IT’S that time of year again. It’s spring cleaning time!

Spring cleaning is an annual opportunity to do a deeper clean of your home, tackling those pesky decluttering tasks, unearthing unforgotten and unused items, wiping away months of dust and dirt after winter and checking everything in your home is in good working order.

All of this takes time. Therefore, we have created the ultimate spring cleaning checklist for you to help you spring clean your home even one room at a time.

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So, what are we waiting for? Let’s spring to it…

Kitchen

  • Vacuum cobwebs from the ceiling
  • Clean any light fittings
  • Dust top of high surfaces such as the fridge, microwave/range hood, overhead cupboards and pantry
  • Discard old or expired food in pantry, fridge and freezer
  • Remove items from cupboards and thoroughly clean inside
  • Degrease cabinet doors and backsplash
  • Defrost freezer
  • Clean refrigerator and freezer, wiping down draws and shelves
  • Clean fridge/freezer seal
  • Clean stovetop
  • Clean oven
  • Clean microwave
  • Clean dishwasher
  • Clear countertops
  • Deodorise and degrease the kitchen drain
  • Wipe walls
  • Shake out dust or dirt from floor mats
  • Wipe skirting boards
  • Mop floors

Dining room

  • Vacuum cobwebs from the ceiling
  • Clean light fixture
  • Wipe down fan blades and airconditioning unit
  • Dust and polish furniture
  • Vacuum or spot clean chair cushions
  • Wipe walls
  • Dust blinds or curtain rods
  • Dust curtain rods
  • Clean window sills
  • Wash windows
  • Clean or vacuum curtains
  • Wipe skirting boards
  • Vacuum and mop floor

Bathroom

  • Vacuum cobwebs from the ceiling
  • Clean light fixture
  • Clean fan cover
  • Wipe mirror
  • Remove items from vanity and thoroughly clean inside
  • Discard expired products and makeup
  • Replace toothbrushes
  • Clean makeup brushes
  • Clean bathtub and shower
  • Clean showerhead
  • Replace shower curtain
  • Scrub tile grout
  • Polish tapware
  • Remove gunk from the drain
  • Clean toilet
  • Wipe walls
  • Wipe skirting boards
  • Vacuum floors
  • Mop floors

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Laundry

  • Clean washing machine
  • Vacuum out the dryer vent
  • Clean lint trap
  • Organise laundry supplies
  • Organise linen (bag sheet sheets in their pillowcase)
  • Wipe walls
  • Wipe skirting boards
  • Clean laundry sink and drain
  • Polish laundry sink and tapware
  • Vacuum and mop floors

Bedrooms

  • Vacuum cobwebs from the ceiling
  • Clean light fixture
  • Wipe down fan blades and airconditioning unit
  • Dust/polish furniture
  • Donate unused clothing and toys
  • Organise closets
  • Wash bedding including mattress protector, sheets, pillows and doona
  • Vacuum mattress
  • Flip mattress
  • Wipe walls
  • Dust blinds or curtain rods
  • Dust curtain rods
  • Clean window sills
  • Wash windows
  • Clean or vacuum curtains
  • Wipe skirting boards
  • Vacuum and mop floor
  • Get carpets professionally cleaned

Lounge room

  • Vacuum cobwebs from the ceiling
  • Clean light fixture
  • Wipe down fan blades and airconditioning unit
  • Dust/polish furniture
  • Dust and clean lamp shades
  • Dust electronics
  • Organise cords
  • Sanitise remote controls
  • Dust and water indoor plants
  • Spot clean or have couch professionally cleaned
  • Wash blankets and pillows
  • Wipe walls
  • Dust blinds or curtain rods
  • Dust curtain rods
  • Clean window sills
  • Wash windows
  • Clean or vacuum curtains
  • Wipe skirting boards
  • Vacuum and mop floor
  • Get carpets professionally cleaned

Home office

  • Vacuum cobwebs from the ceiling
  • Clean light fixture
  • Wipe down fan blades and airconditioning unit
  • Dust/polish furniture
  • Dust and clean lamp shades
  • Dust electronics
  • Organise cords
  • Sanitise keyboard and mouse
  • Vacuum and spot clean office chair
  • Wipe walls
  • Dust blinds or curtain rods
  • Dust curtain rods
  • Clean window sills
  • Wash windows
  • Clean or vacuum curtains
  • Wipe skirting boards
  • Vacuum and mop floor
  • Get carpets professionally cleaned

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Entry

  • Vacuum cobwebs from the ceiling
  • Clean light fixture
  • Wipe walls
  • Clean door
  • Wipe skirting boards
  • Clean doormat
  • Organise shoes, bags and hats
  • Vacuum and mop floor

Garage

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

Throughout your home

  • Test and replace smoke alarm batteries
  • Replace light bulbs as needed
  • Sanitise door handles
  • Sanitise light switches

To help make your spring cleaning as easy as possible, we have created a downloadable PDF of this ultimate spring cleaning checklist for you to print and work through.

Download your copy of our ultimate spring cleaning checklist here.