Fall is finally here and it's time to enjoy the twilight months of 2017. And while fall is a great time where we gather with loved ones and enjoy the holidays, it's important to keep a clean and inviting home.
A dirty home doesn't just look bad, it can actively make you sick . As much of a pain as dusting and raking is, all it takes is a little bit of dust or a hearty cough to turn a sweet holiday sour.
So make sure you and your family are ready for winter by following our fall cleaning checklist below!
Wash The Windows
Let's start your fall cleaning checklist festivities by washing the windows. Before you groan and stop reading, we promise that it's actually quite simple.
All you need is a little bit of glass cleaner or a squirt of dish soap and the right type of cloth.
While you could use paper towels or something similar, the wrong type of material will leave windows smudged and erase your hard work.
Accordingly, make sure to grab a microfiber cloth. It'll leave your windows looking spotless and streak-free!
If you haven't already invested in a great vacuum, head to the store right after this article. Skimping on a vacuum may seem like the best course of action, but cheaper vacuums break faster and leave debris.
Fortunately, many vacuums now come with various settings for different types of flooring. So whether you have hardwood or carpet , the right setting can make your floors vibrant again.
We understand that nobody likes dusting, but it's a necessary evil. When dust accumulates, it can cause all sorts of nasty allergies and problems.
It's time to go on a seek-and-destroy mission to dust every surface in your house. Every cabinet, shelf, entertainment center, piece of furniture, etc., will need dusting.
And don't forget the hard to reach areas like window sills or on ceiling fan blades.
When it comes to raking leaves, everyone falls into one of two categories. The first group hates raking with a burning passion. The latter finds it to be a relaxing, almost zen-like experience.
But whichever category you fall under, raking leaves likely won't take as long as you expect. Grab a rake, some great music or an audiobook, and start cleaning up the yard. Think of it less as a chore and more of a chance to catch up on a great book or podcast.
It's recommended that you clean out your gutters at least a few times a year to avoid any costly problems.
But as you head to your grab the ladder, remember: be careful. Have someone outside with you in case the ladder starts trembling. Cleaning gutters can be dangerous, so always exercise extreme caution.
Check Weather Stripping Around Windows And Doors
Last but not least, double check that all windows and doors are properly sealed. Improperly sealed appliances can let cold air in, driving up your heating bill.
Fall Cleaning Checklist Final Thoughts
These 6 tasks shouldn't take too long, and before you know it you'll have a gorgeous, well-cleaned home. Of course, if you're too busy or just need a bit of help, we're here to help.
Get in touch today for a free estimate . Curl up with a mug of hot cocoa and take some time for yourself. Let us do the hard work!