Your Ultimate Deep-cleaning Checklist for Fall

A person with a deep-cleaning checklist.

Though it might feel like you’ve just completed your spring cleaning, we are already well into fall. It’s easy to make excuses and put off cleaning during the summer when the kids are home from school, it’s too hot or you're on vacation. That’s why we’re providing a deep-cleaning checklist to make things as easy as possible this fall.

 Now is the time to get after it and turn your space into the haven you want it to be. But how do you get started? What do you need? How can you possibly get yourself organized enough to organize a home? The Granite Gold® Company is here to help you turn your wild zoo into a relaxing home again.


Why Is Deep-cleaning Important?

Deep cleaning plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy and comfortable living space. By thoroughly cleaning areas that are often overlooked during regular cleaning routines, deep cleaning can help you eliminate accumulated dirt, grime, and bacteria. Deep-cleaning typically involves tasks like scrubbing floors, deep cleaning carpets, sanitizing bathrooms and kitchens and wiping down hard-to-reach surfaces. Your efforts will not only enhance the visual appeal of your home but also contribute to a cleaner and safer environment for you and your family.

Deep cleaning can be particularly beneficial for individuals with allergies, respiratory conditions, or compromised immune systems. Allergens like dust mites, pet dander and mold spores tend to accumulate over time, triggering allergic reactions and respiratory problems. By conducting a thorough deep clean, you can significantly reduce the presence of these allergens, creating an environment that is less likely to cause discomfort or health issues. Deep cleaning also aids in preventing pest infestations by removing food debris, sealing entry points and ensuring a clean and unappealing environment for pests. 

A cluttered bedroom in need of a deep-clean.

5 Deep-cleaning Tips

Below are five deep-cleaning tips to help you achieve a thorough and effective cleaning session.

1. Declutter

 It’s best to start with baby steps, something most everyone enjoys—decluttering. Over the year(s) you may have noticed quite a bit of new stuff accumulating on bookshelves, nightstands, kitchen counters, junk drawers (we all have one), garages, backyards—everywhere. Here is something you should know—you don’t need it all.

 Get rid of paperwork that’s no longer relevant. Toss out garbage gifts from your birthday that you’ll never use. Sell books on Amazon, donate clothes to charity (get a receipt for taxes), get rid of those cables and wires in the credenza—it’s 2023, they’re obsolete.

 Decluttering your house reaps incredibly positive rewards on your mindset and makes your home livable again. And don’t forget the five second rule—if you don’t know why you’re keeping it, get rid of it! 

2. Dust Your House!

 Dust causes allergies, backs up your sinuses, irritates eyes and gets in your lungs—so just get rid of it! But there’s a right and wrong way to dust.

The wrong way: Using harsh cleaners and old rags that can damage wood, stone and marble surfaces, porcelain tile, grout, and hardware.

 The right way: Products designed for your specific surfaces in combination with a dusting cloth that won’t damage your furniture, tiles, and countertops. The Guardsman® Ultimate Dusting Cloth eliminates twice the amount of dust, reducing allergens and keeping surfaces safe from abrasion.  What’s more, our dust cloth is certified asthma and allergy friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and Allergy Standards Limited

 A no-dust life leads to a no-fuss existence. And that’s a win/win for everyone in your home.  

3. Take a Deeper Look

 Your home is decluttered. You’re dust and allergy free. Now what? Clean deeper.

 There’s dirty grout in the shower. There are unpolished marble kitchen countertops. There’s faded wood furniture from relentless summer sunlight, tiled floors that look like they’ve seen more traffic than Grand Central, and bathrooms that are slowly starting to look like the ones in your first college apartment.

 Luckily, there are safe and reliable cleaning products to handle each of these issues and make your deep-clean a breeze.

Grab a MicroGold All-Purpose Cleaner and take care of the kitchen and bathroom sinks. Use Granite Gold® Shower Cleaner that’s safe for use on all natural stone surfaces and ceramic shower walls and tubs. It’s also built to prevent mildew mold, soap scum, and hard water deposits. Let loose the Guardsman Anytime Clean & Polish for wood and get that walnut, redwood, oak, and cherry.

Grout problem? Grab a professional brush and cleaner and make it last.

 How great does it feel to have a sparkling clean house…in your mind. Imagine how happy you’ll be after you spray a reputable daily cleaner on everything and turn your clean home dream into reality.

4. Make It Shine

A clean house is like a clean car—it just feels better. But what’s a clean car without a little shimmer? A little Armor All on the tires? A little polish on the chrome? That’s what defines the visual element of cleanness.

 In order to get your marble, granite, and other stone and quartz surfaces back to their original gleam, it’s vitally important to use products that are designed to refresh rather than destroy. Harsh cleaners can destroy natural stone  surfaces and quartz, leading to hefty repair costs. So don’t cut corners.

 Start with a cleaner that’s made for your specific surface. Then, find a wood, quartz, stone, or all-purpose polish to bring out the best in your pieces. The Granite Gold Company’s family of brands include products that not only removes spills and soils, but also enhances shine and luster for a showroom look that will leave all your Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's and NFL Sunday visitors in awe.

5. Checklists Are the Best Lists

The hardest part of deep cleaning is getting started. So, we made it easier by creating a few deep-cleaning checklists for your major rooms that will help you clean and discover new areas that need cleaning. And while that sounds like work, by taking preventative measures to care for your surfaces and furnishings, you’ll be saving countless dollars and hours in the long run for a few short hours of tidying up each week.

Take a look at some example checklists below:


1. Clean cabinet doors and drawers

2. Dust the tops of the cabinets and refrigerator

3. Clean and sanitize trash and recycling bins

4. Clean the dishwasher

5. Clean tile grout

6. Clean coffee maker

7. Wash kitchen rugs

8. Dust light fixtures

9. Rinse out any drawer dividers or organizers

10. Vacuum crumbs out of drawers

11. Deep clean refrigerator, wipe down shelves and drawers

12.  Clean under the refrigerator

13. Clean the oven



1. Prep and declutter the bathroom

2. Dust from the top down

3. Wipe all bathroom surfaces with a multi-purpose cleaner, including:

·  Fan blades

·  Vents

·  Sink bowl + faucets

·  Walls

·  Light switches

·  Countertops

·  Showerhead, faucets, and handles

·  Shelves

·  Back of the toilet

·  Toilet handle

·  Toilet seat

·  Underneath/exterior of toilet bowl

4. Scrub all areas and fixtures that water regularly comes into contact with

5. Shine all glass or reflective surfaces

6. Vacuum and mop floor

7. Sanitize and disinfect all surfaces



1. Dust the ceiling, walls, and doors

2. Wipe down all walls, doors, doorknobs, and light switches

3. Clean lighting fixtures

4. Clean the windows and coverings

5. Dust furniture

6. Clean mirrors and glass

7. Clean all baseboards

8. Polish leather or wood furniture

9. Clean floors

Living Room

1. Dust down the living room ceiling and corners of walls

2. Dust and clean all wall art and photographs

3. Dust and clean the ceiling fan

4. Remove draperies, curtains, and blinds to wash or clean

5. Wash windows inside and out

6. Dust and clean out the couches and chairs

7. Dust and clean all accent lamps and accessories

8. Clean the carpets and rugs

9. Sanitize light switches and doorknobs

10. Sanitize TV remote

11. Clean and polish leather and wood furniture

12. Wash window treatments

13. Wash walls and baseboards

Deep-clean With The Granite Gold Company®

Deep cleaning your home is an essential task that contributes to a healthier, more comfortable living environment. It helps eliminate dirt, grime, allergens and bacteria that can accumulate over time, improving indoor air quality and reducing the risk of allergies and respiratory problems.  

So, take the time to declutter, dust, tackle deeper cleaning tasks, make your surfaces shine and utilize checklists to guide you through each room. With a clean and fresh home, you can enjoy a more inviting and healthier living environment for yourself and your family. Check out The Granite Gold Company to learn more expert tips and view our range of products.


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