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Spring Cleaning

After spending lots of extra time in my home with quarantine, home schooling and then the ice storm, my cabin fever has turned into spring cleaning! But the thought of ripping apart my house and deep cleaning makes me feel a little overwhelmed. Here are some handy tips and a printable to make this task much more manageable. 

For All Room Spring Cleaning List

Start with tasks that apply to all rooms, then hit each room one-by-one for more specific cleaning.

  • Clean ceiling fans and fixtures
  • Clean windowsills and window tracks.
  • Vacuum curtains and window blinds
  • Wipe down baseboards and shoe molding and dust corners for cobwebs
  • Test batteries in all your smoke detectors
  • Disinfect doorknobs, cabinet handles and light switches

Kitchen Spring Cleaning Checklist

  • Clean all large appliances, small appliances and surfaces in your kitchen
  • Empty the crumb tray in your toaster and toaster oven
  • Clean refrigerator shelves (they may fit in the dishwasher!)
  • Clean behind and beneath the refrigerator (those coils get dusty!)
  • Clean your oven and scrub the stovetop
  • Clear out cabinets and wash the shelves
  • Sanitize your sink

Bedroom Spring Cleaning List

  • Organize drawers and closets (donate any clothes that you didn’t wear!)
  • Wash bedding and pillows
  • Rotate your mattresses
  • Disinfect kids toys (throw plastic toys in the dishwasher!)

Bathroom Spring Cleaning Checklist

  • Organize cabinets and drawers
  • Properly dispose of old medicine and toiletries
  • Scrub the shower and bathtub
  • Wash your shower curtain (some can go in the washing machine)
  • Scrub the toilet and tile around the toilet

Home Office (because this space got a lot of use this year!)

  • Clean your keyboard with canned air
  • Disinfect your computer mouse and phone

Living Room

  • Remove furniture cushions and vacuum crevasses

Laundry Room

  • Clean behind the washer and dryer
  • Thoroughly clean the lint traps in your dryer AND washer


  • Remove everything from your garage reorganize (is it time for a sale?)
  • Pressure wash your deck and outdoor furniture
  • Hose-out your garbage can and recycling bins
  • Remove window screens and wash them with a soapy sponge and water
  • Wash the outside of windows before replacing your window screens

Check out  Old Salt Farm and  Molly Maids for more tips and tricks.

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