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The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

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Spring is here and it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning. Spring is the perfect time to get your home organized and freshen up your living space. It may seem like an overwhelming task at first but if you take it one step at a time it's actually quite manageable! Not only will it give your home an instant facelift but it will also help bring positive energy into your living space which can often lead to increased productivity and improved overall well-being. 

Where to Start

Cleaning your entire home from top to bottom can seem like an overwhelming task. But, with a little planning and plenty of determination, you can make your home feel like new in no time.

Set Aside a Day Just for Cleaning

Cleaning is something that you probably do every day, but spring cleaning is something that you need to plan in advance in order to be successful. There’s no way to know for sure how long it will take to do your spring cleaning – it depends on the size of your home, and how much cleaning and decluttering is necessary. That’s why it’s a good idea to dedicate one full day to spring cleaning. Don’t make any other plans for that day, otherwise, you might have to stop before you finish.

Stock Up on Supplies

This may sound like a no-brainer, but making sure that you have all of the cleaning supplies you’ll need ahead of time can be a big time saver. The last thing you want to do is to have to stop what you’re doing to run out to the store to get some more soap or paper towels. You’ll not disrupt your cleaning momentum, but you’ll also lose some of the precious time to get all of your cleaning done. 

Make a List (Or Use This One!)

If you’re like most people, there are probably some cleaning tasks that never seem to get to. With a full, dedicated cleaning day ahead of you, now is your chance to tackle those long-neglected areas (windowsills, baseboards, ceiling fan blades, etc.) Making a list will not only ensure that nothing is overlooked, but it can be a positive motivator. Not only will you have a detailed plan, but as you cross things off of your list you’ll have a sense of accomplishment and know that your day of cleaning won’t last forever. 

Go From Top to Bottom

With your checklist in hand, there’s one more thing to consider before getting started. To be more efficient and minimize having to go over certain areas twice, consider doing your cleaning from top to bottom in each room. Start by dusting high shelves, light fixtures, or fan blades, and then work your way down. This will ensure that you won’t have to wipe down the counter a second time or vacuum when you release the dust bunnies from above.  

Your Room-By-Room Cleaning Checklist

After you’ve completed your planning and are stocked up on cleaning supplies, it’s time to get down to business! Make the most of your time by doing your cleaning one room at a time.

Living Room

The living room is the center of most homes, and it should be the first place you start when spring cleaning. Begin by dusting all surfaces and wiping down furniture with a damp cloth. Vacuum all carpets and rugs, paying special attention to those high-traffic areas that tend to accumulate dirt and debris. If you have hardwood or laminate floors, mop them with a mild cleaner. Clean any windows and window coverings in the room as well. Once everything has been dusted and wiped down, it’s time to tackle the clutter. Go through shelves and cabinets to get rid of items that are no longer needed or used. Donate or recycle anything you don’t want to keep. 


Your kitchen is likely one of the busiest rooms in your home, so it requires special attention. Begin by wiping down all surfaces with an all-purpose cleaner and a damp cloth—this includes countertops, cabinets, appliances (both inside and out), backsplash tiles, walls, faucets, and sinks. Then, scrub any greasy spots off of cooktops or range hoods with baking soda or another degreaser product if needed. Vacuum any carpets or rugs in the kitchen as well as mop hardwood or laminate floors with a mild cleaner. Finally, declutter any cabinets or drawers that may have accumulated unwanted items over time—donate or recycle anything you don’t want so that your kitchen can be clutter-free! 


Your bedroom is a personal space that should reflect your style and make you feel relaxed when you enter it. Start by stripping the bedding and washing it according to its care instructions. Next, vacuum the mattress and rotate it if needed. Dust all surfaces, vacuum any carpets or rugs, and mop hardwood or laminate floors with a mild cleaner. Wipe down any furniture with a damp cloth, paying special attention to nightstands that may have built up dust over time. When it comes to decluttering your bedroom, take some time to go through closets, dressers, nightstands, and other storage areas in the room. Get rid of anything that is outdated or no longer serves a purpose in your life—donate or recycle these items instead of throwing them away. 


Your bathrooms may not be as large as other rooms in the house but they still need plenty of attention during your spring cleaning routine. Begin by wiping down all surfaces with an all-purpose cleaner—this includes counters, cabinets (both inside and out), as well as mirrors, windows, shower doors, tile, and fixtures. Scrub bathtubs or shower stalls using a bathroom cleaner or baking soda if you prefer. Vacuum any rugs and mop hardwood or laminate floors with a mild cleaner. Finally, declutter any drawers or shelves that may have accumulated unwanted items over time.

Hallway & Other Rooms 

Once you’ve gone through each major room in the house from top to bottom during your spring cleaning routine it’s time to tackle smaller spaces such as hallways and other rooms such as an office or playroom. Start by dusting all surfaces. Don’t forget to address doorknobs, baseboards, and other often overlooked areas  Next, wipe down furniture with a damp cloth, vacuum carpets, and mop hardwood or laminate floors. Finally, declutter shelves and storage areas that may have accumulated unwanted items over time.

Don’t Sacrifice Your Free Time – Hire Yost to Do Your Spring Cleaning!

Hiring a professional cleaning company to do spring cleaning is a great option for busy homeowners who want to get the job done efficiently and effectively without having to sacrifice their valuable time.

At Yost Cleaning, we provide repeat house cleaning services as well as one-time, deep cleanings (such as spring cleaning). But, why choose us when there are many other cleaning companies in the area? For one, we have over 20 years of experience and a well-known reputation for exceptional cleaning. We believe that house cleaning isn’t one-size-fits-all, so we take the time to get to know you and learn about your specific needs and preferences. After that, we put together a customized cleaning plan that is guaranteed to meet and exceed your expectations.

It’s finally springtime in Colorado, so enjoy the warmer weather and all that our great state has to offer, and leave the cleaning to us! Just call or fill out our online form and we’ll be happy to get started on your free cleaning estimate. 

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