Fall Cleaning Checklist Printable

Here’s a fall cleaning checklist to help you deep clean your house this fall! Fall cleaning is a great way to reset your home before the cooler weather arrives. It will also help you get your house ready for the holidays!

Like spring cleaning, fall cleaning focuses on going through each room of your home and doing some deep cleaning.

Many homemakers deep clean their home in the spring. However, it’s a great idea to freshen things up as we move into the autumn months as well.

Here’s a simple fall cleaning checklist (and free printable!) to help you get your home organized and clean this fall.

Scroll all the way down to the bottom to download the free cleaning printable checklist.

I’ve also included a few fall cleaning tips for inspiration.

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Fall Cleaning Supplies

To get started, here are the basic cleaning supplies I like to keep on hand.

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Fall Cleaning Tips

Here are a few tips for how to clean for fall.

First, I like to start with the inside of the house and get everything in order and clean there before moving outside.

I prefer to start with deep cleaning the living room since that’s the room guests see first. It’s also the area where we spend the most time as a family.

If it works better for you to start in another room, feel free to start there. Do what makes sense for you and your home!

Some of these cleaning tasks are pretty in-depth, so I try to do a few things from the list every week for a month or two.

That way I can get to everything on the list gradually, without tearing up the whole house all at once!

After working my way from room to room inside the house, I turn my focus to the outside. Some of the outside tasks we tackle together as a family.

Some things, like cleaning gutters, are things my husband does. In fact, he’s usually in charge of most of the outside work. 🙂

I didn’t add cleaning the garage to the list, as that’s something we usually focus on in the spring, but you could certainly add that to the list if needed.

Fall Cleaning Checklist

To create this fall cleaning checklist, I looked at my previous spring cleaning plan and took some ideas from there.

To make this a very thorough deep cleaning list, I added some extra tasks as well. And I also added some outdoor chores.

Here’s what’s on my yearly fall cleaning schedule.

Entry and Living Room

  • Clear away cobwebs (this handy tool makes this task so much easier!)
  • Dust light fixtures
  • Dust or vacuum vents and baseboards
  • Dust all shelves and tops of furniture
  • Dust pictures, decor, and lamps
  • Clean windows and dust windowsills
  • Wash window coverings and curtains
  • Clean walls, doors, and trim
  • Wipe down door knobs and light switches
  • Wash blankets and pillow covers
  • Spot clean and vacuum furniture
  • Clean out and organize coat closet
  • Vacuum whole room, including under furniture
  • Shampoo carpets and mop hard floors

Laundry Room

  • Clear away cobwebs
  • Dust surfaces and clean windows
  • Wipe down washer and dryer
  • Clean inside washing machine
  • Clean dryer vent
  • Vacuum behind washer and dryer


The kitchen is where we spend so much time as a family and also when guests are here. We have an eat-in kitchen, so I’ve included the dining room in with the kitchen.

This room usually has lots of areas to clean, so the list may seem a bit longer and more involved than the other rooms!

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  • Clear away cobwebs
  • Clean and organize pantry
  • Clean out cabinets and drawers
  • Wipe down cabinets
  • Clean appliances inside and out
  • Clean inside of refrigerator and freezer (defrost if needed)
  • Wipe down refrigerator top to bottom
  • Vacuum coils in back and underneath fridge
  • Wipe down walls, trim, and light switches
  • Wipe down backsplash and counters
  • Clean oven and stovetop
  • Vacuum under and behind stove
  • Disinfect sink and drain
  • Clean windows and windowsills
  • Dust surfaces and decor
  • Wipe down table, table legs, and chairs
  • Disinfect trash can
  • Vacuum or sweep and mop floors


  • Clear away cobwebs
  • Wash bedding and pillows
  • Wash or air out mattress pad
  • Dust light fixtures
  • Dust or vacuum vent covers and vents
  • Dust furniture and decor
  • Wash window coverings and curtains
  • Clean walls, doors, and trim
  • Clean windows and windowsills
  • Vacuum mattress
  • Rotate or flip mattress if needed
  • Get out fall and winter clothes
  • Clean and organize closets
  • Vacuum room including under furniture
  • Shampoo carpets


  • Clear away cobwebs
  • Wash window coverings
  • Wash shower curtain and liner
  • Dust surfaces and light fixtures
  • Clean window and windowsill
  • Clean out and organize drawers
  • Organize linen closet
  • Wipe down cabinets
  • Clean sink and drain
  • Deep clean toilet
  • Clean and disinfect counters
  • Deep clean tub, drain, and shower head
  • Clean and organize under the sink
  • Clean mirror
  • Disinfect trash can
  • Wipe down walls, doors, and trim
  • Vacuum or sweep and mop floors


Every fall we have a few outside chores we like to do to prepare the house and yard for the cooler months.

  • Winterize pool
  • Clean and store patio furniture and outside toys
  • Drain and store water hoses
  • Wash windows
  • Sweep porches
  • Clean gutters
  • Power wash house

Finishing Touches

After all that cleaning, it’s time to add some final cozy fall touches to your home! I love to put out some throw blankets and switch out the pillow covers.

I also love to light a candle and put some fall essential oil blends in the diffuser (try these ideas to make your home smell like fall).

Fall Cleaning Checklist Printable

fall cleaning checklist

I love having a checklist when I’m cleaning, so I made one to share with you!

To get your free fall cleaning checklist printable, click here.

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  1. I agree absolutely. A lot of dust and grime collects between spring and fall because Windows have been open and bodies go in and out of doors more often. I like to do a bit of a deep clean as I switch out my decor for the seasons. I love your list and tips and subscribed to your You Tube so I can catch more 🙂

  2. Hi Joy, Your Fall Cleaning Checklist and tips are just what I need as my family begins preparing for the seasonal holidays! I hopped over from the Homestead Blog Hop. Thanks for sharing this handy checklist! I’m also sharing this on social media.

  3. What a great idea! I find I do tend to deep clean the kitchen and cabinets just before Thanksgiving but most of this does get pushed off until spring.. however, fall temps here are much more forgiving with all that cleaning. Pinned.

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