Spring Cleaning List!


Spring is HERE, and this always means Spring Cleaning is HERE!

While this daunting task can seem a bit, well – daunting, it doesn’t have to be! We’ve found a great list to help keep your spring cleaning organized, upbeat, and efficient!

Here’s a link to Download a Printable Version of the list below: Spring Cleaning List.


Overall Spring Cleaning Chores

  • Dust crown molding and baseboards
  • Dust ceiling corners
  • Dust baseboards and clean scuff marks
  • Dust/wash light fixtures and lamps
  • Dust ceiling fans
  • Wash doors (look for scuff marks)
  • Wash walls
  • Touch up paint
  • Vacuum or wash window curtains
  • Wash window blinds
  • Clean windows
  • Dust bookcases
  • Polish wood furniture
  • Wipe down and vacuum furniture (clean the base and under cushions)
  • Condition leather furniture
  • Remove stains from upholstered furniture
  • Vacuum and wash lampshades
  • Deep clean hardwood, tile, linoleum, and carpet flooring
  • Shampoo carpet (DIY or schedule a professional)
  • Remove rugs to shake out, then vacuum, then clean under them
  • Vacuum all flooring, including corners and edges
  • Clean air vents
  • Dust around mirrors, picture frames, and wall hangings
  • Replace light bulbs
  • Change air/furnace filter
  • Replace batteries in smoke detector
  • Replace batteries in carbon monoxide detector
  • Schedule chimney sweep
  • Schedule termite or pest control maintenance

Spring Clean the Kitchen

  • Remove anything from the kitchen that doesn’t belong
  • Clean and disinfect the trash can
  • Clean the microwave
  • Deep clean the dishwasher
  • Clean and organize the refrigerator
  • Clean and organize the freezer
  • Replace refrigerator water filter
  • Vacuum refrigerator coils
  • Clean the oven
  • Clean the hood vent and change filter if needed
  • Clean stove top burners
  • Clean and disinfect the garbage disposal
  • Clean and organize plasticware and storage containers
  • Reorganize kitchen cabinets and drawers
  • Clean and organize kitchen drawers
  • Straighten cups, mugs, and glass cabinet and eliminate the unnecessary
  • Straighten plates, bowls, and other dishes and eliminate the unnecessary
  • Deep clean pots, pans, and bakeware
  • Organize the pantry
  • Sanitize cutting boards and sharpen knives
  • Clean  and disinfect coffee maker
  • Clean and disinfect small appliances
  • Clean and disinfect high chairs
  • Clean the pot rack
  • Check the freshness of your herbs and spices
  • Clean under the sink and eliminate the unnecessary
  • Deep clean and polish cabinet doors
  • Clean tile and touch up paint on walls
  • Deep clean floors
  • Disinfect door knobs, light fixtures and pulls
  • Set up a meal plan
  • Determine if you need new kitchen supplies

Spring Clean the Dining Room

  • Eliminate unnecessary items
  • Dust crown molding, wall corners, and floor molding
  • Scrub walls
  • Clean and disinfect light switches and outlets
  • Dust and polish wood cabinets
  • Dust and clean windows, inside and out
  • Clean and declutter hutch cabinets and drawers
  • Wash table linens
  • Wash table cushions
  • Clean light fixtures and wash globes
  • Disinfect table and wipe down all chairs, including legs and underneath
  • Remove rug, shake, vacuum and clean floor before replacing rug

Spring Clean the Bathrooms

  • Clean air vents
  • Clean and disinfect light switches and fixtures
  • Clean and disinfect toothbrush holders
  • Clean and refill soap dish and/or pump
  • Clean light fixtures and wash globe(s)
  • Clean make-up brushes
  • Clean mirror
  • Clean shower caddy
  • Clean shower curtain and liner
  • Clean shower door frame
  • Clean shower glass (here’s a great way to prevent soap scum from building up on shower glass doors in the future
  • Clean plastic strip at the bottom of a glass shower door
  • Disinfect countertops
  • Dust and clean windows, inside and out
  • Polish faucets
  • Mop and hand scrub floors (pay attention to special grout lines, corners, and moldings)
  • Scrub and disinfect toilet, including around base, under seat and around hinges
  • Scrub the bathtub and/or shower
  • Scrub walls
  • Unclog and refill lotion dispensers
  • Wash bathroom cup
  • Wash floor mat
  • Wash hand/guess towels
  • Wash trash can (inside and out)
  • Wipe down cabinets, knobs, towel racks and toilet paper holder
  • Remove rust from toilet seat screws
  • Tighten toilet seat hinges
  • Clean bathroom exhaust fan
  • Clean shower head
  • Polish wood cabinets
  • Caulk around bathtub
  • Re-seal tile and grout
  • Unclog drains (the use this tip to prevent clogged drains in the future)
  • Toss beauty products not used over the past year
  • Toss expired make-up
  • Clean, organize and de-clutter cabinets and drawers
  • Clean, organize and de-clutter bathroom closet

Spring Clean Laundry/Utility Room

  • Clean dryer vent
  • Clean inside washing machine
  • Empty washing machine drain pump
  • Dust crown molding, wall corners, and floor molding
  • Dust behind and underneath washer and dryer
  • Sweep and mop floors
  • Reseal tile grout
  • Wash walls
  • Clean and organize contents on shelving
  • Eliminate unnecessary cleaning products
  • Install organizers to hold cleaning products
  • Disinfect door knobs and light switch plates

Spring Clean Living Room/Family Areas

  • Take anything that doesn’t belong in the room and put it in the correct location
  • Dust crown molding, wall corners, and floor molding
  • Vacuum and shampoo carpet
  • Vacuum under furniture and in between cushions
  • Condition leather furniture
  • Dust ceiling fans
  • Switch ceiling fans to spin clockwise
  • Clean lights and wash light globes
  • Dust lamps
  • Vacuum lamp shades
  • Declutter
  • Dust and polish furniture and bookshelves
  • Dust edges of wall hangings, mirrors, and pictures
  • Clean windows and window sills
  • Remove scuff marks from doors and moldings
  • Disinfect door knobs and light switch plates
  • Dust electronics
  • Organize electronics and accessories
  • Disinfect remote controls and gaming devices

Spring Clean Bedrooms

  • Take anything that doesn’t belong in the bedroom and put it in the correct location
  • Dust ceiling, corners, and upper and lower crown moldings
  • Dust baseboards and window sills
  • Dust and polish furniture
  • Dust edges of wall hangings, mirrors, and pictures
  • Clean glass and mirrors
  • Dust lamps
  • Vacuum lamp shades
  • Polish wood furniture
  • Picked up, folded laundry and remove everything that doesn’t belong
  • Dust ceiling fan
  • Clean light fixtures and light globes
  • Organize your closet
  • Switch seasonal clothing and donate unneeded items
  • Clean and organize your dresser
  • Clean and organized your nightstand(s)
  • Flip and rotate your mattress (here’s how to remember which way to flip)
  • Clean your mattress
  • Clean under your bed
  • Wash bedsheets
  • Wash pillows
  • Clean windows and window sills
  • Vacuum carpet, including edges and under furniture
  • Shampoo carpet
  • Remove scuff marks from doors and moldings
  • Disinfect door knobs and light switch plates

Spring Clean Kid Stuff

  • Sort and categorize kid toys
  • Clean and scrub toys, gaming systems, and stuffed animals
  • Clean and organize clothing they’ve outgrown
  • Clean bath toys

Spring Clean Office/Command Center

  • Spring clean your paperwork
  • Clean out files and shred unneeded documents
  • Update home inventory documents
  • Review insurance policies
  • Check credit report
  • Spring clean your computer, keyboard, and mouse
  • Clean and organize desk drawers
  • Dust and polish wood furniture
  • Dust bookshelves

Spring Clean Miscellaneous Items

  • Spring clean your purse or bag
  • Clean cell phones and other devices
  • Clean remote controls
  • Clean keys
  • Clean pet feeding dishes
  • Clean out expired medications and vitamins

Spring Clean Outside

  • Sweep deck
  • Power wash deck
  • Stain deck
  • Power spray siding
  • Touch up paint trim, wood, doors, and shutters
  • Power wash garage door
  • Clean outside door frames
  • Wipe away cobwebs
  • Shake out entry mat
  • Clean grill
  • Clean and repair gutters
  • Replace broken bricks, wood, or stone
  • Clean outdoor light fixtures
  • Wash outside windows
  • Clean outside patio furniture
  • Trim trees, bushes and shrubbery
  • Check and repair sprinklers
  • Inspect roof shingles
  • Wipe away cobwebs
  • Plant flowers
  • Plant garden
  • Add mulch
  • Clean outdoor trash cans
  • Clean out garage
  • Wash and wax vehicles

Happy Cleaning!

-Iverson Homes Team-
Written By: Megan Schwartz, Client Services Coordinator

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