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Free Printable Spring Cleaning Checklist for Moms

It’s that time of year you guys!  Aren’t you hyped and ready for spring?  It’s beautiful and fresh. The crisp cool weather just puts your mind on renewing yourself and your mind.  This is the prep for summer and you can get started with my printable spring cleaning checklist!

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Thinking Spring! Cleaning Checklist for Moms

I love hearing the birds coming back and thinking about the adventures coming in the summertime.  While the snow is melting, I also consider all the things I meant to get done in the house while it was dark days inside.  

Around early spring, I automatically do a brain dump to re-organize my life.  

Of course, some type of spring checklist evolves from that which entails preparing a summer schedule, catching up on little details I’ve missed during the first quarter of the year and then a spring cleaning checklist.

I thought it would be great this year to throw together something for you to get the cleaning itch scratched, without going overboard in that area.  

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We all know that as moms we just don’t have time to be super immaculate homemakers, even the queen of clean, Marie Kondo has relaxed her methods as a mom.   So if you don’t hit all the checkboxes on your spring cleaning checklist, you are totally normal!   

The best thing a mom can do for her family is be there for them, not exhaust herself to reach some ideal definition of clean

Here is the Spring Checklist Template

If you want a spring cleaning checklist template, I’ve written it out here. Some ideas for how to use this cleaning checklist template:

  • Pick and choose what works for you and make a handwritten list.  
  • Copy and paste to a Google or Word Doc.  
  • Make your own printable using Adobe, Canva or some other graphic design software.  

However, keep in mind that I created an easy-to-use, ‘just download and go’ spring cleaning checklist printable for you! 🙂

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Safety First
During Spring Cleaning and again in the Fall, it’s a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and check your carbon monoxide detectors too. Check that your fire extinguisher is not expired. Wipe down all of those safety units so they are free of dust.  You can also review your fire safety and escape plans.

Spring Cleaning Your Living Room

  • Put away and tidy up
  • Dust furniture
  • Dust and clean decor
  • Dust and clean lamp shades
  • Dust and clean baseboards
  • Dust blinds
  • Clean and change curtains
  • Wash throws and pillows
  • Clean window sills and windows (inside and outside)
  • Wipe down remotes
  • Dust and clean tv, electronics, screens
  • Mop or vacuum floors
  • Shampoo rugs or carpets
  • Vacuum couch and chairs
  • Clean ceiling fans
  • Polish furniture

Spring Cleaning Your Kitchen

  • Clean the fridge, inside and out, top and behind!
    • Vacuum the coils. 
    • Defrost the freezer and wipe down.
    • Remove expired food.
  • Deep clean oven and stove top
  • Clean the exhaust fan/range hood
  • Degrease backsplash and cabinet doors (don’t forget the ceiling above the stove)
  • Clean the microwave 
  • Clean dishwasher
  • Wash and wipe surfaces, shelves and kitchen walls
  • Clean hardware 
  • Clean utensil drawers and trays
  • Remove any expired items from the pantry, wipe down the shelves 
  • Clear countertops and clean with disinfectant.
  • Clean dishwasher
  • Degrease backsplash
  • Clean the kitchen sink, drain and disposal 
  • Wash dishcloths and sanitize sponges
  • Sweep and mop floors, include kitchen mats
  • Wipe baseboards

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Spring Cleaning Your Dining Room

  • Dust china cabinet
  • Wash table linens 
  • Clean table
  • Clean windows and window sills
  • Dust blinds or wash curtains
  • Dust and polish furniture
  • Vacuum or spot clean chair cushions
  • Wipe baseboards
  • Sweep, vacuum, and mop 
  • Shampoo any rugs or carpet

Spring Cleaning Your Bathrooms

  • Clean sink(s)
  • Clean vanity
  • Clean mirror(s)
  • Clean makeup brushes and hair tools
  • Clean medicine cabinet 
  • Throw out expired products and medications 
  • Clean hardware
  • Scrub tile grout
  • Wipe baseboards
  • Clean tub/shower
  • Clean showerhead 
  • Replace shower curtain liner
  • Clean the toilet
  • Sweep and mop floors
  • Put out clean towels and washcloths

Spring Cleaning Your Bedrooms

  • Wash all bedding
  • Flip/Rotate mattress(es) 
  • Clear out storage and/or sweep underneath the bed
  • declutter clothing
  • Wipe down baseboards
  • Dust/polish furniture
  • Clean windows and window sills
  • Dust blinds
  • Clean and change curtains
  • Sweep, vacuum, and mop floors
  • Shampoo rugs or carpets

Spring Cleaning Your Kids’ Playroom

  • Put away and tidy up
  • Sanitize plastic toys, door knobs, and light switches
  • Wash stuffed animals and soft toys
  • Declutter old, unused toys
  • Spot clean and dust any furniture
  • Sweep, vacuum, and mop 
  • Shampoo rugs or carpets

Spring Cleaning Your Office

  • Sanitize keyboard, mouse, and other electronics
  • Clean computer screens
  • Check the printer and other equipment for maintenance needs
  • Dust, spot clean and polish furniture
  • Dust bookshelf

Spring Cleaning Your Laundry Room

  • Wipe walls, baseboards, shelves and cabinets
  • Clean washing machine 
  • Clean dryer vent
  • Clean lint trap thoroughly
  • Organize laundry supplies
  • Sweep and mop floors

Spring Cleaning Your Entryway and Hallway

  • Clean door and check for maintenance needs
  • Sweep and mop floors
  • Vacuum and clean doormat(s) and rugs
  • Wipe down/Dust any furniture
  • Organize shoes, jackets, coats
  • Hang jackets
  • Organize mail, sort, and file paperwork

Spring Cleaning Your Garage

  • Declutter tools, toys and outdoor equipment
  • Sweep out the entire area
  • Clean garage door and frame
  • Check for garage door maintenance needs
  • Clean windows
  • Clean shelves
  • Wash the car(s) and polish

Spring Cleaning Every Room

  • Take out the trash
  • Replace air filters 
  • Clean vents/registers
  • Clean light fixtures
  • Clean windows
  • Replace light bulbs as needed
  • Sanitize door handles
  • Sanitize light switches

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Printable Spring Cleaning Checklist: FAQs 

What is spring cleaning?

The tradition of spring cleaning seems to originate from the Jewish holiday of Passover which takes place in March/April.  Before the holiday a general cleaning of the home took place. Spring cleaning is the annual tradition of deep cleaning your home from top to bottom.  

What is the difference between spring cleaning and general cleaning?

A spring cleaning is a very thorough deep clean of areas you do not have time for during a routine clean.  General cleaning is basic upkeep for a workably clean home.

Do people still do spring cleaning?

Yes!  There are many people who do some type of preparation for warmer weather.  It may be cleaning up and putting out the patio furniture or a detailed scrub of every inch of their home.  

When should I start spring cleaning?

Spring cleaning can be any time between March and May, however, many moms will enlist kids during spring break.  

How do you prepare for spring cleaning?

Reading a post like this, making a list of cleaning supplies and scheduling a few days or a week to tackle the project.  Depending on your house and household size, you may want to ask for help and delegate tasks.

Should you wash walls when spring cleaning?

This is entirely up to you and the level of cleanliness of your walls.  Perhaps you would opt for painting the walls or adding them to your regular cleaning schedule.

What is the best cleaning schedule?

After you’ve done your spring cleaning you should continue with your clean home throughout the summer and the rest of the year. The best cleaning schedule, however, will be a schedule you do consistently in a reasonable amount of time per week.

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  1. Awesome post! I love spring and it’s the perfect time to do some cleaning and let the fresh air in. Thank you for sharing your awesome tips!