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"Fall Cleaning Checklist"

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Ah, yes. It’s that time of the year again! Get out your cleaning supplies, ‘cause it’s time for that fall deep clean.

 

KITCHEN

Dust ceiling corners, light fixtures, and top of fridge

Wipe down ceiling

Wipe down cabinets, top of fridge, and light switches

Deep clean fridge

Wipe down walls and backsplash

Deep clean oven and stove

Deep clean dishwasher

Clean and shine sink

Dust and wash baseboards

Sweep and mop floor

 

DINING NOOK

Dust ceiling corners, curtain rods, light fixture

Vacuum draperies and dust blinds

Clean window sill

Wipe down ceiling, walls, and light switches

Clean windows

Dust and wash baseboards

Sweep and mop floor

 

LIVING ROOM

Dust ceiling corners, curtain rods, light fixture

Vacuum draperies and dust blinds and window sills

Replace batteries in smoke detector

Wipe down ceiling, walls, and light switches

Clean windows

Wash blankets and pillows

Dust and wash baseboards

Vacuum floors

 

ENTRYWAY

Dust ceiling corners, door trim, and light fixture

Replace light bulb if needed

Wipe down ceiling, walls, and light switches

Dust and wash baseboards

Wash rug

Sweep and mop floor

 

BEDROOMS

Dust ceiling corners, door trim, and light fixture

Vacuum draperies and blinds

Clean window sills

Replace light bulb if needed

Organize dresser drawers

Replace batteries in smoke detector

Wipe down ceilings, walls, and light switches

Flip and turn mattress

Wash bedding, blankets, and pillows

Dust and wash baseboards

Vacuum floors

 

BATHROOM

Dust ceiling corners, light fixture, and door trim

Replace light bulb if needed

Wipe down ceiling, walls, and light switches

Clean window

Clean backsplash and countertop

Clean and shine faucet and sink

Clean toilet

Clean shower

Wash shower curtain, bath mat, and towels

Change shower curtain liner

Wipe down cabinets

Organize cabinets and drawers

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