This printable kitchen spring cleaning checklist can be used any time of year to give your kitchen a deep cleaning.
As with all of my printable cleaning checklists, I encourage you to read through the steps below before printing to understand what’s involved.
Kitchen Spring Cleaning Checklist
For a list of the specific tools and supplies that I use to clean my own home, check out my Recommended Products Page.
• Two boxes or bags for clutter
• A trash can and recycling bin
• A long-handled duster
• Step stool
• Microfiber cleaning cloths
• Baking soda
• All-purpose cleaner (find homemade cleaning recipes here)
• Floor cleaner
• Glass cleaner
• Oven cleaner (if yours is not self-cleaning)
• Rubber gloves
• Furniture polish
• Broom or vacuum
1. Start with an empty sink. Deal with any dirty dishes. Either put them in the dishwasher, or hand wash them and put them away.
2. Get rid of clutter and trash. Put items that belong in other rooms into one box/bag and set aside. Put items you’re donating into the second box/bag. Use the third bag to gather all the trash.
Clean from top to bottom, so you’re not getting dust on surfaces you’ve already cleaned.
2. Using your long-handled duster, dust the ceiling fan. Since kitchen fans get greasy, it’s not a bad idea to get on your step stool and spray each blade with all-purpose cleaner then rub it with a microfiber cloth to remove any build-up.
3. Remove any pictures or art from the wall and wipe them down with a damp microfiber cloth. Polish glass picture fronts. Set them aside for now.
4. Dust the ceiling, the top of shelves, the corners, the walls, the window casings and sills, the cupboard fronts, and the baseboards. Rehang the pictures.
5. Using the glass cleaner, spray the light fixtures, windows, and other glass surfaces and wipe them dry with a clean microfiber cloth.
Cupboards and Drawers
1. Using your step stool and a spray bottle of cleaner, de-grease the tops of your cupboards if they don’t reach all the way to the ceiling.
2. Working one cupboard or drawer at a time, remove the contents and clean the interior. Once the inside is clean, spray and wipe the exterior, including handles. Be sure to get the hinges, as greasy dust collects there.
Countertops and Small Appliances
1. Give the inside of the sink a quick scrub and rinse, then fill it with warm, soapy water. Remove everything from the countertops.
2. Clean the counter tops with the warm, soapy water and a microfiber cloth. Make a paste of baking soda and water to use as a gentle abrasive on stubborn food spills.
3. Before returning small appliances and other items to the countertops, wipe them down with warm soapy water. Check their bottoms to find less apparent spills, too.
1. If you have a microwave, boil a cup of water in it and let sit for one minute to loosen cooked-on food. Use a paste of baking soda and water to remove stubborn spills. Wipe with a damp cloth.
3. Clean the dishwasher inside and out.
4. Clean the refrigerator and freezer inside and out.
Clean the Rest
1. Polish any furniture.
2. Wash the baseboards.
3. Empty the trash can and take it outside, then wash the trash can with warm, soapy water and rinse it thoroughly. Let the can air-dry in the sun if you can — sunshine is deodorizing and disinfecting!
1. Return the dried curtains or blinds to the windows.
2. Return the clean trash can to the kitchen.
3. Sweep or vacuum the floor then mop it.
Now, reward yourself for a thorough job well done!