Let’s face it, keeping a house tidy and clean can be a challenge. Even the nicest homes can get messy quickly. The constant comings and goings of family, friends, pets and visitors all combine to make keeping your house looking fresh an almost constant challenge.
If you’re reading this, you probably feel the same way about your home as we do about ours – that it’s a beautiful space that needs some tender loving care to keep it looking its best on a day-to-day basis. Therefore, in this blog post we are going to focus on some helpful tricks and tips regarding fall cleaning inside your home that will have you feeling good about where you live once again. From unending piles of laundry to neglected corners we explore some great ideas for getting your home fresh again with our helpful fall cleaning checklist.
Make a Plan
Keeping on top of your fall cleaning schedule is the key to getting it done effectively and efficiently. Make a list of all the things you want to get done and then mark them off as you complete them. Having a plan in place will help to keep you motivated and on track. This will also make sure you complete all the tasks you need to do in the right order so that you don’t leave any cleaning job till the very last minute. Bulky cleaning jobs that require access to certain rooms in your house should be done at an appropriate time for example. Also, be sure to adjust your cleaning schedule and list as appropriate so that you can take advantage of seasonal sales on cleaning supplies. This will help to keep your costs down and prevent you from having to do extra work by having to purchase more than you need.
Tidy The Kitchen
One of the most important rooms in any house is the kitchen. We spend a lot of time in kitchens, often as a family and this room can also become cluttered quickly. Cleaning and tidying your kitchen every fall will make sure it looks fresh and inviting once again. Here are some ways to clean up your kitchen and make it sparkle. Clean the floors – It’s surprising just how quickly dirt and dust can build up on the floor of your kitchen. Weekly vacuuming will help to keep them nice and tidy but you should also give your floors a thorough clean every so often. Doing so will make your kitchen look stunning. Wash the walls and cabinets – The walls and cabinets in your kitchen get splashed and splattered each and every day. Keeping them clean can be a challenge but it’s important to do so. Wiping off the walls and cabinets each week will help to keep them clean and fresh-looking. Doing so will also make your kitchen smell better. Clean the appliances – There’s no denying that kitchen appliances can gather a lot of dirt and grime. You should clean your appliances regularly. Doing so will make them look fresh and new once again. Cleaning your appliances will also help to keep your kitchen clean.
Clean Out Your Closets
Closets are often neglected areas in the home that are full of clutter and mess. In fact, a lot of people don’t even clean out their closets making them an ideal place for pests and dust to build up and gather. Once every fall clean out your closets and get rid of any clothing items you no longer wear or need. This will make the room look less messy and will give you the opportunity to rearrange the items inside your closets as appropriate. Clean out your closets by either throwing away old clothing items or donating them to a clothing donation center if they are still in good condition. Doing so will help to keep your closets tidy and looking nice. You can also throw away any old or broken items in your closet that aren’t being used. Doing so will help to declutter your home.
Dust, Dust and more dust!
Dust seems to collect in every room in the house. This is because we create it in the form of everyday activities such as cooking, cleaning and interacting with items that are up against the wall. Clutter also allows dust to build up and gather on items that are inside your drawers, on your shelves and in cabinets. Once every fall clean out your cabinets and shelves. This will help to prevent dust from building up and gathering on your items. Dusting your cabinets, shelves and drawers will help to keep them looking nice and tidy. It is important for your health to dust frequently. There are many allergens/dust mites/dirt flying in the air that you breathe in. Cleaning up the dust will help your sneezing, breathing, eye itchiness, and much more.
Bring the Bathroom back to life
The bathroom can become a cluttered and messy place in the home. This is because we use it on a daily basis and it’s a room that has plenty of space for items to be stored. Doing small cleanings of the bathroom each week will go a long way to keeping it tidy. Clean out your tub and shower every week. Doing this will help to keep your bathroom clean-looking and tidy. Clean and wipe down the sink, counter and toilet each week. Dust and clean out the cabinet under the bathroom sink each week.
Remember that keeping a house clean is a constant battle. It doesn’t matter how nice your house is if it’s in shambles. It takes time, effort and diligence to keep your home clean and tidy. We hope that this blog post has provided you with a few helpful tips and tricks that will make your life easier and your home fresher. With a bit of dedication and determination you can keep your home clean and tidy all year round. Looking for some additional help with the deep cleaning? Call Chet’s Cleaning and schedule a FREE inspection to get a quote 248-584-1819 or click on this link here.