Fall cleaning is a great way to prepare your home for the upcoming colder months.
Here are some fall cleaning tips:
Before you start cleaning, go through your belongings and declutter. Donate, sell, or discard items you no longer need to make cleaning easier and your space more organized.
Deep Clean Carpets and Rugs:
Vacuum and clean your carpets and rugs to remove dirt and allergens. Consider getting them professionally cleaned for a thorough job.
- Dust and Wipe Down Surfaces: Dust all surfaces, including shelves, countertops, and light fixtures. Don’t forget to clean ceiling fans and air vents.
- Wash Windows and Curtains: Clean your windows inside and out. Launder or vacuum curtains and blinds to remove dust and grime.
- Clean and Inspect Heating Systems: Before you turn on the heat, clean or replace furnace filters. You may also want to schedule a professional inspection to ensure your heating system is running efficiently.
- Check and Seal Windows and Doors: Inspect your windows and doors for drafts. Seal any gaps with weatherstripping or caulk to keep the cold air out and the warm air in.
- Clean Kitchen Appliances: Clean the oven, microwave, and refrigerator thoroughly. Defrost and clean the freezer if necessary.
- Clean and Organize the Pantry: Check the pantry for expired food items and reorganize it for the upcoming cooking season.
- Inspect and Clean Gutters: Remove leaves and debris from gutters and downspouts to prevent clogs and water damage.
- Yard Cleanup: Rake and bag leaves, trim overgrown bushes, and clean up the garden. Drain and store garden hoses.
- Test Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Ensure all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working properly by testing and replacing batteries if necessary.
- Wash Bedding and Pillows: Launder all bedding, including pillows and comforters. Consider flipping or rotating mattresses.
Clean and Store Outdoor Furniture: Clean outdoor furniture and store it in a dry place to prevent damage during the winter months.
Remember if you want to get your house Sparkling Cleaned without moving a finger, don’t hesitate and call Cleany!