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2023 Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring is rapidly approaching, and that means more sunlight, open windows, and a renewed desire to deep clean our homes! We can probably all agree that the annual deep clean is so satisfying…once it’s completed. However, the actual process can be overwhelming! Cleaning your home from top to bottom and in every nook and cranny may never become effortless, but the good news is that there are plenty of ways to make the project more manageable.

We’ve created a checklist of everything you need to know to knock out your spring cleaning, including information on cleansers, stain removal, fabric care, and storage, to help you zip through the process! Feel free to tailor the list to your own home and yard. Keep in mind that you'll need to set aside several days for more involved projects, such as shampooing carpets and organizing closets.


  • Declutter closets
  • Wash bedding
  • Dust blinds
  • Wipe down walls
  • Baseboards and door frames
  • Dust ceiling fan
  • Rotate mattress

Tip: This is also a good time to check the batteries in smoke detectors.


  • Purge old towels
  • Organize linen closet
  • Wipe down counters
  • Clean sink, shower, and tub
  • Deep clean toilet
  • Clean light fixtures and fans
  • Organize drawers
  • Wash shower curtains and bathmats

Note: This is also a good time to sort out and discard expired or unused toiletries, cosmetics, supplements, and medications.


  • Declutter and organize pantry
  • Wipe down cabinets
  • Organize drawers
  • Clean counter stops and stoves
  • Clean fridge inside and outside
  • Deep clean oven
  • Sanitize dishwasher
  • Scrub sink
  • Deodorize and sanitize garbage disposal

Tip: Don’t forget to sort out and better organize the infamous “junk drawer.”


  • Wipe down furniture
  • Sweep and vacuum under furniture
  • Vacuum under cushions
  • Clean blinds and curtains

Tip: This is also great timing to clean out any pet toy baskets and deep-clean your pet’s bedding, if applicable.


  • Clean tableware and linens
  • Clean chair cushions
  • Wipe down tables and chairs
  • Clean and dust any light fixtures or chandeliers

Tip: Spring is also a great time to discard any unused or worn dish towels or hot pads, and replace them with stylish, matching new ones!


  • Disinfect washer and dryer
  • Disinfect knobs and handles
  • Run washer on sanitize cycle
  • Clean lint trap
  • Sort laundry bins
  • Put away clean clothes

Tip: Don’t forget to sort through the infamous mismatched-sock collection (hint: if they’ve been mismatched more than a couple of weeks, just toss them!)


Before you start, ensure you have the following essentials on hand:

  • Bucket
  • Mop
  • Broom
  • Rubber gloves
  • Sponges
  • Grout brush or toothbrush
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Disinfectant wipes/spray
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Wood polish
  • Surface and glass cleaner
  • Dish detergent
  • Stovetop cleaner
  • Washing machine sanitizer
  • Scrub sponges

Take a deep breath, conquer each task in small portions, and know that your space is about to become a sparkling clean oasis of calm. You got this!

Request a free cleaning estimate from Merry Maids® today.