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Spring cleaning Room by Room-Deep cleaning checklist

by Kayla Mackinnon
Spring cleaning Room by Room-Deep cleaning checklist

Spring cleaning can seem like a daunting task. There are so many things to do and it is hard to know where to start.  The best way to tackle a spring clean is to do it room to room. If you try to clean the whole house at once it can be overwhelming. The best thing you can do is to tackle one room per day or per weekend.

A clean home will smell and look great. Here is a comprehensive room by room deep cleaning checklist.

What you will need:

  • A good quality vacuum 

  • Mop

  • Mop bucket

  • Pressure cleaner (optional)

  • Cloths 

  • Sponges

  • Dish soap

  • Furniture polish 

  • Upholstery cleaner 

  • Duster

  • A dustpan

  • Multi-purpose cleaner

  • Toilet brush 

  • Toilet cleaner

  • Glass cleaner or ammonia

  • Spray bottles

  • Vinegar 

  • Baking soda

  • Oven cleaner 

  • Broom

  • An outdoor boom 

  • Some willpower

General deep cleaning checklist

  • Clean all baseboards

  • Wash walls 

  • Clean all of your doors

  • Dust entire home (Including furniture, doors, etc)

  • Polish wooden furniture

  • Replace lightbulbs 

  • Remove your rugs and doormats, shake out and give them a deep clean

  • Thoroughly vacuum your entire home

  • Mop entire home (obviously this does not include your carpet)

  • Clean windowsills

  • Clean windows inside and out

  • Disinfect your children’s toys 

  • Clean and wash soft toys 

  • Wash all of your curtains 

  • Wash and change bedsheets

  • Deep clean your carpet- if possible hire a steam cleaner if your carpet really needs a proper clean

  • Touch up paint 

  • Sanitise high traffic areas such as light switches and doorknobs 

  • Sanitise your remote controls

  • Clean air vents 

  • Replace smoke detector batteries 

  • Do a de-clutter and see what items you can donate or sell

  • Remove stains from furniture if possible 

  • Clean mirrors

  • Put everything in its place (washing, dishes, toys etc)

Deep kitchen cleaning checklist

  • Deep clean your rangehood including its filters

  • Clean out your fridge, freezer and pantry 

  • Deep clean your fridge and freezer

  • Deep clean pantry shelves 

  • Clean your dishwasher

  • Move your fridge so that you can clean under it

  • Organise your fridge, freezer and pantry 

  • Deep clean your oven 

  • Remove everything from cupboards and clean your cupboards

  • Re-arrange and re-organise your kitchen cupboards

  • Get rid of anything in your kitchen that you do not need 

  • Scrub the outsides of your cabinets

  • Clean walls

  • Clean stove, including knobs and burners

  • Remove everything from drawers and thoroughly clean the drawers. 

  • Rearrange and reorganise your drawers. If possible use drawer dividers to keep everything in its place

  • Make sure all of your Tupperware has lids. If it does not consider throwing it away

  • De-scale and clean your kettle

  • Clean your toaster

  • Thoroughly clean and sanitize your microwave

  • Clean all of your other appliances

  • Make sure everything is away and you only have the essentials on your countertop

  • Scrub your countertops and ensure you clean under everything

  • Clean your splashback

  • Clean and organise under your sink

  • Deep clean the floors

  • Wash tea towels

  • Sharpen knives

  • Clean the outside of your fridge and dishwasher

  • Clean and disinfect your bin (trashcan)

  • Disinfect doorknobs, fridge handle, oven handle etc

  • Get rid of anything that does not belong in the kitchen and put it in its place

  • Clean and unclog sink 

  • Clean knife block

  • Polish and clean tapware

Deep bathroom cleaning checklist

  • Take anything that doesn’t belong in the bathroom and put it in its place

  • Remove everything from the shower and bath and throw out any empty products and dispose of products you no longer want

  • Remove everything from bathroom drawers and cabinets and throw away things you no longer want and need

  • Scrub drawer and cupboard interiors

  • Clean your sink

  • Unclog your drains

  • Re-arrange and re-organise cupboards

  • Wipe cupboard exteriors

  • Clean mirrors

  • Deep clean your toothbrush holder

  • Clean your toilet brush 

  • Empty and disinfect bathroom bins

  • Clean showerhead

  • Clean tapware

  • Wash all of your towels and bathmats

  • Wash baseboards

  • Scrub your tiles 

  • Clean windows

  • Wash and clean curtains 

  • Clean windowsills

  • Deep clean your toilet (inside, outside and around the back)

  • Remove rust from toilet screws

  • Scrub your bath 

  • Remove soap scum from shower

  • Deep clean your shower

  • Reseal grout 

  • Scrub grout 

  • If you have a shower curtain give it a deep clean

  • Scrub soap dishes

  • Clean your shower caddy 

  • Disinfect the countertops 

  • Clean the towel rails 

  • Clean the toilet roll holder 

  • Give the bathroom a dust 

  • Clean bathroom vents 

  • Disinfect light switches, doorknobs and cabinet handles

  • Clean both sides of the bathroom door

  • Refill or replace empty soap

  • Deep clean the floors

  • Clean walls

  • Retighten toilet screws

Deep living area cleaning checklist

  • Dust thoroughly 

  • Deep clean floors 

  • Deep clean furniture

  • If there is any clutter that doesn’t belong in the living room- put it in its place

  • Wash throw cushions and throw rugs 

  • Deep clean rug 

  • Sanitize remote controls 

  • Clean lamps

  • Clean your TV but be careful and do not get your TV wet

  • Carefully dust lights/ chandeliers 

  • Vacuum curtains

  • Clean fireplace if necessary

  • Clean your coasters 

  • Vacuum under your couch cushions 

  • Move furniture to clean the floor underneath if necessary 

  • Declutter

  • Organise your TV unit

Deep bedroom cleaning checklist

  • Clean and flip mattresses

  • Wash bedsheets

  • Clean duvets

  • Clean under the beds

  • Change bedsheets

  • Make beds

  • Wash pillows 

  • Wash throw cushions and throw blankets

  • Empty drawers and clean drawer interiors 

  • Fold all of your clothing and re-organise your drawers

  • Find matching socks and organise sock and underwear drawers

  • Clean the outsides of drawers

  • Clean out your wardrobe and donate anything you no longer want

  • Organise your wardrobe 

  • Thoroughly clean the floors

  • Clean lamp and light fixtures 

  • If you have a bin in your bedroom empty and disinfect your bin thoroughly

  • Clean and polish furniture

Deep laundry cleaning checklist 

  • Clean your washing machine 

  • Clean your lint filter

  • Wipe your down your appliances

  • Clean the walls 

  • Scrub and clean your laundry sink 

  • Clean out your laundry cupboard 

  • Throw away anything you no longer need or use

  • Put anything that doesn’t belong in the laundry back in its place

  • Wash all laundry 

  • Clean the surfaces and countertops

  • Clean behind and underneath your appliances

  • Thoroughly clean the floors

  • Clean your washing baskets

  • Put away laundry

  • Clean the windows 

  • Finish by giving your laundry a thorough organize

  • Clean your dryer

Deep dining room cleaning checklist

  • Put anything that doesn’t belong in the dining room back in its place

  • Polish and clean furniture

  • Clean tablecloths and seat covers

  • Clean seat cushions 

  • Thoroughly clean floors

  • Clean placemats

  • Wipe down the chairs

  • Clean any mirrors

  • Clean and dust any decorative items

  • Organise your dining room 

  • Organise your dining room buffet 

Deep entryway and hallway cleaning checklist

  • Gather up items that do not belong in the hallway and put them away 

  • Thoroughly clean floors

  • Clean any furniture

  • Wipe down baseboards 

  • Clean any doors 

  • Clean the front of your front door 

  • Disinfect and clean doorknobs 

  • Clean and organise your shoe rack if necessary 

  • Clean your entry mat

  • Finish by giving your entry or hallway a thorough organise

Deep home office cleaning checklist

  • Gather anything that does not belong in the home office and put it in its place

  • Get rid of clutter (Receipts, letters, old mail etc)

  • Organise your paperwork

  • Take everything out of your desks and cabinets and give them a proper clean 

  • Reorganise your desk and cabinets

  • Polish and clean furniture

  • Wipe down and clean your desk

  • Clean your windowsills 

  • Thoroughly clean the floors 

  • Clean and disinfect your keyboard, mouse and computer 

  • Clean under and behind furniture 

  • Give the room a full organization

Deep outdoor cleaning checklist

  • Get rid of junk and clutter

  • Clean and sweep your concreted areas

  • Clean and sweep your driveway
  • Pull out weeds 

  • Trim hedges, bushes and do some garden maintenance

  • Clean your outdoor windows 

  • Clean your outdoor foot mats

  • Mow the lawn

  • Clean outdoor furniture

  • Clean your front and back doors 

  • Clean the gutters 

Good luck and enjoy your newly clean home

 

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