Officially, Fall starts on September 22nd, but the lower temperatures we've seen this week are a sign that Fall is here! And what a welcomed relief it is from the hot and dry climate we've experienced all summer long. Kids are back in school, and we're back to our routines. Soon the leaves will be falling, too. Rubio's wants to help you get ready with a Fall Cleaning Checklist. This list will help you prepare the inside AND outside of your home for winter before the holidays sneak up on us. Plus, we've included a coupon below as extra incentive ;-)
Fall Cleaning Checklist - On The Outside
Clean patio furniture and cover/store them.
Inspect caulking around windows and doors. Recaulk if necessary.
Check that garage door is functioning properly and closes securely. (To keep the rain out.)
Clean gutters and spouts to prepare for rain.
Hire a professional to get your fireplace and chimney ready for those cold winter nights.
Fall Cleaning Checklist - On The Inside
As winter approaches, we’ll spend more time indoors. So it’s not surprising this “inside” list is a bit longer. If you do some deep cleaning now, you and your family will be warm and comfortable when the first cold night arrives.
Clean window sills, vacuum furniture, drapes, blinds and baseboards. See our blog post about using your vacuum attachments.
Wipe down kitchen cupboards and organize cabinets for winter cooking and baking.
Dust off the refrigerator condenser coil. VERY IMPORTANT!
Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. VERY IMPORTANT!
Replace the furnace filter if you haven’t done so within the past three months. VERY IMPORTANT!
Add protective coating to wooden floors.
Give light fixtures a scrub and let the lights shine bright indoors.
Check dryer vent for built-up lint and debris.
Rotate mattresses front-to-back and end-to-end to balance wear and tear.
Launder all mattress pads, pillows, duvets, blankets, and comforters.
Declutter and reorganize your closets, bringing cold weather clothing to the forefront.
See our blog post for a 7-Step Guide.
Get your carpets professionally cleaned, especially if you have allergies!
Let Us Help You!
If it sounds like a lot to do, Rubio's can help. While we may not be able to check off every item on the list, we can certainly take care of a good chunk of it.