Monday, November 3, 2014

Messy Monday: Fall Cleaning Checklist

Everyone is familiar with spring cleaning, but how many of you do a fall cleaning too? Most of the things that go with a fall cleaning, we tend to do anyways with the approaching winter season. While other things are a repeat of spring cleaning.

Inside Your House

• Wash all of your windows (inside & out actually).
• Dust, vacuum or wash any window coverings.
•Wipe down the walls. 
• Clean light fixtures & ceiling fans.
•Steam or spot clean carpets, rugs & upholstered furniture. 
• Wipe down kitchen cabinetry. 
• Clean refrigerator coils. 
• Organize any closets, swapping summer clothing for winter clothing. 
• Flip all mattresses to equalize the wear.
• Test smoke & carbon monoxide detectors.
• Have the furnace inspected & stock up on filters (replace the filter month during high usage).
• Clean & inspect the chimney & the flue if you have a fireplace or wood burning stove. 
• Clean the dryer exhaust tube & vent of any built up lint. 

Outside Your House
• Check weather stripping & caulking around doors & windows, replace if needed. 
•Replace screens with storm windows. 
•Check & clean gutters & downspouts. 
•Clean & store patio furniture, garden hose & children's toys. 
• Close up your pool if you have one. 
•Clear your yard of fallen leaves. 
•make sure you know where the snow shovels are & stock up on sidewalk salt if you live in an area that gets a lot of snow in the winter. 


  1. Looking forward to seeing this! I need to do some major fall cleaning

  2. I didn't see this la la la

    ha/ha just kidding - great list for keeping things clean! :)

  3. Christmas is at my house with a lot of people. So I need to start cleaning.

  4. We try to do a deep fall cleaning, similar to our spring cleaning.

  5. I really need to print out this fall cleaning checklist. I do spring and fall cleaning every year and this would help me stay organized. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I've been slowly chipping away at my fall cleaning checklists. It will be winter before I'm done at this rate!

  7. good ideas! I need to clean before I decorate

  8. Great list! I already knew a few of these but learned some news ones at the same time!

  9. hmmm looks like I missed few things
    Thank you for the list; it will come handy.

  10. Thanks, that looks like a very useful list!

  11. Fall cleaning is a great idea! I always do serious deep cleaning every spring but it would probably lesson the load to do it twice a year.

  12. I got the whole family pitching list is as long as this :). Thanks for sharing. :)

  13. Seeing that list has made my head spin. So much to do! I will be organizing my clothes closets soon..putting away all of the summerwear.

  14. I have slowly been trying to do some of these! Thanks for the list, good reminders.

  15. I noticed that my windows are in desperate need of a cleaning! Thanks for this list!

  16. I agree with you! I do the same - spring cleaning, and fall cleaning!

  17. I'm ahead with the outside cleaning but need to get busy with the inside of my house.

  18. It's a great list and a big job. I still need to finish off the leave that fell ;last week... Oy!