October 20th, 2016

Once the weather starts to become colder, more time is spent more inside the home than outside. It’s because of this that it’s important to keep your home nice and clean during the cold months starting in the fall to make it more comfortable and pleasant.

fall cleaning pitfalls

If you start cleaning now, it will be easier to keep the areas around your house clean and organized throughout the winter. Better yet, you’ll have plenty of room to prepare for the holidays. However, there are many things and areas around the house that people have the tendency to neglect when it comes to deep cleaning. Here is our fall cleaning checklist of items and spaces that people normally forget to clean. Remembering to clean these common pitfalls will ensure a tidy home all season:

  • Refrigerator: The refrigerator is probably one of the most neglected kitchen appliances when it comes to cleaning. The food you eat is stored here, so it is absolutely essential to maintain the sanitation and cleanliness of your fridge throughout the year, not just in fall. Make sure you throw out any food that is expired or no longer edible. In addition, take the time to remove all of the shelving and drawers and clean all the nooks and crannies with an antibacterial cleaner or bleach. Afterwards, it is good to invest in a box of baking soda to leave inside to keep food smelling fresh.

  • Dishwasher: Even more neglected when it comes to scouring in the kitchen is the dishwasher. Believe it or not, the appliance you use for cleaning needs its own cleaning sometimes. Using a wet sponge and baking soda to scrub the interior works just fine.

  • Garage: If you use your garage primarily for storage, it’s good to reorganize and clean everything out once in a while. It’s also a good opportunity to purge any belongings you don’t want anymore. When all is said and done, you’ll end up realizing you had a lot more space in there than you originally thought.

  • Closet: It’s the time of year when you’re likely to start bringing out the heavy coats and sweaters. Reorganizing the closet guarantees that you’ll have the room to store them.

  • Roof Gutters:While the inside of your home is important to keep tidy, the exterior is just as important to keep clean. Like the name suggests, fall is the time when the leaves fall. These autumn leaves can easily pile up on your roof and gutters, which can block any rainfall from draining to the ground effectively. The water can eventually pool onto your roof, which can cause leaks or even attract termites.

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