Bedroom Fall Cleaning Checklist
At some point, most people have undertaken a spring clean once the weather warms up and it’s time to fling the windows open wide again. For some reason though, it’s not as common for people to set about preparing the inside of a home for winter. Maybe because we just don’t want to think about the cold weather that comes with it.
Regardless of whether you get excited about sweater weather and pumpkin-flavored everything, it’s a good idea to undertake some fall home preparation while you still have access to warm sunny days and outdoor clotheslines.
The following fall cleaning checklist for bedrooms can help you get started on preparing your home for winter.
Those ceiling fans often work nonstop in the summer, meaning you won’t see all the dust that gathers on the blades until they’re turned off. Wipe down the blades completely during your fall home preparation. In addition, reverse the direction so that the fan is turning clockwise. This will help warmer air — which naturally rises — circulate throughout your bedroom. Catch wind of these tips to get started:
Light Fixtures and Lampshades
When the days get shorter, you’re going to need to have the lights and lamps in your bedroom on more often. Cleaning the globes and bulbs can really help brighten your rooms. In addition, it can reduce the amount of dust that’s in your home which is a plus any time of year, but especially in the winter when the home is shut up. You may find the following posts illuminating:
Baseboards, Radiators and Heating Vents
Baseboards are often overlooked during routine housekeeping, as are heating or cooling vents. Make it a point to add these areas to your fall cleaning checklist so you can start off the colder months of the year with a little less dust in your life. Radiators can be wiped down with damp microfiber cloths, while vents can be vacuumed. And these instructions can help you blow through that baseboard cleaning:
Mattresses and BeddingYou’re going to want the bed to be nice and cozy when the temperature drops. After all, what better way to while away a blustery day than reading a book or binging your new favorite show under a fluffy duvet? Warm up for your fall home preparation with these tips on cleaning mattresses and bedding:
Closets, Dressers and Nightstands
When making fall home preparations, you want to remember that you’ll be inside the house a lot more once the weather cools down. Because of this, opening up space through decluttering and organization can really help you beat the seasonal blues. Tidy your troves, squirrel away seasonal items and spruce up messy storage areas with the help of this advice:
- 4 Creative Ideas for Under-Bed Storage
- 6 Tips and Tricks for Better Closet Storage
- The Life-Changing KonMari Method™ of Folding Clothes
Bonus: Pumpkins and Wreaths and Pinecones, Oh My!
If you’re one of the many people who flips for fall — And who could blame you? — you might be eager to get your autumnal decorations rolling. Here are some ideas that could “leaf” you with a bit of seasonal inspiration:
- 5 Must-Try DIY Fall Fragrances
- Decorating Your Home for Fall
Does the upcoming season have you too busy to think about fall home preparation? Rake those worries to the side. Our professional housekeepers are here to help you out whether you need a hand with bedroom cleaning or would like some assistance keeping the entire house tidy. Contact your local Merry Maids today!