Spring Cleaning Checklist: Refresh Your Home Room-by-Room

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Now that spring has finally sprung, it’s time to get your spring cleaning routine under control. 

Keeping your household clean and running smoothly can feel overwhelming, but using a simple checklist to track weekly and monthly chores makes the process simple to manage. 

You can draw up a custom list based on the specific needs of your household, or use our expert list of spring cleaning tasks below. We’ve broken them down into weekly, monthly, and room-by-room cleaning checklists.  Your spring cleaning will be completed in no time! 

Weekly Tasks: Creating Habits for a Healthier Home

A clean home is a healthy home, and establishing weekly cleaning rituals is key to maintaining an environment where you can thrive. Start with these foundational tasks, recommended by our COIT cleaning professionals, to keep your home looking its best:

1. Vacuum the Entire House

Begin in the farthest corner of each room and work your way towards the door. Use attachments to reach under furniture and in tight spaces. Our experts suggest vacuuming in multiple directions to lift more dirt and allergens.

2. Dust and Remove Cobwebs

Use an extendable duster to reach high ceilings and corners. Don't forget less obvious spots like ceiling fan blades, tops of doors, and window frames. A damp microfiber cloth can tackle most surfaces without spreading dust around.

3. Wipe Off Smooth Surfaces

Make your mirrors, countertops, and glass tables sparkle. A homemade solution of equal parts water and vinegar can work wonders, reducing the need for harsh chemicals.

4. Pet and Garden Care

If your family includes some furry friends, once a week is also a great time to give the litter box a good scrub, change the bedding for caged animals, and do a partial water change for the aquarium. For a garden, consider adding weeding to the weekly list, along with taking out the compost and a full watering when needed. 

Monthly Tasks: Deep Cleaning for a Fresh Start

Diving deeper once a month ensures that your home remains a fresh, welcoming environment. Tackle these tasks with gusto, and you'll really notice the difference:

Kitchen Deep Clean

Clear out expired goods from your pantry and fridge. Use a solution of baking soda and water to clean shelves, removing any sticky residues. Don't overlook the top of your fridge and the dishwasher's filter—areas often missed in regular cleaning.

Clean Out the Trash Cans 

Wash inside and out with hot, soapy water. Sprinkling baking soda at the bottom before adding a new bag can help absorb odors.

Vacuum more than the Floors

Vacuum upholstery, drapes, and all nooks and crannies. Remember, dust doesn't discriminate; it settles everywhere. For upholstered furniture, a dry suds method (mixing a small amount of water and dish soap until frothy) can lift stains and freshen fabric.

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The Often-Overlooked Corners

Don’t forget to tackle these often-overlooked areas that can make a big difference in your home's overall cleanliness and comfort:

Clean the Closet

A cluttered closet can hinder your daily routine. Sort through your clothes, donating what you no longer wear. Our experts swear by slim, non-slip hangers to maximize space and keep clothes in place.

Wash the Windows

Clean windows inside and out for a clearer view of spring's beauty. A squeegee can leave your windows streak-free with minimal effort.

Scrub the Bathroom

Give your showerhead a vinegar soak to remove buildup. Wash or replace your shower liner to keep mold at bay. Organizing your medicine cabinet can also refresh your routine, ensuring expired products are safely disposed of.

Room-by-Room Spring Cleaning Checklist


  • Deep clean the oven and stovetop.
  • Clean the microwave inside and out.
  • Organize the pantry and discard expired items.
  • Scrub the sink and faucet.
  • Clean the refrigerator and freezer, inside and out.
  • Degrease the range hood and filter.


  • Scrub and disinfect the toilet, bathtub, and shower.
  • Clean the sink and countertop.
  • Wash or replace the shower curtain and liner.
  • Organize cabinets and discard expired products.


  • Wash all bedding, including sheets, pillowcases, and comforter.
  • Flip or rotate the mattress.
  • Organize and declutter closets and drawers.
  • Dust and polish furniture.

Living Room:

  • Dust shelves, décor, and electronics.
  • Vacuum upholstery and cushions.
  • Clean windows and window treatments.
  • Wash throw pillows and blankets.

Dining Room:

  • Polish table and chairs.
  • Dust and clean any display cabinets.
  • Wash table linens.
  • Clean light fixtures and chandeliers.

Home Office:

  • Dust and organize the desk and shelves.
  • Clean the computer screen, keyboard, and mouse.
  • Organize cables and tech supplies.
  • Recycle old papers and declutter files.

Laundry Room:

  • Clean the washing machine and dryer (including lint traps).
  • Organize laundry supplies.
  • Declutter any accumulated items.


  • Wipe down the door and clean the doormat.
  • Organize shoes and coats.
  • Dust and clean any furniture.

Outdoor Areas (if applicable):

  • Clean patio furniture and cushions.
  • Sweep and wash decks and patios.
  • Clean exterior windows and doors.

Expert Corner: When to Call COIT

While a thorough spring cleaning can do wonders, some tasks require a professional touch:

  • Air Ducts: Our specialists can remove the hidden dust, pollen, and other contaminants that a regular cleaning can't reach, ensuring you're breathing the cleanest air possible.
  • Carpet and Upholstery Deep CleanLet us tackle these heavy-duty tasks. Our methods will clean and extend the life of your carpets and furniture.
  • Hardwood Floors: We can buff and polish your floors, restoring their natural shine without the risk of damage.

Spring Cleaning Stories: From Our Team to Your Home

"Last spring, we were called to a home where the family was overwhelmed by their spring cleaning list," shares a COIT professional. 

"They didn't know where to start. We began with the air ducts and moved on to deep-clean carpets and upholstery. By the end, the homeowner said their house hadn't felt that fresh and clean in years—it was like a new beginning for them."

This story highlights the power of a deep clean—for your home and your well-being. Let COIT be part of your spring renewal. Our experts are ready to tackle the toughest tasks, giving you more time to enjoy the season.

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