Spring Cleaning in One Day

Spring cleaning — the best of times, the worst of times. Any way you view it, spring cleaning your home is the best way to give your house new life after it’s been closed up all winter. And what better way to set a day aside and conquer your cleaning in one fell swoop? With this checklist in hand, throw some old clothes on, turn on some music, and prepare to get dirty!


  • Vacuum your mattress.
  • Wash sheets, pillows, and curtains.
  • Shake out your rugs.
  • Clean out closets and dressers, donating old or ill-fitting clothes, and tossing anything with rips and stains. Then organize the remaining clothes so they’re easy to find.
  • Toss out any expired makeup and clean makeup brushes.

Livingroom and Office

  • Move furniture and vacuum underneath.
  • Tidy shelves and display areas.
  • Clear out old magazines, mail, and unnecessary documents.
  • Wipe down electronics with glass cleaner — and find ALL the remotes while you’re at it!
  • Toss or donate clutter.


  • Scour shower, bathtub, sinks, and toilets.
  • Dust and disinfect counters and shelves.
  • Unclog drains.
  • Throw bathmats, towels, and washcloths in the wash.
  • Clean out drawers and medicine cabinets, and throw out old makeup and toiletries that have just been taking up space. If you have expired or old medications, skip the trash and dispose of them properly by finding a drug take-back location near you.


  • Dust and disinfect counters and shelves.
  • Scrub the sink.
  • Replace sponges.
  • Deep clean and sanitize all cutting boards.
  • Throw mats and dishcloths in the wash.
  • Run the dishwasher.
  • Scrub down the garbage and recycling bins.
  • Wipe out the microwave.
  • Deep clean the oven, stove top, and range — inside and out.
  • Clean your coffee maker and tea pot.
  • Freshen up your garbage disposal.
  • Clear out the junk drawer.
  • Get rid of any expired food, and wipe down the fridge — inside and out.

Throughout the House

  • Vacuum every room, including rugs!
  • Vacuum upholstered furniture — don’t forget to check under the couch cushions!
  • Wipe down baseboards and molding.
  • Scrub tile and wood floors with the appropriate cleaners.
  • Dust each surface, including light fixtures, blinds, and ceiling fans!
  • Wipe down each window, mirror, and framed picture with glass cleaner.
  • Remove cobwebs from corners.

Whew! Now that over with, you get sit back, relax, and breathe in the scent of a fresh, clean home!

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