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The Ultimate Room-By-Room Spring Cleaning Checklist

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Get a head start on your spring cleaning today and call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle - (302) 392-6000

Spring cleaning is a tradition that allows us to freshen up our homes after a long winter. It is that time of year to open the windows and let the fresh air in. 

This checklist will help you get a jump start your spring cleaning.

The Basics for Each Room

  •  Sanitize light switches
  • Clean door and sanitize door handles
  • Clean ceiling fans and light fixtures
  • Dust curtain rods and blinds
  • Clean or vacuum curtains
  • Wash windows and window sills
  • Mop or vacuum floor
  • Shampoo rugs or carpet
  • Clean air vents/registers
  • Replace air filters as needed
  • Replace light bulbs as needed
  • Test and replace smoke alarm batteries


  • Dust top of high surfaces including fridge, microwave/range hood, cabinets
  • Clean stove top
  • Clean oven
  • Clean microwave
  • Clean dishwasher
  • Discard old or expired food in pantry, fridge, and freezer
  • Clean refrigerator
  • Defrost freezer
  • Wipe drawers and shelves in refrigerator and freezer
  • Clear counter tops
  • Degrease cabinet doors and backsplash
  • Remove items from cabinets and thoroughly clean inside
  • Deodorize and degrease the kitchen drain

Dining Room

  • Dust china in china cabinet
  • Launder and press table linens
  • Polish silver
  • Dust and polish furniture
  • Vacuum or spot clean chair cushions


  • Discard expired medication, personal care products or makeup
  • Clean makeup brushes
  • Clean vanity
  • Wipe mirror – Try this streak-free trick
  • Clean tub and shower
  • Clean children’s bath toys – Try these tips
  • Clean showerhead—Try this plastic bag trick.
  • Replace shower curtain liner
  • Clean toilet
  • Scrub tile grout
  • Remove and replace caulk

Laundry Room


  • Dust/polish furniture
  • Donate unused clothing
  • Organize closets
  • Wash bedding including sheets, pillows, duvets, and bed skirts
  • Flip mattress

Living Room

  • Dust/polish furniture
  • Wash slipcovers, blankets and pillows
  • Vacuum sofa and chairs
  • Clean ceiling fans
  • Dust and clean lamp shades
  • Dust electronics—Try using dryer sheets
  • Dust and clean decor
  • Sanitize remote controls

Kids’ Playroom

  • Sanitize plastic toys with soap and water – Try these tips
  • Wash stuffed animals and soft toys
  • Donate unused toys
  • Organize toys and play areas


  • Recycle unneeded paperwork
  • Dust and polish furniture
  • Dust bookshelf
  • Dust electronics
  • Sanitize keyboard and mouse


  • Declutter tools, sporting equipment and toys
  • Open up garage door to air out the space
  • Clean garage door
  • Clean garage door frame
  • Replace batteries in garage door openers

Residential Cleaning Services

A clean environment is a healthy environment. Improve your living and work spaces this spring. If you need a little help, don’t worry, SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle has all the tools to provide a deeper clean than your basic house cleaning service.

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