Deep Clean Your Home: A Room-by-Room Spring Cleaning Checklist

Looking for the ultimate spring cleaning checklist? Then look no further…

With the arrival of spring comes warmer weather, Easter, baby animals and, for the houseproud among us, a big old spring clean!

Deep cleaning your house may seem like a mammoth task, but with a bit of planning and a whole lot of elbow grease (and a team of helpers if you’re lucky!) it can be, if not a breeze, then a light, artificially lemon-scented gust of wind.

Here’s our ultimate spring cleaning checklist to help you deep clean your home room by room.

Spring cleaning checklist: The kitchen

spring cleaning checklist
  • Clean the microwave, hob and oven. Use a specialist oven cleaning product for a really thorough clean.
  • Throw out any out-of-date food from the fridge, freezer and cupboards.
  • Clean the fridge and freezer, and defrost the freezer if necessary.
  • Clean the dishwasher and any other appliances.
  • Clean and disinfect the bin.
  • Remove items from cupboards and drawers then clean inside.
  • Reorganise cupboards and drawers, throwing out any unnecessary items.
  • Clear and clean countertops.
  • Dust the tops of any high surfaces, including cupboards, fridge and cooker hood.
  • Clean cupboard doors, walls, doors and skirting boards.
  • Unblock the sink with a drain unblocker.
  • Wipe away Winter’s water marks from windows and windowsills.
  • Dust tricky ceiling corners.
  • Clean light switches, light fixtures, power outlets and door handles.
  • Mop the floor.

Spring cleaning checklist: The dining room

spring cleaning checklist
  • Sort items on shelves or in drawers and cupboards, before donating anything unnecessary.
  • Dust or clean pictures, wall hangings, ornaments and decorative items.
  • Dust and clean furniture – make sure to polish if it’s wooden!
  • Wash chair cushions and tablecloths.
  • Wash the curtains or dust the blinds.
  • Clean walls, doors and skirting boards.
  • Clean windows and windowsills.
  • Clean light switches, light fixtures, power outlets and door handles.
  • Dust tricky ceiling corners.
  • Hoover the floor – don’t forget to move the furniture and hoover underneath.
  • If the floor’s carpeted, clean it with carpet shampoo. If not, mop.

Spring cleaning checklist: The living room

spring cleaning checklist
  • Sort items on shelves or in drawers and cupboards, before donating anything unnecessary.
  • Dust or clean pictures, wall hangings, ornaments and decorative items.
  • Dust and clean furniture – make sure to polish if it’s wooden!
  • Wash sofa, chair and cushion covers and stick blankets or throws in the washing machine.
  • Hoover sofas and chairs, making sure to chase those loose crumbs under all the cushions.
  • Dust the TV and any other electronics then disinfect remote controls.
  • Wash the curtains or dust the blinds.
  • Clean walls, doors and skirting boards.
  • Clean windows and windowsills.
  • Clean light switches, light fixtures, power outlets and door handles.
  • Dust tricky ceiling corners.
  • Hoover the floor – don’t forget to move the furniture and hoover underneath.
  • If the floor’s carpeted, clean it with carpet shampoo. If not, mop.

Spring cleaning checklist: The bathroom

spring cleaning checklist
  • Sort cosmetics and medicines. Dispose of anything empty, expired or unneeded.
  • Clean inside and reorganise drawers and cabinets.
  • Clean bath and shower, including shower head.
  • Wipe down the sink and taps.
  • Clean and disinfect the toilet.
  • Use a strong drain unblocker to power through mucky plugs.
  • Stick towels, bath mats and shower curtain in the washing machine.
  • Clean and disinfect toothbrush holders and soapdishes.
  • Get rid of those pesky mirror marks.
  • Clean and disinfect the bin.
  • Clean cabinets, towel rails and toilet roll holder.
  • Clean walls, tiles, doors and skirting boards.
  • Scrub tile grout – remove mould with a specialist mould remover if necessary.
  • Clean windows and windowsills.
  • Clean light switches, light fixtures and door handles.
  • Dust tricky ceiling corners.
  • Sweep, mop and scrub the floor.

Spring cleaning checklist: The bedrooms

spring cleaning checklist
  • Tidy, sort and organise clothes, books, toys and other items. Donate anything you don’t want or need.
  • Dust or clean pictures, wall hangings, ornaments and decorative items.
  • Dust and clean furniture – make sure to polish if it’s wooden!
  • Rotate and wipe down the mattress to remove any sneaky dust.
  • Wash bed linen, cushion covers and any blankets or throws.
  • Wash the curtains or dust the blinds.
  • Clean walls, doors and skirting boards.
  • Clean windows and windowsills.
  • Clean light switches, light fixtures, power outlets and door handles.
  • Dust tricky ceiling corners.
  • Hoover the floor – don’t forget to move the furniture and hoover underneath.
  • If the floor’s carpeted, clean it with carpet shampoo. If not, mop.

Spring cleaning checklist: The hallway and landing

spring cleaning checklist
  • Tidy, sort and reorganise any coats, shoes or other items. Spray the shoes with a pleasant smelling odour repellent.
  • Shake out doormat.
  • Dust or clean pictures, wall hangings, ornaments and decorative items.
  • Clean walls, doors and skirting boards.
  • Clean windows and windowsills.
  • Clean light switches, light fixtures, power outlets and door handles.
  • Dust tricky ceiling corners.
  • Hoover the floor – don’t forget to move furniture and hoover underneath.
  • If the floor’s carpeted, clean it with carpet shampoo. If not, mop.

And that’s it! If you’ve made it all the way to the end of our spring cleaning checklist – congratulations!

You should now have a sparkling clean home (we hope!) to accompany your smug sense of satisfaction.

It’s time to put your feet up (after taking off your shoes, of course) and have a well-earned rest in your beautiful home.

Now that your house is clean, why not explore your local area? Visit the rest of our Access London blog for ideas and information on events in and around the city.

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