Spring is the best time to clean your home!
It’s when you can get rid of all of those dusty winter items and get ready for the new season.
I’ve compiled the ultimate spring cleaning list for you to take note of when doing your cleaning so that your hard work is worthwhile.
Importance Of Spring Cleaning
Spring cleaning is more than just a chance to dust off your stuff.
It’s a chance to get in touch with yourself, and to make sure that you’re on the right track.
Spring cleaning is a time when you can reconnect with yourself by taking some time out of your day to reflect and consider what you want out of life.
You can spend that time thinking about what you really want from your life and how you can achieve those things.
If you have been feeling disconnected from yourself, or if there are things in your life that aren’t getting done, then spring cleaning is for you!
Spring cleaning will help bring clarity and focus to your life so that you can look forward to each day with purpose.
The 2023 Ultimate Spring Cleaning List
It’s spring, and it’s time to get your house in order.
Spring is a great time to clean out the clutter and get organized.
You’ll be able to enjoy the warmer months with a clear head and a clean home.
I’ve put together a list of 14 areas that you should consider cleaning in the coming weeks.
I think you’ll find this list helpful, but don’t hesitate to add your own ideas as well!
1) The Kitchen (Including The Drawers And Shelves)
The kitchen is the heart of your home, and it’s also the place where you spend most of your time.
So it’s no wonder that it tends to get dirty pretty quickly!
Spring is a great time to clean out all the nooks and crannies in your kitchen so you can start fresh again.
You can start by going through your cupboards and drawers, making sure that everything is put away neatly.
For me, this will help prevent clutter from building up during the year.
Then, get out the cleaning supplies and wipe down all of the surfaces in your kitchen: cabinets, counters, tables, sinks… everything!
Finally, make sure to dust off anything hanging on the walls or sitting on shelves or stoves so it doesn’t get dusty again before summer rolls around again next year!
2) The Appliances
If you’re going to spring clean your house, you want to make sure that you get all of the appliances.
You can start by making sure that your refrigerator is free of any mold or mildew.
If there’s a lot of food in it, try to get rid of it as soon as possible.
Then wipe out the interior with a sponge and warm water.
You should also clean out your oven and microwave.
Start by turning off the stovetop and unplugging everything from the outlet, then wipe down all of the surfaces with warm water and soap.
Make sure that you don’t forget about cleaning out your stovetop burners!
Finally, check out how dirty your dishwasher is.
It might need a good scrubbing too!
3) Under The Sink
Cleaning under the sink is one of the most important areas to focus on during spring cleaning.
The area behind and under your sink can get extremely dirty, especially in places that are hard to reach.
To clean this area, start by pulling out your trashcan and emptying it.
Then take a damp rag and wipe down the inside of your trashcan.
You may want to use an antibacterial spray if you have one handy.
Next, remove all of the drawers from under your sink.
You will probably notice a lot of dirt and grime that has been collected in these areas during winter months.
Use a scrub brush or toothbrush to get into crevices where dirt may be hiding.
Finally, wipe down any leftover grime with a damp rag or spray cleaner if necessary.
You should now be able to see how dirty your sink area really was!
4) The Floor
The floor is a great place to start when you’re getting ready for spring cleaning.
It’s quick, and it’ll make a big difference in how your home looks.
This is how I do it.
First, I sweep any dirt or dust off of the floor with a broom.
Then, I go over it with a damp mop or cloth.
You can also use a vacuum cleaner if you have one.
Just be sure not to leave any dirt behind!
After that, I wipe down all of the furniture on the floor with some warm water and soap.
This will give it a fresh look while also getting rid of germs that might have accumulated during wintertime!
Finally, dry everything off with a towel or cloth.
This will help prevent mold growth in your home as well!
5) The Carpets
Spring is also the perfect time to clean your carpets.
Because of its sunny and warm weather, spring is a great time to deep clean your carpets.
The sun helps to dry the carpets faster, so you can vacuum them more often without having to wait for them to dry.
The best way to clean your carpet is by steam cleaning it.
This is because steam cleaning uses hot water in order to loosen dirt and grime on your carpet’s fibers.
Instead of using chemicals that can harm your health, this is the best alternative that I always apply in my spring cleaning.
6) The Furniture
Spring is the perfect time to clean your furniture, too.
The weather outside is getting warmer, so you may want to start by opening your windows and letting some fresh air in.
Use a vacuum cleaner with a long hose attachment to get into crevices and corners of your furniture.
You can also use a microfiber cloth or paper towel to wipe away the dust that has been collected on your furniture.
If you have any fabric furniture, be sure not to use too much water when cleaning it because this could cause stains!
7) The Windows
The windows are a great place to start when it comes to spring cleaning in 2023.
They’re one of the first things that people notice when they come inside, and they can become dirty pretty quickly—especially if you have a lot of them.
You’ll need to wipe down the frames and handle them with care so that no dirt gets on your floors or furniture.
If you want to get really thorough, though, try using a special window cleaner instead of just wiping down the windows themselves.
This will help you prevent any stains from forming on the glass itself, which is especially important if you have children who love playing outside in their room!
8) The Bathroom
The bathroom is one of the most important areas to clean during spring cleaning.
If you don’t have time to clean the bathroom properly, you can always hire a professional cleaning service.
Cleaning your bathroom is a great way to make sure your home is ready for guests!
Here are some tips on how you can get started:
- Remove any hair from the drain and wash it down with soap and water.
- Use an old toothbrush to clean around the toilet and sink faucet.
- Clean your shower head by soaking it in vinegar for an hour or two. This will help prevent mold from growing on it!
9) The Living Room
The living room is one of the hardest places for your spring cleaning.
It’s the first room that guests see when they walk through your front door, so it’s important to make sure it looks its best!
First, vacuum the floor, taking care to get all of those hard-to-reach places around the edges and corners.
Then dust any surfaces you didn’t vacuum, including lamps and picture frames.
Finally, wipe down furniture with an all-purpose cleaner and a microfiber cloth to remove fingerprints and smudges!
10) The Bedrooms (Including Your Closets)
It’s time to get your home in tip-top shape.
Your bedrooms, including your closets, should be at the top of your list.
A bedroom is a place where we spend a lot of time relaxing and sleeping, so it’s important that it’s comfortable and feels welcoming.
The bedroom is also where we store clothing.
This means we often have piles of clothes on the floor or in our closets that need to be put away before they start to smell bad or get moldy.
You don’t want your sleepwear or formalwear collecting dust in their packaging or hanging off hangers!
11) The Basement
The basement is a great place to clean in the spring, especially if you have a lot of toys or plants that need access to sunlight.
To get started, empty any buckets or containers that you don’t need anymore.
Then, clean out any toys and plants by removing them from their shelves or containers and wiping them down with a damp rag.
When all of your items are ready for storage, put them away neatly so they’re easy to find when you come back down there again next year!
12) The Garage
Spring is here and you’re probably going to be spending more time in the garage than ever before.
But if your garage is like most garages after winter, it’s probably a total mess.
With all those boxes of stuff you never use and the random junk that’s been accumulating for years, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the prospect of cleaning up this space.
And while it might seem like an impossible task, I am here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be!
Just like all the places in your house, you can clean your garage, too.
13) Walls And Ceilings
Cleaning your walls and ceilings is a great way to get rid of dust and grime.
Vacuum your ceiling, then wipe it down with a damp cloth.
Use a dry rag to buff the ceiling back to its original sheen.
If you have time, you can also paint over your ceiling with a primer coat, then paint it in whatever color you’d like, just like I did.
If that’s not in the cards, consider simply repainting the room!
14) Your Car
The inside of your car is the perfect place for dust, dirt, and grime to accumulate over time.
When you’re cleaning your car this spring, don’t forget to clean out all the cracks, crevices, and corners of your car’s interior.
You can use a vacuum cleaner with a crevice tool attachment to reach up into the seat backs and get into all those hard-to-reach spaces.
You may also want to consider using a damp cloth or paper towels to wipe down surfaces that are moist or greasy like steering wheels or gear shifts.
If you have carpeted floors in your vehicle, it’s important that they’re vacuumed regularly so that they don’t trap too much dirt or dust.
You may also want to consider getting some kind of protection for the carpeting that will help prevent spills from becoming permanent stains on your floor mats!
Declutter For Spring Now!
Spring is almost here, and I know you’re ready to clean up!
It’s time to declutter your space, so you can get ready for a fresh start.
You don’t need to spend hours organizing.
Just take a few minutes each day and be sure to keep up with it.
By the end of the week, you’ll have made progress without breaking a sweat.
I know, it’s easier said than done.
Download my declutter binder to help you be on track.