The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

There is no better way to create calm than to deep clean your home. You don’t have to do it all at once (in fact, we do not recommend that!). Break it into doable chunks and take your time. The more attentive you are, the better you will feel. Be sure to purge as you go and lighten your load! Only keep items you use and love. If you aren’t sure where to donate your gently used items, check out our Featured Post for a list of resources. 

Happy spring cleaning!

All Rooms (The Essentials)

  • Dust ceiling fans/light fixtures
  • Clean window sills and tracks
  • Wash window screens
  • Vacuum curtains/dust blinds
  • Wipe down walls and ceiling
  • Dust baseboards
  • Sweep and mop floors
  • Carpets shampooed and cleaned
  • Rugs vacuumed or professionally cleaned
  • Disinfect doorknobs and light switches
  • Dust doors
  • Dust light fixtures/furniture
  • Pay close attention to corners – cobwebs love to settle there!
  • Replace batteries of smoke and/CO detectors


  • Wipe down outer cabinets
  • Disinfect cabinet pulls
  • Wipe out the inside of cabinets (they get especially dirty!)
  • Clean all appliances, big and small, including the crumb tray in your toaster
  • Descale coffee makers/machines
  • Clean out fridge – purge expired items
  • Wipe down shelves inside of fridge
  • Vacuum under and and behind the fridge (pay attention to the coils)
  • Clean oven
  • Sanitize sink
  • Clear out under sink cabinet


  • Purge and organize dresser drawers
  • Purge and organize closet
  • Washing bedding and pillows
  • Change out winter bedding for spring/summer bedding
  • Rotate mattress
  • Disinfect kids’ toys


  • Purge, clean, and organize cabinets and drawers
  • Check expiration dates on medicines and toiletries
  • Clean sink, tub, toilet
  • Scrub floors
  • Wash shower curtain and bathmat
  • Wash towels
  • Reseal grout (if necessary)

Home Office

  • Sort and purge paper files
  • Purge, clean and organize desk drawers
  • Wipe down desk
  • Clean/disinfect keyboard, mouse, phone

Living Room

  • Vacuum all cushions, furniture, drapes
  • Oil wood furniture (it’s dry in Colorado!)
  • Dust any lamps/light fixtures

Laundry Room

  • Clean drum in washer
  • Clean behind the washer and dryer
  • Thoroughly clean lint trap

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