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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.

Man cleaning kitchen counters


  • 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.
Window blinds

Living Room

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


  • 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.
Inside of washing machine

Laundry Room

  • Clean the inside of the washer.
  • Dispose of old cleaning chemicals.
  • Sweep and mop the floor.
Leaves in gutter


  • 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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