The ultimate spring cleaning checklist

The ultimate spring cleaning checklist

Spring cleaning is an age-old tradition. It’s the annual deep clean of your home that’s designed to clean the areas that aren’t covered as part of your regular cleaning routine.

But when it comes to spring cleaning, lots of people just aren’t sure where to start. So we've created a handy checklist to help with your spring clean. 

Here's our ultimate spring cleaning checklist.

Kitchen

☒ Defrost freezer
☐ Dust the ceiling & light fixtures
☐ Dust around door frames
☐ Wipe the top of kitchen cabinets
☐ Clean cooker hood, including the filter
☐ Clean inside kitchen cabinets - wiping down any tins or packets & throwing out anything that’s out of date
☐ Empty fridge/freezer
☐ Wash up fridge/freezer drawers & shelves
☐ Wipe out the inside of your fridge/freezer
☐ Clean fridge/freezer seal
☐ Clean inside oven
☐ Empty toaster tray
☐ Wipe microwave, coffee machine & other kitchen appliances
☐ Descale kettle
☐ Wipe all countertops & surfaces
☐ Clean hob
☐ Wipe the front of kitchen cabinets & white goods
☐ Remove limescale from taps & sink
☐ Wash your rubbish bin & recycling bin
☐ Clean windowsills & inside windows
☐ Put tea towels in the laundry
☐ Dust light switches
☐ Clean & disinfect door handles
☐ Wipe skirting boards
☐ Vacuum floor
☐ Mop floor

Living room

☐ Dust the ceiling & light fixtures
☐ Dust around door frames
☐ Dust around TV
☐ Dust radiators
☐ Dust picture frames
☐ Dust blinds
☐ Clean mirrors & inside windows
☐ Dust lamps
☐ Dust light switches
☐ Clean children’s toys
☐ Wipe tables, shelves & other surfaces
☐ Polish furniture
☐ Machine wash cushion covers
☐ Vacuum sofa, including beneath sofa cushions
☐ Move sofa, chairs and other furniture to clean beneath
☐ Clean pet beds (machine washing if possible)
☐ Clean windowsills & inside windows
☐ Clean & disinfect door handles
☐ Wipe skirting boards
☐ Vacuum floor, moving rugs to vacuum beneath
☐ Shampoo carpet or mop floor

Dining room

☐ Dust the ceiling & light fixtures
☐ Dust around door frames
☐ Dust light switches
☐ Wipe any shelves & other surfaces
☐ Wipe the dining room table & chairs
☐ Polish table, chairs & other furniture
☐ Clean windowsills & inside windows
☐ Clean & disinfect door handles
☐ Wipe skirting boards
☐ Vacuum floor, moving any rugs to vacuum beneath
☐ Shampoo carpet or mop floor

Bedroom

☐ Dust the ceiling &  light fixtures
☐ Wash, dry & iron bed linen
☐ Swap out winter duvet for summer duvet
☐ Move the bed & bedside tables to clean beneath
☐ Wipe tables, shelves & other surfaces
☐ Dust light switches
☐ Dust radiator
☐ Dust picture frames
☐ Wipe mirrors
☐ Dust lamps
☐ Dust blinds
☐ Polish furniture
☐ Clean windowsills & inside windows
☐ Clean & disinfect door handles
☐ Wipe skirting boards
☐ Vacuum floor, moving rugs to vacuum beneath
☐ Shampoo carpet
☐ Mop floor

Bathroom

☐ Dust the ceiling, extractor fan & light fixtures
☐ Machine wash bath mat
☐ Remove limescale from the showerhead, shower screen, bath, sinks & taps
☐ Clean toilet
☐ Dust radiators
☐ Wipe all sides
☐ Wipe bathroom mirror
☐ Wipe shampoo bottles & other products
☐ Clean the bathtub & sink
☐ Wipe skirting boards
☐ Clean & disinfect door handles
☐ Vacuum floor
☐ Mop floor

Hallway & landing

☐ Shake doormat outside
☐ Clean & disinfect door handles
☐ Dust light fixtures
☐ Dust light switches
☐ Tidy shoes & jackets
☐ Wipe skirting boards
☐ Vacuum floors
☐ Mop floors

Garden/outdoor areas

☐ Put down grass seed
☐ Sweep & mop patio
☐ Clear garden drains

How can I book a professional spring clean?

If you don’t have time to complete a spring clean yourself - don’t fret!

You can always look to hire a professional spring cleaning company to help. 

Here at Housekeep, we offer a spring cleaning service that can be booked online. We’ve got 5* cleaners on standby across London - you can get an instant quote here.

Where can I find an in-depth spring cleaning guide?

We've created a super thorough, room-by-room spring cleaning guide. We run through the equipment, products and knowledge that you'll need to deliver a perfect spring clean. Find our guide, here.