It's that time of year again! The leaves are changing, the air is getting crisp, and pumpkin spice is everywhere. Fall is here! Along with all the fun that comes with the season, fall is also a great time to do a little deep cleaning around your house.
If you're unsure where to start, don't worry we've got you covered with our ultimate house fall cleaning checklist. Here are 10 must-do tasks to prepare your home for the colder months ahead, along with some of our top professional cleaning techniques.
Clean the Carpets
Carpets can hold a lot of dirt, dust, and other allergens. As the summer season closes and you start to spend more time inside, give your carpets a deep clean to get rid of all the build-up.
Dust Ceiling Fans and Light Fixtures
Ceiling fans and light fixtures are often overlooked when cleaning, but they can get pretty dirty! Dust them off with a microfiber cloth or duster to eliminate cobwebs or build-up. This small step can make a big difference in your home's indoor air quality during the fall.
Vacuum Upholstered Furniture
Upholstered furniture like sofas and chairs can also collect unwanted dust and dirt. To prepare for cozy fall evenings on the couch, vacuum your upholstered furniture using the upholstery attachment to remove any debris.
Wash Curtains and Blinds
Curtains and blinds can quickly become grimy from all the pollen and dust in the air. Give them a good wash (or spot clean if they're not machine-washable) to eliminate dirt or stains. This is especially important if you leave your windows open when the weather cools down.
Flip and Vacuum Your Mattress
Mattresses should be flipped at least once a year to prevent sagging and uneven wear, and what better time for this than fall? After you flip your mattress, take the opportunity to vacuum the top and sides to remove any dust mites or other allergens that may have built up.
Clean Your TV Screens
If it's been a while since you've cleaned your TV screens, now is a great time to do it! Gather a microfiber cloth, some water, and a mild cleaner (like soap and water or vinegar and water) to wipe away any fingerprints, dust, or dirt. Once this is done, you'll be ready for a full fall TV marathon watching season.
Wash Walls and Baseboards
Walls and baseboards can start to look pretty dingy after a long summer. Give them a good wash with soap and water (or vinegar and water solution) to remove any fingerprints, smudges, or dirt. This will help your walls and baseboards last longer and keep your home looking its best.
Clean the Oven
The oven is one appliance that tends to get pretty dirty over time. If you plan to do some fall baking, give your oven a good cleaning first. You can use a commercial oven cleaner or a DIY baking soda solution to remove any built-up grease or grime.
Organize and Sweep Your Garage
Fall is the perfect time to go through your garage and eliminate unwanted clutter. Organize your tools, sports equipment, and seasonal decor storage items so you can easily find what you need when you need it. Then, sweep the floor to eliminate dirt, dust, or debris.
Scrub Your Outdoor Grill
If you have an outdoor grill, now is the time to clean it before putting it away for the colder weather months. Scrub the grill grates with a wire brush to remove any cooked-on food or grease. Finally, clean the grill's exterior with soapy water and a sponge. Now would be an excellent time to buy a grill cover to keep it clean and protected until you’re ready to fire it up again in the spring.
By following this ultimate house fall cleaning checklist, you'll be well on your way to having a clean and comfortable home this fall and winter. And if you need professional assistance with any (or all) of these tasks, don't hesitate to seek outside help. After all, deep cleaning your home is a big job!