Most everyone has heard of “spring cleaning” but not as many of “fall cleaning.” Considering a year has six months, it means that a good, thorough cleaning would be done twice a year if done once in the spring and once in the fall. Twice a year should be adequate for comfortable living and also timed to get ready for the more relaxed season of summer and the more hectic holiday season of fall and early winter. Here are some tips to help make the job of fall cleaning go a little faster and yet be thorough.
Decide what chores need to be done, how long each chore should take, and what equipment and cleaning products are needed to do each job correctly.
Make a list of the chores and which jobs you want to tackle first.
Once you have estimated the total time, decide how you will approach the task, and set aside the necessary time as required. You may need to break up the work in segments.
Get together all the cleaning equipment and products you plan to use. Have them in an easy to get to location.
If at all possible, enlist the help of others.
It is usually wise to start cleaning from the top down. In other words, washing walls, cleaning windows and window coverings, and high furniture such as bookcases and hutches should be the place to start. This is important because dirt and dust travel down when disturbed and can be vacuumed or washed away when doing floors and low-lying shelves and furniture.
As you are cleaning, keep in mind any stubborn stains that you may need to revisit to remove. Be careful to use appropriate stain removers not to damage paint or fabrics.
Some people like to do one room at a time until that room is finished. That works well, but so does the idea of, for example, washing all walls or windows, or cleaning all furniture, or vacuuming all floors and carpets before moving on to another task.
Take breaks every couple of hours and reward yourself with something special to eat and drink. Drinking water, however, should be done often during your work time.
Listen to music you enjoy. Do a little dance step now and then to perk up your energy and smile. Or, for those of you who like to listen to digital books, deep fall cleaning is a great chance to enjoy a good story while working.
Cleaning your home from top to bottom each spring and fall is a necessary project to keep one’s living environment in good shape and provide a space for healthy living. And as already discussed, a job like that takes planning, time, and a lot of energy. A reputable professional cleaning service is another way to take care of your fall cleaning, a way that allows you to relax while someone else uses their time and energy. Professional cleaning services also provide the latest in equipment and product technology, which, with the advent of coronavirus, becomes most important. If you live in Ocala, Florida, or surrounding areas, including Gainsville, The Villages, and Orlando, Cassie’s Meticulous Touch, with over 20 years of successful service in the area of home and office cleaning, is well prepared to do you fall cleaning. To get a free estimate and to answer any questions, you can call (352) 216-0513. Cassie offers a 40% off discount for a first-time service.