Once school starts, the time to tidy up and clean up will be even harder. Schedules get tighter, weekends are now dedicated to game days, and your ability to keep up with the house gets harder.
That’s why BEFORE school starts…you need to get your house prepared for WINTER.
It may not feel like winter is coming here in the south, but it IS coming. Despite the outside temperatures, what comes with the fall and winter? More guests, homework, late nights, game days, and holidays…
TIME TO DO THE DIRTY WORK!
THOROUGHLY CLEAN THE FLOORS.
As fall and winter arrive, giving the floors a good cleaning can be the start of a new habit! No more shoes in the house! Give everything a great cleaning, and because the weather still allows for windows to be wide open, shampoo the carpet. This is your chance to insist that shoes come off at the door. Bonus if you live in cold, snowy, muddy areas…no more tracking mud inside! With a deep clean NOW, you can just ‘touch up’ oors once a week over the winter.
SCRUB AND CLEAN THE FURNITURE.
Summer is the time for spills and spots. Vacuum the furniture, scrub the furniture, and if you have the ability to hire out or DIY, shampoo things that can be shampooed like a fabric couch or chair. Over the winter, deep cleaning is hard because we can’t open windows or use fans (unless you live in the hot south).
CLEAN THE WINDOWS…AND POWERWASH THE HOUSE IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT.
Clean the windows both inside and out takes a half day, and if you have the money, powerwash the home and walkways to get off summer mud, crud, and more. Check windows for cracks in the seal before winter comes, and address any problems now. Vacuum the sills and make sure the exterior of your house is good to go.
CHECK YOUR FILTERS.
Now is the time to address furnace lters, water lters, and any other nitty-gritty issues.