With the weather warming up, you may be considering tackling some spring cleaning. This Deep Cleaning House Checklist can help you stay on track. There is something about warmer weather, sunshiney days, and things growing beautifully outside that gets the cleaning bug really going. Don’t forget to also check out our Cleaning and Organizng 365 Challenge.
Deep Cleaning House Checklist
We made a deep cleaning house checklist for you that you can print and mark off after you finish the tasks. There also is a deep cleaning calendar if you want to assign certain tasks to certain days.
Here are a few things you may want to tackle when you get ready to spring clean your home.
If your couch cushions have removable covers, take them off and throw them in the wash. Otherwise, use an upholstery cleaner to clean them well. Then remove the cushions and vacuum all of the crooks and crannies. This Portable Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner looks like a great tool for this type of job.
Strip your beds and vacuum and flip the mattresses. Now would be a good time as well to wash the dust ruffle and other decorative linens. While the bed is stripped, check underneath (if you dare) and see if there are dust bunnies that need to be evacuated. This is also a good time to replace your bed pillows. The rule of thumb is to replace your pillow every 1 to 2 years. Certain types of pillows last longer than others, due to the quality and construction of their materials.
You most likely polish your wooden furniture with cleaner or a duster frequently, but now is a good time to remove everything from your shelves and furniture and thoroughly clean. Take a furniture pen and buff out all of the scuffed and marred areas.
Kitchens are a great place to focus your spring cleaning efforts. Start with your pantry and food cupboards. Go through and check expiration dates and throw out foods that are no longer good. Donate foods to a food pantry that you don’t think you’ll ever use.
Tackle your utensil drawer – you know the one. The one that has a specialty tool for every kitchen job. If you’ve only used that hot dog slicer or avocado caddy once since you bought it, get rid of it. Organize all of your cooking and serving utensils. Get rid of orphaned food container lids.
Thoroughly clean all of your appliances, both small and large. From your freezer to your toaster, make sure to get everything really good and cleaned. Clean your oven and oven door to get your statement appliances looking great.
Clothing Clean Out
Now is the time to put away the winter clothing and pull out all of the summer items. Go through your children’s clothing before packing them up and donate or hand down items that no longer fit. Get rid of the items that are worn or threadbare. With the adult items, get rid of clothing that hasn’t been worn in a long time.
A good tactic for the adult clothing is to turn all of your clothing with your hangers hooked the opposite direction than they are supposed to. When you wear that item, place it back in the closet with the hanger in the correct direction. At the end of the season, any hangers that are still facing backward, that item gets donated. You may want to consider a capsule wardrobe to lessen the number of pieces of clothing you purchase.
This is a good time of year to tackle any mending that needs to be done. Turn on your latest Netflix binge, or some great music, and sit and relax while mending hems and replacing buttons. Another clothing item that you may need to tackle is the dreaded sock basket. The same theory can apply – make it enjoyable with a movie or music.
Miscellaneous Spring Cleaning
Decorative linens are another thing that you may not think to clean on a regular basis. A great way to clean curtains is just to take them down and toss them in the dryer with a dryer sheet for about ten minutes. It will get all of the dust off, the wrinkles out, and give them a fresh look and smell.
Make sure to wash all of your decorative throw pillows and blankets as well. This is a good time to get rid of any of those pillows and blankets that have become badly stained or worn throughout the year.
Electronics could also use a spring cleaning. Get a pack of canned air and use it to blow out all of the vents of your gaming consoles, television, and computer tower. Use the same product to clean your laptop keys as well. Use electronic cleaning wipes to give all of your devices a good wipe down.
These are just a list of some items that you may not have considered tackling during Spring Cleaning. Be sure to sign up below to get your printable spring cleaning checklist.
Spring Cleaning List
As I’ve gotten get older (and busier), I’ve learned that spring cleaning doesn’t have to be a huge, time-consuming affair in order to be effective.
Even if you don’t have time for a deep clean, something as simple as throwing open the windows or wiping down the countertops with a spring-scented cleaner can breathe new life into a tired space.
To help you refresh your home, my friends at Grove Collaborative are offering a free spring cleaning set with your first order of $20:
- Mrs. Meyer’s Spring hand soap
- Mrs. Meyer’s Spring dish soap
- Mrs. Meyer’s Spring multi-surface spray
- Grove Co. Matte Cleaning Caddy
- Grove Collaborative walnut scrubber sponges
- Free Shipping
After a dreary winter, I always look forward to the return of spring and Mrs. Meyer’s spring scents.
To me, a clean home begins with the products you use — so I’m always looking for ways to eliminate toxins in my cleaning routine. All of Mrs. Meyer’s products are made with plant-derived ingredients and essential oils, so I can feel good using them around my family.
In addition to Mrs. Meyer’s soaps and multi-surface spray, the spring cleaning set comes with a Matte Cleaning Caddy that you can use to bring your cleaning supplies around your home or just keep them organized unde your sink!
Now that sunny days are in the forecast, I’m all for anything that helps me get things done faster and have more time to enjoy the outdoors.
That’s where Grove Collaborative comes in! Grove makes creating a healthy, beautiful home effortless and affordable. They hand-select the best natural products and deliver them (carbon offset) right to your doorstep, on your schedule. Grove has you covered for all your spring cleaning needs.
After your first order, Grove will recommend a personalized monthly shipment so you never run out of the products you love. You can add or remove products or change your shipment schedule with a few clicks. You are not required to get a shipment each month. You can change the shipment date to whatever works best for you and you can cancel at any time.
When you sign up for Grove using my link, you’ll get the spring cleaning set for free with your first order of $20.
Once you’ve submitted your Grove order, you’ll be signed up for the free 60 day VIP trial. I love being a VIP because I get perks like free shipping, free gifts, price matching, exclusive sales, and personal service.
I absolutely love their kitchen towels. There are so well made. I want to throw out all my other kitchen towels and just use these.
Here is a great sample cart to get you to your $20 so you can get all the other items free. (You will need to just search kitchen towels and countertop cleaning set to find the items on their site)
- Two pack of kitchen towels – $9.95
- Countertop cleaning set – includes 28 oz Antibac All-Purpose Spray, Set of 3 Microfiber Cloth – $11.99
When you sign up for Grove using my link, you’ll get the spring cleaning set for free with your first order of $20. There is no obligation to buy anything more and you can cancel at any time. I am hooked though and order every few months 🙂
I hope this helps you make spring cleaning easier.
If you are interested in getting cleaning checklists sent to your inbox each month, you may want to join our cleaning and organizing challenge. Where we give you simple cleaning and decluttering tasks to complete throughout your home each month. Take it one small task at a time throughout the year with our series and you can tackle at it all easily! We want to help you clean and organize your home the way that works best for you! Most tasks should take 15 – 30 minutes.