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The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

Updated: Mar 15, 2021

As the winter days melt away, temperatures get warmer and days get longer. The emergence of spring brings the hopeful possibilities of new beginnings.

In this fresh, budding season we're always hopeful a magical fairy might appear and attend to all of our seasonal cleaning tasks.

Should the fairies not answer your wishes this year, we’ve put together an essential checklist for Spring Cleaning necessities!

Home maintenance

  • Examine your gutters and roof for debris, such as pine needles, leaves, and ice. Using a blower or broom, clean them out so everything runs smoothly for the next season.

  • Test the batteries in your smoke or carbon monoxide detectors. Replace them if needed.

  • Clean reachable exterior windows. Examine both windows and doors for cracks and leaks.

  • Check on your HVAC unit. Change the filter and straighten coils.

Every room

  • Wash windows. Remove the screens, rinse, and replace them after air drying.

  • Clean blinds using a microfiber cloth or handheld vacuum. Remove and launder curtains.

  • Wipe moldings and baseboards with a damp, microfiber cloth.

  • Clean vents.

  • Wash light fixtures and dust lampshades.

  • Dust ceiling fans and rotate airflow.

  • Disinfect switch plates and light switches.


  • De-clutter your closet. Donate unused clothes and swap out items for weather-appropriate styles.

  • Vacuum mattresses, spot clean if needed, and flip.

  • Launder or dry clean pillows.

  • Vacuum or sweep under beds.


  • Remove all items from the refrigerator and freezer. Mix a quart of warm water and a quarter cup of baking soda; wipe shelves clean.

  • Dispose of expired condiments and pantry items.

  • Deep clean oven.

  • Remove items and wipe the insides of drawers and cupboards.

  • Clean inside the microwave.

  • Disinfect garbage can.


  • Wash shower curtains and replace liners. Clean shower doors.

  • Disinfect garbage can.

  • Wash toothbrush holder in the dishwasher.

  • Remove items from inside drawers: purge unused or expired toiletries.

  • Wipe insides of drawers and cabinets.

Laundry room

  • If possible, pull out the washer and dryer and clean behind them.

  • Wipe down all shelves, cabinets, and other surfaces.

  • Run a cleaning cycle on your washing machine.

While cleaning fairies probably won't appear to help, we can! Give our team a call to give your home a spring cleaning kick-start!

Reach out today to learn more about our house cleaning, organizing, and enhanced cleaning services. Request your free in-home consultation or call 404-926-6410 today for more information!

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