As of September 23rd summer is officially over and Autumn will be making its way to us. For some of us this means cooler days and open windows. It also means that we will be spending more time indoors so it is time to do a fall deep clean to get ready for cozy days indoors.
We sourced an “Ultimate Fall Cleaning Checklist” from apartmenttherapy.com that can easily be done over a couple of weekends and have you ready to head into the holiday’s with order and organization.
In the Kitchen & Bathroom
Clean your kitchen grout.
Clean your bathroom grout.
Clean your refrigerator coils, if applicable.
Clean under your refrigerator.
Clean the inside of your dishwasher.
Clean and condition the wood of your bathroom and kitchen cabinets.
Clean your oven
Wash and disinfect all the garbage cans.
Seal and/or polish granite countertops.
In the Bedroom (and Closet)
Refresh bedding that isn’t regularly washed (comforters, pillows, etc.).
Vacuum and flip mattresses.
Put cold-weather linens on the beds.
Switch out seasonal clothes.
In the Living Areas
Vacuum upholstered furniture.
Vacuum under your upholstered furniture cushions.
Polish your wood furniture
Wash artificial plants.
Dust living plants’ leaves.
Wipe down your screens (TV, computer, etc.).
Clean all keyboards and remote controls.
All Around the House
Wash the walls
Wash your windows, window sills, and all the window groves.
Clean your washer and dryer.
Wipe down all doorknobs and light plates.
Vacuum under all beds, couches, and other furniture.
Dust the tops of doors and door frames.
Spot clean carpets and rugs.
Clean floors underneath area rugs.
Wash curtains or have them cleaned.
Remove and rinse your window screens.
Wash your washable vacuum cleaner filters.
Clean your baseboards.
Tackle Some Seasonal Maintenance
Change your HVAC air filter.
Replace your fire alarm batteries.
Condition your leather furniture.
Dust your ceiling fans and set them to turn so air circulates upward.
Sweep the chimney and/or have it checked.
Clean out rain gutters.
Check weather stripping and replace as necessary.
However you deep clean this fall we hope you make it fun and safe and head into the autumn season set for cozy nights and holiday celebrations.