October Organization and Home Repair Checklist [printable]


Now that summer is over, and it’s officially fall, there’s no better time to get things cleaned and organized around the house! Getting and keeping your home in good working order can seem like a daunting task, but with this organization and home repair checklist you can tackle it without stress {snicker}.  Print the free download by clicking the link under the image below.

There’s nothing I’d rather do in October than plan Halloween {one of my favorite holidays}, which makes the thought of cleaning a no-go. Alas, that can’t happen. This months home repair checklist is easy to-do because I didn’t add too many things to the list. Don’t stress too much, but try to get as much done as you can because the holidays are right around the corner and then time really gets tight!

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October Organization and Home Repair Checklist

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October Maintenance and Home Repair Checklist (885 downloads)

Tip Junkie is here to help you stay on top of your game as fall is in full swing with great resources and a free home checklist. Take a day and really plan and organize your schedule so you can clean and organize every room inside your home, as well as the outside of your home.

October Organization

Now that the weather has cooled off {hopefully}, you might find more desire to get things done. {or maybe not} But, if you are like me, having cooler weather makes cleaning and organizing so much easier!

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1.  Inside the House ~ Cleaning

There are quite a few things inside your home that need to be deep cleaned that we sometimes forget about. I’ve listed some of the most often missed items to clean.

  • Clean out master closet
  • Try on all snow gear
  • Set thermostats for winter
  • Water softener salt drum
  • AC: change filters

Here is a great list of amazing carpet cleaning tips and tricks that might help save money and your sanity and definitely make your carpet look a lot better!

cleaning outside the house

2.  Outside the House ~ Home Maintenance

Don’t forget about the outside of the house. Now that the leaves are turning, it’s time to do fall cleanup and get ready for winter!

  • Winterize water sprinklers
  • Garage: remove paint, liquids
  • Clean gutters
  • Check downspouts

3.  Improve the House ~ Home Repair

Now that the weather has cooled off {except in Texas! ha!} it’s a great time to do some home repairs without sweating buckets! These ideas will make a huge difference in your home and don’t take a ton of effort! {score}

Planning Ahead:

  • Confirm Christmas Accommodations 

4. Sale Items:

This month is a great time to buy items that go on sale in October for discounted prices.

  • Cars ~ If you don’t mind having this years model, now is the time to buy as they are rolling out next years new car models.
  • Travel Deals ~ Resorts offer amazing deals in October because school is in session and less people are traveling.
  • Wedding Registry Items ~ Pick up items that appear on bridal registries this month like crystal, china, tableware and bedding.
  • Cookware & Kitchen Accessories ~ Cookware and kitchen accessories start selling like hotcakes and for great prices as gifts for the holidays!
  • Gas Grills ~ People stop buying outdoor grills in the fall, so now is a great time to get them at a discount.
  • Plants ~ Plants usually start to get clearanced out, especially in areas with 4 seasons.
  • Toys and Games ~ Toys and games start to go on sale for the Holiday season, so stock up now!
  • Appliances ~ New yearly models start rolling out in October so you can usually get great deals on last years models.
  • Jeans ~ Surprisingly, jeans go on sale in October because they are left-over from the back-to-school rush.
  • Patio Furniture ~ If there are still any patio furniture pieces in stores, now is the time to get them at heavily discounted prices!

october organization

5. Free Printable Downloads:

If you’re a list maker or like a visual reminder of what needs to be done these free printable downloads will help you stay on top of your game.


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What am I missing?
What do YOU do in October? 

Leave your suggestions in the comments and I’ll add them for ya on the free download. {high fives}. I just love being able to get your ideas and be helpful in return!  My goal is for this checklist to be helpful and a great resource for all you fabulous Tip Junkies!

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