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Fall In Love With Fall Cleaning

Most people are familiar with the concept of spring cleaning. Who doesn’t love the idea of a thorough, annual deep cleaning of their home? Cleaning in the spring has its benefits – the fresh air and the warm weather are often the only motivation you need to break out your supplies and give your house that fresh, clean feeling! But have you thought about the benefit of taking care of your “spring cleaning” during these first few weeks of fall instead?

At Top to Bottom, we like the idea of fall cleaning!

If you take care of your deep cleaning during these first few weeks of fall, you will reap the benefits of a clean and organized home all season long. After all, wouldn’t you rather have a clean home during the fall and winter months when you tend to spend more time indoors?

Open your windows to the cool fall breeze, light a pumpkin spice candle, and let’s start our fall cleaning checklist!

The only kind of cobwebs we like to see in houses in October are the fake kind! If you’ve started to notice real cobwebs creeping up around your house this October, try removing them with a microfiber duster or a long vacuum attachment. You can also dissolve spider webs and cobwebs with an equal parts bleach/water solution in a spray bottle.

As you’re preparing your house for the cooler months, it’s a great time to clean out your kitchen. Take a moment this week to go through your cupboards and discard expired food and supplies lingering in the back of your drawers and fridge. Take the opportunity to get organized and deep clean while you’re going through your cabinets! Most kitchen cabinets can be cleaned with liquid dish soap and warm water as you go. Similarly, the inside of your fridge can be cleaned the same way. Take the removable shelves out of your fridge and wash them by hand with hot, soapy water. Once you’ve cleaned your kitchen, you’ll feel refreshed and ready to have company all season long!

Have you turned the heat on in your house yet? Once you turn the heat on and shut the windows for the season, less fresh air will be circulating in your home for the next few months. Preserve your air quality by taking care of the dust and dirt in your home before these cold months begin. Take care of the dusting and vacuuming as you break out your autumn decor, and pay special attention to spot cleaning your carpets and furniture so any unpleasant smells don’t linger all season long.

Speaking of upholstery, fall is a great time to wash your bedding, linens, pillows, blankets, and even your mattress. Take a look at our mattress cleaning tutorial by clicking here. As the seasons change, your linens might need changing too! Before you bundle up with your favorite cozy throw blanket, toss it in the washing machine to get rid of the allergens, dust mites, and bacteria that may have accumulated there since the last wash!

If your ceiling fans have been running nonstop all summer long in this South Carolina heat, it might be time to turn them off and break out your step stool to take a look at what has accumulated up there. Fall is the perfect time to wipe down the dust and grime on your fan blades before it’s trapped inside all winter long. The best way to take care of the dust on your fan is with a long handled disposable duster or a clean microfiber cloth.

As the days get shorter and the air gets cooler outside, it’s important to keep your home feeling fresh and clean inside. Many Americans suffer from seasonal depression once the cooler months come around and the weather outside is less than ideal. Make sure the inside of your home is light, bright, clean, and rejuvenated before you’re stuck inside for the next few months!

With so much to celebrate in the Fall, having a clean home makes preparing meals and hosting family a breeze - no matter the weather outside. Consider the benefits of scheduling your spring cleaning during the fall months this year, and reap the benefits of having a fresh, clean home all winter long! If you’re short for time and motivation to take care of your fall cleaning, consider asking for help! At Top to Bottom Cleaning and Handyman Services, we specialize in residential and commercial deep cleaning. Let us help you get your fall off to a fresh start!

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