Latinas House Cleaning

Fall Cleaning

It’s fall, so how about getting started with spring cleaning?! While that may sound like a contradiction in terms, stop and think about it. Warm summer months means vacations away from home and more time spent outdoors. But while you were out enjoying yourself, dirt and grime didn’t take a vacation. They sat around the house, accumulating and multiplying. And, now, with the winter months ahead and the holiday seasons rushing in upon us, it’s an ideal time to get a thorough house cleaning under way!

1. Beat Pollen And Bugs

In fall and winter, we use our homes more and close them up tight to shut out the cold. While we’re protecting ourselves inside, we’re trapping dust, dander and mold that can make us sick. Before you batten down the hatches for winter weather, make sure that you get your home as clean as you can.

2. Clean And Organize The Garage

It’s pretty common to cringe when you consider cleaning the garage. For lots of folks, the condition of the garage is a guilty secret. If space in its dark expanse is getting so tight that the car won’t even fit inside anymore, it’s time to get that clutter under control.
This can be a big job if you haven’t done it in a while, so start with some preliminary recon. Take an inventory of what your garage contains and how you’d like to organize the space. Make a list of things you’re planning to pitch. Move from there to stuff you want to give away, like old toys or that exercise equipment that you never use. Your third list should include items that you plan on keeping, but start to see them in relation to the space. Begin at the car entry door and work back. Keep the most useful items, like tools, in front. Anything you won’t use for six months or more can be positioned toward the back. Make some notes on the list to remind you of where put what.

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3. Clean The Car’s Interior

You may take regular trips through the car wash or spend a warm afternoon in the driveway cleaning your vehicle’s exterior, but what about the inside of the car?
Summer fun can make lifelong memories, but it can also make a terrible mess. Before you spend winter locked in a car filled with beach sand, candy wrappers, suntan lotion and an extra pair of flip-flops, take an hour to clean and vacuum your car’s interior. It’s a great time to stock your ride with some things you might need in the next few months, like an ice scraper, umbrella, blanket and warm gloves.

4. Winterizing Your Kitchen

OK, so it isn’t glamorous, but a good kitchen overhauls every once in a while, helps keep germs and grease buildup under control. It also makes everything smell fresher and look brighter. Apart from regular maintenance, this is the time to wash the curtains, replace the shelf liners, remove and clean the ceiling fixtures and review all the bottles and cans that have taken up residence under the sink. This seems like a big job now, but once you’ve started to work, it will go fast.

5. Clean The Roof Gutters

Roof gutters are traces and chutes that route water off your roof. When you buy a home, the prospect of having to periodically climb up a ladder to maintain the gutters of your castle may not be at the forefront of your mind, but even though gutter maintenance may not be on your list of homeowner-friendly chores, it’s a necessary part of home ownership. In fact, gutter cleaning is really important for the health of your home. Clogged gutters can cause water to pool on your roof, resulting in leaks and making a more attractive environment for some types of termites. Poor gutter maintenance can also lead to problems with siding, windows, doors and foundations from the prolonged effects of water draining on or near your walls.

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