Did you know that fall is the new spring cleaning? Why would you wait until spring for a deep cleaning of your home? Here are tips on what to consider during a fall cleaning.
According to an article at londonderrynh.net, “Fall House Cleaning”
“It’s that time of year again. The flowers are no longer blooming, the temperatures are getting colder, and your house needs a thorough fall cleaning before the hassle of the coming holidays. Here are some tips from the experts at Merry Maids to assist in your fall cleaning:
1. Go to the mat: Fall may be the prettiest season, but it means leaves and dirt. Keep them outside by using one entry with an astro-turf mat on the outside and a nylon one on the inside and a “Please Wipe Your Feet” sign.
2. Delegate: Giving away responsibility may be tough, but it’s good for you and good for the kids. Teach them that even though they have homework and outside activities now, they still must work their household chores in. If they get overwhelmed, share some shortcuts like these with them. Real life will mean juggling, so these are valuable lessons. Each family member should be responsible for his or her own “mess” such as each person’s wet towels, dirty dishes, bedrooms, bathrooms — plus allow each child to choose one extra household chore for which they are responsible every week.
3. Outside chores: These are best done before the chilly weather sets in. Give your windows a good cleaning using horizontal strokes on the inside, vertical strokes on the outside. This will make it easy to see which side is streaked. Adding a little alcohol to your window cleaner will help it work better in the cold. For outside rugs, mix a gallon of water with a cup of white vinegar and a little dish soap. Scrub, hose off and air dry.” To read the entire article click here.