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The Ultimate Fall Cleaning Checklist for a Squeaky Clean Home

The Ultimate Fall Cleaning Checklist for a Squeaky Clean Home
September 13, 2023

Our summers in Canada are so short, so it’s not uncommon to put cleaning on the back burner to make the most of sunny, warm weather. As a result, by the time fall rolls around, your home might feel a little less clean than you’d like! 

The ultimate fall cleaning checklist for a squeaky clean home

In this article, we will provide our ultimate fall cleaning list directly from our deep cleaning services professionals to jump-start your routine for a squeaky clean home.

Break Cleaning Down Into Manageable Bites

When you fall (no pun intended) behind on cleaning duties, the idea of cleaning becomes more overwhelming. To help tackle your fall cleaning, it’s always best to break cleaning down into manageable bites. This is a good habit that also makes cleaning moving forward easier.

Consider daily tasks that just take a few minutes, such as putting your dirty clothes in the hamper, wiping down counters in the bathroom and kitchen after each use, and sweeping the floors in the kitchen, to reduce the amount of cleaning you need to do weekly. 

Then, tackle weekly tasks, such as vacuuming rugs, washing floors, and cleaning the bathrooms, to reduce the amount of work you need to do monthly. 

Create Chore Lists for Each Room

Sometimes, cleaning is easier when you understand what you need to clean in the first place. Having a chore list for each room allows you to keep up with cleaning so your home never reaches a completely disastrous level of mess. 

We recommend the following chore list for your fall cleaning, sticking with our advice to keep your cleaning tasks down to manageable bites:


Daily Cleaning:

  • Wipe down the counters and stove top after prepping and cooking food
  • Do the dishes
  • Put clean dishes away
  • Sweep the floors


  • Scrub the sink and tap
  • Mop the floors


  • Wipe down the cabinets
  • Toss out old sponges
  • Clean the dishwasher
  • Clean the inside of your microwave
  • Toss out old food from the fridge
  • Clean the shelves and drawers in the fridge
  • Clean the oven
  • Disinfect the trash can


Daily Cleaning:

  • Wipe down the counters after use
  • Squeegee the shower stall and door after each use
  • Give the toilet a swirl after messy moments


  • Clean the toilet thoroughly
  • Clean the tub/shower stall
  • Clean the mirrors
  • Replace hand towels


  • Clean the shower curtain and floor mats
  • Remove everything from your counters for a thorough counter cleaning, and then reorganize everything
  • Scrub the showerhead and tub faucet

Living Room/Dining Room

Daily Cleaning:

  • Pick up after yourself (such as tossing old papers, putting dishes/glasses in the kitchen, tossing old snack wrappers, etc.)
  • Put away toys
  • Fold throw blankets 
  • Wipe down the dining table


  • Vacuum rugs or sweep the floors
  • Vacuum behind the pillows 
  • Dust


  • Put throw pillows and blankets in the laundry (if they are machine washable!)
  • Clean the TV screen
  • Throw out old magazines
  • Shake out your area rug


Daily Cleaning:

  • Make the bed
  • Put dirty clothes in the hamper
  • Hang clean clothes


  • Vacuum or sweep
  • Dust


  • Clean the sheets

Spot Clean Often 

Since you’ll be inside more often in the fall and winter months, you want to avoid creating clutter that can be stressful when the weather is dreary. Spot cleaning ensures you clean messes up as they occur.

As part of your fall cleaning regime, keep spot-cleaning things like throwing out old snack wrappers, organizing or recycling old magazines and papers, putting toys away, etc., to keep your home tidy and clutter-free. 

Clean the Windows

Wipe away the grime and streaks on your windows that have accumulated over the summer. Use vinegar and paper towels as the best natural cleaner or your basic window cleaner for a sparkling clean. 

You’ll let in more light, so it’s not too depressing when the weather turns gloomy.

Do a Thorough Dusting

Dusting is important in the fall, as you tend to open your windows more often in the summer, letting in a lot of allergens like pollen and dirt. Dust all the surfaces in your home from ceiling to floor to remove the summer debris. 

Be sure to use a static duster to capture the dust or use a light spritz of furniture polish to avoid sending the dust up into the air. Then, maintain your weekly dusting throughout the fall to keep your home clean.

Make Room for Fall Clothes

Pack away your summer clothes in handy under-the-bed bins to make room for your fall clothes. If space doesn’t allow you to store your summer clothes, then reorganize your closet so your fall clothes are easier to reach. This is a great opportunity to get rid of the clothing you didn’t wear this summer or last fall and send them off to charity. You’ll create a lot more space in your closet.

Also, make sure you have enough room at your entry for your sweaters and jackets, whether it’s installing some hooks, using some handy shoe shelves, or using a little bench/chest. This way, your entry is less cluttered throughout the fall and into the winter.

Clean and Cover Outdoor Furniture

If you have outdoor furniture on your balcony, wipe it all down and let it dry before covering it against the elements. Be sure you follow your building’s storage rules to keep your balcony safe during the windy fall and winter months.

Don’t forget about your planters; they should be pushed into the corners. As well, all hanging plants and baskets should be taken down to avoid dangerous winds from carrying them over the balcony.

Complete a Deep Cleaning

Deep cleaning sanitizes your home so it is nice and clean during germ season. Hiring deep cleaning services can be helpful, as you’ll need to tackle some big jobs, including:

  • Baseboards
  • Window ledges
  • Walls
  • Light switches
  • Door knobs
  • Appliance fronts
  • Air vents

All the little nooks, crannies, and surfaces that you don’t pay much attention to throughout the summer should be thoroughly cleaned as part of your fall cleaning regime.

Contact the Cleaning Professionals

If this all sounds like too much work, Maid4Condos offers dependable deep cleaning services ideal for fall. You can call us at 647-822-0601 or contact us online.

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