Skip to content


Your cart is empty

Article: Essential Spring Cleaning Checklist for Your Apartment

Essential Spring Cleaning Checklist for Your Apartment

Spring is here, and it's the perfect time to embrace the spirit of renewal with Spring Cleaning. Not only does it help you declutter your physical space, but you'll also clear your mind and invite positive energy into your life. After all, a clean and organized space can unlock your creativity and bring a sense of ease and flow to your life. 

We put together this simple but essential Spring Cleaning checklist to help guide you through the process, starting with our favorite cleaning / organization tips to help get your apartment or home ready for Spring.

Spring Cleaning Tips

  • Relax and envision: Take a moment to close your eyes and imagine how you want your space to look and feel. Whether it's grooving to some jazz, lighting candles, inviting friends over, or creating your own personal oasis, make it enjoyable. The more you infuse your unique style, the more motivated you'll be to tackle the tasks.
  • Get organized: Break down your living space into specific areas or projects. Create a list that includes manageable tasks, so you don't overwhelm yourself. Start small, make progress, and celebrate each completed area as a milestone.
  • Ask the right questions: "Do I love it? Do I need it? Does it enhance my life?" Purge unnecessary items and sort them into three piles: "Yes, I need it!", "No, someone else can have it," and "No, toss it!" Decluttering brings a sense of liberation.
  • Label and conquer: Prepare clearly labeled boxes such as "Trash" and "Donate" for easy decision-making. If you're unsure about an item, place it in a box to revisit later. Mark that box with a specific date to avoid procrastination and give yourself a deadline to make those tough choices.
  • Clean and clean again: Cleanse your space now, and then revisit it a few weeks later. You'll be surprised to discover additional things that you can let go of, making room for even more positive energy.
  • Play with the big pieces: Give your art and furniture some extra attention. Treat your apartment like your personal gallery, rearranging and experimenting with new placements. Embrace a fresh perspective and make this season a truly transformative experience.
  • Add the final touches: Make your space more appealing by infusing scents and colors, bringing in fresh flowers, displaying your favorite candles, adding more light, placing mirrors strategically, or incorporating whatever brings you joy when you gaze at your surroundings.

ROOM-BY-ROOM Spring Cleaning Checklist

Indulge in your beautified Spring home with a glass of wine, champagne, tea, and your favorite Harlem candle.

Living Room

  • Dust and wipe down all surfaces, including shelves, coffee tables, and entertainment units.
  • Vacuum or clean the upholstery on sofas and chairs.
  • Clean the windows and window sills, removing any dirt or grime.
  • Vacuum or sweep and mop the floor.
  • Organize and declutter any books, magazines, or other items. 

Favorite springtime scents for living rooms: HOME and LADY DAY


  • Remove all bedding and launder it, including sheets, pillowcases, and blankets.
  • Dust and wipe down all surfaces, such as dressers, nightstands, and lamps.
  • Clean the mirrors and windows.
  • Vacuum or sweep and mop the floor.
  • Declutter closets, donating or organizing clothes and other items.

Favorite springtime scents for bedrooms: LOVE and DREAM


  • Empty and clean out the refrigerator, removing any expired or unused items.
  • Wipe down all countertops, cabinets, and appliances, including the stove and microwave.
  • Clean the sink and unclog any drains.
  • Sweep and mop the floor.
  • Organize pantry items, discarding expired food, and tidying up shelves.

Favorite springtime scent for kitchens: FREDERICK


  • Scrub the bathtub, shower, and tiles thoroughly.
  • Clean the toilet, including the bowl, seat, and exterior.
  • Wipe down the sink and vanity, removing any stains or residue.
  • Clean the mirrors and windows.
  • Sweep and mop the floor.
  • Replace any old or worn-out shower curtains or bath mats.

Favorite springtime scent for bathrooms: JOY

Entryway and Hallways

  • Dust and wipe down any surfaces, including tables, shelves, and wall decorations.
  • Vacuum or sweep and mop the floor.
  • Clean the windows and window sills.
  • Declutter any shoes, coats, or other items near the entryway.

Favorite springtime scent for entryways: SAVOY 

General Tasks

  • Dust and clean any ceiling fans, light fixtures, or vents.
  • Wipe down doors and door frames.
  • Clean light switches and outlets.
  • Wash or dust window blinds or curtains.
  • Vacuum or wipe down baseboards.
  • Clean or replace air filters.
  • Wash or wipe down any wall art or decorative items.
  • Dust and clean any electronic devices, such as TVs or speakers.
  • Launder or dry-clean any curtains or fabric items.
  • Clean or vacuum any rugs or carpets.