The Complete Spring Cleaning Checklist- Spring clean every room of your house with this complete cleaning checklist.
The Complete Spring Cleaning Checklist
Spring! The weather warms, you get to venture outside without your nose and fingertips turning to icicles. I just love it!
And also with Spring comes Spring Cleaning. I must admit I have a love-hate relationship with Spring Cleaning. I mean, I love the idea- a sparkling, clean house from top to bottom... It makes me relaxed and happy just thinking about it. But what usually ends up happening is that I'll start, then lose focus and find myself weeding the garden or playing catch with the kids.
But this year... This year I want that sparkling clean house, and I needed something to help me keep that focus. So I've created The Complete Spring Cleaning Checklist. And I do mean complete. Every room, even the garage and the basement, top to bottom clean. I'm determined! And I want you to do it too, so we can both have a calm, relaxed summer with the kids knowing our houses are CLEAN!
A Few Notes about The Complete Spring Cleaning Checklist
- Every room has a separate list. So you can print this bad boy out and work one room at a time. If you have multiple bedrooms, you can print out just that page for however many bedrooms you have. At least, that's what I intend to do.
- You might notice that many of the rooms have some of the same items on the checklist. That's because most rooms have windows, doors, walls, floors, etc, so the tasks are the same. But don't fret because each room also has a portion of the checklist unique to that particular room.
- Every room's checklist has a "top to bottom" mentality. It literally starts with tasks at the top of the room and moves progressively down to the floor. My thought process is that I really don't want any gunk or dust from the ceiling or surfaces on my newly cleaned floor. But you can tackle the checklist in whatever order you choose.
- Let me just promote vinegar as a cleaning agent for a minute. Yes, your average white vinegar. I love it for cleaning. It de-smells and de-gunks. It's acidic so it gets the job done without being too harsh for pets or kids. If you'd like to use a vinegar solution for cleaning just mix 1 part water and 1 part vinegar in a spray bottle and get to cleaning.
- I also make my own window cleaner and dishwasher detergent that you can check out too. They're pretty simple concoctions, but they work great.
- If you're having trouble de-gunking stainless steel or other metals, try using lemon. Just cut a lemon in half, rub the inside, juicy part on whatever you're working with and let it sit for a couple of minutes. Then you should be able to wipe everything off and it will be clean! This stuff is no joke. Our old, icky stainless steel sink that we thought we just needed to replace is totally revived because of lemon!
- I've left some space at the end of each room in case you have more specific tasks you intend to tackle.
Other supplies you may need
- Dish Rags and/or Dusting Rags
- All Purpose Cleaner or you can try this Natural All Purpose Cleaner
- Baking Soda
- Grout Sealer
The Complete Spring Cleaning Checklist
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Not sure I could get all of this done in a year... 🙂 But this is a great comprehensive list. I pinned it for later reference.
Also I loooove vinegar and baking soda for cleaning. My partner is not a huge fan of the vinegar smell so I put a couple drops of rosemary essential oil in the spray bottle. Cuts the smell in half while damp. Obviously when it dries the vinegar scent is gone and just a whiff of rosemary remains.
Love this list! I'm a list person, love that you captured everything even with little check boxes so I can reward myself with progress. Time to get out the yoga pants and get busy! Happy Spring!
Good tips !!! Thanks!!!!
Joy @ Yesterfood says
I loooove these lists! They're so detailed- it's exactly what I need. The lists that say, "Tidy the kitchen"...um, that's a little vague for me, lol! Pinned! Thank you for sharing it with us at Treasure Box Tuesday! It's one of my features this week- we get started tomorrow (Monday) evening at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. Hope to see you soon! 🙂
Thank you so much! I'm glad you find it useful!
I appreciate all your lists-- very good checklists.
I soak my shower heads in plain white vinegar, also kitchen sink sprayer. IT takes a while but usually overnight is sufficient- depending on the buildup.
I keep a spray bottle of white vinegar in the kitchen and use it to clean counters, stove top, and stainless sink. I've read that it kills more germs than Clorox wipes, etc. and is very safe to use. I'll always be grateful to those who told me about the wonders of baking soda and white vinegar for cleaning.
Thank you! Those are great tips!
I thought I did some serious spring cleaning yesterday. Then I read the list. 🙂
Ha! I wanted to make sure the list fit the title! 🙂
Awesome. I love this. Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinned!
Thank you! I'm glad you like it!
Selena @ Look! We're Learning! says
This is such a thorough resource! And I love how detailed it is! I can show this directly to my kids on the weekends when they say they have nothing to do...lol.
Thanks for linking up with Family Fun Friday! 🙂
Lol! Perfect idea! 🙂