Do you combine Pesach cleaning with a thorough spring cleaning? This list will keep you on track.
While not everything on this list is required for Pesach cleaning, many take the opportunity to do combine Pesach cleaning with a spring cleaning, which homes can use annually. Would you like to do that thorough job but don’t know where to start? Follow this list and you’ll be able to cross things off, one by one. They’re organized by rooms you can do first, with rooms that are tackled last at the end. You can download the spring cleaning checklist here. Use this list in combination with our free Pesach Cleaning Calendar to plan your tasks by day and week.
(Best to keep this list to yourself, and share with those helping you a bit at a time…)
Closet (Purge clothing that’s no longer used)
Under and behind furniture
Vacuum/dust vents and moldings
Vanity cabinet (Purge expired products)
Wash and rehang shower curtain
Toy bins – empty and sort, clean containers and replace toys
Toys – wash any toys you want to use on Pesach, if not all
Under and behind all furniture
Purge any items that are no longer used
Organize linens in sets or types
Clean shelves and replace linens
Clean spare fridge/freezer. Purge chametz. If using for pesach, line shelves.
Make sure every item has a place.
Label any unmarked bins
Purge purge purge.
If you’re using any folding tables or chairs, make sure they are cleaned for Pesach.
Sweep out all dust and cobwebs.
Remove all items and clean shelves.
Purge items that are no longer needed and replace the rest.
Make sure all bins and boxes are labeled.
Replace any bins or boxes that are broken.
Move machines and clean behind them.
Vacuum and wash any filters in your machines.
Organize all detergents and cleaning supplies and purge worn out items.
Vacuum walls/vents/moldings – this is the dustiest room in the house.
Flush coffee machine
Vacuum and clean all cabinets
Move all appliances and clean behind them
Clean outsides of all appliances and then put them back
Clean insides of all appliances
Empty and line all cabinets/appliances that will be used for Pesach
If you will be using your pantry, empty it and line shelves. If not, clean shelves and purge actual chametz if you don’t sell.
Living/ Family Room/Dining Room
Vacuum under, behind and inside couches.
If cushion covers are removable, remove and wash them.
Empty and clean any breakfront or buffet type furniture.
Polish silver and replace in breakfront.
Put aside any pieces that will be used for Pesach and have them kashered.
Vacuum and clean table and chairs very well. This is one of the most important areas to make chametz-free!
Wash or dry clean curtains
Close the door and tell your husband it’s his job
Sweep any porches, balconies or staircases.
Power wash anything possible!
Clean out window wells and basement stairwells.
Collect any trash that accumulated over the winter.
Wash outdoor trash cans.
Right Before Pesach
Clean vacuum and filters
Wash or replace brooms
Outdoor trash cans
Indoor garbage cans