7 Cleaning Tips That’ll Get Your Home Ready for Fall

7 Cleaning Tips That'll Get Your Home Ready for Fall

With fall quickly approaching, there’s one thing on many people’s minds: the holidays. The holidays are right around the corner, and that means it’s time to clean! We’ve all heard of spring cleaning to rid the home of any items no longer needed to prepare for the summer and the new school year.

However, preparing for the fall is just as important. You want to have a clean and healthy home to come home to each evening. Plus, a clean home promotes good mental health, which is even more essential as the holidays approach you. Knowing the best cleaning tips will ensure your home is ready for everything fall has to offer. 

In the guide below, you’ll find several helpful tips on cleaning a house in preparation for fall. Continue reading to get those floors shining!

1. Start Clearing the Cabinets

A great starting place is to clear out the cabinets, pantry, and refrigerator. Rather than simply taking a few things out and tossing what’s expired, take the time to remove everything from inside them. Place all items into separate piles to either keep or throw away. 

Before placing the food items back inside the cabinets, pantry, and refrigerator, make sure to wipe them down. You can use non-adhesive liners on the inside of drawers or shelves to simplify the cleaning process next time. Then, consider using organizers to place different food items in before returning them to their place. 

Keeping things organized can prevent wasted food and will make you feel good each time you open the door. 

2. Shampoo Carpets 

Do you remember the last time you shampooed the carpets? It’s a good idea to have the carpets cleaned at least twice a year. Carpets can harvest dirt, dust, and other debris. 

If you allow shoes in your home and have carpeting, then now would be a good time to start enforcing a no-shoe policy. You can rent a shampooer from your local hardware store or hire professionals to do it for you. A clean carpet can help freshen up the home and remove allergens that could be causing you to feel sick. 

3. Check All Smoke Detectors 

Your smoke detectors should be checked on a regular basis as well. You want to take the time to check these detectors because if something isn’t working properly, then you want to know about it now rather than when it’s too late. 

Most detectors will signal to you when a battery is low, but you’ll want to run a test on them just to be sure. There should be a test button on each detector. Don’t forget to dust them as well and replace them completely if they’re more than 10 years old. 

4. Remove Debris From Gutters

The reason why the season of fall is named, “fall” is due to all of the leaves falling from the trees during this time of the year. This means you’ll be spending time raking leaves from the yard on a regular basis. It’s important not to forget about your gutters though. 

All those leaves and twigs also fall on your home’s roof and end up in the gutters. Over time, your gutters can become clogged, which can create draining issues. To prevent this from happening, make sure the gutters are cleared out and there’s no debris inside of them. 

You may want to check them every so often while the leaves are still falling. 

5. Declutter and Organize the Garage

Fall often brings beautiful weather. It’s not too hot and not too cold. During this time, you and your family will most likely enjoy spending time outside. 

Equipment like bikes, outside toys for children, and other fun items are convenient to keep in the garage. When you’re ready to take them out for a day of fun, you can open the garage and have a blast. If your garage is filled with clutter and items you never use, then it could make this difficult. 

To prepare for fall, declutter and organize everything in the garage. Get rid of items you don’t need or use. Open the space up for all the items you do enjoy using. 

6. Clean Out the Closets

Now you can move onto the closets. Check out each closet inside your home. Start by taking everything out of them. 

Then, create a few different piles. One pile should be for items you want to keep. Another will be for items to donate or sell, and the last is for items to throw away. 

Investing in organizational tools such as shoe organizers and clothes organizers can help you sort everything out when placing them back inside the cabinet. 

7. Scrub Window Screens 

You might not think to scrub the window screens often, but they can accumulate dirt and dust quickly. If you plan on opening your windows and letting fresh fall air in your home, then you should ensure the screens are clean and free of pollen, allergens, and other particles. 

To clean the screens, remove them from the windows and scrub them using a mixture of 1/4 a cup of all-purpose dish soap with 1/2 a gallon of water. Use a sponge or washcloth to scrub with. Let them dry before replacing and be sure to clean the window glass as well. 

Use These Cleaning Tips to Prepare For Fall

If you want to start getting ready for fall, then you’ll be happy to have these cleaning tips in mind. Be sure to create a cleaning checklist that includes each one of these cleaning tasks for a healthy home. 

Don’t have the time to clean your home properly on a regular basis? Would you rather have the professionals do the hard work while you enjoy spending your free time on something else?

Contact TMC Services for professional house cleaning or maid services. We’ll be happy to help! Request a free estimate today to see how. 

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