A Complete Checklist for Spring Cleaning in Wisconsin

This checklist for spring cleaning can help Wisconsin homeowners deliver a deep cleaning that makes winter feel like a distant memory.

Spring Cleaning Tips

  • Always start at the top of a room and work down (from ceiling to floor).
  • Use a checklist for spring cleaning to speed up the process and ensure that no cleaning tasks are missed.
  • Avoid abrasive cleaners and scrubbing tools, which can damage surfaces and items.
  • Test out new cleaning products on hidden areas before using in main areas. Some cleaning products can damage and discolor surfaces.
  • Always wash windows on a cloudy day to minimize streaking. (Sun can dry out cleaners before they are wiped off.)
  • Carry a container around with cleaning products, cloths, and other cleaning essentials to minimize trips for more cleaning products. This simple cleaning step makes the process faster.
  • Hire a professional home cleaner to help as needed. (Use this checklist for spring cleaning to make a list of cleaning tasks that need to be done. Contact the cleaning service for a quote.)

Checklist for Spring Cleaning

Exterior

___ Sweep away spider webs and remove items from home siding or brick.

___ Pressure wash house, sidewalks, and driveway.

___ Wash porch.

___ Clean out flowerbeds and flower pots.

___ Wash windows and exterior door glass.

___ Gently clean air conditioner and clear vegetation around unit.

___ Clean out gutters.

___ Wash decks and patios.

___ Service snowblowers and put them away (after last snow).

___ Organize garage.

___ Wash garage floor.

___ Clean garage door and windows.

___ Wash garage windows.

Foyer

___ Clean light fixtures and lamps.

___ Vacuum away spider webs and dust from corners.

___ Dust ceiling fans.

___ Wash walls and dust trim.

___ Dust shelves and artwork.

___ Wash windows (interior).

___ Launder/clean window treatments.

___ Clean vent covers.

___ Dust furniture.

___ Vacuum behind furniture.

___ Vacuum and clean floors.

Mudroom

___ Clean light fixtures and lamps.

___ Vacuum away spider webs and dust from corners.

___ Dust ceiling fans.

___ Wash walls and dust trim.

___ Dust shelves and artwork.

___ Wash windows (interior).

___ Launder/clean window treatments.

___ Clean vent covers.

___ Dust furniture.

___ Vacuum behind furniture.

___ Vacuum and clean floors.

___ Launder winter jackets and clothing.

Living Room/Areas

___ Clean light fixtures.

___ Dust ceiling fans.

___ Vacuum away spider webs and dust from corners.

___ Wash walls and dust trim.

___ Clean lamps.

___ Dust shelves and artwork.

___ Wash windows (interior).

___ Launder/clean window treatments.

___ Empty entertainment cabinets and dust interior.

___ Carefully clean screens and TVs.

___ Clean vent covers.

___ Dust furniture.

___ Vacuum behind furniture.

___ Vacuum and clean floors.

Kitchen

___ Clean light fixtures.

___ Dust ceiling fans.

___ Vacuum away spider webs and dust from corners.

___ Clean cabinets (tops and doors).

___ Wash walls and dust trim.

___ Clean backsplash.

___ Wipe down counters.

___ Dust shelves and artwork.

___ Wash windows (interior).

___ Launder/clean window treatments.

___ Dust furniture.

___ Wipe down exterior of appliances (i.e. refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, etc.)

___ Wash appliance interiors (i.e. refrigerator shelves, microwave tray, refrigerator draws, etc.)

___ Clean stove hood and filters as needed.

___ Deep clean sink.

___ Clean vent covers.

___ Remove debris and wipe down oven interior.

___ Vacuum and clean floors.

Dining Room

___ Clean light fixtures.

___ Dust ceiling fans.

___ Vacuum away spider webs and dust from corners.

___ Wash walls and dust trim.

___ Clean lamps.

___ Dust shelves and artwork.

___ Wash windows (interior).

___ Launder/clean window treatments.

___ Wash dining room table and chairs (tops and bottoms).

___ Clean vent covers.

___ Dust furniture.

___ Vacuum and clean floors.

Bathrooms

___ Clean light fixtures.

___ Dust exhaust fans.

___ Vacuum away spider webs and dust from corners.

___ Wash walls and dust trim.

___ Dust shelves and artwork.

___ Scrub bathroom tile (i.e. in shower, around bath, on wall)

___ Wipe down counters.

___ Polish vanity.

___ Deep clean sink.

___ Wash mirror and dust frame (if applicable).

___ Clean toilet (and around toilet).

___ Wash windows (interior).

___ Launder/clean window treatments.

___ Clean vent covers.

___ Launder bathroom towels.

___ Vacuum and clean floors.

Bedrooms

___ Clean light fixtures and lamps.

___ Dust ceiling fans.

___ Vacuum away spider webs and dust from corners.

___ Launder bed linens.

___ Wash walls and dust trim.

___ Dust shelves and artwork.

___ Wash windows (interior).

___ Launder/clean window treatments.

___ Clean vent covers.

___ Dust furniture.

___ Carefully clean screens and TVs.

___ Vacuum behind furniture.

___ Vacuum and clean floors.

Home Office

___ Clean light fixtures and lamp.

___ Dust ceiling fan.

___ Vacuum away spider webs and dust from corners.

___ Organize paperwork on furniture.

___ Polish furniture and cabinets.

___ Carefully clean screens, tablets, and computers.

___ Vacuum behind desk and furniture.

___ Wash windows (interior).

___ Launder/clean window treatments.

___ Clean vent covers.

___ Wash walls and dust trim.

___ Vacuum and clean floors.

Laundry Room

___ Clean light fixtures and lamps.

___ Dust ceiling fans.

___ Vacuum away spider webs and dust from corners.

___ Wash walls and dust trim.

___ Dust shelves and artwork.

___ Wash windows (interior).

___ Launder/clean window treatments.

___ Clean vent covers.

___ Dust furniture.

___ Wipe down washer and dryer.

___ Wash countertops.

___ Vacuum and clean floors.

Miscellaneous

___ Test smoke detectors.

___ Replace furnace filter.

___ Organize paperwork.

___ Shred paperwork not needed.

___ Clean out closets.

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