Fall Maintenance Checklist- Part 2

Laundry Room:

  • Clean empty washing machine with a cup of white vinegar
  • Clear and clean out the dryer vent
  • Go through cabinets or under laundry room sink and throw out old products
  • Vacuum and mop behind the dryer and washing machine


  • Go through clothing in the closets and donate and discard old, torn, stained clothing
  • Go through shoes, handbags, jewelry – look for any items you no longer want and donate them
  • Jewelry- hang necklaces on the wall
  • Scarves- use an overhead door hanger to hang on the back of the door
  • Get shoe racks to organize shoes
  • Consider shelf plastic dividers to separate bulky sweaters and, sweat shirts- make sure the stack doesn’t fall onto each other.
  • Inspect and clean windows and sills
  • Flip your mattress if it can be flipped
  • Dry or wash the bedspread/comforter
  • Wash pillows
  • Clean ceiling fans

Living Areas:

  • Steam clean carpets
  • Clean and polish wooden floors
  • Change the smoke detector batteries
  • Change the furnace filters
  • Have windows cleaned inside and out
  • Clean moldings and baseboards
  • Clean ceiling fans
  • Wash/vacuum curtains drapes or blinds

This checklist is meant to remind you. You don’t have to do everything at once. These are good projects for days it is raining or snowing.