Get Your House Ready for the Holidays: 7 Fall Cleaning Tips

Did you know that while Americans call this time of year Fall but the British use the word Autumn? Whatever you might call it, fall cleaning is something you’ll want to do before loved ones arrive.

In this article, you’ll learn the top tips for cleaning your home. Read on to discover this fall cleaning list so your relatives will feel comfy and cozy in your home. 

1. Wash Your Windows

If it has been a while since you’ve cleaned your windows, you’ll definitely want to add it to your fall cleaning checklist. If your windows are really dirty, you’ll want to begin by vacuuming or dusting any debris. Next, use a glass cleaner on your glass panes with a cloth. 

2. Deep Clean the Pantry

Pantries can get full of items that are never or rarely used, and you’ll want extra room for all your fall and winter needs. Remove everything from your pantry. Next, wipe down the shelves in the pantry. 

After this is done and you make sure all dust and crumbs are gone, it’s time to go through your food. Discard all food that’s expired, and donate any canned items you don’t think you’ll eat that hasn’t expired. When you need to get rid of items check out this service

3. Kitchen & Bathroom

In the kitchen and bathroom make sure to:

  • Clean the kitchen and bathroom grout
  • Clean under your fridge
  • Clean inside the dishwasher
  • Clean your oven
  • Wash and disinfect the garbage cans

4. the Living Room

  • Dust living plants
  • Wipe down your computer and TV screens
  • Clean all remote controls and keyboards
  • Polish your wood furniture

5. in the Bedroom

  • Switch out any seasonal clothes in the closets
  • Make sure to vacuum and flip mattresses
  • Place cold-weather linens on the bed
  • Refresh bedding not normally washed such as the comforter and pillows

6. Clean Your Gutters

Clogged gutters can lead to several issues you want to avoid such as damaged surfaces, so make sure to properly clean your gutters regularly. You’ll want to get a ladder and remove chunks of debris or use a leaf blower. If you don’t want to perform this you can always hire a professional. 

7. Repair Your Roof

You’ll want to get a professional roof inspection done before the cold weather sets in. If you don’t want to hire someone, you could do a self-inspection and check for any issues or leaks. 

Make sure to check your entire roof and use binoculars if necessary. Check for any wind damage or cracks in the shingles. Take note of any damage and make sure to fix any problems before the colder weather sets in and causes more problems for your home.

Fall Cleaning Tips

Fall cleaning can be a time to ensure everything is where it should be and as clean as possible from the bedroom to cleaning gutters. Would you like to learn more about cleaning and organizing? Check out our other articles.