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Spring doesn’t have to be the one time of the year where you get all the crucial deep cleaning done each year. In fact, doing it in the Fall—or even quarterly—is a great way to keep things manageable and put together year-round. And we’ve got the ultimate fall cleaning checklist that goes room-by-room to get you started along with a few tips to help you further.
Don’t forget to check out our Fall Decluttering Tips, Tricks, and Checklists too!
Having a good fall cleaning schedule when it comes to the main areas of your home can help make cleaning it and keeping it clean after the fact much more manageable. And the kitchen is likely the most crucial area to stay consistent with to keep it in tip-top shape and easy to maintain.
Curious as to how you can get your kitchen clean and tidy for the holidays or just in general? Then check out some of the posts below next (new tab).
2. Living Room
Few things feel better than a clean and inviting home to relax in, and the living room is usually the most obvious room to notice this in.
Because of this, it’s essential to make sure that you give the room meant for gathering a little TLC a few times of the year so that you can enjoy it for the holidays and off-season. This is more so when it comes to things that we may not do routinely, such as cleaning the fireplace, tidying up window treatments, or getting underneath or behind furniture.
Want more cleaning living room cleaning tips or information on each task? Check out our post on 21 Simple Living Room Spring Cleaning Chores You Can Do in 5 Minutes next (new tab).
Deep cleaning the bedroom(s) can feel like a daunting task, but the reward of being able to relax in your room after you’re done can definitely be worth the effort. Best of all, you don’t have to do it all at once if you don’t want to, but instead, break things down as you see fit.
Looking to speed up the amount of time it takes to clean your bedroom, or how to get in the habit of keeping it neater year-round? Check out these posts next (new tabs).
4. Laundry Area
Even though it’s meant to help clean our clothes, the laundry area or room tends to be one of the messiest areas of the home and generally one of the most neglected. However, keep it clean with regular and seasonal cleaning, such as with fall cleaning chores, can be a great way to ensure that it stays neat, tidy, and safe all year long.
Interested in more details on cleaning your laundry room? Then you might want to check out our super in-depth article on 11 Ultimate Spring Cleaning Chores for Your Laundry Room Area, which provides plenty of tips, trips, and chores you can do anytime during the year.
Cleaning the bathroom might just top most people’s list of detested chores, but it’s also one of the areas that need it most. Fortunately, it can be easy to do with seasonal cleanings, such as by adding it to your spring and fall cleaning chores list or schedule, and by maintaining it through quick and consistent maintenance cleaning afterward.
Finding it hard to keep your bathroom clean, or dreading the thought of tackling it and don’t know where to start? Check out these in-depth posts on bathroom cleaning to help speed up the bathroom-cleaning process and learn how to keep it cleaner for longer (new tabs).
6. Outside Yard Cleaning & Inspection
While people often think of doing outdoor yard work during the springtime or while spring cleaning, it’s also beneficial to do it during the autumn season and add them to your fall cleaning schedule—especially if you live in a rainy or snow-prone area.
If you’re looking for more detailed information, tips, or motivation for cleaning the exterior of your home, or for more DIY Inspection items to look into, check out our 20 Important Outdoor Spring Cleaning Chores To Do This Year post, which you can follow year-round.
7. Miscellaneous & Personal Organizing
Regardless if it’s cleaning out your wall or purse, or tidying up files and documents, try adding some personal or miscellaneous tasks to your fall cleaning schedule or chores list to ensure that things are kept up on properly.
Hoping to get your personal life in order and not just the interior of your home? We’ve got you covered in this in-depth post on 22 Effective Ways on How to Spring Clean Your Personal Life, where we provide plenty of ideas of things you can work on year-long, moving at your own pace (new tab).
You can also check out more pet-related cleaning tips with our posts on 14 Ultimate Pet-Related Spring Cleaning Chores & Helpful Tips and 11 Easy Tips On How To Keep Pet Fur Under Control At Home.
In this post, we provided an easy-to-read fall cleaning checklist of chores that go room-by-room. We also added links to other articles that offer tips, how-to guides, and other information to help you out further. And we included interactive to-do checklists for each room or area for you to use if you choose to.
As mentioned in our Tip section, feel free to move at your own pace and in an order that works for you. The beauty of having a “loose” checklist such as these Fall cleaning chores is that it helps you track what needs to be done. At the same time, you can still work around your schedule instead of feeling like you have to work around the cleaning.
Just make sure to stay consistent with your efforts, even if it’s doing a little bit in the morning and then at night or tackling specific chores for that particular day. It’s also helpful to give yourself a good headstart, rather than waiting until the last minute. And ask for help from other household members if you feel you need it; just be courteous about it.
We hope you found the Fall cleaning chores checklist and guide helpful, but if you want to find out more information, please feel free to check out some of the posts listed down below or ones that are listed throughout this article up above.
Final Tip: At the end of the day, remember why you’re doing this. You’re doing all the cleaning ahead of time for yourself and maybe for your loved ones too.
You’re doing it so that your household, life, and the holiday season will run more smoothly and feel all the more relaxing. You’ll feel a lot less overwhelmed by all the holiday cheer and occasional madness with a clean home that looks, feels, and functions great.
You’ve got this.
Happy cleaning and holiday season!