The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Guide

Celebrate the arrival of spring by thoroughly cleaning your home. Our helpful guide provides a three-step process to make this task easier. Start with the spring cleaning checklist and to-dos, which cover the essential annual tasks perfect for this season. Then move on to exterior spring cleaning, where you’ll find advice on addressing exterior maintenance and repairs. Finally, use our room-by-room cleaning tips to help you declutter and organize each area of your home.

Why is Spring Cleaning Important?

Although many of us have established some form of a routine cleaning schedule, it is rare that we find the time or motivation to undertake a deep cleaning of our living space.

However, as time goes by, dust, mold, mildew, and other forms of dirt accumulate in the areas that are not regularly and thoroughly cleaned. Spring provides a natural opportunity to address these deep cleaning tasks after a long winter, and it is the ideal time to reset and refresh the entire house.

How Do I Start Spring Cleaning?

While the prospect of tackling spring cleaning may seem overwhelming, it is a task that should not be avoided. With some initial preparation, you can get started and complete the job with ease.

  • Invest in cleaning products that you enjoy using. Consider selecting cleaners with pleasant scents or attractive packaging. When you take pleasure in the small things, you will be more motivated to complete the cleaning task.
  • Suppose you plan to have your carpets cleaned or your exterior windows washed. In that case, it is advisable to schedule these appointments well ahead of time before you commence the rest of your spring cleaning.
  • Opt for lively and upbeat music when creating your spring cleaning playlist to keep you motivated and energized throughout the process. Crank up the volume and let the music keep you going.

Spring Cleaning Supplies

  • A Duster.
  • Broom and Mop.
  • Bucket.
  • Scrub Brush.
  • Cleaning Caddy.

Mistakes To Avoid

Naturally, you want to achieve a thorough and effective spring cleaning that will leave your home feeling renewed. To ensure success, utilize the helpful tips provided in this article.

Furthermore, avoid making common spring cleaning mistakes such as:

  • Avoid wasting time by flitting from one task to another without completing anything. Instead, create a plan outlining which areas you will tackle and when. Use the spring cleaning checklist as a guide to help you navigate through the cleaning process efficiently.
  • Don’t neglect hard-to-clean spaces during your spring cleaning. This task is not the same as your routine weekly cleaning or the quick tidying up before guests arrive. Spring cleaning is an opportunity to thoroughly clean all those overlooked nooks and crannies. Take the time to get into every corner and crevice and give them a deep and thorough cleaning.
  • Remember, it is crucial not to rush through the cleaning process and settle for a quick surface clean. Allow the cleaners to sit and penetrate the dirt and grime, following the package directions for optimal results. Take your time, follow the instructions carefully, and do the job correctly. I promise you will be pleased with the outcome!

Spring Cleaning Tips For You

Clean in Order

When cleaning a room or space, it is essential to work from the top down to avoid recontaminating areas that have already been cleaned. Start by dusting surfaces before vacuuming or sweeping the floor. Clean upper cupboards and shelves before moving on to lower ones. By following this method, you can ensure that all areas are thoroughly cleaned, and no surface is left untouched.

Choose The Right Duster

In my opinion, the Swiffer is the most user-friendly duster available. The reason I prefer it is that it effectively collects dirt rather than simply pushing it around. Although a dry microfiber cloth can also be used, I find the Swiffer much easier to use, particularly when maneuvering around delicate decor and other items.

Your Skin

Consider wearing rubber gloves while cleaning to protect your skin from exposure to chemicals and excess water. As we age, our skin tends to become drier, and prolonged exposure to cleaning products and water can exacerbate this issue. Even if you use natural cleaners, water alone can still cause dryness. Therefore, wearing rubber gloves while cleaning can help prevent dry and irritated skin.


As mentioned previously, music can be an excellent motivator when it comes to cleaning. To get yourself in the mood for cleaning, consider putting on some upbeat music that gets you moving. It’s much more enjoyable to clean when you’re grooving to your favorite tunes!

Most Important Spring Cleaning Chores

As previously mentioned, spring cleaning goes beyond your typical weekly cleaning routine. If you’re wondering what specifically needs to be cleaned during this time, here’s a list of tasks that should be done at least once a year:

  • Deep clean carpets and upholstery
  • Dust and clean all surfaces, including high shelves and ceiling fans
  • Clean windows, inside and out
  • Scrub tile grout and reseal if necessary
  • Dust blinds and wash curtains
  • Clean and organize closets and drawers
  • Deep clean kitchen appliances, including the oven and refrigerator
  • Wipe down walls, baseboards, and trim
  • Clean and organize the garage and outdoor areas
  • Disinfect and clean all bathrooms, including the toilet, shower, and tub.

The Checklist

If you want to ensure you don’t miss any important cleaning tasks during your spring cleaning, use this comprehensive checklist that covers every room in your home:

The Entryway

  • Sweep or vacuum floors
  • Dust all surfaces including light fixtures, shelves, and baseboards
  • Clean mirrors and windows
  • Wipe down door handles and knobs
  • Declutter coats, shoes, and other items

Living Room

  • Vacuum or steam clean carpets and rugs
  • Dust all surfaces including shelves, coffee table, and lamps
  • Clean mirrors and windows
  • Wipe down remote controls and other electronics
  • Vacuum or wipe down furniture

Dining Room

  • Dust all surfaces including table, chairs, and buffet
  • Clean mirrors and windows
  • Wipe down light fixtures
  • Vacuum or steam clean carpets and rugs


  • Clean all appliances including the fridge, oven, and microwave
  • Wipe down counters and cabinets
  • Clean sink and faucet
  • Sweep and mop floors
  • Declutter pantry and fridge


  • Scrub tub, shower, and toilet
  • Clean sink and faucet
  • Wipe down mirrors and windows
  • Sweep and mop floors
  • Replace shower curtain or liner if necessary


  • Vacuum or steam clean carpets and rugs
  • Dust all surfaces including nightstands, dressers, and lamps
  • Clean mirrors and windows
  • Wash bedding and pillows
  • Declutter closet and drawers


  • Dust all surfaces including desk, shelves, and electronics
  • Clean mirrors and windows
  • Wipe down keyboard and other electronics
  • Organize paperwork and declutter desk

Laundry Room

  • Clean washer and dryer
  • Wipe down counters and cabinets
  • Sweep and mop floors
  • Declutter laundry supplies

Outdoor Spaces

  • Sweep or power wash decks, patios, and walkways
  • Trim bushes and trees
  • Clean gutters and downspouts
  • Wash windows and screens
  • Declutter outdoor items such as toys and furniture

Remember, this is just a starting point. Feel free to add or modify tasks based on your specific needs and preferences.

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Love, Bee xxx

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