Fall is coming and with it, back to school AND back to reality following a summer of more play than work. Follow the steps on our Laundress List to freshen up just in time for fall.

STEP 1: Freshen Fall Pieces
Reintroduce fall knits and woolens into your outfit rotation with steam, spray, and brush.
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STEP 2: Clean Summer Shoes
Clean canvas shoes and freshen flip-flops before moving to the back of your closet.
Get the how-to here.

STEP 3: Get Your Wardrobe Ready
Identify pieces that can transition to fall and accessories to match.

STEP 4: Clean Whites & Swimwear Before Storing
Give whites one last brightening treatment and clean swimwear before packing.
Follow our guide here.

STEP 5: Optimize Your Closet
Pass along unworn pieces then set out to organize by type, color and season.
Read our expert guide from Neat Method here.

STEP 6: Create the Perfect Care Package
Send your budding laundress (aka college student) off with the essentials they need to ace Laundry 101 including essentials from The Laundress.

STEP 7: Clean Lunchboxes & Backpacks
Revitalize fabric bags by treating with The Laundress and machine washing. Treat lunchbox liners and lunchbox inserts to a deep clean to remove food residue.
See our step by step guide here.

STEP 8: Plan Meals
Make a weekly menu and set a shopping day to avoid the chaos of workweek planning.

STEP 9: Refresh Your Refrigerator
Remove entire contents of the fridge and toss expired and outdated food. Then, deep clean to remove residue and odors.
Read our how-to.

STEP 10: Clean and Store Outdoor Upholstery
Give your outdoor pillows and cushions a deep clean before saying see you next summer.