The Ultimate Fall Cleaning Checklist

by John Griffith

Wasn’t spring supposed to be when we do all the deep cleaning? Yeah, wellllllll, about that. Even though it seems like you were washing your curtains and wiping your cabinets just yesterday, it’s actually been quite a while. It’s been a long summer filled with fun, however, it’s time to welcome the new season with a clean slate. Now that the weather is getting colder and you will be spending more time inside, it’s important to give your home some extra attention to make it nice and cozy. Whether you will be snuggling up on the couch to watch movies, or you’ll be sipping hot cocoa while reading a book, your home will be a big part of the season. So, let’s make it as nice as possible. Seasonal cleaning can seem overwhelming, as there are so many things to do that a lot get forgotten. That’s why we’ve prepared a fall cleaning checklist to help you with the most important tasks of the season.

It’s important to give your home some extra attention this season

sweeping the floor


The Ultimate Fall Cleaning Checklist

Now that fall is here, it is the prefect time to check off some household chores and get your home all cozy and clean for the upcoming holidays and chilly weather. However, before you can cocoon yourself inside of a warm blanket, we have a bit of work to do. Fall means extra debris, dust, and mud entering your home, as well as more guests coming over. So, we need to get the house in tip-top shape. Once you do a good deep clean, all you have to do afterward is aftercare. While there are many things to do this season, we’ve prepared the most essential tasks that need to get done. After them, you can focus on all the little details that still need your attention.

Fall is the prefect time to check off some household chores

woman wiping down the counter

#General maintenance

  • Wash the walls
  • Check your fire alarm batteries
  • Wash the windows and curtains
  • Clean all fixtures
  • Change the HVAC filter
  • Clean the washing machine and dryer
  • Wash all the carpets
  • Sweep and inspect the chimney and fireplace
  • Disinfect all trash cans
  • Clean ceiling fans
  • Organize the garage
  • Mop the floors

There are plenty of things to do around the house

fall cleaning checklist woman vacuuming her carpet



  • Clean the pillows
  • Vacuum and flip the mattress
  • Wash bedding
  • Dust everywhere
  • Clean under the bed
  • Organize your nightstand
  • Polish wooden furniture
  • Clean bed frame

It’s time to make your bedroom cozy for the season

clean bedroom

#Living room

  • Wipe down screens
  • Clean the couch
  • Polish wooden furniture
  • Dust your plants
  • Wipe down remote controls
  • Dust everywhere
  • Clean underneath larger furniture
  • Switch out seasonal decor

You’ll be spending a lot of time in your living room this season

fall cleaning checklist clean living room



  • Remove expired products
  • Clean the mirror
  • Scrub away tile grout
  • Stock up on toiletries
  • Clean the showerhead
  • Wash the bath mats
  • Clean the shower and tub
  • Wash the shower curtain
  • Replace toothbrushes
  • Treat mold or mildew

There is a lot of work to be done in the bathroom

white bathtub in bathroom


It’s time to give your kitchen some extra love

fall cleaning checklist white kitchen


  • Donate old clothes
  • Change out seasonal clothing
  • Wipe down shelves
  • Wash fall clothes from storage
  • Bring out cold-weather linens

Decluttering your closet is an essential fall task

pristine closet with clothes


  • Clean the rain gutters
  • Clean-up the yard
  • Replace screens
  • Check for cracks
  • Turn off water
  • Clean patio furniture and place it in storage
  • Stack firewood
  • Rake leaves
  • Prune plants
  • Prepare garden beds

Gardening season isn’t over just yet

fall cleaning checklist brown shed in fall garden

This is the ultimate fall cleaning checklist for you to follow this season. We hope you found this article useful. Now you have all the important tasks you have to do in one place and can start crossing them off one by one.

This is the ultimate fall cleaning checklist for you to follow

person dusting their mirror

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John Griffith

John Griffith is a young, passionate journalist. Writing has been John’s hobby ever since he was a boy. He has worked in some of the UK’s most successful news portals over the course of his professional career but found his forever home at Archzine.