If you are looking for a fall cleaning checklist, look no further I have prepared this one for you already. I want to help you with your fall cleaning and getting it done is so important.
These fall cleaning tasks will help you clean your home and get it ready for the change in seasons.
There is so much to do closer to the holiday season, taking the time to actually get these fall cleaning tasks done with time to spare.
Don’t leave the fall cleaning for too long as this could reduce the time that you have to get the tasks done and checked off the list before there is a change in the weather and some of those tasks don’t get done.
How To Use Your Fall Cleaning Checklist
The checklist comes in different sections with tasks to check off when they are complete. Some of these items are just visual checks to make before the onset of the cooler winter months.
So print off the checklist, there is a blank one and one that’s filled in, use whichever option you want.
As you go through the different tasks don’t forget to tick them off your Fall Cleaning Checklist, this will keep you accurate and up to date on what you have left to do.
Is Fall Cleaning A Thing?
The simple answer is yes, many people for years do a deep clean of their home when the seasons change.
This is all a fall clean is, a deep clean of your home after summer and before the winter sets in.
It’s about getting into those places that you don’t clean on a weekly or a monthly basis, and with the change of seasons, it’s also a great time to start getting the garden set up for the winter months too.
Cleaning Products You Will Need
As with any cleaning having the right products makes the task so much easier and simpler to do.
Here’s a list of some of the products you might need:
- Cleaning cream and paste
- A vacuum to get those floors clean
- Cleaning cloths, I love these ones
- Mop and bucket for deep cleaning floors
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Why Do A Fall Deep Clean?
As with life, there are times of the year when you need to do certain things, it’s a good habit to try and do a deep cleaning a few times a year.
By going by seasons to do your deep cleaning it gives you a time frame in which you have to fit in the tasks.
If you do this every year it will become one of those habits that you will start to automatically plan for and actually do the tasks without much thinking about it.
How Do You Start A Fall Clean?
The simplest way is to just start, and put some of the tasks into your planner, this allows you to start working out when is the best time for the tasks for you and your family.
If you have outdoor furniture that needs to go away, take the time to ensure that other family members are free at the same time so you can have help to move some of the larger items for storage.
If you don’t have the space to store it, covering it up is an alternative.
It’s a great time to check over the items that you have to check for breakages and if anything needs replacing before these items are needed again.
Fall Cleaning And Family Helping
Fall is a great season, the weather starts to cool down, leaves fall to the ground many plants die off for the coming cooler season. Often, it’s the last time that many flowers show off their pretty patterns and petals.
Check out these leaf collecting bags, saves so much waste and can be used over and over again.
But, it’s the time for families to work together, to clear the garden, to start to plan those special moments that always follow fall.
Harvest happens, and the last of the crops are picked this is a perfect time for tidying things away in the garden and getting things ready for spring. So, why not take this idea and get your home and garden cleaned and organized to see you through until spring?
Completing An Inspection Of Your Home
It’s a good idea to walk around your home, inside and out, and check if there are any tasks that need doing to keep your home in tip-top shape.
If you can try and have someone else walk with you, you can bounce ideas off this other person and someone else might be able to spot something that you have overlooked.
It’s a great time of the year to do these tasks as projects can be planned and ready to go for when the weather warms up next year.
If it’s an urgent repair, get attention to this as soon as possible because as soon as the winter months arrive it’s not going to be easy to get outside repairs completed.
Remember, you will have to look up at the roof, and down at the ground level to check for damage in the ground around your home.
But the same too on the inside, checking the ceilings, walls, and floors for signs of damage or wear that needs replacing or repairing.
Why Have A Checklist For Fall Cleaning?
We can all have good intentions to tackle a project or two, but you need to keep yourself accountable for the tasks that you need to do.
Even if you plug them into your planner there is a possibility that they get missed or rescheduled to never!
So, having a physical checklist means that you will have to tick off each task as they are completed.
This is part of your home maintenance folder and will become an essential fall checklist that you will need to keep and check off each time the fall season comes around.
More Resources For Fall Cleaning
When it comes to keeping our homes ready for the new season that is approaching it’s important to consider the different tasks you might need to do.
Here are some more resources that you will find helpful: