The trees are starting to change color, apple orchards are opening, kids are heading back to school. As much as we all want to deny that the next season is on its way (winter!), it’s also the right time to tackle fall cleaning and home maintenance BEFORE the snow flies. We’ve compiled a full checklist of fall cleaning and home maintenance checklist that you can use to get your cleaning started—and finished—before the first snow flake falls.
___Pressure wash siding.
___Pressure wash deck.
___Clean air conditioner (and prune branches around the conditioner).
___Remove spider webs.
___Clean air return covers.
___Dust and wash light fixtures.
___Wipe and vacuum the tracks, screens, and interior parts of windows.
___Dust trim and crown moldings.
___Clean blinds and curtains.
___Shake out all rugs.
___Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
___Clean the top of cabinets.
___Wash the top & front of your refrigerator.
___Clean shelves in your refrigerator.
___Clean and vacuum behind the refrigerator.
___Wipe down your vent hood and clean any screens.
___Clean the backsplash.
___Wash your kitchen walls.
___Wipe down exterior of appliances.
___Wipe down and vacuum behind your stove.
___Deep clean your oven.
___Mop the floors.
___Clean grout (if you have tile floors).
___Clean light fixtures and bathroom fans.
___Scrub tile grout around shower and on floor.
___Wash the walls.
___Deep clean bathroom floors.
___Clean behind toilet.
___Wash all bed linens.
___Dust bed frame and all furniture.
___Vacuum behind furniture.
___Mop hardwood floors (tips on how here).