The Ultimate (and Honest) Spring Cleaning Checklist

You keep your house tidy, you clean at least semi-regularly, you’re a functioning adult, even in the winter when you let the dishes soak just a bit longer than necessary. Alas, the fresh spring light arrives and suddenly you can see the dust that has settled on high up surfaces and your oven looks like you haven’t scrubbed it since last year (because you haven’t). The urge to spring clean sets in and you’re realizing your weekly touch up just isn’t going to cut it. But don’t worry, we have the ultimate spring cleaning checklist to get your house back in order.

  • Dust ceiling fans
  • Replace all of the light bulbs
  • Finally throw away those seven almost-empty bottles of product in your shower
  • Schedule a chimney sweep
  • Check food in the pantry for expiration dates
  • Decide expiration dates are more of a “guideline” anyway
  • Wash shower curtain and liner
  • Find (and remove) gum your kids stuck to the back of the couch
  • Tighten toilet seat hinges
  • Replace batteries in smoke alarms / carbon monoxide detectors
  • Call your in-laws
  • Clean out your closet 
  • Run some vinegar through your dishwasher
  • Schedule a happy hour with friends you haven’t seen since October
  • Replace ink in your printer in your home office
  • Print something to make it feel worth it
  • Sharpen kitchen knife set
  • Find panini press on a back shelf and vow to use it this year
  • Organize medicine cabinet
  • Clean out your freezer
  • Find and pair lids to at least 60% of your Tupperware
  • Throw out makeup and nail polishes that haven’t been used in the last year
  • Google “regrout tub”
  • Decide against regrouting your tub
  • Descale coffee machine
  • Wash comforters and pillows
  • Open glove compartment and just see what’s in there
  • Change passwords to important accounts
  • Drop off the donation boxes sitting in your trunk
  • Upgrade Gwynnie Bee account as a reward for a job well done

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