Your cleaning checklist

Print off this checklist to prioritize your cleaning! Whether it’s spring, summer, fall or winter, it’s a good idea to freshen up the home each season. Get rid of clutter that has piled up over time, and focus on the problem areas.

Any homeowner can use this checklist to prepare for the seasons ahead. The list below will cover every major room including the bedroom, kitchen, den, office and more.

cleaning donations

Before you begin

Travel from room to room in your home and assess the clutter. Grade each room on a scale from 1 to 10. The lowest number means the room is clean and no attention is required. The higher the number, the closer it is to a disaster zone.

Start with a room that falls right in between (scoring a 4 or a 5) so you begin with a not-to-difficult, not-to-challenging project.

Don’t forget:

  • Stock up on trash bags, paper towels and rags.
  • Be prepared and have empty boxes on hand for items that you could donate to a local charity.
  • Give yourself a timeline and a time frame for each room and try to stick to it. Realistically, each room shouldn’t take you longer than one hour.
  • Open all windows to air out the house.

Are you ready for a floor-to-ceiling spring cleaning spree? Here’s the checklist (click here to share it with friends!):


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Sam Landa edits the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? blog and is Content Manager and social media manager at 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Environment & Sustainability, and in her spare time, she enjoys playing live music and writing. Connect with Sam on  or LinkedIn.

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