Andrea Simon's Cleaning Checklist

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Fall Cleaning Checklist - You Don't Have to Wait until Spring!

  •  Its time to Clean out your garage and make space while the weather is nice.
  •  Organize your pots and pans... maybe have a display rack.
  •  Check your roof and gutters and remove any debris prior to winter.
  •  Get the fall pollen off... Power wash the outside of the house, including windows.
  •  Don't forget a good cleaning of the inside windows too. Vacuum out the tracks.
  •  Drain the sediment from your hot water heater as this will prolong its usefulness.
  •  Do you like to donate?  Clean out old clothes out of the closet and drawers of items you haven't worn in over two years.
  •  Smoke or Pet Smells.... consider Washing your walls using 1/2 cup ammonia, 1/4 cup white vinegar and 1/4 cup baking soda to 1 gallon of warm water. 
  •  Its a great time to clean all window blinds and curtains if needed.
  •  Dust and wash light fixtures, lamps shades and chandeliers.
  •  Wash all knickknacks. Vacuum books and shelves.
  •  Replace lightbulbs and new batteries in smoke detectors.
  •  Deep clean shower, toilet, floor and sink.
  •  Inventory your medicine cabinet and time to toss expired medicines.
  •  Fresh baking soda for the freezer (if needed) and refrigerator.  Empty old ice.  Clean all shelves.
  •  Clean oven and soak stove rings and drip pans.
  •  Vacuum front coils and motor to remove dust and dirt from the refrigerator.
  •  Launder all blankets and bedding. Turn over your mattresses.
  •  Move furniture and vacuum underneath thoroughly. Shampoo carpets.  Steam clean tile floors and seal grout.
  •  Have a garage sale.

A good cleaning can help you get ready to sell your home or condo and get a higher price.