Just because it’s no longer spring doesn’t mean you can’t whip your home into shape with some cleaning and de-cluttering. In fact, health experts have suggested that your home should undergo a deep clean at least twice per year and autumn is a time that provides perfect conditions for dirt and allergens to harbour. In that case, here are some cleaning tips to get you maintain your house in the autumn.
de-clutter your cupboards
Storing things we no longer want or need is something that everyone is guilty of so why not use the autumn clean to get rid of the clutter. Instead of allowing everything to collect dust, throw your unwanted things away or, depending on their condition, you might want to give them to a local charity. If you’re thrifty, you might know some ways that you can recycle them to be used around the house.
wipe down your windows
Cleaning your windows can be an arduous task so not something that you’ll want to do more than a few times a year. The rainy autumn weather can make your windows appear dirty; particularly when streaks start to appear so now is the time to give them a thorough clean. A bucket of hot soapy water should be enough for you to get streak free windows both inside and out but if you want to make cleaning much easier, you might want to invest in a Karcher window vac. While you’re cleaning your windows, you should also clean down any doors, both inside and out, including bi fold doors that can easily be wiped down to get back to tip-top condition.
move your furniture
Now is a good time to move your bigger items of furniture so that you can clean behind them and get rid of all of the dirt and dust that has gathered since your spring clean. This is particularly important if you or someone else in your home is regularly affected by allergens. Clean on top, underneath and behind your furniture, and you should feel the benefit of a much lighter atmosphere.
revitalise your upholstery
You might think that it’s enough to change your bedding every few weeks or so but a lot of dirt and germs can manifest on your upholstery, and things such as bed bugs are becoming even more common. Keep on top of your autumn cleaning by steam-cleaning your upholstery. This will not use any chemicals and can kill 99% of germs.