The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring cleaning...nobody really likes it but we all have to do it. The hardest part is always figuring out where to start. Knus House wants to help you with your spring cleaning this year, so we have compiled the ultimate spring cleaning checklist plus a printable list to get you started. 

Entire House

  • Dust in ceiling corners, framed decor, plants and any other places dust has accumulated 
  • Clean light fixtures and switches
  • Wipe down baseboards and walls
  • Clean windows, window sills, blinds and curtains 
  • Donate any unused items
  • Toss out broken/old items
  • Wipe down bookcases, end tables, shelves and any other surfaces in each room


  • Wash, dry and put away all dishes
  • Clean inside fridge + freezer (remove all food, toss old food and reorganize) 
  • Wipe down outside fridge + freezer
  • Clean oven inside + out
  • Clean stove top
  • Clean microwave inside + out
  • Clean dishwasher inside + out
  • Wipe down counters + sink
  • Clean out cabinets (toss out old food and reorganize)
  • Clean out drawers (remove items, empty crumbs and dust)
  • Wipe outside of cabinets and drawers
  • Toss out or donate any kitchen gadgets you no longer use
  • Replace sponges and wash dish towels
  • Empty and clean garbage can
  • Sweep/mop floors

* For a deeper clean, move appliances away from the wall and clean under/behind them.


  • Clean toilets inside + out
  • Clean tub and shower walls
  • Clean sink
  • Clean mirrors
  • Wipe down counters
  • Clean out drawers and cabinets
  • Wash or replace shower curtain liner 
  • Wash all bathmats 
  • Toss out or donate any expired products
  • Empty and clean garbage can
  • Sweep/mop floors

Living Room

  • Wash all throw blankets
  • Wash any throw pillows with removable cases
  • Wash any removable sofa cushion covers
  • Rotate any removable sofa cushions
  • Move furniture and clean under
  • Vacuum sofas and chairs and any throw pillows without covers
  • Clean off television and any other electronics or remotes
  • Donate any unused items
  • Vacuum area rugs or carpet
  • Sweep/Mop any wood/laminate flooring


  • Wash all sheets, blankets, pillow cases and mattress toppers 
  • Flip or rotate mattresses
  • Clean under bed, behind dressers and nightstands
  • Clean lamp shades and dust any exposed lamp light bulbs
  • Vacuum area rugs or carpet
  • Sweep/Mop any wood/laminate flooring
  • Donate old clothing
  • Put away winter clothing 
  • Organize closets 

Laundry Room

  • Wash, dry, fold and iron (if needed) any dirty laundry
  • Clean lint filter
  • Wipe out inside of washer and dryer 
  • Clean up excess lint that has fallen 
  • Wipe down washer and dryer inside + out

Misc Cleaning

  • clean purses, backpacks, briefcases or bags
  • clean cell phones and other devices
  • clean keys
  • clean pet feeding dishes
  • clean out expired medications and vitamins
  • clean/detail cars inside and out

We hope you have a successful spring cleaning! Let us know if there’s anything else you would add to this list, and don’t forget to download our FREE printable Spring Cleaning Checklist. Happy cleaning!


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