The Time for Autumn Cleaning Has Come

autumn cleaningAutumn is already knocking at your door, which automatically means that the time for the traditional cleaning is already here. Here are some practical pieces of advice which are capable of facilitating you considerably in this annual operation.

The good old list

Regardless of the choice you make, to create it in your mind or write it down on a paper, the list will provide you the general orientation what your home actually needs after the end of the summer, where to start from and how much time you will precisely need to fulfill the purpose. Arrange your tasks according to their priorities, and mark those which can cause some unforeseen delay. Stay realistic while creating the schedule – if you set up unachievable deadlines, the failure to observe them will discourage you.

The drawing up of a strategy

Having at your disposal the already marked down goals, it is time to draw up a strategy in order to achieve them. For example, if you‘re cleaning a given room, don’t leave it until you are completely done with it just to remain calm that one task less is ahead. Don’t rush into redundant “excursions” from one room to another to put back an item to its original place but look around to check if there are any other items to take with you while going in that direction. It is up to your personal preferences whether to start with the premises which require more work or to leave it for a “dessert.”

Armour yourself

You can’t start an operation “autumn cleaning” if you are not supplied with the right weapons. Gather in a basket all kinds of sponges, scrubbing pads, mops of different fabrics and detergents for various purposes. Keep the saviour basket always close to you while you clean so that you won’t waste time to search the “weapons” all around the house. A pair of rubber gloves is a must – they may feel unpleasant at touch but nothing else will protect the skin of your hands better.

Thorough cleaning

If there are tasks which you persistently ignored during the standard home cleaning, you cannot avoid them during that particular cleaning. Including the window cleaning – you better use a special rubber nozzle which sweeps the foam and the water, leaving no traces at all.

Clean all the electrical equipment, remove the dust from the more inaccessible spots of your air-conditioning and computer and pay a special attention to the key pad. The range and the fringe will occupy a great amount of your time if they have greasy spots and spills. Some of the housewives prefer to soak the old forgotten utensils from the cabinets in a special solution to disinfect them. The autumn cleaning is a wonderful chance to throw away the broken glasses and dishes – don’t heap yourself with unusable stuff.

Even if you feel exhausted at the end of the summer, you should handle the challenge called autumn cleaning. That way you will refresh your home and mind just before the arrival of the winter.

Nicole really enjoys cleaning and home organizing. You can read some of her latest publications at http://www.endoftenancycleaning.com/ .

On October 25th, 2012, posted in: Uncategorized by

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