Skitterblink’s Autumn Cleaning Tips:

autumn cleaning

We’ve all heard of spring cleaning, but have you heard of autumn cleaning? Health experts suggests that such a deep clean should be carried out twice a year – first in spring and then in autumn. Autumn cleaning is a good way to prepare the home for winter. The following tips are sure to help you get your house into shape, and keep it that way:

 

Tip 1: Gather supplies

Before you get started, make sure you have everything you need. Make a list of all the cleaning supplies in your home and check them off as you gather them up. Then take stock of what else you might need like extra trash bags or lint rollers for cleaning out closets and drawers.
Now that you have all your supplies ready to go, it’s time to begin cleaning!

 

Tip 2: Let the sunshine in

Open up blinds, shades, and drapes. Letting sunshine in brightens your home and can help you see where the dust might have gathered. Air out the house. As you open up window treatments and clean windows, be sure to let some fresh air in! Open doors and windows for at least 30 minutes before closing them back up again—but remember that it’s still important to keep screens closed when doing so to prevent insects from getting inside.
Clean windows. Dust, dirt, and fingerprints can build up on glass surfaces over time. Remove these with a mild cleanser or vinegar solution. If it’s been a while since the last cleaning session, consider a visit from us for professional window washing services to get rid of hard-to-reach grime and dust build-up.

 

Tip 3: Clean top to bottom

As you move through each room in your home, be mindful of the way things build up over time: dust particles can settle on surfaces both high and low, so try to clean from top to bottom as often as possible. This way, you won’t be creating extra work for yourself by having to look through a cloud of grime down low after you’ve finished cleaning up top!

 

Tip 4: Set a timer

Set a timer. As the saying goes, “Time flies when you’re having fun.” This is especially true when it comes to cleaning—it seems like we’re always rushing to finish up before our next appointment or pressing obligation! If you find that this sounds familiar, try picking a time limit for yourself. For example, give yourself 20 minutes to clean one room from top to bottom.

 

Tip 4: Get the whole family involved

 

A good way to make cleaning go faster is by getting help from others—namely, your family members! Next time you need some assistance around the house, encourage everyone to lend a hand. You can even turn it into an opportunity for quality bonding time with loved ones!

 

Tip 5: Clean your closets

After all of these tips and tricks, it’s easy to forget that closets are often overlooked in autumn cleaning sessions. And while they may not seem as important as other parts of your home, taking care of them can save you precious time later on down the road—especially if you plan on doing any spring cleaning this year! So make sure not forget about those closets; they deserve some love too!
Autumn cleaning is a wonderful way to welcome the cooler weather and prepare your home for the coming winter months. Jump right in or give us a call for professional cleaning help.

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