Autumn is in the air, so it’s time to get ready for Fall cleaning! It’s time to remove any dirt you’ve tracked into the house from all the fun you had over the summer and get your home ready for the windows and doors to close back up for the Winter months.
Below are my tips for your fall clean up:
Deep Clean Your Home
Similar to my Spring Cleaning checklist you need to do a deep clean. Tackle your kitchen, living room, bedrooms, bathrooms, and laundry room. Clean out your appliances, wash the walls and baseboards down, and make sure your windows are cleaned up.
With cold and flu season around make sure you wipe down all of the door handles and light switches down.
I live in Canada so when Fall arrives I have to put all the patio furniture away, take the trampoline down, and put the basketball nets away. Not only does this prevent damage to items in the winter weather, but it also minimizes the items I need to worry about when storms hit.
At the end of Fall, you will need to make sure you rake up the leaves and clean your gutters out. You also want to check your roof for any missing shingles or possible leaks.
Clean Your Closet Out
This is the perfect time to gather up any summer clothes you no longer wear and donate them before you pack them up for the season. It’s also a great time to go through your fall and winter clothes that you’re pulling out for the cold weather to see what you no longer want or need.
I use this time to make a list of clothes I would like to add to my closet and then head to the thrift stores to see if I can find them.
Services You Should Get
You will need to call a couple of service techs in to do inspections to ensure you’re fine for the cold months
- Call your local HVAC Technician to inspect your furnace and replace the filter. If you have an HRV or ERV you will need to clean that filter as well.
- If you have a fireplace you need to call a WETT certified technician.
If you’re anything like me then now you get to do the fun part!!!! Decorate your home for Fall.
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