~Updated for 2024

With spring right around the corner and winter soon to be a distant memory, it is time for the dreaded Spring Cleaning. I have always dreaded spring cleaning. I mean I am not going to lie, while I like things to be organized, I am pretty chill about the house being super clean. The kids make it impossible most days to achieve both for any long period. So I figure why waste my energy on the inevitable?

In years past, my annual spring cleaning would go something like this. Start cleaning, work on it, and work on it, keep sweeping, mopping, and scrubbing, until the day is done. The only problem is I would forget what I did and what I needed to do. The kids would come through like tornadoes where I did clean the day before and I could not make heads or tails of where I was in the process. It was beyond frustrating and pretty much made me throw my hands up in the air in defeat.

Not being able to keep good track of what needed to be done. in addition to the kids making it look like we made no progress. This was more than enough for me to skip the annual spring cleaning. However part of me knew that I needed to get to these items eventually, so I needed to figure out a way to manage the process better.

Why Spring Cleaning Anyways?

With this simple to follow deep cleaning room by room checklist, spring cleaning is so much easier to get through!


There are a few reasons that going through with a deep cleaning room by room spring cleaning. It gives you a chance to get rid of the dirt and grime that accumulates over winter and just spend more time generally indoors. But there are a ton of other reasons to go through with a deep clean at least on an annual basis.

  1. Air in the home is not as clean as air outside the home, as hard as that is to believe, it is the truth! So giving your home a deep clean can help with those that have allergies or asthma. In addition, avoid spraying harsh chemicals, perfumes, and potentially toxic candles. Adding plants to your home environment will go a long way in improving your indoor air quality. Also, set a reminder to change your HVAC air filter. I change mine as often a every month to as long as 90 days. You need to figure out what is right for your home and it depends on a ton of factors. Like filter type, where you live, if you have allergy/asthma suffers.
  2. Another reason to give your home a deep clean is to de-clutter your home. This is a really good thing to start right before you deep clean your home. it will make deep cleaning that much easier!
  3. Also, it gives you a reason to clean items you may not normally clean so well. Think behind the toilet or under the refrigerator, the light fixtures, walls, and baseboards.
  4. Finally, there is something to be said about starting fresh as the season changes. Cleaning up your rooms can help you feel less stressed and even help you focus.


Tips to Help You Get Started Deep Cleaning Your Home

Use this free printable deep cleaning room by room checklist to make cleaning your home a snap.

  1. If doing all your deep cleaning is too much in one season, break it down into quarters. Pick the rooms or chores you prefer to do and once they are complete check them off. When you are ready to dive back in the next season you will have a record of what was already done.
  2. This is not a race. This is deep cleaning. Take your time. If you are planning on de-cluttering your home at the same time, be prepared to take a lot longer to get it all done. I would recommend you de-clutter first, then deep clean.
  3. I find that completing one specific task through all the rooms is easier than going room by room. So I will clean all the baseboards and walls of the entire house first. But, you can do it how you prefer! After all, I am not going to come over and clean your home for you!
  4. Make sure you stock up on all your cleaning supplies. Like Homemade Orange Vinegar Cleaning solution and these inexpensive items that are so useful from the Dollar Store.
  5. Enlist the entire family to help. Give tasks that are age-appropriate to your kids and pay them for it, since it is above and beyond their normal chores. Give a list to your significant other too and a deadline!
  6. Don’t worry if you do not get to it all. What matters in the end is that your home is a happy place a bit of mess will not kill anyone!?

Getting My Sanity Back

What did I do to make all these lovely deep cleaning plans work and keep my sanity, while still actually completing an annual spring cleaning? I created an action plan in the form of a free printable deep clean room-by-room checklist. The Spring Cleaning Complete Home Checklist covers every room in the house and the garage and outdoor areas of your home.

It makes it easy for me to check my progress in each room. Plus it has a handy note area that allows me to write down any issues I find while I am cleaning, like an area that needs paint or caulk. It also has a few extra lines for you to add tasks that make sense for your rooms in your house.

This simple-to-use printable deep clean checklist makes it so easy to follow along and check on progress as you work through each area or task in your home. Since it is all written down in one place, you will not forget those pesky once-a-year chores!

Spring Cleaning Complete Home Checklist

All in all, it is a useful tool that keeps me on track, shows me my progress, and lets me keep a list of issues that need to be resolved. While it may not make me love spring cleaning, I no longer loathe it!

Check out my Spring Cleaning Complete Home Checklist I am sure you will love it too! Just click on the link to download it, it’s free!


With this free printable deep clean checklist, spring cleaning your home will be easier than ever before.


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PS: Looking for a great de-cluttering challenge to help you keep your home or apartment neat? Check out these then!

Check out my other 30-day De-cluttering challenges and get your house in order!

Start Here: De-Cluttering Challenge #1: 30-Minutes

Do This Next: De-Cluttering Challenge #2: Closets

Great One to Try 3rd: De-Cluttering Challenge #3: Kitchen & Dining

If you are Ambitious: De-Cluttering Challenge #4: Family Room & Play Room

An Easy One to Do: De-Cluttering Challenge #5: Bathrooms / Office

Can be hard to do!: De-Cluttering Challenge #6: Garage / Shed / Attic

Final one!: De-Cluttering Challenge #7: Basement – 



I hope you enjoy these other posts, but if you are at the end and wondering where that awesome room-by-room deep cleaning checklist is……

Looking for the Spring Cleaning Complete Home Checklist? Here it is!

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