The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring Cleaning Checklist

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

Are you ready for warmer weather? While spring brings so much warmth into our lives, it also brings allergens into our homes. Dust mites, pet dander, mold, and pollen – those are just a few of the pollutants we need to rid our homes of this spring. So, how do we do it? Spring cleaning! Follow this spring cleaning checklist to make sure your home is spotless so you can live comfortably and breathe easier.


With all the coming and going, your entryway can get pretty dirty, whether you realize it or not! To best clean your entryway, follow these steps:

  • Sweep, mop, or vacuum floors or rugs
  • Clean baseboards and make sure to get the corners
  • Wipe down the walls
  • Dust above door frames and along air vents
  • Clean doors with appropriate cleaning products for the surface
  • Organize entryway tables, shelves, shoes, and decor


Living Room / Den

The living room has also had its fair share of coming and going, but has more elements to it than the entryway. Get started on your living room next!

  • Wipe down tabletops, the mantle, the TV stand, the TV, and the couches and chairs
  • Sweep, mop, or vacuum floors or rugs
  • Wash pillows and blankets
  • Dust the blinds and clean the windows
  • Dust off the ceiling fan (you might find more dust here than you’d think!)
  • Dust or vacuum any air vents and ensure they’re not covered by furniture
  • Organize furniture, remotes, and decor



Oh, the kitchen – the room that can never seem to stay clean. It’s definitely time for a deep clean here and we’ve got the steps to get you there.

  • Wipe all countertops and backsplashes 
  • Dust all flat surfaces
  • Clean the stove top, oven, microwave, and dishwasher
  • Clean any dirty dishes
  • Clean out the refrigerator and freezer getting rid of any expired food or drinks
  • Clean out pantry of any expired food or drinks
  • Remove items from cabinets and dust inside
  • Wipe down walls and clean the baseboards
  • Dust or vacuum any air vents
  • Sweep and mop kitchen floor
  • Clean any rugs or mats
  • Take out the trash


Dining Room

As you may not have a dining room, you definitely have somewhere you eat. Follow these tips to clean the area they may apply to:

  • Dust and polish furniture as well as any china in cabinets
  • Wash chair cushions according to instructions
  • Wipe down walls and clean baseboards
  • Dust blinds and clean windows
  • Dust or vacuum any air vents
  • Clean light fixtures
  • Sweep and mop dining room floor



Our bedroom is where we spend much of our time, so it might need extra attention. Clean every bedroom in your house by following these tips:

  • Put away clothes, papers, toys, blankets, or pillows lying astray
  • Organize closets, dresser drawers, and side tables
  • Dust and polish furniture 
  • Clean sheets, pillow cases, pillows, and comforters
  • Dust fan and clean light fixtures
  • Wipe down walls and clean baseboards
  • Dust blinds and clean windows
  • Vacuum or dust all air vents and ensure they’re not covered by furniture
  • Sweep, mop, vacuum, or steam clean floors or rugs
  • Organize bedroom decor



Your bathroom needs to stay pristine for health and sanitary reasons, so we know it definitely needs a good cleaning. Deep clean the bathrooms by following these steps:

  • Clean out drawers and cabinets to discard old medications, makeup, or trash
  • Clean off countertops
  • Wipe down countertops and clean mirrors
  • Clean toilets, sinks, tubs, and showers with appropriate cleaning products
  • Clean or replace showerhead
  • Replace shower curtain liner
  • Wash any rugs or floor mats
  • Dust or vacuum any air vents
  • Scrub tile, then sweep and mop floors
  • Wipe down walls and clean baseboards


Laundry Room

Our laundry rooms have seen our best days and our worst, so they’ve been through a lot this year. Cleaning up the laundry room will make washing clothes easier.

  • Clean washing machine
  • Clean dryer of any lent
  • Get a professional dryer vent cleaning
  • Organize laundry supplies on shelves
  • Discard of any empty boxes or bottles
  • Wipe down walls and clean baseboards
  • Wipe down any countertops or cabinets
  • Dust or vacuum any air vents
  • Sweep, mop, or vacuum floors



If you dread going into your garage because of the mess, it’s time to clean it up!

  • Open the door and air it out
  • Declutter the mess (organize onto shelves or in boxes)
  • Wipe down walls
  • Sweep the floors
  • Clean windows
  • Properly clean up or store any petroleum products or spills



Do you have a home office? Even if you haven’t had it for long, go ahead and tidy it up. 

  • Recycle or throw away unneeded papers
  • Organize electronics, furniture, books, and decor
  • Dust and polish furniture
  • Wipe down walls and clean baseboards
  • Dust or vacuum any air vents
  • Dust and clean electronics, keyboards, and trackpads
  • Sweep, mop, or vacuum office floor



Check over this miscellaneous list to make sure you didn’t miss anything that may apply to your household:

  • Clean and put away any of the kids toys lying around the house
  • Replace batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Replace lightbulbs that are burned out
  • Clean all door handles and light switches (those get touched the most!)
  • Clean any designated pet areas
  • Change your air filter in your HVAC system
  • Clean around the outside HVAC unit
  • Pressure wash the house, driveway, and sidewalk
  • Wash clothes
  • Have an air purification system installed in your home to eliminate 99.9% of airborne allergens from your household.


What’s Next?

Another thing you should be doing to get ready for warmer weather is having preventative maintenance performed on your HVAC system by the professionals at Barrett Heating & Cooling. We’re your trusted American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Customer Care Dealer in Prattville, AL. Our professional staff can answer any questions you might have.

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