6 Deep Cleaning Tasks to do This Fall
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Getting your home ready for the season change can sometimes be overwhelming. It might appear as if there is just so much to do that you don’t know where to start. So many rooms, so many cabinets, something almost every where you look. Many people go about cleaning their house, as they normally would, leaving out the nimble areas, which matter a whole lot more. Be at ease, as we will be guiding you through 6 deep cleaning tasks that you should tackle this fall.
6 Deep Cleaning Tasks to do This Fall
Let there be Light
If your eyes are the window to your soul, your windows do almost the same thing for your home. It is amazing how fast rain water, pollen, and more can create a film over the glass. Start by taking the curtains down for a wash. If you are using blinds, you will notice dust on them, and the easieest way to clean them is to pop them in the shower for a quick rinse. As for the glass? You can either use a splash of water with microfiber towels to clean chemically free, or grab a glass cleaner and coffee filter to wipe down a streak free finish.
When you were in the shower with those blinds, did you notice the grout? Time to clean it! If you don’t have natural stone tile, the easiest way to clean grout is with a solution of 1 part white vinegar and 1 part water. Put the mixture in a spray bottle and spray the grout in between your floor tiles. Wait for the vinegar solution to stop bubbling and then scrub the grout with a scrub brush or toothbrush.
Clean the Closets
Dive into your closets. You can think about Marie Kondo and start by taking everything out and then cleaning the closet thoroughly. Overly crowded spaces can breed ungainly smell and be hiding places for rodents, or even families of spiders. Wipe the doors and its hinges before readying to place your clothes back. As you put things back into the closet, sort through what you might not wear anymore. Does it fit? Is it dated? Is it in need of repair? Don’t put it back into the closet unless you really love it.
Fix the Fridge
These babies run over $1,000 and that makes them a serious investment. They work better when they are full, but also when you maintain them. It is easy enough to clean out the inside, and even check the door gaskets, but many people fail to check the back side. Fall is a great time to pull out the fridge and get out that vacuum. By taking it to the condenser coils on the back of your fridge, you clear out the dust and gunk. Those coils are critical to pushing heat out, so removing the dust and dirt will make it more efficient at keeping the inside of the refrigerator cold.
Clear the Air
While you have that vacuum out, make sure you hit all the floor vents! Heat will be turned on soon, and why kick out all that pet dander or dust into your living space? While vacuuming the surface areas of air ducts won’t do much to improve air quality, you can take steps to keep your interior environment dust and allergen-free: your home reasonably clean to prevent particulates from entering your HVAC system.
There is no deep-cleaning checklist that does not have a “chimney check.” To get it ready for the first fire of the season, hire a professional to come to have a look at it. They would make you aware of any issues with your chimney so you can get them fixed. A good working chimney not only keeps you warm, but it also keeps you safe too. A fireplace chimney, in bad condition, can cause a fire.
If you follow these six deep cleaning tasks, you should be all set for the colder season. Are there any things you think we missed? Please share!
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