Blog originally published on September 17, 2020. Updated on September 2, 2022.
Big changes come with the change in weather. We've all heard of spring cleaning, but fall cleaning is just as important! A few simple chores around the house can get your place back in working order and ready for the colder months.
Keep reading for our ultimate fall cleaning checklist or contact us now to schedule professional carpet cleaning services and other commercial cleaning services.
1. Organize Cluttered Areas and Store What You Can
Before you get out the dustpan or mops, it is time to organize your things. Everyone has their own organizing and cleaning method, but we recommend starting with your summer clothes, sandals, and equipment. Find storage bins and places to keep these items that you may not be using for the next several months. With these out of the way, you will have more room for you and your family’s winter gear and everyday wear.
2. Check Out Your Kitchen Cabinets
Do a complete inventory of your kitchen cabinets. Pull everything out so you can clean inside. While all the spices, dishes, and canned goods are out, make sure you don’t have duplicates. If you do, you can prioritize using them so you don’t buy anything unnecessary. Throw out any stale or expired items. Put away any other summer utensils for the season.
3. Improve Safety by Vacuuming the Vents
Before you start cranking on the heating system this season, make sure to remove dirt, dust, and pet hair from the vents, air duct, and even the refrigerator coils. An easy way to do this is to use a vacuum cleaner to suck out any dust. This task will improve indoor air quality and keep your air flowing without spreading dust around your home. Don't forget to wipe down window sills and blades of ceiling fans as well.
4. Organize Your Garage
Many people organize their garage in the spring, but it may have seen some action since then. Adding garage organization and cleaning to your fall routine is a great idea to prep for winter. Pull out what you can, take inventory, then put it all back in with greater order. Consider putting summer supplies toward the back as you won’t need those for several months.
5. Clean Your Bedding and Linens
Summer sheets will no longer be enough! Now it is time to break out the thick winter blankets for the cold to come. Make sure to give your summer linens a thorough wash before storing them for the season. Also, this is a great time to wash your sheets, pillows, and pillowcases, skirting, curtains, and even flip your mattress. A professional cleaning service can also freshen up your carpets, rugs, and upholstered furniture.
Get a Deep Carpet Cleaning and Upholstery Cleaning from Plymouth Carpet Services
Make sure to follow this list for a deep clean to get everything for the cold months to come. Don’t forget about your carpets, linens, and upholstery, either! Reach out to the extremely professional experts at Plymouth Carpet Services for steam cleaning and more. The winter is notorious for making carpet fibers hold onto debris, dirt, and bacteria, so let our carpet cleaners clear out the summer crud before the cold sets in!