This Sensible Spring Cleaning Checklist Won’t Waste Your Time

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Spring cleaning is in the air! Can you feel it?

If you’re like me and try to anticipate the perfect day to devote entirely to spring cleaning before you actually do anything, this handy spring cleaning checklist is just what you need to make the job less daunting.

When should you start spring cleaning? Anytime during the spring (or even earlier — whatever works for you!) I usually start my efforts sometime during the month of March, because I like knowing I can slowly chip away at my list throughout April and May as well.

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My “Spring Into Clean” Spring Cleaning Checklist

To make this checklist, I started with a list of common deep cleaning projects, organized them by room, and got rid of anything that felt superfluous or less-than-necessary. The result is a list of manageable tasks that fits onto a single-page checklist!

Here’s what you’ll find on the checklist:


  • Sweep and mop floors 
  • Clean underneath appliances 
  • Clean the dishwasher 
  • Clean the oven 
  • Clean the microwave 
  • Clear old food out of the fridge 
  • Wipe down fridge inside and out 
  • Defrost and clean freezer 
  • Vacuum fridge coils 
  • Clean cabinets 
  • Organize pantry 
  • Clean range hood filter 
  • Clean stove burners and burner pans


  • Clean toilet inside and out 
  • Clean bathtubs and showers
  • Soak shower heads in vinegar to descale
  • Launder bath mats, rugs, and shower curtain liners 
  • Launder towels 
  • Replace old toothbrushes 
  • Throw away old makeup, toiletries, hair brushes, etc. 
  • Organize cabinets, drawers, and closets 
  • Clean exhaust fan 
  • Inspect grout lines and caulking for damage

Living Room

  • Launder throw pillow covers and throw blankets 
  • Dust and polish furniture 
  • Dust decor items and picture frames 
  • Clean fireplace 
  • Spot clean upholstery as needed


  • Flip and/or rotate mattresses 
  • Donate unwanted and unused clothes 
  • Organize closets 
  • Organize dressers 
  • Organize nightstands 
  • Launder all washable bedding including pillows, blankets, and mattress pads


  • Shred and recycle unnecessary documents 
  • Organize filing system 
  • Organize desk drawers 
  • Dust bookshelves 
  • Organize office and craft supplies

Garage & Yard

  • Power wash siding, driveway, and patio/deck 
  • Clean grills and barbecues 
  • Wash patio furniture and cushions 
  • Clean out and wash cars and trucks 
  • Donate unused items in garage 
  • Trim trees and shrubs 
  • Clean out gutters 
  • Clean and organize tools 
  • Inspect roof for damage

Related: 26 Spring Cleaning Must-Haves To Make Cleaning Easier

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There is just something so satisfying about checking off spring cleaning chores!

How To Use My Spring Cleaning Checklist

When you’ve got some time, pick a room, pick a job, and get cleaning! Print as many copies of the checklist as you need to cover additional bathrooms, bedrooms, etc.

If you finish one job and you’ve still got time to spare, pick another task and keep going — you’ll have your spring cleaning done in no time, and with a lot less stress involved! Plus, you’ll get to enjoy the extreme satisfaction of checking the tasks off your spring cleaning checklist! (For more checklist satisfaction, see the link below!)

Related: The Easy Way To Stay On Top Of Everyday Chores (Chore Tracker)

I also recommend listening to my Spring Cleaning Playlist to stay motivated and keep your energy up. (If slow jams and love songs are more your speed, check out my Valentine’s playlist!)

Download my spring cleaning checklist as a PDF file below.

“Spring Into Clean” Spring Cleaning Checklist

This printable checklist will make it easier than ever to keep track of your spring cleaning efforts.

Get your home sparkling with our spring cleaning checklist printable.

Download The Checklist

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Jill Nystul is an accomplished writer and author who founded the blog One Good Thing by Jillee in 2011. With over 30 years of experience in homemaking, she has become a trusted resource for contemporary homemakers by offering practical solutions to everyday household challenges.I share creative homemaking and lifestyle solutions that make your life easier and more enjoyable!

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  1. I have both charts copied off, and I am going to do one chart one week and work off the other chart the next week. I have both in clear folders now and will use the erasable ink to mark off each chore. I loved this idea. I think the idea of the erasable ink allows you to be a little more flexible which to me is important to me.

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