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Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring is in the air and it’s time to freshen up your home. But where to start? Use our essential chore checklist to make your home sparkle from top to bottom:

  • Vacuum:
    • Furniture cushions
    • Carpets (including underneath furniture and rugs)
    • Refrigerator coils
  • Clean/Disinfect:
    • Scuff marks on walls and doors
    • Windows, curtains and blinds
    • Flooring/Carpets/Rugs
    • Trash cans/garbage disposal
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Refrigerator
    • Freezer
    • Oven
    • Stovetop
    • Hood vent
    • Kitchen cabinets and drawers
    • Coffee maker (descale) and other small appliances
    • Door knobs
    • Light switches and outlets
    • Table linens and cushions
    • Toothbrush holders
    • Soap dishes/dispensers
    • Makeup brushes
    • Shower caddy
    • Shower curtain and liner and/or door frame
    • Shower head
    • Countertops
    • Faucets
    • Toilet, including around base, under seat and around hinges
    • Dryer vent
    • Washing machine
    • Remotes and game controllers
    • Pillows
    • Toys and stuffed animals
    • Keys
  • Replace:
    • Air/furnace filter
    • Refrigerator water filter
  • Test:
    • Smoke detector
    • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Schedule professional:
    • Carpet cleaning
    • Chimney sweep
    • Termite or pest control
  • Clear out:
    • Expired foods from pantry and refrigerator
    • Clothes that don’t fit or are outdated
    • Extra dishware you don’t use regularly
    • Expired cleaning supplies
    • Expired medicines/first aid products
    • Expired beauty products
  • Other:
    • Re-caulk bathtub
    • Re-seal tile and grout as necessary
    • Flip and rotate mattresses
    • Clean out file cabinets and shred unneeded documents
    • Update home inventory documents
    • Review insurance policies
    • Check credit report
  • Outside:
    • Grill
    • Gutters
    • Outdoor light fixtures
    • Windows
    • Patio furniture
    • Sprinklers
    • Roof shingles
    • Sweep, power-wash and stain deck
    • Power-wash siding and garage door
    • Touch up paint on trim, doors, doorframes and shutters
    • Clear away cobwebs
    • Shake out welcome mat
    • Clean:
      • Grill
      • Gutters
      • Outdoor light fixtures
      • Windows
      • Patio furniture
    • Trim trees, bushes and shrubbery
    • Inspect:
      • Sprinklers
      • Roof shingles
  • Dust:
    • Crown molding
    • Baseboards
    • Ceiling corners
    • Ceiling fans and light fixtures
    • Wood furniture
    • Blinds
    • Air vents
    • Mirrors, picture frames, and wall hangings
    • Electronics

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  1. LM says,

    I always us a toothbrush to get those small hidden place near plug-ins, & when needing quick cleanup on top of door & window frames!

  2. Karry Frey says,

    Thank you for my new “To do List”.
    Most of the items are done over the course of the year, but many often get forgotten at our house.
    I’m really a neat and organized person put your list wore me out. Thank you. I think I will work through the list but spread it throughput the year. I would really like to play in the Spring

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