Spring Cleaning Guide How to Clean Your Entire Home in One Day

One Day Spring Cleaning Guide

Spring cleaning may not be your favorite chore, but it is a necessity in life. It’s important to do a thorough household cleaning to keep your home looking neat. As well, it prevents the spread of dust, dirt, and bacteria.


A lot of people hear the term “spring cleaning” and think it is something that only has to be done in the spring. But as a rule, you should give your home a thorough cleaning at least once every 4 months. As well, keeping a daily and weekly list of cleaning chores will help you keep your place tidy between deep cleanings. Plus, you will not feel that overwhelmed when the time comes.

Well, it’s all about positive thinking and knowing you can handle the task. If it’s too overwhelming to do it all in a day, you can break it up and do a room or two a day. But if you are a perfectionist, like me, you want to do it all at once. By the way, in case you worry about the environment, you can purchase environmentally and pet-friendly cleaning products. Or, you can even make your own. You can find DIY cleaning products on sites such as Pinterest.

8:30 am-9 am: Have a cup of coffee or tea and a healthy breakfast

Source: New England Home

Make a list of the cleaning products and items you will need. These include, but are not limited to the following:

  • All-purpose cleaner
  • White vinegar
  • Window spray
  • Baking Soda
  • Paper towels
  • Sponges
  • Rags
  • Mop
  • Broom
  • Dust pan
  • Bucket
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Steam Cleaner
  • Duster
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Fabric Softener
  • Bleach
  • Oven Cleaner
  • Furniture Polish
  • Toilet Brush
  • Cleaning Gloves

So, break out the cleaning products, put on a pot of coffee, blare some tunes and get cracking. You can even decorate while you’re at it! Make it fun and not a chore. Listen to music, sing and dance along and check off each task as you go to give yourself a feeling of accomplishment. A clean home is a happy home!


9 am-10 am: Clean the Bathrooms

Source: Listotic, a Real-life Housewife, Cute as a Fox
  1. Wipe down the walls and ceilings
  2. Wash the throw rugs
  3. Wash the windows and mirrors
  4. Scrub the shower/tub, sink, and toilet
  5. Wipe down outlet covers and baseboards
  6. Vacuum and/or Mop the floor


10:00 am-12:00 pm: Clean all Bedrooms

Source: Consumer Reports
  1. Wipe the walls and ceilings
  2. Dust
  3. Air it out
  4. Wash all linens
  5. Clean the windows and window treatments
  6. Clean the mirrors
  7. Wipe down outlet covers and baseboards
  8. Vacuum or steam clean the carpets


12:00 pm-12:30 pm: Take a Lunch Break


12:30 pm-2:00 pm: Clean the Kitchen

Source: Mrs January, Real the Kitchen and Beyond, Happy Mama Tales
  1. Clean out the refrigerator
  2. Defrost the freezer
  3. Clean the oven and appliances
  4. Clean the window treatments
  5. Wash cabinets, counters
  6. Organize cabinets and/or pantries
  7. Wipe down outlet covers and baseboards
  8. Sweep, vacuum and/or mop the floor

2:00 pm-5:00 pm: Clean the Living room, Dining Room, Family Room

Source: Antonis Achilleos for Real Simple, One Crazy House, 551 EAST
  1. Dust all ceiling fans
  2. Wipe down the walls and ceilings
  3. Throw any area rugs in the washer
  4. Clean the upholstery
  5. Wipe down your lamps
  6. Dust your furniture
  7. Clean window treatments
  8. Clean and dust electronics
  9. Clean out your fireplace
  10. Wipe down outlet covers and baseboards
  11. Vacuum, shampoo and/or mop floors

5:30 Pm: Order Takeout for Dinner and Relax!

Treat yourself to Chinese or pizza! You’ve earned it, and plus, you don’t want to mess up your sparkling clean kitchen, right?

With this helpful guide, spring cleaning will no longer seem like a chore. Of course, you may have to tweak it a little to fit your home and needs. But it’s supposed to be a starting guideline to make full-scale cleaning that is much easier and more enjoyable!