Spring Cleaning Checklist

Hi friends! I have to admit I am one of “those” people who gets a bit emotional taking down all my holiday decor. We did it this past week and suddenly our home feels so empty and way less cozy to me. To combat this sad feeling, I like to dive head first into spring cleaning—basically immediately in January! It’s the only thing I’ve found that helps me feel refreshed and motivated this time of year! Good news: We created a a downloadable PDF for you to print at home for your own cleaning motivation!

This post is sponsored by Schmidt’s. You may know them from their popular natural deodorants, but they make great cleaning products as well! They are naturally scented with essential oils and plant isolates, which is perfect because we avoid synthetic fragrances in our home. They can be purchased at Whole Foods.

I love the Citrus + Minerals scent. It’s not too strong or perfume-y. I am enjoying using the cleaning vinegar throughout my home, like on my quartz countertops, as well as the laundry detergent. I recently discovered that another brand I was using (thinking it was natural!) contained synthetic fragrance, so this was a good swap for us!

There are SO many spring cleaning tasks, but my absolute favorite is purging and donating. Do one room at a time and really take the time to evaluate each item. Do you use it? Do you love it? It’s such a great feeling to donate anything you’re not using!

Click here to download our PDF. And here’s a second design option for you to use, too!

Happy spring cleaning! xx. Elsie

Credits//Author: Elsie Larson. Photography: Amber Ulmer. Design: Mara Dockery. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.
  • So first off- I love all of your kitchen!!! I’m motivated now to tackle that one room at a time suggestion. Starting tomorrow (yes I really will). I didn’t know about those cleaners. I make a lot of my own but would like to try those from Whole Foods. What are your recommendations to keep marble countertops clean and protected? Thanks!

  • Great list! I tried doing “Fall” cleaning this year and had time and a big list but I only managed to clean the front of my kitchen cabinets and deep cleaned the fridge. It’s SO tempting to hire someone to do a couple of cleans a year but then I feel lazy. 🙂

  • Thank you so much for the checklist freebie, I love it! I will definitely put it to good use when I get started. This post makes me excited because I can’t wait until Spring time!


  • winter is my favorite time to declutter and organize. love the list. shared some organizing guidelines and tips here: https://tps-steph.blogspot.com/2019/05/0035-clutter-is.html

  • I love these suggestions! Though I am sad to see the holiday decor go, I love the clean & fresh start to the year. Thanks for the printable:)

  • I know you’ve probably said this before, but where is that gorgeous jumpsuit from?!
    Love Schmidt’s, I switched to their deodorants after using “clinical-strength” of the major brands for years with meh results and Schmidt’s actually WORKS. My only complaint is that they briefly sold them in bulk at Costco but then STOPPED, boooooo.

  • Thanks for sharing! Love the design of the checklist as well! ❤️✨

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

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