and defrost your freezer
  • Clean countertops, backsplash, and the inside and outside of cabinet doors
  • Reorganize the insides of cabinets and wipe down all cabinet shelves
  • Clean hard-to-reach spots like the top of the refrigerator, tops of cabinets, and your range hood
  • Clean and degrease your kitchen sink drain and deodorize your garbage disposal
  • Wash dish rags and replace old brushes and sponges
  • Wipe down walls, baseboards, and any molding
  • Clean all kitchen mats and mop floors

Living Room

  • Dust and polish furniture
  • Wash any blankets, couch covers, and pillowcases
  • Vacuum couches, chairs, and curtains
  • Dust blinds, curtain rods, and any built-ins
  • Wash windows and window sills
  • Dust or vacuum ceiling fan blades and light fixtures
  • Dust lamps and lampshades
  • Dust and sanitize electronics, clean picture frames, knick knacks, and all other decor
  • Mop, vacuum, or shampoo floors

Bedrooms

  • Dust and polish furniture
  • Wipe down walls, baseboards, and any molding
  • Go through closets and donate any unwanted clothing
  • Organize closets
  • Wash all bedding, including duvets and comforters
  • Mop, vacuum, or shampoo floors
  • Rotate mattresses
  • Dust blinds and curtain rods
  • Wash windows and window sills
  • Dust lamps and lampshades
  • Vacuum curtains
  • Dust or vacuum ceiling fan blades and light fixtures
  • Mop, vacuum, or shampoo floors
  • Rearrange furniture if you need a change of scenery

Laundry Room

  • Clean washing machine
  • Clean out dryer vent and lint trap
  • Organize and refill laundry supplies
  • Wipe down walls, baseboards, and any molding
  • Mop, vacuum, or shampoo floors

Bathrooms

  • Go through toiletries, beauty supplies, and medications. Replace and reorganize as needed
  • Clean all makeup brushes
  • Clean vanity, counters, and cabinets inside and out
  • Wipe mirrors
  • Clean the shower, showerhead, and tub
  • Replace shower curtain liners
  • Scrub tile grout
  • Thoroughly clean toilet
  • Clean all hardware
  • Wipe down walls, baseboards, and any molding
  • Mop floors
  • Replace air fresheners and any daily cleaners

General

  • Test and replace smoke alarm batteries
  • Replace air filters as needed
  • Clean out air vents
  • Dust light fixtures
  • Replace light bulbs as needed
  • Sanitize door handles and light switches
  • Go through and organize junk drawers, discard any old mail or paperwork
  • Dust all corners/cobwebs
  • Clean any pet beds, toys, food and water bowls

Create Your Dream Home with Special Additions

Follow this spring cleaning checklist and enter the new season with a spotless, sparkling home. For more home improvement inspiration and advice, contact Special Additions today. Let’s make your dream home a reality!