Take sanctuary indoors now that the temperature has plummeted. Autumn cleaning may not be as popular as spring cleaning but it’s the perfect season for dust mites, bacteria, mould, and bugs to thrive.
Keep the seasonal bugs at bay with these professional tips:
Tip #1: Wash and open the windows
High humidity encourages dust mites and fungi to grow. Freshen the stale air by opening and cleaning your windows.
Take down the curtains and blinds first before cleaning around the sill and the frame. Use a glass cleaner and microfibre towel or squeegee to avoid streaks on the glass. Remember to not clean the windows on a sunny day since they will dry too quickly and result in a streaky finish.
Tip #2: Tidy all surfaces
Wipe away the winter bugs and germs by ensuring that all the surfaces are properly cleaned. Go further than the usual kitchen and bathroom cleaning. Clean regularly used things like door handles or knobs, rails, and more since these may pick up all sorts of germs that can easily pass through body contact.
Tip #3: Gently vacuum the refrigerator condenser coils
Dust off the coils to keep your fridge running efficiently. Remove the refrigerators kick plate and vacuum around and over the coils. Once you're done, you can start cleaning the insides of your fridge, too!
Tip #4: Clean the upholstery
It's officially the indoors season! Eating food while on the sofa leaves crumbs and attracts pests inside the house. To enjoy a more cosy surrounding, start keeping your sofa, cushions, and other upholstered furniture clean by vacuuming.
Tip #5: Deep clean your carpets
Banish dust, stains, dirt, and other bacteria accumulated in the past months. Refresh your home carpet using a vacuum or have them professionally cleaned if needed.
Tip #6: Don't forget to clean under the furniture and appliances
These places have definitely accumulated food crumbs and dust over time. Sweep, wipe, or vacuum to clean and use this time to rearrange your furniture!
Tip #7:Audit the pantry
Remove cans and boxes then sweep and vacuum-clean the food crumbs and dust on the shelf. It's also a great time to check and see if each item is past their expiry date or not before organising them back in the cupboard.
Tip #8: Eliminate bed bugs and mites
Don't let the bed bugs bite! Beds are more irresistible now in the cold season so we tend to use thicker and more covers. Make sure you wash or dry-clean your duvets and vacuum the mattress.
Tip #9: Clean and store your outdoor furniture
Prevent damage by keeping your outdoor furniture away this autumn. Clean and cover them so everything will be in good condition for the next season.
Tip #10: Check and clear gutters
Do yourself a favour and clear the gutters before the winter comes. Jammed leaves and debris stops the rain and snow from properly flowing through the gutter which leaves you a bigger mess to take care of. Severe ice dams and other issues can also arise from a clogged gutter.
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Ensure that every nook and cranny of your home is cleaned this autumn for a healthier and organised home.