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Your Room by Room Fall Cleaning Checklist

Tidying up for fall is a great way to stay organized and not feel overwhelmed! Beyond vacuuming, dusting, wiping down counter-tops and washing clothes, this is the time to deep clean some areas that are extra dirty from the summer season.
 
Before you start cleaning, take a quick look to see if you have all the supplies you need such as Laundry Detergent, Bleach Alternative, and All Purpose Cleaner.
 
Below is you Fall Cleaning Checklist –  list of “must dos” for fall cleaning, but don’t burn yourself out trying to do everything at once! The checklist should help you conquer one area at a time. 
 

Cleaning Supplies

  • Bucket
  • Mop
  • Broom
  • Vacuum
  • 2 Sponges
  • 4-6 Old Rags
  • Old Newspaper (Use with glass cleaner)
  • Eco-friendly furniture polish 
  • Duster
 

Grab Green Products

 

Kitchen

1| Refrigerator

  • Review expiration dates on condiments, these are the products that usually stay way too long in the fridge, taking up space.  Toss the expired containers into your recycling bin.
  • Remove each shelf & drawer and wash with liquid dish soap
  • Wipe down the inside of the fridge before replacing food
  • Vacuum/Mop under the fridge – And remove the front, bottom panel to vacuum the coils.
  • Clean the front and side panels of the fridge with an All Purpose Cleaner
  • Replace your old “Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Box” – We suggest a replacement every fall

 2 | Cabinets and counters 

  • Wipe down the exterior kitchen cabinets with a solvent free degreaser 
  • Using an All Purpose cleaner, wipe down all appliances – even ones in the pantry and cabinets
  • Organize the pantry by grouping items and tossing expired foods
  • Remove everything from your countertop and clean with a Countertop Cleaner.  Be sure to use an eco-responsible version this is the place where people touch the most and usually carries the most germs.
 

Bedroom

1 | Bedding

  • Launder all washable comforters, mattress covers, pillows, bed skirts, curtains, blankets, throws and slipcovers with a great laundry detergent 
  • Turn mattresses front-to-back and end-to-end to equalize wear

 2| Closets

  • Remove and store summer items and clothing
  • Fill a bag with clothing that is worn or no longer fit – donate them to your favorite charity
  • Organize your clothing first by type such as tops, pants, dresses, etc. then sort into colors, group black, red, orange, brown, yellow, green, blue, purple, and white
  • Shoes, shoes, shoes…Definitely sort by style, pumps, high boots, low boots, etc.  If you have the opportunity, store shoes in plastic containers but if not, just do your best to organize them with the box label facing outward to help in identifying them.
 

Living Room

1| Carpets 

  • Spot-treat stains with an effective eco and pet friendly carpet stain remover
  • Rent a carpet cleaning machine or call a carpet cleaning company to deep clean the entire carpet

2| Furniture 

  • With a microfiber cloth, polish the legs and tops of all tables and chairs with an eco-responsible furniture polish or all purpose cleaner
  • For the sofa, vacuum your entire frame and cushions then check for spots and treat stains.  If you’re using a new stain removal product or have new fabric on your furniture be sure to test a small area hidden area before treating larger more noticeable spots
  • Lastly, refresh the sofa and room with a room & fabric freshener to neutralize odors
 

Windows, Fixtures & More 

  • Wipe blinds and ceiling fan blades (be sure the fan is in its “off”position)
  • Dry clean curtains, or machine wash if possible
  • Wipe the tops of windowsills, vents & light switches. You can use a used wet dryer sheet to do this! 
  • Clean base boards, doors and window sill with an all purpose cleaner
  • Swap out air conditioning and heating filters

 

Laundry Room

  • Wipe laundry room cabinet doors and shelves – if you have laundry baskets, wipe those down with all purpose cleaner
  • Rinse out any detergent trays & remove lint from dryer screen
  • Wipe down the outside of your washer and dryer
  • Mop laundry room floors, use a child and pet friendly floor cleaner.
 Click the box below to get your Fall Cleaning Checklist (as a PDF)
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