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Ultimate Checklist for Fall Season

Ultimate Checklist for Fall Season

It’s time to invest a weekend in fall cleaning when the days start to grow shorter and your thoughts change to lounging around the fireplace rather than standing around the outdoor grill.

Fall is an excellent time to clean and prepare your home for winter and the holiday season, as well as finish any household duties that may have been neglected during summer vacations. Summer is over, but the weather is still mild enough to go outside and make sure everything is set for the coming winter.

If you are a fan of the spring cleaning checklist, then the fall checklist will too be your favorite, and many of the same actions should be repeated. This time, start with outside duties and work your way indoors as the weather becomes cooler. You’ll be ready to enjoy a cozy winter with fewer concerns if you put in a little additional effort now.

Without further ado, let’s get you started with the fall checklist!

Look After your Outdoor Furniture

While some residents can enjoy outdoor living areas all year, many others cannot. As the seasons change, choose a dry, bright day to clean your outdoor furniture and prepare it for storage. It’s especially vital to deal with stains now because leaving them on upholstery or outdoor umbrella fabric for several months can make the job much more difficult later.

Clean the Gutters

Autumn foliage is lovely—until it clogs gutters and drains. In addition to appearing untidy, gutters clogged with leaves and pine straw can lead to moisture and mildew issues on soffits, decaying wood, and roof leaks. As the leaves continue to fall, you may need to clear the gutters numerous times over the autumn. Always follow appropriate safety procedures and utilize a strong ladder. Water can pool on your roof due to clogged gutters, causing leaks and providing a more appealing environment for termites. Water draining on or near your walls can cause problems with siding, windows, doors, and foundations if your gutters are not properly maintained.

Clean the Fans

It’s time to switch off and clean the ceiling fans in your house if they’ve been operating all summer. Then seek for a little lever on the fan body that reverses the blades, redirecting heated air downward to keep you warm on frigid days.

Make your Kitchen Winter Ready

Okay, it’s not glamorous, but a nice kitchen makeover now and again keeps bacteria and grease accumulation at bay. It also gives things a fresher scent and a brighter appearance. Aside from routine maintenance, now is the time to wash the curtains, change the shelf liners, remove and clean the ceiling fittings, and go over all of the bottles and cans that have accumulated beneath the sink. This may appear to be a large task at first, but once you get started, it will go quickly.

Wash the Windows and Exterior

Multitask while you’re winterizing your windows: this is the ideal time to clean them. Begin with the windows on the outside. Even if you have to rinse them off once you’ve finished cleaning the gutters, you’ll be pleased you did during the long winter days. Freshen up the window coverings as you step inside to clean the windows. Although certain materials may be washed, most draperies must be dry cleaned. It’s a great opportunity to dust and clean your blinds and shades, as well as wipe down your window sills.

Replace your HVAC Filters

In addition to having your heating system inspected by an HVAC specialist, it is critical to change the filters in your heating and air conditioning system regularly. Filters should be changed or cleaned regularly to enhance indoor air quality and prevent furnace wear and tear.

Clean the Garage

When it comes to cleaning the garage, most people dread it. For many people, the state of their garage is a dirty little secret. It’s time to bring that stuff under control if space in its gloomy expanse is growing so tight that the automobile won’t even fit inside. If you haven’t done this in a while, start with some basic reconnaissance. Make a list of everything you have in your garage and how you want to organize it. Then move on to items you wish to give away, such as old toys or workout equipment you seldom use. Your third list should include objects that you intend to keep, but you should start seeing them now. Prepare everything accordingly and then proceed towards a clean and organized garage.

De-Clutter your Closet

We’re all guilty of hoarding goods we don’t use anymore, and these items may quickly accumulate in our houses. Make the most of the great fall clean by decluttering your house. Remove any summer (and winter) garments that no longer fit or that you just don’t want that have been collecting dust on your shelves or in your cabinets and aren’t going to be utilized again.

Conclusion

This winter, your warm, inviting home may appeal to more than just your family and friends. Call a professional or deal with fleas, bedbugs, mice, cockroaches, or other vermin or pests as soon as possible if you have or develop difficulties with them. After you’ve completed these autumn cleaning duties, your house should feel cleaner, safer, and more inviting. During the winter months, your house should be your escape, so make it the first place you want to go.

Author Bio: Jennifer is an editor and author at Tailor Maid Cleaning. He loves to write and educate people regarding home improvement, cleaning, and many more. 

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