Fall Cleaning Checklist
The first breeze of fall brings colorful leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, and warm boots. It also signals the need for a new list of chores to get done around your house. Luckily, you won’t be sweating to get the work done as the temperatures drop to a cool, crisp feeling, so it’s a nice change of pace from the summer months. To keep yourself in check, make sure you’ve thought about completing the following chores in preparation for autumn:
Bring in the patio furniture
If you want to extend the life of your outdoor furniture, your best bet is to remove it from the outdoors as temperatures begin to drop. If you can’t bring it all in, be sure to cover most of it. Prioritize the pieces that have glass in them, because glass will face the most damage from the cold.
Get your windows cleaned
The days of outdoor summer fun are over, which means there’s probably a good amount of dirt and residue left behind. Now that fall is quickly approaching, it’s a great idea to get your windows cleaned, either by a professional cleaner or on your own. The DIY approach is do-able, but it’s recommended that you find a service who can do the job for you. That way, you can get out there and enjoy the fresh air while your windows are getting cleaned!
Organize your things
With a change of season comes the opportunity to change your lifestyle a bit. The air is cool, so it’s a great time to go through your garage and organize the clutter. It may be a great time to purge old items, or you may opt to simply get more organized. Either way, organizing will bring you peace of mind as you transition into a new season.
Clean the fireplace
Here’s a fun spin on the traditional spring cleaning checklist. You’re sure to use that fireplace sooner or later, so now is the perfect time to get it cleaned. While you’re at it, test it out with a few marshmallows to make sure it’s working!
Chores don’t always have to be a drag, especially when they’re in preparation for a new season. As long as you get started on them early into the autumn months, you’ll be able to enjoy all of the exciting holidays and fall festivities that are approaching!