Fool-Proof Fall Cleaning Checklist


The days are getting shorter, the nights darker and the chill of Fall is in the air. Cleaning your home or office in the fall offers renewal to your daily surroundings and helps prepare for the long cold winter ahead. So before you start pulling out the cute sweaters and boots, use the following checklist to get your ship in shape for Fall:

  1. Do The Basics
  2. Dusting, wiping down surfaces, vacuuming, and mopping. Likely, every room of your home will need these tasks completed. Keeping a running list of each task will help ensure that no surface is missed.

  3. Clean Carpets and Floors
  4. Every year, millions of Americans become ill from allergens present in the fibers of their rugs and carpets. It’s important to properly clean rugs and carpets each Fall to ensure your family enjoys a healthy home environment.

  5. Wash The Windows
  6. Brighten the winter months with a deep window cleaning. Use glass cleaner, or one squirt of dishwashing liquid in a spray bottle filled with water, and wipe down with a microfiber cloth. For streak-free windows, use a window-washing squeegee with a smooth, soft rubber edge.

  7. Clean Curtains & Slipcovers
  8. Avoid shrinkage when cleaning your curtains and slipcovers by checking the care instructions carefully, especially if you’ve never laundered these items before. If you’re not sure, check with the manufacturer, or just send them to the dry cleaners.

  9. Wipe The Walls
  10. Dust, wash, rinse, and dry painted or wood-paneled walls.

  11. Clean The Fridge
  12. A healthy home means keeping your family well and safe. Maintaining a clean refrigerator extends the life of food it holds, reduces risk of food-borne illness and saves energy. Spills or leakages from the foods in your fridge can harbor bacteria and spread to other foods. Smart fridge maintenance involves monitoring the temperature and cleaning regularly to keep food safe.

  13. Don’t be afraid to say “I Need Help!”
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