We feel the chill in the air and have longer nights. Yes, it’s definitely autumn. While you may focus your cleaning efforts during spring, it’s good to be able to get a fair amount of cleaning done in autumn as well, to prepare your home for cold weather.
If you’re wondering if autumn cleaning will be as massive as spring cleaning, don’t fret. Autumn cleaning is generally smaller than spring cleaning, concentrating on chores that will ensure that your family is kept warm and comfortable throughout the colder season ahead. To help you cover the chores you need to do, here is a cleaning checklist to guide you as you go about your autumn cleaning.
Cleaning tasks inside the home
General tasks – Wash windows and screens, clean window treatments and replace coverings. This is also a good time to make sure you have dusted hard to reach areas such as ceiling fans, tops of door or shelves to get rid of potential allergens around the house.
Living room – Vacuum upholstered furniture and carpet. It may be time to schedule a professional steam carpet cleaning service to ensure your carpetted areas are thoroughly cleaned. As you’ll be spending more time indoors during the colder months, a clean carpet can make your home feel more warm and cosy.
Kitchen and pantry – Remove all the cans and boxes from the shelves and vacuum any lingering dust or crumbs. Clear out any food items that are expired or past its prime.
Bedrooms – Clean blankets and linens, wash pillows and flip mattresses. You may also want to replace summer bedding with winter weight bedding.
Bathroom – Replace shower curtains and clean the tiles. If your tile and grout have accumulated a fair bit of dirt and grime over the summer, then best to have a tile and grout cleaning service scheduled. A professional tile and grout cleaning service gives your tiled areas a complete clean and ensures a safe and healthy environment for your family.
When doing your indoor cleaning, make sure to check that your heater is working properly as you will need it as the weather drops. Change filters if needed. You can also check if a duct cleaning service is required as clean air ducts can help your heaters run well and improve air quality around the home too.
Cleaning tasks outside the home:
- Clean and store outdoor furniture
- Check and clean gutters
- Drain and store garden hoses.
- Clean the drive way and other exterior areas. Check if any areas need a paint touch-up.
With the right preparation and diligent cleaning, you and your family can enjoy a warm, cosy and safe home during autumn and winter.
If you need to schedule professional carpet cleaning, tile and grout cleaning or duct cleaning, please don’t hesitate to call us at Wizard. We know fully well the importance of having a clean and healthy home and would be happy to help you with your cleaning efforts. Call us at 0438 554 830.