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Bedroom Fall Cleaning

At some point, most people have undertaken a spring clean.

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.

Ceiling Fans

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 Bedding

You’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:

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: