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Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks + A FREE Printable Checklist

It’s that time of year, my friends – spring has begun and today I’m sharing some of my favorite spring cleaning tips and tricks!Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks - Free Printable Checklist

After enjoying the rising temperatures this past week, I figured it’s time to get the spring cleaning started.

That way, we’ll have lots of time to spend outdoors when the snow finally melts off!

Side Note: I’m so anxious to get in the garden, but it’s still to cold, so instead I started some seeds indoors this week!! AND I’m trying out some winter sowing with broccoli and Brussels sprouts. I’ve never done this before, so I’ll let you know how it goes!

But, after a long, cold winter of burning the wood stove, the house tends to collect a great deal of dust.

And, try as I might to keep it clean throughout the winter, it never really goes away until the stove is off for summer.

So, obviously, it’s important to give the house a good cleaning in the spring!

And since I’m hoping and praying that this taste of warm weather doesn’t give way to more snow…I’m spending the next week or so getting my spring cleaning out of the way.

I’m sure you’re getting ready for spring, too! So, below, I’m sharing my favorite spring cleaning tips and tricks.

It’s always nice to get some new ideas for cleaning! Especially when they save you time and money.

At the bottom of the page, I’m sharing a free printable spring cleaning checklist that I made for you, too. It’s perfect for keeping track of each thing you need to do in every room of the house!

So, without further blabber…let’s start cleaning!

Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks Throughout the House


Every Room

  • De-clutter – Donate, Recycle and/or trash items you don’t need, want or use.
  • Wipe down the walls
  • Dust
  • Vacuum/Shampoo Carpets
  • Sweep/Mop Hard Floors
  • Clean Windows & Screens
  • Wipe down doors and hardware

Read Spring Cleaning Tips: Inside The House for more ideas!


The Front Porch

  • Use a broom or feather duster to clean the cobwebs from the eves and around your gutters and windows.
  • Sweep away debris from the porch and/or front steps.
  • Hang a spring welcome sign or flag at your front door.

Check Out Spring Cleaning Tips: Outside the House for more!

Save Money By Making Your Own Cleaning Supplies

Homemade cleaning supplies not only work just as well, if not better than store-bought, but, they smell awesome and they cost next to nothing to make!

Plus, when you make your own cleaning supplies, you know exactly what’s going in them. No junk, no chemicals, not toxic scents. It’s nice to know that your children and pets are safe while you’re spritzing cleaners around!

Here’s some of my favorite recipes for homemade cleaners…

DIY All Purpose Cleaner

My all time favorite cleaner recipe. I use this stuff in every single room of the house. And on every surface, too!


  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 10 to 20 drops essential oils (lemon, peppermint, eucalyptus, etc.), optional

Get the recipe here!

4 Ingredient DIY Floor Cleaner


  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol)
  • 1 tablespoon Palmolive Ultra Anti-Bacterial Dish Soap – Orange Scent (optional)

Get the recipe here!

Carpet Deodorizer


  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 10-15 drops essential oils

Get the recipe here!

Toilet Bowl Cleaner


  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup hot water

Get the recipe here!

Homemade Laundry Detergent


Get the recipe here!

3 Ingredient Dishwasher Detergent Tablets


  • 1 cup each of borax, washing soda and white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract, optional

Get the recipe here!

Still need more DIY Cleaning Supplies? Here’s 10 more recipes!

Free Printable Spring Cleaning Checklist

Click the image below to open the download page!

Free Printable Spring Cleaning Checklist - Food Life Design

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Please note: This free printable spring cleaning checklist is a gift from me to you and cannot be sold, transferred or altered, in any way, without my written consent. Feel Free to share the link with family and friends so they can download their own copy.

I hope you’ve enjoyed checking out these spring cleaning tips and tricks! It’s always so nice to start out the spring season with a clean house and knowing that you’re using safe cleaning supplies makes it even better.

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Have a Spectacular Day!