Free printable Fall cleaning checklist for October is here! Focus on just a few areas at a time so you don’t get overwhelmed and purge your house clean. If you want to print out all months beyond this one you can make a binder with our monthly cleaning schedule too!
This Fall cleaning checklist will keep you on track going from room to room in your house and staying organized. If you’ve been following The Typical Mom and using our monthly organization printables I have another one for you here for October!! (originally published 10/17, affiliate links present)
Seasonal Cleaning List
With all we have going on it is pretty tough to do a massive purge and clean out of our entire house so I provide free cleaning checklists for you to use as a guide and not get overwhelmed. Bring on a new purged clean home!
- Each month I focus on a room or an area in your house to get in deep and clean it well.
We’re going to talk about laundry tips now! Teaching kids how to do laundry is great to tackle too while you’re at it. The next month we move on to another room or rooms and so on and so forth. Many times we forget to look for things that can save us space or really need to be purged.
Fall Cleaning Printable
Hopefully this free printable will help you stay on track. If you’re finding this for the first time I have all the other months available to you here. We have everything from Spring Cleaning printables to what you should go through in January and more in our link at the top of this post if you want all the months.
- I recommend creating a home organization binder with these monthly purge lists inside sheet protectors in it.
Then you can check things off as you go, wipe clean, then use them again next year and the year after that!
Fall Cleaning Checklist printables
One is black and white and one looks like you see above.
- You should watch this video on how to clean your dryer hose first. – I talk in the February cleaning checklist about using a leaf blower to clean out the excess lint that accumulates inside your dryer hose.
Not only does it make your dryer less efficient but it is also a fire hazard. Doing this twice a year is important. Here’s exactly how you do it.
Let me go over what I mean by a few items on this list:
- Ill-fitted sheets – Meaning you may have had a twin bed at one time but got rid of it you should donate them. This goes for outdated window treatments too.
- Non matching sheets and pillow cases – You may not care that they match or not so if you don’t just keep them. If you do then donate them.
- Soiled blankets – Meaning there are stains on them you cannot get out and they have no sentimental meaning to you. Discard these.
Unused items – My philosophy is anything you haven’t used or touched in 1 year you probably won’t ever use. Donate it and save yourself the space!
October Cleaning Checklist
Combine like bottles – If you have two bottles of fabric softener then combine them into one and throw away the 2nd container. Never combine different chemicals together, that can be dangerous.
- Donate outgrown clothing in your laundry room – If you have kids I HIGHLY recommend having 1 laundry basket that remains on a shelf. Designate these bins for clothing that no longer fits your child.
Time needed: 2 hours.
Fall Cleaning Checklist
Fall cleaning checklist printable in color is here for you.
Our Fall cleaning list in black and white is here.
Go from room to room and tackle each item on the list. Mark them off one at a time until everything is done.
When you take it out of the dryer and you know it doesn’t fit throw it in this basket. Then every month or so either donate them or take them to a consignment shop and get $ in exchange!
- Cleaning your washing machine – you can use this washing machine cleaner that is easy to pop in and clean any residue that builds up inside after months and months of using it.
- Checking to ensure all carbon monoxide detectors work and light fixtures are functioning well is great to do this month too.
While you’re at it organize school papers in a binder.
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Saturday 2nd of October 2021
When getting rid of bed sheets, blankets and towels, check with local animal shelters. The one I support with donations has happily taken those, plus old tee shirts and bed pillows. As they've told me before, the volunteers there can make anything out of anything!
Wednesday 19th of September 2018
Great cleaning tips and checklist. Thanks for providing this with us.
Tuesday 17th of October 2017
We actually cleaned out our kids' closet earlier this month due to an accident by our aging dog. We had to move everything so the carpet cleaners could get in and clean it up, and it was the perfect opportunity to go through everything. It's amazing how much we had that didn't fit anymore! There's actually room to look at clothes in the closet, it's not jam-packed! It's a good feeling! I think I need to follow your list and do the rest of the laundry in my home. Thanks!