4 Simple Spring Cleaning Tips for Busy Moms

Spring is just around the corner and you know what that means: spring cleaning! While some people dread this task, I think it’s a great way to refresh your home and get it back to having a home that feels bright, clean, and cheery after winter. But as busy moms, it’s hard for us to find the time to do it. That’s why I decided to write this post so that I can help you find a way to spring clean in a way that works for you, your family, and your schedule. I have include a free printable list to help you clean and organize your home.

Declutter first

Before you start your big spring cleaning project, I encourage you to declutter first! This means fewer items to clean around and to figure out how to organize. One of the most popular books for helping people declutter their homes is The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. Whatever way you choose to declutter, even getting one or two boxes of extra items sitting around the house that you no longer use will help you clean without having to shuffle stuff around as much. I try to Marie Kondo my home once a year. Trust ME! you will not regret getting started with her book.

Gather supplies that motivates you

Not everyone loves cleaning, but I think we can agree that a lot of moms can be motivated by having some nice looking cleaning and organizing supplies. Sometimes as simple as an aesthetically pleasing cleaning caddy to corral all of your supplies or even some glass bottles to put your cleaning solutions in can make cleaning feel a little less like a chore. I also love these clear plastic organizers that come in big sizes for your closet as well as smaller sizes for the fridge.

Plastic Home Storage Basket Bin

Clear Plastic Storage Organizer Container Bins with Cutout Handles

Empty Clear Glass Spray Bottles – Refillable 16 oz Containers 

 Plastic Portable Storage Organizer Utility Caddy Tote

 Plastic Portable Storage Organizer Utility Caddy Tote

Figure out a manageable schedule

What’s considered a manageable schedule is going to be different for everyone so I won’t tell you what is best for you. For some people, sending the kids off with grandma or a babysitter and spending one full day spring cleaning will do the trick and get it all done in one day. For others, it may be easier to tackle one room at a time over the course of a week while your baby is napping and the older kids are at school or playing outside.

Whatever you decide to do, make sure that you’re not putting too much pressure on yourself to get a lot done. As moms, we’re already working hard every day without the added task of spring cleaning. Allow yourself time and come up with a realistic schedule that won’t leave you feeling exhausted or burnt out.

Make a plan to maintain

 you want to make sure that your spring cleaning efforts last as long as possible, make sure you come up with a plan to maintain it. It’s so easy to get off of our cleaning schedules and suddenly the house is overwhelming, so making sure that you have a plan to keep things tidy can really help. Even just spending 15 or 20 minutes a day maintaining all of your hard work can make a huge difference.

Take some time this spring to refresh your home and create a space that feels clean and organized. Not only will you feel better in that clean space when you’re done, most people simply feel better living in a house that feels clean and organized rather than cluttered and messy.

Spring Cleaning Checklist for each part of your home


  • Declutter closets
  • Wash ALL bedding
  • Dust and clean blinds
  • Wash Curtains
  • Wipe curtain rods
  • Wipe down walls/doors
  • Wipe down furniture
  • Wipe ceiling fans
  • Rotate Mattress


  • Organize linen closet
  • Purge old towels/washcloths
  • Wipe down counters
  • Clean Sink / showers / tubs
  • Clean and disinfect faucets
  • Deep clean toilets
  • Wipe Down Cabinets
  • Organize Cabinets / drawer
  • Wipe down walls / drawers
  • Wipe down walls / doors
  • Wash shower curtains
  • Wash Bath mats


  • Declutter / Organize panty
  • Wipe down cabinets
  • Organize cabinets / drawers
  • Clean counter tops
  • Wipe down / clean appliances
  • Clean fridge – inside and out
  • Deep clean oven
  • Clean behind fridge/stove
  • Sanitize dishwater
  • Clean / Sanitize sink
  • Sanitize garbage disposal

Living Room

  • Wipe down furniture
  • Clean under furniture
  • Clean under couch cushions
  • Dust and clean blinds

Dining Rooms

  • Wipe down furniture
  • Clean chair cushions
  • Organize side board
  • Clean table ware and linens

Laundry Room

  • Wiper down washer / dryer
  • Disinfect knobs and handles
  • Run washer on sanitize cycle
  • Clean lint trap
  • Wipe shelves / cabinets
  • Sort laundry bins
  • Put away clean clothes

Entire House

  • Pick up items from floors
  • Dust decorative items
  • Dust and clean picture frames
  • Polish wood surfaces
  • Clean mirrors
  • Clean TV / computer screens
  • Clean and disinfect doorknobs
  • Clean light switch plates
  • Wipe baseboards / trim
  • Clean windows inside / outside
  • Clean window sills
  • Sweep / Vacuum / Scrubs floors
  • Shampoo rugs
  • Wipe ceiling vent covers
  • Remove cobwebs
  • Donate unused items
  • Restock cleaning supplies
  • Decorate for spring
Spring cleaning Checklist

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