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Mar 22, 2020

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist for Homeowners

Spring is officially here and that means it is time to begin cleaning up all the dirt and grime that winter left behind. Spring cleaning can sometimes be a drag, but we’ve compiled a list of seasonal cleaning suggestions for all homeowners to help you stay organized and make the most of your time.

Follow this spring cleaning checklist to ensure every nook and cranny of your house is spotless for when the weather starts improving:

All Rooms
- Wash all of your windows on the inside and outside.
- Vacuum the floors in all rooms.
- Sweep and mop non-carpeted floors.
- Dust all lamps and overhead lights.
- Clean all baseboards.
- Wipe or dust all walls and doors.
- Disinfect and organize your child’s toys.
- Polish all of your wood furniture.
- Clean and disinfect all door knobs.
- Organize all your electronics and accessories.
- Clean your ceiling fans.
- Dust your wall hangings, pictures and mirrors.
- Declutter by getting rid of unnecessary belongings.
- Remove scuff marks from doors, walls and moulding.
- Wash or replace your curtains.

- Remove expired food from your refrigerator, freezer and pantry.
- Clean the inside of your refrigerator thoroughly.
- Clean the inside and outside of your oven, microwave, dishwasher, stovetop and other appliances.
- Remove all items from your cabinets to clean the inside.
- Dust the top of appliances and other hard-to-reach areas.
- Disinfect your sink and countertops.
- Degrease your cabinet doors and backsplash.
- Clean and unclog your kitchen drain.
- Carefully disinfect your garbage disposal.
- Move your refrigerator and other appliances to dust them and sweep the areas behind them.
- Disinfect your kitchen trash cans.
- Return all bottles, cans and other recyclables.

Clean and disinfect your shower and bathtub.
Thoroughly clean the inside and outside of your toilet, including under the seat and around the hinges and base.
Clean out your medicine cabinet and dispose of any expired medication.
Wash your shower curtain and replace your shower liner.
Disinfect your bathroom sink.
Clean and organize your bathroom storage area.
Clear and unclog your drains.

Living Room
- Dust the top, back and sides of your television.
- Disinfect your remote controls.
- Vacuum your carpet.
- Wash your carpet.
- Clean and organize side tables and coffee tables.

- Wash your sheets and all other bedding.
- Replace or wash all of your pillow cases.
- Flip or rotate your mattress.
- Remove unwanted clothes from your closet and consider donating them.
- Reorganize and clean your dresser drawers.
- Clean and organize your night stand.
- Sweep and clean under your bed.

- Pressure wash your siding.
- Apply new mulch.
- Clean and repair your gutters.
- Clean and prepare outdoor furniture.
- Clean out your garage
- Wash and wax your car.
- Clean your outdoor trash cans.
- Begin to plant your garden.

Home Safety
- Make sure that your fire extinguisher is up to date and ready to use in case of emergency.
- Check all of your smoke detectors and replace batteries where needed.
- Test your carbon monoxide detectors and replace the batteries if needed.

With these suggestions in mind, you should be able to sit back, relax and enjoy the milder New York State weather. Click the image below to download a printable version of this list.