Leaping Into Autumn: 29 Cleaning Tips For The Autumn Season

Cleaning Tips For The Autumn

This year is extra special – it’s a leap year, which means we get one more day to enjoy, and it’s also the time when we say goodbye to summer and hello to the cozy, colorful season of autumn. With this change, why not use that extra day to freshen up our homes?

We’re excited to share 29 Cleaning Tips For The Autumn Season.” This isn’t just about dusting off shelves or sweeping floors; it’s about creating a harmonious space that resonates with the spirit of autumn and the uniqueness of a leap year.

So, grab your cleaning supplies, and let’s leap together into a cleaner, more organised, and seasonally-inspired home!

1. De-clutter your spaces

Begin by de-cluttering each room. Donate items you no longer need and organise what remains. A de-cluttered space is easier to clean and maintain.

2. Deep clean carpets and rugs

Hire a professional or rent a machine to deep clean your carpets and rugs. This removes accumulated dust, allergens, and summer dirt.

3. Wash windows inside and out

Sparkling windows let in more light and brighten your home. Use a squeegee for a streak-free finish.

4. Clean window treatments

Dust or wash curtains and blinds. Consider dry cleaning delicate materials.

5. Refresh bedding

Wash or dry clean bedding, including duvets, pillows, and comforters. Swap out light summer linens for warmer autumn bedding.

6. Rotate and clean mattresses

Rotate and vacuum your mattresses to promote even wear and extend their lifespan.


7. Dust and clean light fixtures

Remove dust and bugs from light fixtures to improve lighting quality.


8. Clean and test smoke detectors

Ensure your smoke detectors are clean and functioning. Replace batteries if needed.

9. Check and clean the fireplace

Before lighting the first fire of the season, have your chimney inspected and cleaned to prevent hazards.

10. Clear out gutters and downspouts

Remove leaves and debris to prevent water damage and ice dams.

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11. Inspect and clean heating vents

Remove dust and obstructions from heating vents for better efficiency and air quality.

12. Deep clean the kitchen

Focus on areas often overlooked, like the oven, refrigerator coils, and under appliances.

13. Organise the pantry

Discard expired items and organise your pantry for easy access to fall cooking essentials.

14. Refresh the bathroom

Deep clean the bathroom, including grout, showerheads, and drains.

15. Prepare outdoor furniture

Clean and store outdoor furniture and cushions to protect them from Winter weather.

16. Clean gardening tools

Clean and store gardening tools. Sharpen blades and oil moving parts.

17. De-clutter the garage

Organise and clean your garage. Store Summer items and ensure Winter gear is accessible.

18. Wash throw pillows and blankets

Freshen up your living spaces by washing throw pillows and blankets.

19. Wipe down baseboards and molding

Remove dust from baseboards and molding for a cleaner look.

20. Clean electronics

Dust and clean screens and keyboards of your home electronics.

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21. Sanitise trash cans/rubbish bins

Deep clean indoor and outdoor trash cans/rubbish bins to eliminate odours and bacteria.

22. Refresh entrances

Clean the entrances, remove any stains and prepare space for coats and umbrellas.

23. Clean ceiling fans

Dust and clean ceiling fan blades, and reverse the direction for optimal heating efficiency.

24. Update emergency kits

Check and update emergency kits with fresh supplies and batteries.

25. Clean pet areas

Wash pet bedding, toys, and dishes. Groom pets to reduce hair-shedding.

26. Launder reusable shopping bags

Wash reusable bags to remove germs and food residues.

27. Clean and organise the laundry room

Organise supplies and deep clean the washer and dryer, including filters and hoses.

28. Dust books and shelves

Dust books and declutter bookshelves for a tidy look.

29. Plan for regular maintenance

Create a schedule for regular cleaning tasks to maintain a clean and organised home throughout the season.

Autumn cleaning not only prepares your home for the colder months but also brings a sense of order and calmness. As you complete these tasks, you’ll find yourself embracing the beauty and tranquility of the season in a fresh, clean environment.

Happy cleaning, and happy Autumn!

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