How to Get Your Home Ready for Fall

09/14/2017

 

Spring cleaning in the fall? Everyone is always talking about spring cleaning, but fall cleaning is just as important! The summer can get busy, and let’s be honest, who wants to be inside cleaning on a beautiful summer day? When the weather starts to cool down, it’s the perfect time to do some of those chores you’ve been neglecting, like vacuuming under your couch cushions and getting your winter items out of storage.

 

Your Fall Cleaning Check List

  1. Take care of the summer dust build up. Dust ceilings, walls, baseboards, woodwork, tops of the window, blinds, air vents, and wipe down screens (TV, computer, etc.).
  2. Give your floor as deep clean. Vacuum your furniture and under the cushions, vacuum and shampoo the carpet, and mop floors.
  3. Clean your windows. Wash all windows and clean & install storm windows and doors.
  4. De-clutter your kitchen. Clean and organize your pantry, take inventory of baking supplies, clean out and wipe down your refrigerator/freezer, clean your oven, wipe down cabinet doors and handles, and clean behind the refrigerator and oven.
  5. Organize your wardrobe. Put your summer clothes away and get out your cooler weather wardrobe. This is also a good time to get rid of clothes you no longer wear. The general rule is that if you haven’t worn a clothing item in a year, get rid of it. Once you have a bag full of unwanted clothes, take them to your local donation center.
  6. Get out your fall décor. Dust and put away any summer décor and get out your autumn decorations.
  7. Get your patio ready for winter. Store your patio furniture, winterize your pool (if you have one), clean your gutters, rack leaves and sweep around your front door area.

Once your fall cleaning is complete, your home will be ready for the increased habitation and guests that the winter months bring.