FREE Printable Winter House Cleaning Checklist

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Winter break is officially over which means it's time to get the house back to normal. I don't know about you, but my house is a wreck after 2 weeks with the kids home from school, a stomach bug that went through our whole family, and holiday chaos throwing my normal cleaning routine out of whack.

The good news is that we're all healthy, the kids are back at school, and I'm ready to get my house clean and organized again. Plus I have a FREE printable winter house cleaning checklist and a secret stain fighting weapon to help me do it!

Winter House Cleaning Made Easy

Winter brings a lot of challenges to keeping your house clean. You're often stuck inside and it's too cold to open the windows and let in fresh air (though if you do get a decent day open them up!).

Winter is also the height of cold and flu season, especially when you have kids in school. My twins are in kindergarten this year and I can't believe how many bugs they have brought home already.

The season also brings so much gear: coats, boots, mittens, scarves... all things that end up in a heap in your entryway. And if you have pets like I do, muddy paw prints everywhere. 

That's why your home needs some special attention this time of year. But with the right tools you can get the job done easily and keep your home clean until spring!

Winter Cleaning Supplies

This time of year calls for some essentials: first, you want to make sure that you have a good disinfecting cleaner to take care of all those cold and flu viruses floating around. Be sure to use it on all your bathroom and kitchen surfaces, as well as on light switches and door handles.

Don't forget to wipe down things that get touched regularly like phones and tablets, remote controls, and toys.

You'll also need a good stain and spot remover. For this, my choice has always been Spot Shot® Instant Carpet Stain Remover (it's what my mom uses too, and you know mom knows best).

My floors get so dirty in winter. Whether it's my kids' winter boots or my dogs' paws, it feels like there is always mud or salt in our entryway.

I'll also admit that we got a little lax with the rules about eating in the living room during the holidays so there are more food and drink stains on the rug than usual. I can't blame the kids though, the red wine and coffee were all me.

Fortunately Spot Shot helps me clean these stains easily and quickly. It's seriously a miracle: just spray on the stain, blot with a damp white cloth or paper towel, and it's GONE. And it's totally safe and non-toxic for use in a home like mine that has kids and pets. 

It's my go to for all my carpet and rug stains, and works great as a laundry stain remover too! We have washable slipcovers on my living room furniture, so I can easily spray any stains with Spot Shot then toss them in the wash with my regular detergent and it all comes out clean. How awesome is that?

Winter House Cleaning Checklist

Getting rid of germs and stains is just part of your winter cleaning routine. Grab my free printable winter house cleaning checklist to get a step by step guide to everything you need to do this season!


  • Multi-purpose cleaning spray
  • Disinfecting cleaner
  • Spot Shot Instant Carpet Stain Remover
  • Laundry detergent
  • Floor cleaner
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Paper towels
  • Cleaning caddy
  • Mop/Broom/Vacuum

Cleaning Tasks

  • Disinfect surfaces in kitchen and bathroom
  • Disinfect door handles and light switches
  • Spot treat upholstery and wash slipcovers if applicable
  • Wash throw pillow covers and blankets
  • Spot treat and wash bedding
  • Spot treat and vacuum/mop floors
  • Wash winter coats, hats, and gloves as needed
  • Clean car interior and treat stains as needed

Get Organized

  • Prep entryway with towels and blankets
  • Create winter boot drop zone
  • Sort and organize hats, mittens, and scarves
  • Prep vehicle emergency kit and put in the car
  • Put away and declutter holiday decorations
  • Clean and restock medicine cabinet
  • Set up pet paw wiping area (if needed)

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