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Spring Cleaning & Home Maintenance Checklist

Updated: Apr 16, 2019

Spring is in the air! As we enter a new season, we look for ways to refresh our life. The ideal way to do just that is complete some interior cleaning and home maintenance projects to your home. To help, we’ve created a checklist of items you should do in each room. From changing the air filters to sweeping the floors and dusting the light fixtures, here’s a look at everything you should do to freshen your home this spring:

Entire Home

  • Change air filters.

  • Test carbon monoxide and smoke detectors and replace batteries, as necessary.

  • Steam clean carpets.

  • Polish wood floors.

  • Replace burned-out lightbulbs.

  • Dust…

  • Light fixtures.

  • Ceiling/corners of the rooms.

  • Shelves and picture frames.

  • Decorative accents.

  • Blinds and window sills.

  • Baseboards.

  • Doors and door frames.

  • Sweep, mop and vacuum floors and rugs.

  • Wash windows.


  • Wash and put away dishes.

  • Wipe down and organize cabinets and drawers.

  • Throw out expired food in the pantry, fridge and freezer (and organize).

  • Empty trash and wash out the garbage can.

  • Scrub inside the microwave.

  • Wipe down the backsplash, countertops and appliances.

  • Deep clean oven and stovetop.

  • Scrub and disinfect the sink.

  • Clean garbage disposal with ice and lemon slices.

Living Room

  • Dust…

  • Mantel, shelves and picture frames.

  • Tabletops.

  • Electronics.

  • Organize media cabinet, coffee table and end tables.

  • Steam clean sofa and chairs or wash pillow covers.

  • Wash throw blankets and pillow covers.

  • Vacuum drapes.


  • Scrub shower walls, fixtures, bathtub, toilet, countertop and all faucets.

  • Clean and wash shower curtain.

  • Empty trash and wash out the garbage can.

  • Wipe down the mirrors and cabinets.

  • Wash rugs.

  • Clean out and organize cabinets and drawers.


  • Dust dressers and headboard.

  • Vacuum drapes.

  • Wash pillows and bedding.

  • Flip and rotate mattress.


  • File important documents.

  • Backup and/or delete old files on computer.

  • Organize cabinets and drawers.

  • Refill office supplies.

  • Dust desk, furniture and electronics.


  • Sweep out floors and clean up any oil spills.

  • Clean out vehicles.

  • Organize tools, sporting equipment and toys.

Laundry Room

  • Run cleaning cycle in washing machine.

  • Clean out dryer vents and duct.

  • Wipe down exterior of washer and dryer.

  • Reorganize and discard old cleaning supplies.

Our spring cleaning and home maintenance checklist comes in especially handy if you are considering selling in the coming months. For a rough approximation of just how much your home is worth, visit our new Home Valuation Tool landing page. The number generated is a great starting point before you talk to one of our licensed real estate agents.

However, while this value is a great starting point, estimated home valuations are frequently inaccurate as the value is based on computer-generated models determined by public records. Your home is more than data points - square footage in a zip code. Improvements, curb appeal and distance to nearby workplaces, schools and attractions contribute to your home's value. If you are considering selling your home, schedule a walk through with one of our real estate agents for a professional assessment. As we live and work in the Richland/Gull Lake community, we know your neighborhood more personally than any computer model possibly could, and will provide a more accurate understanding of your home's value based on current market trends.

**Please know that while this valuation tool pulls in a tremendous about of data, the valuation does not take into account specific market factors, the condition of the home, and continually changing market trends that can only be analyzed by a local market expert.

Do you have any questions about spring cleaning, our home valuation tool or selling your home this spring? Give our team a call. Team Clancy would be happy to help you!

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