6 Tips On How To Make Autumn House Cleaning Go Without Problems
It’s that time of year again: the seasonal change has officially arrived, and with it comes all the joys (and chores) of this wonderful season. One such chore is autumn house cleaning, which can be a daunting task if you’re not prepared for it. But don’t worry – with these six tips, you’ll be able to breeze through it in no time and make your home sparkling clean in the process!
Declutter your space
One of the best things you can do to make autumn house cleaning go smoothly is to declutter your space beforehand, meaning getting rid of any unnecessary items that are taking up valuable storage space. According to the team at StoreLocal, whether you rent local storage because you need space to put all the seasonal stuff away, or you simply get rid of the stuff you don’t need anymore, decluttering is a starting point in any good house cleaning routine. Not only will this make cleaning your actual living space much easier, but it will also make it feel more spacious and open.
You can also declutter your digital space by getting rid of any old files or photos that you don’t need anymore – this will free up valuable storage space on your computer, phone, or other devices.
Set a schedule and stick to it
Once you’ve decluttered your space, the next step is to set a cleaning schedule and stick to it. That doesn’t mean you have to deep clean your entire house every day, but setting aside some time each day to tidy up will make a world of difference. And if you can get the whole family involved in the cleaning process, even better!
You can keep the schedule as simple or as detailed as you want – for example, you could set a daily schedule that looks like this:
- Monday: Vacuum and dust the living room
- Tuesday: Clean bathrooms
- Wednesday: Wash dishes and clean the kitchen
- Thursday: Vacuum and dust bedrooms
- Friday: Vacuum and dust the entire house
- Saturday: Do laundry
- Sunday: Relax!
Start with the bigger tasks
When it comes to doing the autumn house cleaning, it’s always best to start with the bigger tasks first. That way, you can focus on the smaller tasks once the big ones are out of the way. Some of the bigger tasks you’ll want to tackle include:
- Cleaning the windows: This is especially important if you live in an area where there are a lot of trees – all those falling leaves can quickly obscure your view!
- Washing the walls and ceilings: Remove any cobwebs, dust, or stains from your walls and ceiling (be careful not to damage paint with harsh chemicals).
- Cleaning out the gutters: This is an important task to do in autumn to prevent water damage when it rains.
Once you’ve tackled the big tasks, you can move on to the smaller ones, such as vacuuming, dusting, and doing the laundry.
Use natural cleaning products
Using natural cleaning products whenever possible is crucial not only because they are better for the environment but also better for your health. That’s why, when it comes to autumn house cleaning, you should ditch the harsh chemicals in favor of natural alternatives.
There are plenty of recipes for DIY natural cleaning products online, or you can purchase them pre-made from your local health food store. Common ingredients in natural cleaning products include vinegar, baking soda, essential oils, and lemon juice.
Focus on one room at a time
Trying to clean the entire house all at once is a surefire recipe for disaster as you will quickly become overwhelmed, and you’re also more likely to miss spots or do a less-than-stellar job. Instead, focus on one room at a time and take your time to do a thorough job.
Once you’ve finished with one room, move on to the next one – before you know it, the whole house will be sparkling clean!
Find motivation in other ways
If you find it hard to motivate yourself to start cleaning, there are other ways to get inspired. For example, you could listen to music or an audiobook while you clean, put on a fun outfit that you feel good in, or make a game out of it by setting a timer and seeing how quickly you can clean the entire house.
Additionally, you could also reward yourself for completing each task on your list – you could allow yourself to take a break and have a cup of tea or coffee once you’ve finished dusting the living room.
Cleaning doesn’t have to be a chore – with these six tips, you’ll be able to get it done quickly and easily! Just remember to declutter your space first, set a schedule and stick to it, focus on one room at a time, and most importantly, find motivation in other ways. And before you know it, your house will be clean and ready for seasonal change!
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