- French Narrator
- SpongeBob SquarePants
- Gary the Snail
- Patrick Star
- Pete (debut)
- Unnamed garbage truck driver (debut)
- Squidward Tentacles
- Alfred the Lightbulb (debut)
- Bikini Bottom Sanitation Police (debut)
In the beginning of the episode, it is spring cleaning day, and SpongeBob works diligently on his house. When he takes out his garbage, Patrick reprimands him for letting go of all these sentimental items and saying they still have values to them. After pondering the concept, SpongeBob agrees and fights the garbage truck's claw for his trash.
The next day at the Krusty Krab, SpongeBob begins collecting random items such as mayonnaise, sweat, ketchup packets, gum from under the tables, grill grease, chewed-up bendy straws, and order tickets. Soon, he becomes a hoarder, but he runs out of the room and starts piling it in his front yard. Squidward starts to get annoyed by his new habit and tells him that he has to throw away his "junk." SpongeBob tells him that he cannot because they hold too many memories, but is unaware he is hoarding.
Squidward then calls the sanitation police. They condemn the house because it is filled with junk and that he is a "threat to public health." They tell him he has to evacuate the pineapple immediately. Squidward is happy until they condemn his house for being filled with SpongeBob's "junk." When SpongeBob asks the police if there is anything he can do, they tell him what he can do. SpongeBob has to choose to evacuate the pineapple or throw away his "junk."
SpongeBob decides to throw them away but he takes pictures of everything first. Squidward is then happy again and plans to go back to bed. But he discovers that SpongeBob took so many pictures that he put some of his pictures in Squidward's house, without Squidward's permission, and all the pictures flood Patrick, Squidward, and SpongeBob's front yards. Patrick then compliments Squidward on his "dress," only for Squidward to angrily correct him and state that it's a nightshirt, as the episode ends.
- Someone commenting about Squidward's night shirt being a dress, only to be corrected by him.
- The sanitation police using a megaphone to speak to Squidward.
|( ‣ ) Associated production music|
|( • ) Original music|
|( ◦ ) SpongeBob music|
• Rip Tide - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Title card]
‣ Aloha Oe - Hans Haider, Queen Lili'uokalani [Opening]
• Another Best Day Ever - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob cleaning his house]
‣ Dramatic Impact 6 - Ivor Slaney ["It's spring cleaning day?! Why didn't anyone tell me?!"]
• Greenhorn Rag - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick runs home]
• Skipping to School - Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Patrick cleaning his bellybutton]
• The Pollywog Strut - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["You're throwing this away?!"/"You're throwing away Pete!?"]
• Who Said That - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["Y-You can't part with a keepsake! That's why you keep them, for Pete's sake!"]
• Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Hmm... maybe Patrick's right."]
‣ Epic Adventure - Dick Stephen Walter [Garbage truck arrives]
• Aloha Bikini Bottom - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield ["Welcome home, precious memories."]
• Ad Lib Jig - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr ["Order up! Careful with these ones, Squidward. They're special."]
• Great Idea Patrick - Nicolas Carr ["Oh, perfect."]
• Jolly Little Roger - Michael Bolger, Nicolas Carr [Jar of sweat]
• Unknown Track 57 - SpongeBob's house full of junk
• Noodly Shenanigans - Nicolas Carr, Barry Anthony ["Hey, Gary."]
• Steel Licks 6 - Jeremy Wakefield ["Like the front yard!"]
• Solo Steel 2 - Jeremy Wakefield [Squidward wakes up]
• Befuddled - Pat Irwin [Tons of junk in front yard]
• Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Why are you wearing garbage?"]
• Befuddled - Pat Irwin ["Thanks for noticing, Squidward."/"These things aren't junk! They're my friends!"]
• Hawaiian Solo Steel - Jeremy Wakefield ["Oh, we had a great time together, Al, reading, paying the bills."]
• Befuddled - Pat Irwin ["Touching. Still creepy, but touching. Time to make a phone call."]
• Bikini Bottom Police - Nicolas Carr [Cops arrive]
• Steel Sting - Jeremy Wakefield ["Hi!"]
• Bikini Bottom Police - Nicolas Carr [Cops condemns SpongeBob's house]
• Vibe Q Sting - Nicolas Carr ["Vacate?"]
• Bikini Bottom Police - Nicolas Carr ["Thank you again, officers!"/"It's as filthy as your neighbor's."/"Ma'am? It's a nightshirt!"]
• Sanitation Police Theme Sting - Nicolas Carr [Sting when cops leave]
• Solo Steel 3 - Jeremy Wakefield [SpongeBob cries]
• Solo Steel 2 - Jeremy Wakefield ["...remember my precious little babies!"]
‣ The Mad Hatter's Ball - Syd Dale [SpongeBob taking pictures]
‣ South Pacific Island II - Victor Cavini [Junk removal]
‣ Tipsy Turvy - Phil Green ["Well, now that you completely ruined my day, once again, I'm going back to bed."]
• Rip Tide - Nicolas Carr, Sage Guyton, Jeremy Wakefield [Ending]
- This episode is available on the SpongeBob's Frozen Face-Off, Disorder in the Deep, SpongeBob SquarePants Vol. 12, Mighty Sporting of You, The SpongeBob SquarePants Collection, Kids Double Pack: Volume 2, The SpongeBob SquarePants 8 Season DVD Collection, Complete Eighth Season, The Best 200 Episodes Ever and Next 100 Episodes DVDs.
- This episode has a similar plot to the book SpongeBob to the Rescue!, which was released one year before this episode aired.
- A table from the Krusty Krab can be seen in the pile of trash at Patrick's house.
- This episode did not appear on demand until December 2013.
- The one sanitation police officer speaks mostly into a megaphone. He only speaks without it when he tells Squidward that his house is as filthy as SpongeBob's.
- There is an online game based on this episode named Spring Cleaning.
- This episode premiered on the same day as the 2011 Kids' Choice Awards.
- This is the sixth episode to premiere on the same day as the Kids' Choice Awards. The first was "Help Wanted"/"Reef Blower"/"Tea at the Treedome" in 1999, the second was "Krabby Land"/"The Camping Episode" in 2004, the third was "Krusty Towers"/"Mrs. Puff, You're Fired" in 2006, the fourth was "Born to Be Wild"/"Best Frenemies" in 2007, and the fifth was "Nautical Novice"/"Spongicus" in 2008.
- In this episode, SpongeBob is considered a hoarder, which is an actual problem in the real world.
- SpongeBob's wringer is briefly seen in the shot of his bathroom. This marks the first appearance of his wringer since "Stuck in the Wringer."
- This episode proves that SpongeBob gets night shirts confused with dresses.
- The policeman calls Squidward a snitch as he feels sorry for SpongeBob.
- Sentimental value is a non-monetary value placed on an item by its owner. The episode's title is based on this phrase.
- To date, this is the last episode to use the APM track "South Pacific Island II".
- After the Sanitation Police leave, Alfred the Lightbulb is gone.
- When SpongeBob says "Well, I better get these precious memories home", his mouth doesn't match up on "memories home".