Bring on Spring: Spring Cleaning Printable Checklist

One of the first things I get the urge to do when the weather starts to warm up is my Spring Cleaning.  I love opening up the windows and giving the house a good thorough scrubbing. It’s the time I finally tackle those areas that get neglected all winter-like wiping down all the doors and trim, or airing out the mattresses and decluttering drawers and closets.

Unlike before I had kids there is really no way these days that I can get all of my cleaning finished in one day or even a weekend. I usually do it in bits and pieces over the course of a couple weeks as the weather starts to improve.  I’ve found that keeping a checklist and crossing things off as I finish them helps me keep track of what I have and have not cleaned yet and helps keep me focused so that I can make the most of my time when cleaning.

In case you are like me, I created this pretty little checklist to help you along the way.

Spring Cleaning checklist guide

Just click on the checklist above to open up a printable pdf you can use to keep track of your Spring Cleaning!

Have you started your Spring Cleaning yet?  What parts of your home most need to be refreshed? Be sure to stop in tomorrow and we’ll talk about how to update your wardrobe and get a more polished look without a lot of time and money!

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    • Melissa says

      too funny Cindy, I constantly wish I could hire a maid, at least a few times a year to give the house a deep clean. But unfortunately I’m just too cheap to pay someone to do something I’m capable of doing myself {sigh}

  1. says

    Oooooo! I love a good check list! Looks like you’ve got just about everything covered there! Can’t wait to set aside a day or two to work through it! Once I can actually open the windows that is…

  2. says

    I need more coffee. We were up all night with a puking baby! My sentence made no sense…let’s try again…I have good intentions of doing everything on the list! :)

  3. Crystal says

    I havent started my spring cleaning, but I need to…just putting it off as long as possible…lol!!

    • Melissa says

      I try to get a little bit done every time the weather warms up for a day or two, hopefully by time Spring actually arrives it will be finished and I can enjoy the weather!

    • Melissa says

      I wish it was shorter too Melinda, but much of it is the repetitive and it goes faster than it looks I promise…the list helps keep you focused!

    • Melissa says

      Hope it helps Bonny! i have to have lists for everything or I’ll forget what I’m doing-I’m easily distracted!

  4. CArolina From Artorca says

    The check list is great. It has everything factor which is common in all bedrooms. and staying on common things you have made it more useful otherwise that list would have been very long and boring.

  5. says

    This is simply perfect timing! I’m prepping my house for selling and found you from the Shaken Together linky party. You’ve given a perfect checklist to keep me on top of the house before selling. Thank you for creating this checklist.
    Jen @ Noting Grace

    • Melissa says

      At least the list makes it go faster so you don’t have as much time to come up with excuses not to do it!! Thanks for stopping by! ~Melissa

  6. says

    Great list! Since we just moved, I’m still in the stages of unpacking and figuring out where to put everything. However, I noticed some window sills have mold! So I think that will be on my list of cleaning in the next few days.

    • Melissa says

      I hope it helps Caren! I find having a list makes checking and cleaning things much faster! Good luck settling into your new place! ~Melissa

    • Melissa says

      Hi Jen! We moved into our house last April-new construction home and it’s incredible how “gunky” the house has gotten already. I hope the list helps, thanks for stopping by! ~Melissa

  7. says

    This is amazing, I love it! I am horrible at cleaning & organizing and I hate it! I hate it mostly because it overwhelms me because I’m not good at it. But this totally helps me break it down and make it doable. Pinning for future reference!

    • Melissa says

      I hope it helps Natalia! I can’t get everything done without a checklist to keep me organized and this list makes it much easier and faster for me!

  8. Lisa says

    It could be wrong info, but I was told not to power wash my siding as water can get up underneath it and cause problems. Other than that, great list!

    • Melissa says

      I haven’t heard that Lisa but will have to do some research! I know that they power washed our house right before we closed last year (it was brand new) and the person power washing it got too close to the siding and it left marks and they had to replace some pieces of the siding so I’d be careful if you do it regardless! (That stuff is firmly in my hubby’s lane for me!)


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