The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

After months of the winter cold, it’s finally spring. Whether you’re dreading the deep cleaning your home needs or looking forward to an immaculate, organized home, our spring cleaning checklist will help you get the job done. If you’ll be discarding a lot of household debris, including furniture, give Oaks Dumpster Rental a call at 866-649-6257, and we’ll deliver a roll-off dumpster to your home.

Spring Cleaning: Preparation and Supplies Checklist

When it comes to starting a deep clean, it’s important to make sure you’re properly prepared and have all the supplies you need to make the job easier. Let’s take a look at what you’ll need to do to get started.

Preparation Needs

Preparing your home properly can help save time before you even start your clean. To begin, do a quick tidy of the entire house, putting away any items that should be living in a closet or on a shelf. Next, gather all of your cleaning supplies needed for the clean. Designate a few bags or boxes for donating items as you start cleaning. Depending on the amount of things to clean or get rid of, you may need to get a dumpster to discard items instead of overflowing your trash can.

Spring Cleaning Supplies

For a full home deep clean, there are a variety of supplies you’ll want to have handy to make the job as smooth as possible. Prep a shopping list and buy all the items you need prior to starting the clean. You should have a vacuum, rags, sponges, a mop and broom, as well as a bucket to have hot water and soap in to scrub. In addition, having several cleaning solutions for windows, bathrooms and hardwood flooring will help everything shine once you’re done. If you don’t want harsh chemicals that may affect your pets or family, consider making your own cleaning solutions made out of simple household ingredients like vinegar, baking soda and hot water.

Cleaning Tasks Room-by-Room

Each room in your home will look a little different when it comes to a deep clean. From the kitchen to the garage, let’s talk through how to handle cleaning every room for your house.

Kitchen and Dining Area

The kitchen and dining areas can be some of the most used rooms in your home, so it’s good to make sure you cover every inch to get rid of any crumbs or food substances that are leftover from cooking and eating. Wipe down and disinfect your countertops, appliances, kitchen/dining table, and garbage can. Next, do a fridge and pantry cleanout, getting rid of old and expired foods to make more space. Once you’ve cleaned and tidied your kitchen, sweep and mop your floors to get rid of anything you wiped down that ended up on the floor. 

Living Room

Your living room is probably another space that is used frequently for relaxing and hosting guests. Start by throwing all of your throws and pillow covers in the wash and vacuum your furniture, steam cleaning anything if necessary. Dust your drapes, blinds and any living room furniture like your coffee table and TV console. Sweep the floors and vacuum the carpet once you’ve cleaned everything else in the living room. 

Bedrooms and Closets

For your bedrooms, dust all of your headboards and other furniture like dressers and bedside tables. Vacuum and mop the floors, making sure to get rid of any additional dust that’s collected on your baseboards. Wash all of your bedding and flip your mattress to keep your sleeping area fresh.


Dirt and grime can quickly build up in nooks and crannies in your bathroom, so make sure to give it some love with a deep clean. Clean and disinfect all surfaces in your bathroom, including sink countertops, shower, toilet and fixtures. Go through drawers and cabinets to get rid of any expired makeup products, medications and personal care items. If your shower curtain liner is looking worse for wear, swap it out for a new one.

Garage and Foyer

For your garage and foyer, one of the biggest deep clean aspects will be first to just reorganize or put back items that may be strewn around. This can include designating specific areas for outdoor items, tools, toys and household items. 

Additional Tips and Tricks

We’ve compiled a list of other things to keep in mind when it comes to tackling your home’s deep clean.  

  • Make sure your cleaning supplies are in good shape. Replace or buy more before you begin so you don’t run out while cleaning.
  • Check in every bin or box. If the contents aren’t being used or do not have sentimental value, discard them.
  • Assign every item to keep, discard, or donate. 
  • Touch things only once — this means don’t make a pile to “look at later.” Make a decision and move on.
  • Save time by decluttering before you start to clean.
  • Clean mats outside doors. This keeps dirt from being tracked into your newly cleaned house.
  • Schedule your cleaning time. Do an hour or two each day to avoid burnout.

Discard Appropriately

Anything you are throwing out should be discarded appropriately. Spring cleaning is much more efficient with a dumpster from Oaks Dumpster Rental. Our 12-yard dumpsters are great for home clean-ups. Contact us to find out more or to schedule your roll-off dumpster today.

Author | Jen Burton, General Manager
Oaks Dumpster Rental