Homeowner Spring Cleaning Checklist

Here is a helpful Homeowner Spring Cleaning Checklist now that Spring has Sprung! Whether you are considering selling your home in the near future or not, these are some helpful tips to help maintain your home. It is always a great idea to prevent wear and tear as much as possible as well as make repairs before they turn into major problems.

The Got Beach Team at Beachy Beach Real Estate is happy to provide these tips and more!

Clean & Declutter

The first step for any project is caffeine and a plan. Turn up your favorite NSYNC or Shania Twain songs. And just get started. Start with one drawer, one shelf, or one corner. Try to go from ceiling to floor and left to right to help keep you on track.

  • Grab a Trash Bag and walk through the house. Be brutal. Old receipts and papers, food wrappers, etc.
  • Declutter. Declutter. Declutter.
    • Kitchen Cabinets – do we need ALL the coffee cups or 4 waffle makers?
    • Drawers – throw away pens that don’t work and keep all the chargers labeled and in one place. Find some drawer dividers to help keep everything at the tips of your fingers.
    • Closet – if it hasn’t been worn in over a year, donate it. Bless someone else with clothes that are no longer serving you. Ask an honest friend to help you.
    • The Garage – Empty the garage completely and clean it. Only keep the things you actually need.
    • Bathroom – Keep items that you use on a daily basis. Donate the rest to a women’s shelter.
  • Deep Clean
    • Dust Up High & Down Low – Ceiling Fans, Tops of Cabinets, Shelves, Crown Molding, Blinds, Baseboards, Under the Beds, and Everything in Between
    • Empty the Refrigerator and Freezer. Wipe everything down and then place clear cling wrap to line the shelves. Throw away anything expired. Place healthier options in the line of sight.
    • Clean windows inside and out with water and vinegar.
    • Clean All Appliances – Big and Small
    • Clean the Filters on the Washing Machine & Dishwasher
    • Clean Light Fixtures
    • Wash Linens, Sofa Cushions, Pillows, Comforters, Curtains


It is important to maintain the home, appliances, etc before they turn into bigger issues. Some jobs are simple enough for the homeowner to handle while others will require a professional. Please contact us if you need recommendations. Do not postpone these steps for too long.

  • The Air Conditioner (especially before it gets too hot)
  • Appliances – Large & Small
  • Septic Tank
  • Range Hood
  • Seal Windows & Doors
  • Gutters
  • Reseal the Deck
  • Clean Outdoor Furniture
  • Power Wash Siding, Driveway, Sidewalk

Replace & Repair

Make repairs and replacements quickly before the issues become too hard to manage. Procrastination can often lead to major problems. Especially if you are considering selling your home, make repairs before putting it on the market.

  • Replace Light Bulbs
  • Replace Air Filters
  • Replace Batteries in Smoke & CO2 Detectors
  • Replace the Filters in the Dishwasher and Refrigerator
  • Get Roof Inspected
  • Inspect Sprinkler System
  • Replace Screen Windows if Needed
  • Inspect Insulation in the Attic
  • Inspect all Steps and Handrails

We hope you found this Homeowner Spring Cleaning Checklist helpful! The Got Beach Team at Beachy Beach Real Estate is here to help prepare your home for springtime as well as sell your home when you are ready. Please contact us for more information.

Contact Info:

Kelli Sullivan & Renata Murphree

The Got Beach Team at Beachy Beach Real Estate

Kelli: (850) 819-8246 | [email protected]

Renata: (850) 527-3923 | [email protected]