Weekly Fall Cleaning Checklist- Week One - My WAHM Plan

Weekly Fall Cleaning Checklist- Week One

I have been a busy little bee around the home office this week, but now it's time for me to turn my focus back to domestic pursuits, cause folks, you just can't decorate an unclean home anymore than you can entertain in one. 

I've looked at several Fall Cleaning Checklists, but found them to be to generalized, so I decided to make a weekly checklist of what I'm doing and share it here with you. I hope you find this list helpful. If you do,  please feel free to print out a copy for yourself and pin it for others to use. Now, let's roll up our sleeves and get some fall cleaning done.

Weekly Fall Cleaning Checklist Week One

Checklist for Weekly Fall Cleaning

Inside: Bedrooms:
  • Clean ceilings, walls, ceiling fans and light fixtures
  • Flip mattresses
  • Wash mattress and pillow covers
  • Bring cold weather linens out of storage, wash if needed
  • Vacuum baseboards
  • Vacuum behind beds and dressers
  • Clean window treatments as needed (don’t wash windows yet!)
  • De-clutter nightstands, recycle reading material as needed
  • Hang/put away all clothing
  • Find proper home for anything out of place

Helpful Tips:

  • Wrap your broom with an old tee shirt and secure with a rubber band to clean ceilings and walls.
  •  Always clean from top to bottom going clockwise around the room.
  • Put a laundry basket at the door to place “found* items in to take to their proper home later.
  • Turn on your favorite upbeat music and go!

Be sure to check back next Friday for week two's Fall Cleaning Checklist where we will tackle the living room and other common area's of your home and start working on some outdoor fall cleaning projects. 

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  1. I hit most of these things on my fall cleaning, but need to go back and flip our mattresses! It's such a nice feeling to have a clean home.

  2. I actually started cleaning out my magazines today. How funny, great minds think alike!

  3. Thanks for the inspiration! It is totally time to spruce the place up for the holidays! I really like the idea of using a catch-all basket when cleaning each room, will certainly save me a lot of trips back and forth putting things in their proper home.

  4. Hi Daisy,

    I love having a clean home as well and have found checklists so helpful.
    Sounds like you are well on your way through your fall cleaning!

  5. Hi Carlee,

    Yes, great minds do think alike it seems!

  6. Hi Barb,

    Glad to be an inspiration. The basket trick is a total lifesaver here too.


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