Today is officially Fall Solstice! In our opinion, this is the best season in the Sacramento area. Lower temperatures and falling leaves are a welcomed relief from the hot, dry summer. Fall is also the perfect time to give your home some attention and get ready for winter before “The Holidays” sneak up on us. Here are some things to check off your Fall Cleaning List.
On The Outside
First, make sure you enjoy some time outdoors now that the weather is bearable! But in the next few weeks, look into the following:
- Clean patio furniture and cover or store them.
Inspect caulking around windows and doors and recaulk if necessary.
Check that garage door is functioning properly and closes securely.
Clean gutters and spouts to prepare for rain.
Hire a professional to get your fireplace and chimney ready for those cold winter nights.
On The Inside
As winter approaches, we’ll spend more time indoors. So it’s not surprising this “inside” list is a bit longer. If you do some deep cleaning now, you and your family will be warm and comfortable when the first cold night arrives.
Clean window sills, vacuum drapes, blinds and baseboards. See our blog post about using your vacuum attachments.
Vacuum upholstered furniture and cushions, or have professionally cleaned if needed.
Wipe down kitchen cupboards and organize cabinets for winter cooking and baking.
Dust off the refrigerator condenser coil.
Give light fixtures a scrub and let the lights shine bright indoors.
Inspect and protect wooden floors.
Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Check dryer vent for built-up lint and debris.
Rotate mattresses front-to-back and end-to-end to balance wear and tear.
Launder all mattress pads, pillows, duvets, blankets, and comforters.
Declutter and reorganize your closets, bringing cold weather clothing to the forefront.
See our blog post for a 7-Step Guide.
Get your carpets professionally cleaned, if necessary. Carpets are your natural air filter. Get them cleaned and you will notice the difference, especially if you have allergies!
Replace the furnace filter if you haven’t done so within the past three months. And purchase some extra filters to have on hand. It’s recommended to change your filters monthly for energy efficiency and air quality. Have a professional inspect your furnace, if necessary.
If it sounds like a lot to do, let us help you! While we may not be able to check off every item on the list for you, we can take care of a good chunk.
New Clients … Call us today to schedule a
Fall Deep Cleaning and receive $25 off.
** Existing clients, refer a new client and receive $15 off your next cleaning.