It’s fall! That crazy time where it’s October 1st one day and Thanksgiving the next, and we know that everyone can use some tips to keep their house clean this time of year. Why not schedule a recurring cleaning service? Anything to help stay sane in the midst of all the holidays, am I right?
That’s exactly when the true value of a cleaning service comes into play. You have enough on your plate this time of year (activity and food-wise, too, hopefully), so hiring a recurring cleaning service can alleviate some of the holiday stress. You can do some cleaning yourself though to get ready for holiday guests, but also give the house a solid cleaning before the holiday decor comes out as well.
Here are some fall cleaning tips to help you get ready for the next season:
1. Transition from outdoor to indoor.
While summer may be over for most of us, a lot of us, especially here in Texas, still get to enjoy the warmer weather for most of the fall, too. You may want to consider stashing the majority of your lawn care equipment now though. After one more mow, power wash your lawn furniture, and cover or store your furniture for winter. If you have a fire pit for some fall bonfires and cooler nights or still enjoy some patio time, storing those cushions inside and giving all hardware a good clean is a great idea as well. You’ll be spending more of your time indoors now, so we really want to ensure you do a deep cleaning in fall as well as spring.
2. Eliminate dust and dirt.
Now is the time to focus on getting rid of all the dust, dirt, and debris in your home. The windows will soon be closed if they aren’t already, and many of the tiny, microscopic dust mites and other particles won’t be flying into your domain. You can certainly tackle this job yourself, but this is where BritLin Cleaning services would be a huge help– especially if you just want a good deep cleaning and sanitizing to get ready for flu season as well. Once we’ve established a good baseline again, it will be much easier for you to maintain a clean home. Schedule a recurring cleaning from us to come in and keep your home dust and dirt-free.
If you want to tackle the job yourself, work top-to-bottom. Start with the highest level of your home, but also start dusting in each room with the fan! It’s a great idea to not only dust your fan and grab a light polish or protectant to keep dust from lingering but flipping your fans could save you a pretty penny on your heating bills as well! You want to switch the direction of your airflow and keep the rising hot air down and in your room longer. There are plenty of YouTube videos to show you how or simply consult your manual for your fans.
Then, continue down the room, wiping down surfaces with an antibacterial or disinfecting solution, pledging any wood pieces, and dusting blinds, windowsills, and lastly baseboards.
Again, if none of these tasks sound appealing to you, we can definitely step in and ensure your home is dirt and grime free by booking one of our many cleaning services.
3. Wash rugs/steam clean carpets.
After you’ve done the typical vacuuming, it might be a great time to steam clean your carpets and shampoo any rugs as well. Many of us typically don’t do more than vacuum, but giving your carpeted floors or section rugs additional attention now is a good idea to eliminate many allergens.
Another round of laundry with washing your sheets and comforters or a duvet cover change (hopefully more often than this seasonal list) will leave you feeling extra clean as well. BritLin Cleaning does offer both sheet changes and duvet cover changes as well in our additional services. And once you’ve gotten into a fight with your duvet cover once, you know it can be quite time-consuming or simply an annoyance. We’d be happy to take that off your plate– especially if you have some family heading your way for the holidays or other guests coming to stay.
4. Improve the air quality of your home.
While regular vacuuming and recurring cleaning services will help to ensure your home is free of dust and debris, the winter months tend to be extra dry. You can improve the air quality in your home by having your furnace system checked and ductwork cleaned thoroughly now by your local HVAC professional. Adding a whole-home humidifier or one at least in every bedroom will help your family stay healthy during the winter months. Again, regularly cleaning your floors and weekly dusting will eliminate dirt and dust. This is the main reason hiring a recurring cleaning service now is so valuable. We know you can’t afford to get sick when so many fun events are around the corner. Plus, we’ll save you time and money on buying cleaning supplies yourself.
5. Outsource and schedule your recurring cleaning with BritLin.
Delegating cleaning tasks to others is always worth the investment, especially if this time of year is particularly busy. If you have kids, those fall sports seasons are coming to an end, but the winter concert season is fast approaching. There’s a play, a recital, a class party pretty much on everyone’s calendar, and that’s among the various federal holidays, parent-teacher conferences, and– whoa, I’m getting exhausted just writing this– other “no school” days.
Choose BritLin Cleaning for Your Next Recurring Home Cleaning
Any time you’re not cleaning on your own though translates to more quality time with your family or yourself. Scheduling a one-time deep cleaning or a recurring clean can be a great way to get this season started right and reduce some of the holiday-related stress! We’ll be here when you’re ready to schedule and you can save time by booking online.
Did you know? We also have organizing services, so if you want to get that holiday decor or your fall and winter wardrobe squared away once and for all, we’re happy to help with those tasks.
Just give us a call or schedule your free estimate today!