Spring cleaning checklist

Outside tiles being power washed

Nothing gets spring off to a good start like a thorough spring cleaning. After these major chores are done, you'll just have to do the smaller ones on a weekly basis for upkeep.

Here are the big jobs to tackle:

  • Wash windows
  • Vacuum window screens
  • Wash draperies, blinds and shades
  • Wash floors
  • Vacuum and clean carpets
  • Move furniture and appliances to clean and vacuum beneath them
  • Dust all knick-knacks and books
  • Clean light fixtures and lampshades
  • Dust cobwebs out of corners on the floor and ceiling
  • Wash all bedding, including mattress pads and bed skirts
  • Clean your oven
  • Clean and organize your closets
  • Store winter clothes away, replace with your spring and summer clothes
  • Give items you no longer want to a local charity
  • Sort and clean the cupboards and drawers in your kitchen and bathrooms
  • Organize your media collections
  • Sort through any leftover piles of mail and file important papers
  • Donate books you no longer want to a local library
  • See if a nearby hospital or nursing home would like your magazines

Head outside for more:

Once you've tackled the indoor tasks, it's time to give your home a spring checkup on the outside. Then you can relax and enjoy your spring and summer!

Related articles

You may also like

A smiling child in car seat.

Keeping your most precious cargo safe on the road

There are enough things to worry about when taking care of children, making sure they are safe in the car should be second nature...

Read the article

A toy car that has crashed.

Distracted driving — Not worth the risk

This story has a happy ending because the most serious consequence was that my van was totaled. But statistics tell us that things could have been much worse. Here are some scary facts...

Read the article

A car thief attempting to break into a car.

Car theft prevention tips

Cars are stolen all the time and at any time. It's important to make sure yours is less susceptible to theft. Use our car theft prevention tips...

Read the article