The Ultimate Fall Cleaning Checklist

Autumn is just two days away! Who else is incredibly excited for such an amazing time of year? The sights and scents of harvest season are already here, and pretty soon there will be holiday parties left and right! You can make life much easier during the holidays and have fun with your autumn cleaning this year. Find some good music, and use our checklist to make it go quickly!

 

fall chores cleaning checklist

Inside Chores

  • Vacuum all drapes, window treatments, baseboards, moulding and floors. Shampoo carpets and upholstered furniture (if applicable)
  • Clean windows and window sills
  • Flip mattresses (and couch cushions if applicable)
  • Clean and organize kitchen pantry and refridgerator
  • Clean and purge old clothing
  • Create a master shopping list, organized by store and urgency
  • Clean behind large appliances and furniture
  • Wash light covers and wall fixtures

 

Outdoors

If you live in a colder area, you’ll have a few extra tasks in the next week. If your pool and patio furniture stays out year-round, you get to skip some of the bullet points below!

  • Wash and store all outdoor furniture, backyard play sets, and decorations that cannot withstand harsh weather.
  • Check paint on railings and decks for any touch-ups that need to be done.
  • Check storm windows and doors and repair if necessary
  • Schedule chimney and flue cleanings
  • Clear debris from gutters, downspouts, and nearby areas
  • Clean windows and shutters
  • Close the pool, and store all hoses and sprinklers
  • Prep gardens for winter
  • Replace summer decorations with new harvest decorations

Vintage Items We Cherish

Vintage decor speaks to so many of us, for a variety of reasons. It could be the happiness invoked by bold colors, or the vintage aesthetics reminiscent of simpler times. Whatever your reason is, we get it. Vintage styles and antiqued items blend well with almost any style. They can bring a cozy touch to modern and elegant decor, or they can transform a room that takes you back in time. I’ve highlighted some of my favorite pieces that give me that fuzzy feeling. Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

Tables

    Rustic Wood Distressed Ivory & Brass Metal Nesting Tables         Decorative Antique Finished Floral Patterned Nesting Tables

Vases, Canisters, & Urns

Antique Aqua Distressed Floral Urn VaseBlue and White Antique-Style Ceramic Urn

Antique Vintage Label Wood and Metal CanistersGold Vintage Style Etched Mercury Glass with Vine Accents Decorative Vase

Planters

Vintage Rose Antique-Style Olive Tan Floral Outdoor Garden Patio PlantersAntique Decorative Copper Planters with Iron Handles

Pillows

Outdoor Patio Rectangular Throw PillowsVintage Rose Pink and Taupe Patterned Veleveteen Floral Throw Pillow

Wall Art

French Inspired Vintage Keyboard Frameless Giclee Artwork on HardwoodDistressed Vintage Popcorn and Soda Pop Bottle Cap Wall Clocks

Rugs
Mahudabi Bisque Caramel Brown and Olive Green Area Throw RugFoliage Olive Green and Cream White Hand Tufted Area Throw Rug



 
 
Sherrie Carter
 

9 Delicious Autumn Recipes You’ll Want To Try Immediately

First things first, I apologize. This blog post is 100% going to make you ravenous with hunger. Maybe that’s just me, and maybe it’s just because I’m putting this list together BEFORE lunch, but I think I have a point. By the end of this post, you’ll have your heart set on ONE of these delicious autumn dishes. Personally, I think #4 will make an appearance in my home this weekend. Which one is your favorite? Sound off in our comments section.

Homemade Pumpkin Butter
 

 
Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate
 

 
Caramel Apple Crisp
 

 
Fall Chex Mix
 

 
Autumn Pumpkin Spinach Salad Recipe
 

 
Maple Buttermilk Scones
 

 
Apple Coleslaw
 

 
Apple Roses
 

 
Autumn Soup in 3 Ways
 

 



Sherrie Carter