The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

Spring is the perfect time to freshen up your living space, declutter, and tackle those deep cleaning projects that have been sitting on your to-do list. As you dive in, it's important to have a solid plan in place to make the process smooth and efficient. We’re sharing our room-by-room spring cleaning checklist, so you can breeze through the job in no time.

Covering the Basics of Spring Cleaning

Before diving into a particular room, here are some handy spring cleaning tips that work for any space in your home:

  • Create a Schedule: Break down the cleaning tasks into doable chunks and plan your time accordingly. This way, you won't feel overwhelmed by the process.

  • Declutter First: Before you dive into cleaning, take some time to go through your stuff and get rid of anything you don't need or use anymore. According to some organization experts, it's a good idea to completely empty the room you're working on. This way, you can see everything with fresh eyes and figure out what you really need and where it should go. It's like starting with a blank canvas—you have the power to decide what goes back in and what stays out.

  • Gather Your Cleaning Supplies: Make sure you have a good all-purpose cleaner, microfiber cloths, a duster with a long handle, a powerful vacuum, plenty of garbage bags and gloves, and some old-fashioned baking soda and white vinegar.

  • Top to Bottom: Always clean from the top of the room down to the floor to keep the already cleaned areas from getting dirty again.

  • Natural Light: Let in some natural light by opening blinds and curtains. It helps you spot areas that need extra attention.

  • Maintenance: Once everything is shining, set a regular cleaning schedule to keep it that way. It'll make next spring's cleaning session even easier.

  • Consider Temporary Storage Solutions: While decluttering, you might come across items you don't want to get rid of but are taking up valuable space. Temporary storage solutions like Go Mini's can help you clear out those items temporarily. It's especially handy for deep cleaning as you'll have more room to move around, and only the things you truly want will go back into your space.


Get your spring cleaning started right by decluttering and freshening up your entryway. It's the first thing guests see when they come in, so let's make a good impression!

  • Declutter: Toss out anything that doesn't belong, like winter coats, old mail, and those shoes you never wear.

  • Clean the Doormat: Shake it out, give it a wash, or vacuum to get rid of dirt.

  • Wipe Everything Down: Take care of all surfaces, including the console table, window ledges, and doorknobs.

  • Stay Organized: Sort through mail and use baskets or trays to keep everything neat and tidy.

  • Make Those Windows Shine: Polish them up for a streak-free look and a warm welcome.

Living Room

The living room is the heart of the home, so it's a space worth focusing on during spring cleaning. It should be both inviting and relaxing, so let's give it some love.

  • Declutter: This is the perfect opportunity to get rid of anything you don't need or use anymore. Donate or sell any items that are in good condition but no longer serve a purpose in your home.

  • Dust Everything: Start with ceiling fans, light fixtures, and shelves before moving on to furniture, electronics, and decorations.

  • Upholstery Care: Vacuum sofas and chairs, and wash or dry-clean cushion covers as needed.

  • Curtains and Blinds: Take down and clean all window treatments; dust and wash blinds.

  • Carpet Clean: Deep clean carpets and rugs, or consider professional cleaning if needed.

  • Electronics: Unplug and dust off all electronics and give your cable management a refresh.

  • Floor Care: Sweep, vacuum, and mop hardwood or tile floors for a complete fresh feel.

  • Freshen Up: Add some fresh flowers or a new plant to bring a bit of spring inside your home.


The kitchen is another high-traffic area that requires special attention during spring cleaning. Here's how to make it sparkle and shine:

  • Purge Pantry: Go through your pantry and fridge, throw out expired items, and organize what's left.

  • Deep Clean Appliances: Tackle the oven, refrigerator, and dishwasher with thorough cleaning.

  • Sanitize Countertops: Clear off all items and use a disinfectant to clean all countertop surfaces.

  • Organize Cabinets: Declutter and reorganize dishes, cookware, and utensils.

  • Freshen Sink: Use baking soda and vinegar to deodorize and clean the sink and drain.

  • Update Linens: Wash or replace dish towels, tablecloths, and cloth napkins.

  • Clear Trash Cans: Wash indoor and outdoor trash cans and recycling bins to remove odors and buildup.


Your bedroom should be a sanctuary, free from clutter and chaos. Make it a peaceful and relaxing space with these spring cleaning tips:

  • Purge Your Closet: Get rid of anything that doesn't fit, flatter, or make you feel good. Donate clothes in good condition.

  • Rotate Seasonal Items: Switch out winter bedding for lighter sheets and blankets. To save space, vacuum seal bags compress bulkier items like out-of-season clothes, bedding, and towels.

  • Dust and Vacuum: Start at the top of your room and work your way down—dusting light fixtures, shelves, furniture, and blinds. Finish with a thorough vacuuming.

  • Flip Your Mattress: Extend the life of your mattress by flipping it over or rotating it.

  • Wash Bedding: Give pillows, blankets, and comforters a good wash to freshen them up.

  • Under the Bed: Clean out any items stored under the bed and vacuum thoroughly to remove dust.

  • Window Treatments: Launder curtains or dust blinds to let in the fresh spring light.

  • Closet Organization: Reorganize your closet, grouping items by category and season for easy access. Maximize your closet space with handy organizers like hanging shelves, cascading hangers, or shoe racks.

  • Air Quality: Open up those windows to let in some fresh air or fire up an air purifier to give the room's atmosphere a little refresh.


The bathroom is another frequently used space that often gets overlooked during regular cleaning. Make it shine with these simple steps:

  • Clear Counters: Put away any clutter, remove everything from the counter, and give it a good scrub.

  • Deep Clean Shower: Scrub grout or use a homemade cleaner to get rid of any buildup or mildew.

  • Freshen Up Towels: Give your towels, bath mats, and washcloths a wash and swap them out for fresh ones.

  • Make Fixtures Sparkle: Use a cleaner made for your fixtures to make them shine like new.

  • Toilet TLC: Clean the toilet inside and out, including the base and lid. And don't forget to replace the toilet brush if it needs it.

  • Organize Those Cabinets: Declutter and reorganize your toiletries, cleaning supplies, and meds.

  • Scrub and Disinfect: Give the bathtub, sink, shower, and toilet a good scrub down with a disinfectant cleaner.

  • Sink Deep Clean: Use a descaling product to get rid of limescale and buildup in the sink and faucet.

  • Replace Shower Liner: If your shower curtain liner is looking worn or mildewy, it's time for a fresh one.

  • Trash Bin Refresh: Empty and wash the trash bin to kick out any lingering odor or bacteria.

Need Some Extra Space? Get a Go Mini's Portable Storage Container!

When you're knee-deep in the cleaning process, you might feel overwhelmed by all the stuff in each room. That's where Go Mini's comes in. Our portable storage containers are the perfect solution to keep your belongings safe and out of the way during your spring clean.

With Go Mini's, you can store your items in our containers right outside your doorstep, so they're easily accessible when you need them again. This gives you a clutter-free space to clean and allows for more efficient sorting once you're done. We'll deliver your container to you, and you can keep it as long as you need.

Once you're finished cleaning and have emptied out your container, we'll come pick it up. And with unit sizes ranging from 12 feet to 20 feet, you'll find the perfect fit for your project. Need to extend your rental? No problem, just give us a call to keep your container for as long as you need it.

Kickstart Your Spring Clean with Go Mini's

With these tips and tricks, your home will be sparkling clean and clutter-free in no time. And with Go Mini's portable storage containers, you can make the process even more efficient and stress-free. Start your spring cleaning today and get ready to enjoy a fresh and organized space for the season! Get a free instant quote today and discover how we can make your spring clean more manageable.

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