Procrastinator’s Home Spring Cleaning List

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If you’ve waited until the last minute to tackle your home’s spring cleaning, this list of quick spring cleaning tips and checklist is for you. This spring cleaning checklist gets your cleaning done faster—-and better!

Spring Cleaning Tips for a Faster (and Better) Clean

  • Put all your cleaning supplies into a caddy. This makes it easier to go from room to room without interruption.
  • Always clean from the top down. Start at the top of a room, such as the top of a cabinet or by cleaning a ceiling fan, and work your way down. This eliminates “double cleaning” a surface when dust falls down from above.
  • If possible, clean two areas at once. Set the oven to clean or put window treatments into wash while you clean another area. For an easier spring cleaning, hire a floor cleaner to deep clean carpets and floors while you organize or clean the garage or basement.
  • Try to avoid washing windows on a sunny day. The sun can dry out the cleaner quickly and leave streaks.
  • Always test your cleaners. Be careful about using cleaners for the first time; some cleaners can discolor or damage surfaces or floors. When cleaning floors, ask a local flooring pro to recommend a cleaner that won’t damage the floor or void the warranty.

Home Spring Cleaning List

Kitchen

___Vacuum ceiling and corners.

___Wipe down ceiling fan blades.

___Wash light fixtures.

___Clean duct and air return covers.

___Clean the windows (including tracks, screens, and interior frame).

___Dust trim and crown moldings.

___Launder curtains.

___Wipe down blinds.

___ Clean the top of cabinets.

___Launder rugs.

___Wipe down the refrigerator (vacuum around the condenser).

___ Clean walls behind refrigerator.

___Remove & wash shelves from refrigerator.

___Clean the vent hood above stove and clean any screens.

___Wipe down stove top and ovens.

___Clean the backsplash.

___Wash kitchen walls.

___Wipe down exterior of appliances.

___Wipe down walls behind the stove.

___Clean the interior of the oven.

___Dust frames and artwork.

___Mop floors.

___Clean tile floor grout.

Dining Room

___Vacuum the ceiling (especially corners).

___Clean light fixture covers.

___Dust trim and crown moldings.

___ Clean duct and air return covers.

___ Launder curtains.

___Wipe down or vacuum window blinds.

___Clean the windows (including tracks, screens and interior parts).

___Clean off frames and dust artwork on the wall.

___Schedule carpet cleaning (and area rugs).

___Mop hardwood floors (tips on how to clean wood floors here).

Living Room

___Vacuum ceilings (especially corners).

___Clean duct and air return covers.

___Dust ceiling fans and wash light fixture coverings.

___Wipe down entertainment cabinets.

___Clean the windows (including tracks, screens, and interior parts).

___Dust trim and crown moldings.

___Clean window blinds.

___Clean off frames and dust artwork.

___Dust end tables and furniture.

___Launder curtains.

___Schedule a carpet cleaning (and area rug cleaning).

___Mop hard floors.

Bathroom

___Vacuum ceiling and corners.

___Clean duct and air return covers.

___Wash light fixtures and bathroom fans.

___Clean the windows.

___Dust trim and crown moldings.

___Wash the walls.

___Clean window blinds.

___Launder window and shower curtains.

___Scrub tile grout in shower.

___Launder rugs.

Bedroom

___Vacuum the ceiling (especially corners).

___Clean ceiling fans.

___ Wash light fixture covers.

___ Clean duct and air return covers.

___ Launder curtains.

___Wipe down or vacuum window blinds.

___Clean the windows (including tracks, screens and interior parts).

___Dust trim and crown moldings.

___Launder rugs.

___Wash all bed linens.

___Vacuum and flip mattress.

___Dust bed frame and all furniture.

___Vacuum behind furniture.

___Clean off frames and dust artwork.

___Schedule a carpet cleaning (and area rug cleaning).

___Mop hardwood floors (tips on how to clean wood floors here).

Laundry Room

___Vacuum ceiling.

___Wipe down shelves or cabinets.

___Clean duct and air return covers.

___Dust ceiling fans.

___Wash light fixture coverings.

___Clean the windows (including tracks, screens, and interior parts of windows).

___Launder window curtains.

___Clean blinds.

___Wash walls.

___Clean counter tops.

___Wash sinks.

___Wipe sides of sinks and under the sinks.

___Clean behind appliances.

___Wipe down appliance doors and tops.

___Launder rugs.

___Dust trim.

___Deep clean hard floors.

Basement

___Vacuum ceilings (especially corners).

___Clean duct and air return covers.

___Dust ceiling fans and wash light fixture coverings.

___Clean the windows (including tracks, screens, and interior parts).

___Dust trim and crown moldings.

___Clean window blinds.

___Launder curtains.

___Schedule a carpet cleaning (and area rug cleaning).

___Mop hard floors.

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