A seasonal deep cleaning helps you enjoy your life at home. It isn’t just about the good looks of shiny windows and sparkling floors. It’s also about a sense of comfort and security that comes from knowing you’re well and healthy in your home.
Still, most people are only familiarized with spring cleaning as the most significant and most challenging task of the year. How about if we’d tell you that fall cleaning matters even more than spring cleaning?
While it won’t be much different from what you do in spring, it comes with very different reasons. Reasons that will make you want to get started on the double and make sure you’re doing it right. Don’t worry, below we’ll show you how to get them both.
Without further ado, here’s why you must include fall cleaning into your schedule and why it’s best to take in as much help as you can!
Why should you clean fall? Here are 7 reasons you cannot ignore:
Autumn comes after summer, and who does deep cleaning in summer?
In summer, you’re usually more outgoing. You’re heading to the beach or other outdoor settings, occasionally returning home in a hurry or just tired. Dirt and sand end up in your home as a memory of the places you’ve been to. Even if you don’t travel that much, you might host gatherings with friends, over a barbeque or a cocktail. Either way, you have been neglecting deep cleaning for the past months. Haven’t you? Well, now it’s time to do something about it.
Some things might have taken over your place, way past their expiry date
So, you were away more often. Or you enjoyed eating out with friends. Chances are that you’ve ignored your cupboards and pantry. Some products might have spoiled already. Others are just unsafe to consume since they passed their expiry date. In either case, you’ll want to free up those spaces. Get ready to make room for fall supplies, winter cans, or even just for… baked holiday treats.
As temperatures drop down, you’re not the only one who wants to go inside
Insects and rodents would love to find a warm dusted corner where no one bothers them until spring. Don’t let your home be that corner! Take advantage of the season change and declutter your home. Give it a good clean, especially in those places where you don’t go too often and where bugs, spiders, moths, and other insects would likely thrive.
In autumn, all sorts of viruses return, and a spotless place can give you extra protection!
Having a clean home means you’re less exposed to certain germs, viruses, or even bacteria. Are you a more sensitive person, suffering from allergies or asthma? Then you have even more reasons to give fall cleaning particular attention. During those hot summer months, you’ve kept your windows open for longer. Dust, pollen, mites, dander, and other allergens have undoubtedly entered your home. So, you’d better give your fabrics a good wash, from the bedding and curtains to couch coverings and carpets.
Fall deep clean is an excellent opportunity to inspect your home and schedule repairs
Things break around the house but it’s best if you can prevent as many urgent repairs as possible. Plus, looking for local techs is much bearable while it’s still not the most horrible weather outside. Anyway, you will walk around the house for the fall deep clean. As you do that, you’ll get the opportunity to spot and schedule any necessary home repair. Pay particular attention to insulation issues, gutter cleaning, HVACs, smoke detectors, fireplaces, and chimney cleaning!
An impeccable home lets you focus on the holiday rush AND prevents blue moods
Fall and winter are known to bring two things: holiday rush and blue moods. Cleanliness will have a great impact on both! On the one hand, you’ve done the major cleaning and repairs. So, if you have money left, you can use it for the holidays guilt-free. On the other hand, bad weather is known to make you feel more depressed. A decluttered home will help you better cope with it all. What’s more, clean windows should let you notice the vibrant changing colors from outside, which we often overlook while concerned with other things…
You can consider fall cleaning preparation for the cumbersome spring cleaning
Most people dread spring cleaning, but only because they have neglected deep cleaning throughout the year. We’ve mentioned above that deep cleaning should be handled each season, and that’s one of the most important reasons – it makes your life easier (and more beautiful) in the long run. Leaving it all to spring will only make you dread cleaning even more. You know you cannot avoid it forever, so you might as well get ready for it the smart way.
How Do You Clean Fall, You Wonder?
It only makes sense to ask yourself a couple of extra questions before delving into it. Simply put, you’ll need to focus on both indoor and outdoor cleaning.
Inside the home, pay attention to:
- Linens and other fabrics – draperies, valances, blinds, sofa covers, cushions;
- Under furniture, behind furniture, and inside furniture (drawers in particular);
- The pantry, the coat closets, and all the other closets, as well as any utility room;
- Ceilings with their fans, lighting, and crown molding;
- Fireplaces, furnace, smoke detectors;
- General cleaning of every room.
Outside the home, pay attention to:
- The garage and your garden furniture;
- The siding and the roof of the house, with gutters in particular;
- Weatherstripping if you have other constructions in the yard;
- Decks and porches;
- Driveways and sidewalks.
Needless to say, all these may vary from one place to another. You know your home better than anyone else. It’s up to you to decide which chores require professional help and which ones you can handle yourself. What matters most is that you make such a general inspection and do it sooner rather than later.
Is It Too Late? When Do You Start Fall Cleaning?
Ideally, you should start fall cleaning pretty much when the fall begins. The next best moment is probably today, as it’s better to do it later than never. You still have time until late in December, when the fall is about to end, to put things into order and at least step into winter a bit more relaxed.
Here, at Wimbledon Cleaning Services, we strongly encourage our customers to consider deep cleaning every season. What’s more, we’re ready to support you with the decision of running a fall deep clean at a time of your convenience. Our expertise with professional carpet cleaning will add to your soon-sparkling home an even cosier touch.
Give us a call to inquire more information on the services we can help you with! One of our friendly reps will guide you through all the necessary steps. By the end of it all, you’ll be ready to just… let it fall!