The leaves are starting to turn which means it is time for one thing—fall cleaning! While some housekeeping tasks are a little more time-consuming, today we are covering 8 simple housekeeping tasks you can cross off your list in less than a day. You’ll be back to sipping pumpkin spice lattes in no time!
Dump a Drawer
Choose the messiest drawer in your home, whether it’s the junk drawer in your kitchen or your bathroom cabinet. Take everything out of it and throw away items that you don’t need anymore. Next, move items that should be somewhere else to their proper home. Finally, put everything back inside!
Clean Up Your Furniture
Fall cleaning means tidying up before weekend football games. Weekend football games also mean lots of tortilla chip crumbs in the couch. Take the time to vacuum all of your furniture and spot-clean any damage. Use the crevice tool to get dust and dirt out from the trim and stitching.
Brighten Your Grout
Over time, the grout in your bathroom will become dingy and dirty. Spray the grout in your bathroom with a tile cleaner and let it sit for at least 10 minutes. Once it sits, scrub it with a small, stiff brush. If needed, repeat it until it’s a bright white again.
Fall cleaning is the perfect time to get rid of dust and dirt that accumulate in the corners of your home. Use an extendable duster to clear out the corners of your ceiling, dust on top of high bookshelves, hanging lights, and anything else that you typically forget about.
Get Rid of Grease
Kitchen grease will accumulate around your stove, and fall is a great time to clean it up. Use a cabinet cleaner to remove kitchen grime from their surfaces. Next, use a cleaner that is appropriate for your stove and hood to thoroughly clean the area. Take your time and you’ll enjoy a sparkling clean stove within an hour.
Take Care of Your Walls
When was the last time you paid attention to your walls? Use a magic eraser or other quick cleaning tool and walk around your home, paying special attention to your walls. Rubbing out scrapes, scuffs, and marks will make your home look freshly painted in a matter of minutes.
Move Your Furniture
One of the least fun and most necessary housekeeping tasks is cleaning underneath your furniture. Take the time to move your couch and coffee table to vacuum and clean underneath them. This is also the perfect time to vacuum any trim or vents nearby.
Vacuum Your Baseboards
Use the crevice attachment of your vacuum to clear up any dust that has accumulated on your baseboards. If your vacuum is a little tired from the workout all of the other tasks have given it, you can use any dust cleaning cloth like Swiffer.
House Cleaning from Misty Clean
If your home is looking a little less than tidy, Misty Clean can help! We offer professional cleaning services throughout the Anne Arundel area, Howard County, downtown Baltimore, and Baltimore County. We are happy to provide you with a great one-time cleaning, stop by once or twice a week, or just swing by in the spring and fall to clean up your home. We have a great deal of expertise in cleaning homes and businesses, so trust us with restoring your home to rights. If you are ready to get your home Misty Clean, give us a call at (410) 255-4111 or visit us online. For more cleaning tips and tricks, follow us on Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest.