A cozy fall room with decorative pumpkins and a plaid flannel blanket

2023 Fall Cleaning Checklist: Free Printable Inside

Changing weather = changing your cleaning routine.

Fall is a great season to embrace change and create a new cleaning routine. With cooler weather, we spend more time indoors which can lead to more mess, stress, and odors inside the home. With the holidays around the corner, it's an ideal time to clean and organize before throwing parties and entertaining guests.

This room-by-room fall cleaning checklist will help you tackle seasonal chores and outdoor clean-up first, before the weather gets too cold.

So break out your coziest sweater and decorative pumpkins. It's time to get started with our simple step-by-step guide to fall cleaning.

Fall Cleaning Tasks

Outdoor Tasks

  • Clean and store outdoor furniture
  • Rake leaves
  • Clear debris from the yard
  • Clean gutters and downspouts
  • Seal windows and doors for drafts
  • Sweep and clean outdoor entryways
  • Store summer gear and equipment
  • Clean outdoor light fixtures
  • Pressure-wash exterior surfaces if needed

Kitchen and Dining Area

Living Room


  • Rotate and flip mattresses
  • Vacuum and rotate area rugs
  • Dust and wipe down surfaces
  • Launder and change bedding
  • Declutter and organize closet

Home Office

  • Dust and clean computer equipment
  • Organize cables and cords
  • Disinfect keyboard and mouse
  • Wipe down desk and office surface
  • Clean and organize office supplies


  • Clean toilets (including bowl, seat, and base)
  • Scrub shower/tub (including tiles, grout, and showerhead)
  • Clean sink and faucet
  • Wipe down mirrors
  • Sweep and mop floor
  • Check and clean exhaust fan
  • Clean walls and baseboards
  • Empty and clean trash can
  • Change towels
  • Clean shower curtain
  • Launder and deodorize bathmats
  • Organize toiletries
  • Replenish odor removers

Final Refresh

Freshen up for fall with this free, printable download.

We hope you found this fall cleaning checklist to be helpful! You can download it as a pdf here and print it out. That way, you can mark off each task as you complete it. Look at you go! You're already well on your way to a fresh, inviting home this fall.

You can also bookmark this blog and come back any time you need tips and inspiration on how to freshen up with Fresh Wave.