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’ve been following The Typical Mom and using our monthly organization printables I have another one for you here for October!! This Fall cleaning checklist will keep you on track going from room to room in your house and staying organized. 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. (originally published 10/17)
Each month I focus on a room or an area in your house to get in deep and clean it well.
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.
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 too on my organization printables drop down tab under free printables.
I recommend creating a home organization binder with these monthly purge lists inside sheet protectors so you can check things off as you go…wipe clean when you’re done, then use them again next year and the year after that!
Here are the two version of Fall Cleaning Checklist printables for you, one is without color and one looks like you see above.
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, got rid of it, but you still have those sheets in your linen closet (donate them)
- 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 (1 yr.) – my philosophy is anything you haven’t used or touched in 1 year you probably won’t ever use so donate it and save yourself the space!
- Combine like bottles – meaning 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 there that is designated for clothing that no longer fits your child. When you take it out of the dryer and know it doesn’t fit throw it in this bin. 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
- Cleaning your dryer hose – 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:
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