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Autumn Cleaning Checklist


After a long summer, the crisp fall air is the perfect invitation you need to deep-clean your house. From the kitchen pantry to the patio, this checklist will help prepare your house for the colder weather that’s to come.


Kitchen

  • Clean behind large appliances.
  • Defrost and clear out freezer.
  • Purge the pantry of spoiled foods.
  • Wipe down the inside of the refrigerator.
  • Sanitize the inside of the oven.
  • Sweep and wash floors.

Living Room

  • Dust all surfaces, including the blinds.
  • Shampoo the carpets and furniture upholstery.
  • Have the fireplace and chimney swept.
  • Clean the windows.

Bedrooms  

  • Change the batteries in the smoke detectors.
  • Shampoo the carpets.
  • Dust the light fixtures and ceiling fans.
  • Pack away all seasonal clothing.
  • Clean the windows.

Laundry Room  

  • Clean the inside of the washer.
  • Dispose of old cleaning chemicals.
  • Sweep, and mop the floor.

Outdoors

  • Wash window exteriors.
  • Clean and cover the outdoor furniture and grill.
  • Clear out the gutters and downspouts.
  • Drain and pack away the hose.

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