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Last Updated on by Noni May
Fall is well and truly here; the leaves are changing, and the days are getting shorter. It’s the time of year when there are fewer opportunities to get outside, and you’ll be spending more time indoors.
It’s a time to start thinking about starting or working on your blog or setting up a side business that you’ve been considering. Whatever your plans are for the winter days ahead, have a think about what you can do to prepare your home and environment for your new projects, so that you have an ordered and welcoming sanctuary to live and work in.
Countertops can become cluttered over time, as equipment gets left out after use or new gadgets appear, and there’s nowhere to store them. Food cupboards can also start to get crammed with half-used packets of dry goods and out of date items that have been forgotten about at the back of the shelves.
This is a good time to empty out all your storage areas and get rid of anything that’s no longer edible. Make sure you’ve got all your essentials clearly labeled and store opened packets in secure containers. Give the shelves a good clean and disinfect them, and if you find any equipment you haven’t used in the last year, consider whether you really need to keep hold of it.
It’s surprising how much room you can make by carrying out these simple tasks, which should then enable you to put all the clutter on the counters tidily out of sight. De-scaling the kettle, giving your microwave and cooker a good scrub, and polishing taps, doors, and window frames will all help add an extra sparkle to your kitchen.
Before the weather turns and you can’t dry your washing outside, get all your cushions, pillows, comforters, and curtains washed ready for winter.
Summer bedding can be cleaned and stored and replaced with fresh winter bedding. Once you’ve cleaned all your soft furnishings, you shouldn’t have to do them again until spring cleaning time.
Carpets will also benefit from a thorough clean, which can be a time-consuming task, especially if you want to move furniture around to clean the entire area, which is advisable for a truly effective result.
You should consider making use of a professional cleaning service like My Technicare to save you the bother and hard work of carpet cleaning, and concentrate your efforts on the tasks that need your attention.
There are certain jobs that often don’t get done as part of your usual housework routine, such as cleaning the inside of windows, brushing down ceilings and high walls, and cleaning behind the refrigerator.
You could also have a look at the sealant and grout in your bathroom, which is susceptible to black mold and will look much better for being bleached or re-done. This is a great time to take on those tasks, as it will give you a mental boost to be going into winter with a pristine home.