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The Fall Cleaning Checklist For Your Home in 2020


Fall is the perfect time to get every area of your home clean, cozy, and comfortable for the colder months and the holiday season. You can clean out the locations of your property that you might have neglected during the summer holidays. The climate during fall is more conducive to getting these tasks done, as you don't have to deal with the sweltering summer heat.


You can start by cleaning the outdoor and then the indoor areas of your home or hire a company for general cleaning if you feel you don’t have the inclination or time to handle everything yourself. On JunkRemoval, you will find companies offering services ranging from garden waste removal, appliance removal, and hot tub removal to tire removal, and more.


While it might seem daunting to get every area of your home clean all at once, you can space these tasks over a few days or weeks. You also have the option to rent a dumpster for a few days, discard unrequired things and then have the junk removal company haul away everything once you are done with your fall cleaning


Fall Cleaning Checklist to Deep Clean Your Home


If you've neglected cleaning your home during summertime and not done more than clean all the visible dust and grime, you need to deep clean all the areas you have overlooked or ignored cleaning (this includes the cleaning tools). Move systematically through every space and room in your home and follow this checklist to ensure everything is thoroughly clean before winter sets in:


1. Kitchen & Bathrooms


  • Clean the kitchen grout

  • Clean the bathroom grout

  • Clean the insides of the dishwasher

  • Clean refrigerator coils (if applicable)

  • Clean under the refrigerator

  • Clean & condition the bathroom and kitchen cabinet wooden surfaces

  • Clean the oven

  • Wash and disinfect all garbage cans

  • Seal and/or polish your granite countertops


2. Bedrooms


  • Refresh the bedding (comforters, pillows, etc.) that isn’t regularly washed 

  • Vacuum & flip the mattresses

  • Place cold-weather linens on all the beds

  • Switch out all seasonal clothes


3. Living Areas


  • Vacuum all upholstered furniture

  • Vacuum under the upholstered furniture cushions

  • Polish wooden furniture

  • Wash artificial plants

  • Dust leaves of living plants

  • Wipe down your TV, computer, and other screens

  • Clean all remote controls and keyboards


Throughout the House


  • Wash all walls

  • Wash the windows, window sills, and channels

  • Clean the washer and dryer

  • Clean doorknobs, light-switch plates, and doors 

  • Vacuum under the beds, couches, and all other furniture

  • Dust above all doors & door frames.

  • Spot-clean all carpets and rugs

  • Clean flooring underneath all your area rugs

  • Wash the curtains or have them professionally cleaned

  • Remove and rinse the window screens

  • Wash the vacuum cleaner filters

  • Clean all baseboards


Carry Out Seasonal Maintenance


  • Change the HVAC air filter

  • Replace fire alarm batteries

  • Condition all leather furniture

  • Dust ceiling fans and set them to anticlockwise, so the air circulates upwards

  • Sweep your chimney and/or have it inspected

  • Clean out the rain gutters

  • Check the weather stripping and replace it as required


Hire the Services Of A Local Junk Removal Company


Maintaining cleanliness in your home is also about de-cluttering various spaces, getting rid of the things you don't need or have use for. So, go through your attic, garage, and basement with a fine-toothed comb and contact a local Junk Removal company to handle trash removal for you. Look for an operator offering all-round services such as general cleaning, bicycle removal, carpet and rug removal, matters removal, furniture removal, and donation drop-offs. 


These companies will help ensure that any items you don't need are either donated, recycled, or disposed of responsibly. On the JunkRemoval website, you will find many operators that provide various residential junk removal services. You can get quotes from multiple operators and then make your choice.