As time goes by, there is always a list of spring cleaning tasks which seems to build and build. When you know that list is getting long, it is even more difficult to face or get started.

In this post we compiled a list of common spring cleaning tasks and categorised them by areas to help you tackle your spring cleaning goals.


  • Sweep floors
  • Mop floors (here’s our favourite wood floor cleaner)
  • Wipe walls
  • Wipe baseboards
  • Clean door
  • Clean doormat
  • Organize shoes
  • Hang jackets


  • Clean stovetop (read this if you have a gas stove)
  • Clean oven
  • Clean microwave
  • Clean dishwasher
  • Clean refrigerator
  • Wipe drawers and shelves in refrigerator and freezer
  • Defrost freezer
  • Discard old or expired food in pantry, fridge and freezer
  • Clear countertops (try these tricks)
  • Degrease cabinet doors and backsplash
  • Remove items from cabinets and thoroughly clean inside
  • Clean fridge/freezer seal
  • Dust top of high surfaces including fridge, microwave/range hood, cabinets
  • Deodorize and degrease the kitchen drain (here’s our favorite disposal cleaner)
  • Wash dish rags and clean sponges
  • Wipe walls
  • Wipe baseboards
  • Mop floors
  • Shake out dust or dirt from floor mats

Dining Room

  • Dust china in china cabinet
  • Launder and press table linens (treat heirloom linens with care)
  • Polish silver
  • Dust and polish furniture
  • Vacuum or spot clean chair cushions
  • Wipe walls
  • Wipe baseboards
  • Clean light fixture
  • Dust blinds
  • Dust curtain rods
  • Clean window sills
  • Wash windows
  • Clean or vacuum curtains
  • Mop or vacuum floor
  • Shampoo rugs or carpet


  • Discard expired personal care products and makeup, and bring old medications to a drop-off site
  • Clean makeup brushes
  • Clean vanity
  • Wipe mirror
  • Clean tub and shower
  • Clean showerhead (try this plastic bag trick)
  • Replace shower curtain liner
  • Scrub tile grout (this product works)
  • Clean toilet
  • Clean hardware
  • Sweep floors
  • Mop floors
  • Wipe walls
  • Wipe baseboards

Laundry Room

  • Clean washing machine (use Kool-Aid…yes, we’re serious)
  • Clean dryer vent
  • Clean lint trap
  • Organize laundry supplies
  • Wipe walls
  • Wipe baseboards
  • Mop floors


  • Wipe baseboards
  • Dust/polish furniture
  • Donate unused clothing
  • Organize closets
  • Wash bedding including sheets, pillows, duvets and bed skirts
  • Vacuum carpets (deodorize with baking soda first)
  • Flip mattress
  • Dust blinds
  • Dust curtain rods
  • Clean window sills
  • Wash windows
  • Clean or vacuum curtains
  • Mop or vacuum floors
  • Shampoo rugs or carpets

Living Room

  • Dust/polish furniture
  • Wash slipcovers
  • Wash blankets and pillows
  • Vacuum sofa and chairs
  • Dust blinds
  • Dust curtain rods
  • Clean window sills
  • Wash windows
  • Clean or vacuum curtains
  • Clean ceiling fans
  • Dust and clean lamp shades
  • Dust electronics (use this surprising tool)
  • Dust and clean decor
  • Sanitize remote controls
  • Mop or vacuum floors
  • Shampoo rugs or carpets

Kids’ Playroom

  • Sanitize plastic toys with soap and water
  • Wash stuffed animals and soft toys
  • Donate unused toys
  • Organize toys and play areas
  • Mop or vacuum floors
  • Shampoo rugs or carpets


  • Recycle unneeded paperwork
  • Dust and polish furniture
  • Dust bookshelf
  • Dust electronics
  • Sanitize keyboard and mouse


  • Declutter tools, sporting equipment and toys
  • Open up garage door to air out the space
  • Wipe down walls
  • Sweep floor
  • Clean garage door
  • Clean garage door frame
  • Replace batteries in garage door openers
  • Clean windows

Throughout the House

  • Test and replace smoke alarm batteries
  • Replace air filters as needed
  • Clean air vents/registers
  • Clean light fixtures
  • Replace light bulbs as needed
  • Sanitize door handles
  • Sanitize light switches

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