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Fetch’s Spring Cleaning Checklist: Clear the Clutter

By David

March 8, 2024

What’s on your spring cleaning checklist? We’re here with our top tips on how to clean your home fast with the latest kitchen, bathroom and bedroom cleaning hacks. Whether this is your first foray into spring cleaning after getting your own place or you’re a seasoned pro, we think we’ve got some tips for your spring clean up.

Want the ultimate spring cleaning hack? Download Fetch and shop your offers to turn your cleaning product purchases into free gift cards, which you can spend on something fun as your reward for all the cleaning you ended up doing.

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Make Fetch Your Spring Cleaning Companion

You know that snapping your receipt in the Fetch app turns everyday purchases into brand new gift cards, but did you also know you can make your spring cleaning shopping list in the app? And when you make your shopping lists in the Fetch app, you’ll see all of the different ways to rack up more points on special offers and in rewards programs.

We’ve got some spring cleaning supply ideas to get you started. Trade in some Fetch points toward a Target gift card and save on essentials like these:

  • Resolve for cleaner carpets
  • Clorox bleach, toilet wands and other cleaning essentials
  • Soft Scrub all purpose cleaners
  • Glass cleaner
  • Paper towels and/or microfiber cloths
  • Mop and bucket

Spring Cleaning Checklist by Room

Our top spring cleaning tip is to have a checklist for each room. We have some essentials to get you started, including a spring cleaning checklist of things you should do in every room.

Spring Cleaning Checklist for Every Room

  1. Clean Baseboards
  2. Dust
  3. Vacuum
  4. Mop
  5. Shampoo Rugs
  6. Wipe Surfaces
  7. Clean Upholstered Furnishings 
  8. Polish Metal Door and Window Hardware
  9. Clean Window Furnishings
  10. Wash Window Screens
  11. Clean Light Fixtures and Ceiling Fans
  12. Check Smoke Detector Batteries

Kitchen Spring Cleaning Checklist

  1. Clean Out Pantry
  2. Clean Out Refrigerator & Freezer
  3. Defrost Freezer
  4. Deep Clean Inside Refrigerator 
  5. Deep Clean Oven
  6. Wipe Down Cabinets
  7. Clean Small Appliances (like that air fryer)

Bathroom Spring Cleaning Checklist

  1. Discard Expired Medicine and Beauty Products
  2. Check First-Aid Kit
  3. Deep Clean Shower
  4. Deep Clean Toilet
  5. Deep Clean Sink
  6. Wash Bath Mats
  7. Wash Linens and Towels
  8. Wash or Replace Shower Curtain Liner
  9. Clean Grout

Bedroom Spring Cleaning Checklist

  1. Wash All Bedding (Including Mattress Covers)
  2. Wash Pillows
  3. Flip Your Mattress 
  4. Clean Out Dresser and Closet
  5. Clean Out Storage Under Bed
  6. Vacuum Under Bed

Home Office Spring Cleaning Checklist

  1. Organize Physical Files
  2. Check Your Digital File Backups
  3. Clean Computer
  4. Clean Keyboard and Mouse 
  5. Organize Office Supplies

Outdoor Spring Cleaning Checklist

  1. Spray Down and Wash Driveway
  2. Spray Down and Wash Outdoor Furniture
  3. Scrub Patio and/or Deck
  4. Check Outdoor Appliances, Lights, & Outlets

Utility Closet & Basement Spring Cleaning Checklist

  1. Deep Clean Washing Machine and Dryer Vent
  2. Organize Laundry Supplies
  3. Move Storage Boxes Off the Ground to Clean
  4. Donate or Discard Unwanted Items

Fetch’s Printable Spring Cleaning Checklist

Printable spring cleaning checklist by room

When is Spring Cleaning?

Spring cleaning is just what it sounds like: cleaning your home leading into the start of spring. If you’re a stickler for dates, spring starts on the vernal equinox, which is March 19th, 20th, or 21st. Spring cleaning in 2024 starts on March 19th. 

Spring cleaning can also be whenever you want it! People use “spring cleaning” to mean all kinds of things related to cleaning, sort of like “cleaning house.” There’s never a bad time to spruce up the house, either, even if it’s just getting a bit more organized.

Spring Cleaning Safety Tips

You’ve got your checklist, you have your cleaning supplies, and you’re ready to go! Before you get started, we have some very important spring cleaning safety tips for you

  • Follow Instructions. Your cleaning supplies should have very clear safety instructions, and you can seriously hurt yourself if you ignore them. Wear gloves, wear safety glasses or a mask. Do whatever the cleaning supplies say.
  • Go Mild. Your gut instinct might be to leave “mild” to the kids’ tacos on Taco Tuesday, but when cleaning, you should start mild first. If you need serious cleaners like ammonia or bleach, then you can use them when necessary.
  • Ventilate. Even if you’re masking, it’s good to get that airflow going to keep you from breathing in any hazardous fumes.
  • Go Green. Homemade or “green” cleaners can make it easy to follow our spring cleaning safety tips. Green products are generally safer for you and the environment.
  • Keep Cleaning Products Out of Reach. Kids and pets shouldn’t be able to reach even your mild cleaning products.
  • Empty Your Buckets. Even a couple of inches of water in a bucket is enough for a child to drown in. Don’t leave a bucket of mop water just sitting about.
  • Tread Carefully. After you’ve mopped a floor, it’s going to be slick. Walk slowly and carefully to keep from falling.

Kitchen Cleaning Hacks

Some of our favorite kitchen cleaning hacks use what you’ll already find in your kitchen.

Baseboard Cleaning Hacks

  • Use a magic eraser or cleaning wipes to quickly and easily strip your baseboards of dust.
  • Attach a dryer sheet to a swiffer to pick up lint and dust.
  • Fill a spray bottle with 1 part lemon oil to 1 part vinegar for a DIY woodwork polish to wipe down cabinets, baseboards and other surfaces.

Oven Cleaning Hacks

  • Clean your oven overnight with a mixture of ⅓ cup water, ⅓ cup white vinegar and ½ cup baking soda. Use a spray bottle to coat a cool oven with the mixture (avoid the heating elements) and let soak for 12 hours.
  • Soak your oven racks in a tub of powdered washing detergent. Let them sit for up to 4 hours, scrub clean, and they’ll look good as new. Let time do the work with this oven cleaning hack.
  • Avoid using the “cleaning mode” on your oven. It’s often more trouble than it’s worth.

Air Fryer Cleaning Hacks

  • Clean that air fryer by soaking the basket in hot water for 20-30 minutes. 
  • Never use metal utensils to scrape away build-up, as it can ruin the non-stick surface. 
  • The most important air fryer cleaning hack is to do it often. It’s recommended to clean your air fryer as often as you use it.

Bathroom Cleaning Hacks

We hope you’re cleaning the bathroom more frequently than once a year, but if you’re limiting your cleaning to spring cleaning, we’ve got some bathroom cleaning hacks that can help.

Toilet Cleaning Hacks

  • Coca Cola, white vinegar and vodka can all leave your toilet bowl looking sparkling and new.
  • Use shaving cream to clean your toilet. Its foaming properties eliminate uric acid crystals and their smell. 

Shower Cleaning Hacks

  • Clean mineral stains from your shower door with Scrub Daddy Power Paste.
  • Fill a zippable plastic bag with vinegar and zip it around your shower head to break up deposits without taking your shower head off.
  • Use Bar Keepers Friend to polish your tub and fixtures.

Bedroom Cleaning Hacks

If you’re looking to declutter your home, fast, then our bedroom cleaning hacks are for you. While clutter can accumulate anywhere in your house, your closet(s) and the space under your bed(s) are clutter magnets. Here are our top bedroom cleaning hacks for a tidy home, fast.

  • Dust soft surfaces with a lint roller.
  • Use a vacuum upholstery attachment to clean window blinds.
  • Dust flat surfaces with a microfiber cloth.
  • Spot clean glass streaks using hydrogen peroxide.
  • Vodka can quickly deodorize a mattress.
  • Dust your ceiling fan by sliding a pillowcase over the end and wiping it down to catch all the dust.
  • Dry your pillows on high heat to help kill any lingering germs or bacteria.

Stock Your Home for Spring Cleaning Today

Our biggest hack is to snap your receipt from your spring cleaning supplies purchase to earn points in the Fetch app and turn them into Amazon gift cards. We bet you thought of at least a few things you needed for your spring cleaning adventure; open up the Fetch app to start your next shopping list so you remember to come home with everything you need.

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David Fairbanks is a writer, science educator and Chicagoan fueled by coffee. He's written about everything from Ferraris to handcrafted pet urns to Superman, and he genuinely loves loyalty/rewards programs.