This gorgeous Spring Cleaning Checklist Printable is going to motivate you to conquer that cluttered house and get it under control this spring!
Who doesn’t love a sparkling clean house? We all do, but it is a lot of work to get it there! We are working hard to compile the best Spring Cleaning Checklist Printable to get you jump started to a house that is spotless from top to bottom!
How to Get Started Spring Cleaning
It’s time to get started and I can’t wait! I look forward to this time of year every year! It’s funny, because I hate cleaning, but I love tackling the entire house in the Spring. I hope you feel the same way. I look at starting Spring Cleaning from a couple of different angles.
First of all, I like to assess each room and develop a good game plan for how bad things really are. I then estimate how much time on each project and/or room will take. Then I add a bit more time as I am an optimist and can underestimate if I’m not careful!
Next, look on the Spring Cleaning Checklist and see all the needed supplies and gather them up. I like to do that before I actually start spring cleaning. If I need to buy supplies like rubber gloves or make my own Natural Cleaners, I like to take the time to get all of that organized beforehand.
What Supplies are Needed for Spring Cleaning
The last few years I have tried to steer away from the harsh chemical cleaners in the store. I don’t think they are necessary, and I don’t like storing them in the house when i have to worry about kids or pets. Homemade cleaners are a much safer alternative and they work just as well.
We all have our favorite Spring Cleaning tools and cleaners. If you are looking for some tried and true ones that we have found work fabulous, make sure to check out the Best Homemade Natural Cleaners Tips and Tricks to kick start using only natural items. These are easily found in your home or are easy to grab at the supermarket. You don’t need anything expensive or fancy to make your house shine.
Tools and Supplies
- Make sure to grab a couple of trash bags to add to your tool kit so you don’t have to go back and forth!
- Microfiber Cloths are our favorites to use when cleaning. If you haven’t tried these gems, you really need to. They don’t smear, they dry very well and they are good for the environment!
- Put all of your tools into a tool caddy so everything is organized into one area and you can start and stop without having to gather more supplies. I also like to keep these under the sink with the bathroom supplies year around so I don’t have to go find supplies each time I want to clean the bathroom.
- The only cleaners we like to buy at the store are Mrs Meyers brands. They are the most closely aligned to all natural ingredients we can find that don’t have the strong chemicals. They don’t test the chemicals on animals and limit the testing of their brand on animals.
- I like to use a natural Homemade Carpet Freshener that you can make at home and use each time you vacuum, but especially when you are spring cleaning!
- A quick DIY Homemade All Purpose Cleaner using ingredients from your own cupboard will also work great here!
- This liquid Dish Soap cuts through grease, while making dishes clean and bright
- Plush, super-soft microfiber cloths, best for cleaning & dusting the kitchen, home, car, bath, glasses and more
How to Use the Spring Cleaning Checklist Printable for the Most Success
We like to work room by room when we attack spring cleaning! The feeling of completion is incredible and if I don’t do it that way, I often find that I didn’t circle back and complete certain tasks.
This Spring Cleaning Checklist Printable is offered in two forms for you to download. One has room tasks already filled in for you and the other one is left blank so you can design your own Spring Cleaning tasks. Either way, let’s get started!
- Determine the room that needs cleaning the most. Most of the time it will be the kitchen. That is the center of the house and gets the most use from us! When I spring clean, it takes me a full day to fully attack my kitchen and get it in the best shape from top to bottom. I used the checklist and added a few extra items like taking down things from above my cabinets to wash, for example.
- Check your calendar and determine when you can clean each room and mark it down. It usually takes me several days to get it all done and if the family helps, it goes so much faster. Depending on where we are in life, I have had years where only half (yes, half!!) of the list gets done. Be kind to yourself and do what you can. This is also a great time to get your kids (and spouse) involved. They helped make the mess, and they can help clean it.
- Start working down the list by room and getting as much done as you can. I prioritize the worst rooms first or by the rooms I can get done the fastest.
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If you plan to use the BLANK version, go room by room to make a list of the items you will want to do so you can develop a plan of attack. I wouldn’t just “wing it” as you will miss things and it won’t be SPRING CLEANING then, it will be just GENERAL CLEANING where you need to use Daily, Weekly and Monthly Checklists. Go deep and get the grime out!
Here’s hoping this Spring Cleaning Checklist helped you CUT THE GRIME in your house!