We’ve partnered with our friend Jen Bryant, one of our favorite home decor influencers and interior designers to bring you her spring cleaning tips.

Spring Cleaning feels a little different this year doesn’t it? We are already spending more time at home, and focusing a little more on keeping our homes clean and sanitized! But every year,  when the sun starts to shine a little more, and the flowers begin to bloom, we dig in a little deeper to freshen up our spaces and clear out the old and bring in the new.

Thankfully shopping at home is something we are all doing a little more of. When it comes to getting ready for spring cleaning, there are a few things you can order right now to inspire those projects and put the finishing touch on each room as you go.

A few new dish towels and bedding items are a good place to start. Also, consider ordering  a couple of new home fragrances and decorative bins to clean up the clutter and make things smell fresh and clean! When a new dish towel shows up in the mail, it’s so exciting to hang it up in a clean kitchen! Or refresh that bedding and climb in to a clean new space! It doesn’t take much, just a few new items! 

So let’s get started!

Use our handy room by room spring cleaning checklist and do a little each day or week! 

THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE

  • Test & replace smoke alarm batteries 
  • Replace air filters as needed
  • Clean air vents/registers
  • Clean light fixtures
  • Replace light bulbs as needed 
  • Sanitize door handles
  • Sanitize light switches

KITCHEN

Replace outdated and soiled wash cloths and   hand towels for fresh new linens

  • Clean stove top
  • Clean oven
  • Clean microwave
  • Clean dishwasher
  • Clean refrigerator
  • Wipe drawers & shelves in refrigerator/freezer
  • Discard old or expired food in pantry, fridge, & freezer
  • Clear counter tops
  • Degrease cabinet doors & backsplash
  • Remove items from cabinets & thoroughly clean inside
  • Dust top of high surfaces including fridge, microwave/range hood, cabinets
  • Deodorize & degrease the kitchen drain with salt
  • Discard old wash rags, dish towels, and sponges 
  • Wipe walls
  • Wipe baseboards
  • Sweep and Mop floors
  • Shake out dust or dirt from floor mats

OFFICE

  • Dust & polish furniture
  • Dust bookshelf
  • Dust electronics
  • Sanitize keyboard & mouse

KID’S PLAYROOM

Use decorative bins to wrangle the toys

  • Sanitize plastic toys with soap & water
  • Wash stuffed animals & soft toys 
  • Donate unused toys
  • Organize toys & play areas
  • Mop or vacuum floors
  • Shampoo rugs or carpets

ENTRYWAY

  • Sweep and mop floors
  • Wipe walls
  • Wipe baseboards and clean doors
  • Clean doormat 
  • Organize shoes 
  • Hang jackets

LIVING ROOM

Update throw blankets and pillow covers

  • Dust/polish furniture 
  • Wash slipcovers
  • Wash blankets & pillows 
  • Vacuum sofa & chairs
  • Dust blinds and curtain rods
  • Clean window sills and wash windows
  • Clean or vacuum curtains 
  • Clean ceiling fans
  • Dust & clean lamp shades 
  • Dust electronics
  • Dust & clean decor 
  • Sanitize remote controls 
  • Mop or vacuum floors 
  • Shampoo rugs or carpets

 BATHROOM

Try new room sprays

  • Discard expired medication, personal care products or makeup
  • Clean makeup brushes 
  • Clean vanity
  • Wipe mirror
  • Clean tub and shower
  • Clean showerhead
  • Replace shower curtain liner 
  • Scrub tile grout
  • Clean toilet
  • Sweep and mop floors
  • Wipe walls and baseboards

 DINING ROOM

  • Dust china in china cabinet
  • Launder & press table linens
  • Dust and polish furniture
  • Vacuum or spot clean chair cushions 
  • Wipe walls and baseboards
  • Clean light fixture
  • Dust blinds and curtain rods
  • Clean window sills and wash windows
  • Clean or vacuum curtains 
  • Mop or vacuum floor 
  • Shampoo rugs or carpet

BEDROOMS

Update sheets, duvet covers, throw blankets, pillow covers

Wipe baseboards 

  • Dust/polish furniture 
  • Donate unused clothing 
  • Organize closets
  • Wash bedding including sheets, pillows, duvets, & bed skirts
  • Vacuum carpets
  • Flip mattress
  • Dust blinds and curtain rods
  • Clean window sills and wash windows
  • Clean window sills
  • Clean or vacuum curtains 
  • Mop or vacuum floors
  • Shampoo rugs or carpets

LAUNDRY ROOM

  • Clean washing machine 
  • Clean dryer vent
  • Clean lint trap
  • Organize laundry supplies 
  • Wipe walls
  • Wipe baseboards 
  • Mop floors

Enjoy your fresh clean spaces, open up the windows and let that fresh air inside! Continue sanitizing frequently touched surface daily, and stay safe and healthy indoors. Be sure to check out all the amazing home deals on Jane to spruce up your space during this time.

For more comfortable living spaces, home styling tips, DIY projects and crafting ideas you can find Jen on Instagram and TikTok under @jenbryantdesign.