As seasons change, your cleaning habit should as well. You might conduct an annual spring cleaning but giving your home a refresh once summer comes to a close is just as important. Fall brings cooler weather which means more time is spent indoors. This leads to an increase in foot traffic, debris, and dust. It also signals the holiday season approaching which frequently brings house guests and extra cooking along with it. This is an ideal time to get some thorough cleaning underway. Here are tips for the fall cleaning approach to tidying your home for the season.
Deep Clean the Kitchen
A good kitchen overhaul once in a while helps keep grease buildup and germs under control. It also makes everything smell brighter and fresher. Fall means the holidays are approaching and holidays often mean guests. Deep clean all your appliances, dishwasher, oven, and refrigerator. Organize your drawers and cabinets to ensure you can easily find what you need. Wipe down all your kitchen surfaces regularly, including tabletops, counters, and any other surfaces you touch frequently.
Check the contents in the refrigerator for an expiration date. Discard things that have overstayed their welcome. Work one shelf at a time so content in there won’t have to stand out at room temperature. Lint and dust buildup can lower the cooling performance of the refrigerator. Remove the grill and clean the coils with a long-handled brush or vacuum them. If it is not a build-in model, pull it from the wall and sweep or vacuum behind it.
Wash the Windows
Sparkling windows will make this cozying-down time even more fresh and enjoyable. Go around the house and wash all the windows. Both indoors and outdoors. It is best to clean them before winter weather hits. Take out the screens and ensure you wash them so they are ready to go next summer season. Replace them with storm windows.
In the colder months, you use your homes more and close them up tight to keep the cold out. While you are protecting yourselves inside, you are also trapping dander, dust, and mold that can make you sick. This fall, before winter weather hits, make sure your home is as clean as it can be.
Winterize the Beds
The fall season means colder months. This means it is time to pull out all of your heavier winter blankets and give them a good wash. Launder all washable blankets, mattress covers, bed skirts, comforters, pillows, curtains, throws, and slipcovers. Turn those mattresses around vacuum them thoroughly.
Organize the Closet
Cleaning the closest may be tough, but it is the most rewarding. This fall season, you will want to put away all those summer swimsuits and replace them with comfy coats. Pull out the pieces you will wear in the fall season, and give them a fresh new look by washing them and air drying them on the rack for better freshness.
Ensure Your Chimney is Winter Ready
There is nothing better than gathering by the fire on a cold night. It is good to guarantee you are ready for such a time by hiring professionals to clean and remove dirt, debris, and birds’ nest from the flue. And while you are at it check your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.
Hiring Home Cleaning Services
Due to family responsibilities and work, homeowners often lack the opportunity to deep clean. If energy and time are in short supply, it is good to consider getting help. The professionals come and clean your place for you. At Tidy Team, the experts have you covered, whether you want one deep clean or weekly cleaning assistance. Contact Tidy Team for more information.