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March 26, 2024

Your Room-by-Room Guide to Spring Cleaning

Reviewed By: Mary Beth Johnson, VP Business Development, Atlas World Group - 40+ Years in the Moving Industry

Your Room-by-Room Guide to Spring Cleaning
Discover the ultimate room-by-room guide to tackle your spring-cleaning chores efficiently and effectively.

Getting Started with Spring Cleaning

Before you begin your spring cleaning, it's important to have a plan in place. Start by creating a checklist of all the tasks you want to accomplish in each room. This will help you stay organized and ensure that no area is overlooked.

Living Room and Common Areas

The living room is often a hub of activity in the home, so it's important to give it a thorough cleaning.
  • Dust all surfaces, including furniture, electronics, and decorations. 
  • Vacuum or clean the upholstery on your furniture. 
  • Clean your curtains or blinds.
  • Give your floors a good cleaning.
  • Check under the couch for any toys or food. 
By giving your living room and common areas a thorough cleaning, you'll create a welcoming and comfortable space for family and guests.

Kitchen and Dining Room

The kitchen and dining room are often the heart of the home, so it's important to keep them clean and organized. 

⦁    Clean out pantries and remove expired items. 
⦁    Clean all kitchen appliances and donate or sell any appliances you no longer need. 
⦁    Clean the countertops and under the sink.

By giving your kitchen and dining room a thorough cleaning, you'll create a clean and inviting space for cooking and dining.

Bedrooms and Closets

The bedrooms and closets in your home are personal spaces that deserve special attention during spring cleaning. 
  • Start by decluttering your closets. Remove any items that you no longer wear or need and consider organizing your clothes by category or color to make it easier to find what you're looking for.
  • Next, clean your bedding. Wash your sheets, pillowcases, and duvet covers according to the care instructions. 
  • For mattresses, use a vacuum cleaner with an upholstery attachment to remove any dust or allergens. If there are any stains or odors, spot clean with a fabric cleaner.
  • In the bedrooms, dust all surfaces, including furniture, shelves, and light fixtures. Use a microfiber cloth or a duster to remove dust and cobwebs from hard-to-reach areas.
  • Finally, vacuum or sweep the floors, and mop or steam clean for a deeper clean. Pay attention to any stains or spills that may require extra care.
By giving your bedrooms and closets a thorough cleaning, you'll create a peaceful and clutter-free space for relaxation and rest.


The bathrooms and laundry room are spaces that require regular cleaning to maintain hygiene. 
  • Start by cleaning your bathroom fixtures, including the sink, toilet, bathtub, and shower. 
  • Next, clean the mirrors and windows in your bathrooms. 
  • For the floors, sweep or vacuum to remove any loose dirt or debris, and then mop for a deeper clean. 

Laundry Room

  • Clean your washer and dryer. Remove any lint from the dryer vent and wipe down the surfaces with a damp cloth. 
  • Organize your laundry cleaning supplies. A great way to organize cleaning supplies is by using clear containers so you can see what you are looking for.  
  • If your laundry room also serves as a mud room, get a shoe organizer to keep shoes organized and off the floor. 
By giving your bathrooms and laundry room a thorough cleaning, you'll create a clean and functional space for personal care and laundry.

Be sure to keep this list ahead of your next move. It will make the moving process even more seamless with the help of your local Atlas Agent.