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Fall Cleaning Checklist for St. Louis Homes

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As the seasons change, so should your cleaning schedule! You might already have an annual spring cleaning routine, but fall is a perfect time to refresh your home as summer comes to a close. To make your seasonal refresh easier, follow our room-by-room fall cleaning checklist to tackle every area in your St. Louis home.

What Tools Will St. Louis Residents Need to Start Fall Cleaning?

Clean smarter and not harder by having the right supplies for the job. The things you’ll need depend on the task at hand, the size of your home and your cleaning preferences, but getting these tools together before you start will make your autumn refresh a breeze. Here’s a list of common household items you may need:

Where to Start Your Fall Cleaning

Before the weather turns unbearably cold, you should start by preparing your home’s exterior and outdoor spaces for winter. Your front porch is the perfect starting point. Then you’re ready to head inside and tidy up all the rooms in your home. 

Download Our Free Fall Cleaning Checklist

For an easy and satisfying way to track your progress, download our free fall cleaning checklist so you can mark off the tasks as you go!

Home Exterior Fall Cleaning Tasks

Fall is a great time to inspect your home’s exterior. Check for damaged windows, doors and siding that could impact your home’s energy efficiency. To keep your home warm and comfortable all winter long, replace cracked windows, drafty doors and loose siding to keep the cold air out. This will help your energy bills as well—less chilly drafts getting in means less work for your HVAC system. Here are a few other exterior tasks for the fall:

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Home Interior Fall Cleaning Tasks

Entryway Fall Cleaning Tips

Before bringing friends and family into your home for the holidays, make sure your entryway is clean and inviting. For a bolder refresh, consider replacing your entry door. Keep your entryway looking its best all season long by completing these tasks:

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Kitchen Fall Cleaning Tips

As the center of the home, the kitchen is often the place where everyone gathers after getting home from school and work. The drop in temperature means less outdoor grilling and more indoor cooking, which can do a number on your kitchen surfaces. It’s especially important to keep surfaces that come in contact with food sanitized. Consider swapping your current hand soap with a fall scent for added seasonal flair, and add some natural touches like pinecones and pumpkins.

Daily to Weekly Kitchen Tasks

Monthly to Quarterly Kitchen Tasks

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Bathroom Fall Cleaning Tips

No matter the season, it’s important to keep your bathroom clean. The room you bathe and get ready for the day in should be freshened up on a regular basis. Excess moisture leads to stains and mildew build-up, so deep cleans are needed more often than in other areas of your home. 

Daily to Weekly Bathroom Tasks

Monthly to Quarterly Bathroom Tasks

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Living Room Fall Cleaning Tips

Before getting cozy beside the fireplace on those cool fall nights, you should have your chimney and fireplace inspected by a professional. Then you’re ready to spend time with family and friends gathered around the fire! However, more time spent in the living room means more clutter, crumbs and spills to stay on top of through autumn.

Daily to Weekly Living Room Tasks

Monthly to Quarterly Living Room Tasks

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Bedroom Fall Cleaning Tips

As the days get shorter, make sure your bedroom is clean and straightened out before unwinding at night. Replace your summer linens with warmer bedding like an extra quilt or a thicker comforter for a sound sleep all night long. And don’t forget to switch the direction of your fan to rotate clockwise to move warmer air around the room!

Daily to Weekly Bedroom Tasks

Monthly to Quarterly Bedroom Tasks

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Dining Room Fall Cleaning Tips

With family and friends gathering throughout the season, you’ll want to create an inviting and tidy space to share a meal together. Add warm, earth-toned placemats, table runners and napkins to be party-ready. For an extra touch of autumn, pick up some small pumpkins and gourds from your local grocery store for display purposes. They should last about a month.

Daily to Weekly Dining Room Tasks

Monthly to Quarterly Dining Room Tasks

Get Your Home Fall-Ready with Window World of St. Louis

As you go through each room of your home, you may notice drafty or broken windows and doors in need of replacement. The experts at Window World of St. Louis are here to help you get your home ready for the season with beautiful, energy-efficient products for every room. Contact us today for a free estimate to get started!

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