As the days grow longer and the flowers start to bloom, the age-old tradition of spring cleaning comes to mind, signaling a fresh start for your living space. Keep reading our guide, which offers essential tips and a comprehensive apartment spring cleaning checklist to ensure your home is sparkling and organized.

Spring Cleaning Tips for a Spotless Apartment

1. Start with a plan

Tackling your entire apartment at once can feel overwhelming. Instead, break down your tasks by room or category and schedule them over several days or weekends.

2. Declutter first

Before you dive into cleaning, declutter each area. Donate, sell, or throw away items that no longer serve you or bring joy. This step simplifies the cleaning process and ensures you’re only organizing and cleaning what needs to stay. 

3. Go green with cleaning supplies

Opt for eco-friendly cleaning products. They’re better for the environment and your health. Vinegar, baking soda, and lemon can also make effective cleaners.

4. Don’t ignore hard-to-reach areas

 Spring cleaning is the time to tackle those often-neglected spots — ceiling fans, tops of cabinets, and behind appliances. These areas can accumulate a surprising amount of dust and grime.

Refresh your space

Beyond cleaning, consider rearranging furniture, adding new décor elements, or introducing indoor plants to revitalize your space.

Apartment Spring Cleaning Checklist

To ensure a thorough cleaning, here’s a comprehensive checklist to guide you through each room of your apartment:


  • Clean appliances inside and out (refrigerator, oven, microwave)
  • Wipe down cabinets, backsplash, and countertops
  • Organize the pantry and discard expired items
  • Deep clean the sink and faucets

Living room

  • Dust and clean all surfaces, including shelves and electronics
  • Vacuum sofas and chairs, and wash throw pillows and blankets
  • Clean windows and window treatments
  • Organize books, magazines, and décor items


  • Scrub the shower, bathtub, sink, and toilet
  • Wash shower curtains and bath mats
  • Organize cabinets and discard expired products
  • Clean mirrors and fixtures


  • Wash bedding, pillows, and curtains
  • Vacuum or mop under the bed and furniture
  • Dust furniture and décor.
  • Organize closets and drawers, donating items you no longer wear


  • Dust light fixtures and ceiling fans
  • Clean floors (vacuum carpets and mop hard surfaces)
  • Wash windows and doors
  • Test and replace batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors

By following these spring cleaning tips and utilizing the apartment spring cleaning checklist, you can ensure your space is not only clean but also harmonious and efficient. Ready to free up space in your home but don’t want to part with your belongings just yet? Don’t wait: Reserve your Manhattan mini storage unit and check out our special deals today!