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Fall Cleaning Steps – Get Your Home Ready for Fall!

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Can you believe that Summer is almost over?  It’s hard to believe that just in a few weeks it will be Fall!  I am a huge fan of the Fall season so it can’t come quick enough!  If you are a fan of Fall like I am, you will probably want to be outside and enjoying the sights, sounds, and smells of Fall NOT inside cleaning your home!

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We’ve put together an easy Fall Cleaning Checklist, that I broke down over a couple of weeks, that will help you prepare your home for the Fall season as well as the holidays.

Fall Cleaning Checklist

Make sure you print off the FREE Fall Cleaning Checklist printable at the bottom of the post!

Here are some weekly Fall Cleaning Steps that you can start NOW so that you are ready for Fall when it gets here!

Week 1


Week 2


  • Drain and put water hoses away
  • Put up storm doors/windows
  • Clean gutters
  • Put away outdoor furniture
  • Clean out pool
  • Check mulch
  • Trim plants back that need to be pruned


Week 3


  • Trim plants back that need to be pruned
  • Have fireplace/chimney cleaned
  • Change furnace filters
  • Check floor registers for toys (if you have little ones you understand why you need to do this)
  • Schedule a visit with a professional HVAC company to do maintenance on your furnace

Week 4


  • Wash down cabinets
  • Wash walls down
  • Pull out stove and clean behind it
  • Clean out the inside of the stove
  • Pull out the refrigerator, clean behind it, and vacuum the coils
  • Clean out the cabinets
  • Donate anything you haven’t used in over a year
  • Clean out and organize pantry

Week 5


  • Wash down cabinets
  • Wash down walls
  • Organize the cabinets
  • Replace worn out towels
  • Get rid of old makeup (make sure to check out our Cosmetic Expiration Chart)

Check out these fun storage totes at Target! 

Week 6

Living Room

  • Clean floors
  • Vacuum furniture
  • Change batteries (smoke alarms and carbon monoxide all through the house)
  • Clean the light fixtures
  • Clean walls
  • Pull furniture out
  • Dust the baseboards

TIP: If you are short on space as well as storage in your Living Room, how about a cute storage ottoman like this?


Week 7



At the end of the seven (7) weeks, you will be all done with your Fall cleaning!  Of course you can combine the weeks together and get everything done faster.  It’s totally up to you!


Here is the FREE printable for the FREE Fall Cleaning Checklist!

Fall Cleaning Checklist

To download the printable, just click on the download button below!