Fall in Order: Everything You Should Be Cleaning Right Now

Think spring is the only season for a fresh start with a deep clean around the house? Think again. Fall is the perfect time to check off these tasks before winter. As you transition to spending more time indoors and hosting guests for the holidays, make sure your home is ready with this fall cleaning checklist.

Overall seasonal maintenance

⧠ Change your HVAC air filter
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Sweep the chimney and have it checked out by a pro
⧠ Clean out your rain gutters
⧠ Check weather stripping and replace as necessary
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Dust your ceiling fans
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Replace your fire alarm batteries

In the kitchen

⧠ Clean your refrigerator coils (if applicable)
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Clean under and behind your refrigerator
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Clean the inside of your dishwasher
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Clean your oven
Seal and polish granite countertops
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Wash and disinfect the garbage cans

In the bedroom (and closet)

⧠ Refresh bedding that isn’t regularly washed (comforters, pillows, etc.)
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Vacuum and flip mattresses
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Put cold-weather linens on the beds
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Switch out seasonal clothes

In the living areas

⧠ Vacuum upholstered furniture including under the cushions
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Polish wood furniture
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Dust the leaves of indoor plants
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Wipe down your TV and computer screens, keyboards, and remotes

Around the house

⧠ Vacuum under all beds, couches, and other furniture
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Dust the tops of doors and doorframes
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Wash your windows and sills
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Clean your washer and dryer
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Clean your doorknobs, doors, and light switch plates
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Spot clean carpets and rugs
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Clean floors underneath area rugs
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Wash drapes/blinds or have them cleaned
Remove and rinse your window screens