Spring Cleaning & Organizing Task List

We’re sharing easy Spring cleaning and organizing task list ideas today.

And by easy, I mean these are tasks you can complete in 5, 10, 15, 20, or 30 minutes!

As soon as the Easter holiday has ended, we begin our annual tradition of spring cleaning, decluttering, and organizing the house.

We choose this time to begin each year because there’s finally a lull between busy holidays where we can fully focus on getting things done.

That way, we can enjoy late spring and summertime adventures without having to worry about all the tasks that accompany a good spring cleaning and organizing sesh.

A Fresh Approach…

For the most part, we tackle our tasks by category and room based on the 52 Weeks to a Simplified and Organized Home Challenge.

It helps us stay on track throughout the year.

There are times during the day though when I’m winding down from one project and gearing up for the next that I find myself with an extra 15 or 20 minutes.

It’s not enough time to dive into a good book, to organize an entire closet, or to go on a long walk.

In truth, it’s really easy to get lost down the Pinterest rabbit hole or mindlessly scroll social media with that extra time if we’re not careful.

And since time is a precious commodity, I want to make sure these short breaks count.

After all, small changes lead to big impacts.

So, to simplify tasks we know we need to take care of, I created several spring cleaning and organizing task lists based on how long each task might take.

That way, we can cross things off as we have pockets of time and here there throughout the spring season or to use as one big checklist.

Here’s a look at the spring cleaning and organizing task list you can completely customize based on your current schedule…

5 Minute Cleaning and Organizing Task List…

  • Make your bed with fresh linens.
  • Make a to-do list and highlight your top three priorities.
  • Shred bills, documents, or mail you no longer need.
  • Label a box or envelope to keep receipts and tax documents organized.
  • Sort through old pencils, pens, and markers and throw away any that no longer work or donate the ones you no longer need.
  • Clean out your purse or work bag.
  • Return a text or email you’ve been putting off.
  • Clean your phone, tv remote, and other electronic devices that are used often.
  • Delete apps on your phone you no longer use.
  • Delete photos on your phone you no longer want.
  • Wipe down the bathroom counter, the sink, or the mirror.
  • Clean your make-up bag.
  • Clean your make-up brushes.
  • Empty the trash bins in the bathrooms.
  • Clean the toilet in your bathroom.
  • Wipe down one door.
  • Scrub the kitchen sink.
  • Freshen up the garbage disposal.
  • Declutter lunch and food prep containers
  • Empty the trash in the kitchen.

10 Minute Spring Cleaning and Organizing Task List…

  • Organize the top of your nightstand.
  • Organize your purse or work bag.
  • Purge any expired cosmetics.
  • Clean out your car.
  • Sort through and organize the mail on your countertop.
  • Straighten up frequently used drawers.
  • Declutter under the kitchen sink.
  • Deep clean the microwave.
  • Deep clean your cooktop.
  • Clean your coffee pot.
  • Clean and sharpen knives.
  • Freshen up and vacuum carpets and rugs.
  • Clean ceiling fan blades.
  • Clean air vents.
Spring Cleaning and Organizing Task List-The Crowned Goat

15 Minute Spring Cleaning and Organizing Task List…

  • Declutter and organize one junk, desk, or kitchen drawer.
  • Create and organize folders for documents you use on a regular basis on your desktop, laptop, tablet, or phone.
  • Declutter your email inbox.
  • Clean off your desk.
  • Declutter your books, magazines, and catalogs.
  • Clean out your medicine cabinet.
  • Clean out your spice drawer.
  • Create a menu for the week.
  • Wash a window.
  • Wipe down the baseboards in at least one room.
  • Create size-specific bedding packets (bedding packets are when you put a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and pillowcase inside the matching pillowcase so that each set is contained altogether)
  • Scrub and disinfect trash bins.
  • Clean blinds and window treatments in one room.
  • Sanitize and seal cutting boards.

20 Minute Spring Cleaning and Organizing Task List…

  • Clean out expired food from your pantry.
  • Clean out expired food from your refrigerator.
  • Sort through items in your closet to donate.
  • Put away seasonal items like winter coats, sweaters, shoes, etc.
  • Wipe down all the surfaces in one room.
  • Wipe down appliances.
  • Clean out your oven.
  • Clean out your dishwasher.
  • Replace bulbs, filters, and batteries in smoke alarms.
  • Sweep away cobwebs from the front or back porch.
Spring Cleaning and  Organization Task List-The Crowned Goat

30 Minute Spring Cleaning and Organizing Task List…

  • Organize your pantry by category and clean/wipe each shelf/bin.
  • Organize your refrigerated by category and clean/wipe each shelf/bin.
  • Deep clean floors.
  • Flip all mattresses.
  • Launder pet beds and linens.
  • Organize your closet by category and color.
  • Organize your linen closet by category.
  • Refresh porch garden containers.
Spring Cleaning and Organizing Task List-The Crowned Goat

Small Changes, Big Impacts…

The exciting part about these lists is that you can use them to keep track of your cleaning and organizing tasks all year long not just for the spring season. 

You can also customize it to fit your family’s schedule for the way you actually live!

Housekeeping can definitely be overwhelming at times.

Especially, during busy seasons.

But I’ve come to appreciate that small steps and consistent habits lead to big impacts.

And before you know it you’ll be making cleaning and organizing progress all over the house!

Spring Cleaning and Organizing Task List Made Easy-The Crowned Goat

Let us know what’s on your cleaning and organizing task list this year!

Other Organizing Posts to Enjoy:

52 Weeks to a Simplified and Organized Home Challenge 

52 Weeks to a Simplified and Organized Home Challenge-The Crowned Goat

Pantry Organization Tips Made Easy 

The Easiest Way to Organize Your Pantry-The Crowned Goat

An Easy Cleaning Schedule for a Busy Life

Modern Day Cleaning Schedule Made Easy-The Crowned Goat
Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. Hey CoCo – this is a great, manageable list. We’ve been Spring cleaning and deep cleaning too! Still waiting for the pollen to completely clear out before we totally throw the windows open LOL Thanks so much for the printable. Now…where’s that self-cleaning garage button? 🙂

    1. Preach it ladies, our garage is a disaster! It is so bad, I can’t even talk about it. We’re always looking for ways to make cleaning and organizing tasks more manageable so I’m glad you guys like the list. It’s way easier to tackle it a little bit along and along than to try and fit it all in one day or even an entire weekend cuz nobody’s got time for that 🙂 Hugs, CoCo

  2. This is a long list Coco but very comprehensive. I often find myself with 5 or 10 free minutes before having to pick the girls up each day which means I’ll be putting this to good use. Thanks, Sarah

    1. ha ha It is a long list, Sarah. I just wanted to make sure I had everything covered because I know how hard it can be to try and tackle a room in one day much less an entire house, you know? 5 or 10 minutes here and there seems totally doable which is exciting. Hugs, CoCo

  3. I’m going to put this list on our refrigerator. The girls are always asking me how they can “help” and several of these quick and easy tasks areg will be great for them to pitch in and help with. Thanks for making this so easy,

    1. Seeing the word “help” in quotes gives me the giggles Ashley! We had chores as a kid and looking back it definitely makes you realize all the different tasks it takes to run a household. Let me know how it works out for them. Hugs, CoCo

  4. Thanks for the printable Coco it will surely help me stay on track.

    1. You are very welcome, Bonnie, any time! Hugs, CoCo

  5. Organizing cleaning tasks by time is such a smart, fresh way to do things. Thank you for sharing this printable… I can’t wait to get organized and declutter!!

    1. Thank you so much, Heidi! I swear last year went by at a snails pace but this year is flying by so fast we’re only able to steal a few minutes here and there. Honestly, every little bit helps though. Cheering you on, CoCo

  6. So many great ideas. I’ve got to slow down and get some spring cleaning done for sure. I’ve got so many great ideas. Thanks

    1. I really appreciate it, Rachel, thank you! While we’ve never met in person but I feel like we could totally be best shopping buds, reading the words “slow down” made me laugh out loud. You could definitely teach a class in staying focused and getting things done. I love your energy and your drive and I know you’ll have your home in ship-shape in no time! Sending you lots of hugs sweet friend, CoCo

  7. So many great ideas. I agree about the social media rabbit hole.

    I am attacking my craft room/office.

    Have a great day!

  8. Seeing these tasks broken up into time frames gives me a better mindset about some of them. Some of the things I put off are just 5 minute tasks! When you think of it like that, it doesn’t seem so bad. 😂

  9. Breaking down cleaning into tasks really makes it doable. I know I find when I dedicate an entire day to cleaning I do not get as much completed than if I do a bit here and there. Mind over matter? Who knows? I see that pantry I always admire…. some day CoCo, I hope to have one similar to yours. It always makes me smile.

  10. So, this might sound silly . . . but I never realized that light bulbs need to be cleaned. Seriously. The exposed light bulbs over our kitchen island had a serious coating of dust and cloudy grime on them. Anyway, it took about 5 minutes to clean them with a damp rag but – holy moley- what a difference. As always, thanks for the inspiration and reminder. Now . . I need to tackle my desk . . .

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