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Spring Cleaning Guide for the Interior of Your Home

Home Exterior Tips · April 10, 2023


Room-by-Room Guide

This complete checklist will serve as a guide for a deep cleaning that will give new life to the interior of your home after a long, cold New England winter. As the snow melts into spring showers, it's time to refresh your home. This comprehensive spring-cleaning checklist offers an opportunity to get the whole family involved in tidying up. Running short on time? Try tackling one room per week.



Your entryway is the first thing anyone will see when they enter your home. Having a nice, clean, and welcoming entryway sets the table for a relaxing visit. This area is also where you see the most consistent traffic day in and day out.

  1. Sweep the floors.
  2. Mop the floors.
  3. Wipe down the walls.
  4. Clean the door(s).
  5. Clean the doormat.
  6. Organize shoes.
  7. Hang jackets.
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  1. Clean stove top/ (here is a helpful link to clean gas stove burner grates)
  2. Clean the oven
  3. Clean the microwave.
  4. Clean the dishwasher (inside and outside).
  5. Clean the refrigerator.
  6. Clean the freezer.
  7. Clean fridge and freezer seals.
  8. Wipe drawers and shelves in refrigerator and freezer.
  9. Defrost the freezer.
  10. Discard old or expired food in the pantry, fridge, and freezer.
  11. Degrease cabinet doors and backsplashes.
  12. Clean countertops.
  13. Remove items from the cabinets and thoroughly clean inside.
  14. Dust the top of high surfaces including the fridge, microwave/range hood, and cabinets.
  15. Wash dish rags and clean sponges.
  16. Wipe down the walls.
  17. Wipe down the baseboards.
  18. Sweet floors.
  19. Mop floors.
  20. Shake out dust or dirt from the floor mats.


  1. Discard expired personal care products and makeup, and bring old medications to a drop-off site.
  2. Clean makeup brushes
  3. Clean vanity
  4. Wipe mirror
  5. Clean bathtub and shower
  6. Clean shower-head (try this plastic bag trick)
  7. Replace shower curtain liner
  8. Scrub tile grout
  9. Clean toilet
  10. Clean hardware
  11. Sweep floors
  12. Mop floors
  13. Wipe walls
  14. Wipe baseboards

Laundry Room

  1. Clean washing machine
  2. Clean dryer vent
  3. Clean lint trap
  4. Organize laundry supplies
  5. Wipe walls
  6. Wipe baseboards
  7. Mop floors


  1. Wipe baseboards
  2. Dust/polish furniture
  3. Donate unused clothing
  4. Organize closets
  5. Wash bedding including sheets, pillows, duvets and bed skirts
  6. Vacuum carpets (clean with baking soda)
  7. Flip mattress
  8. Dust blinds
  9. Dust curtain rods
  10. Clean window sills
  11. Wash windows
  12. Clean or vacuum curtains
  13. Mop or vacuum floors
  14. Shampoo rugs or carpets

Living Room

  1. Dust/polish furniture
  2. Wash slipcovers
  3. Wash blankets and pillows
  4. Vacuum sofa and chairs
  5. Dust blinds
  6. Dust curtain rods
  7. Clean window sills
  8. Wash windows
  9. Clean or vacuum curtains
  10. Clean ceiling fans
  11. Dust and clean lamp shades
  12. Dust electronics (use dryer sheets!)
  13. Dust and clean decor
  14. Sanitize remote controls
  15. Mop or vacuum floors
  16. Shampoo rugs or carpets

Kids’ Playroom

  1. Sanitize plastic toys with soap and water
  2. Wash stuffed animals and soft toys
  3. Donate unused toys
  4. Organize toys and play areas
  5. Mop or vacuum floors
  6. Shampoo rugs or carpets


  1. Recycle unneeded paperwork
  2. Dust and polish furniture
  3. Dust bookshelf
  4. Dust electronics
  5. Sanitize keyboard and mouse
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  1. Declutter tools, sporting equipment and toys
  2. Open up garage door to air out the space
  3. Wipe down walls
  4. Sweep floor
  5. Clean garage door
  6. Clean garage door frame
  7. Replace batteries in garage door openers
  8. Clean windows
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Throughout the House

  1. Test and replace smoke alarm batteries
  2. Replace air filters as needed
  3. Clean air vents/registers
  4. Clean light fixtures
  5. Replace light bulbs as needed
  6. Sanitize door handles
  7. Sanitize light switches

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