We are all familiar with the annual ritual of spring cleaning and many of us will spend time giving our homes a good once over to make sure they are fresh for the summer months. Many people even hire a Vancouver house cleaning service that specializes in getting rid of all the dust and grime that has built up over the winter.
Spring isn’t the only time you should consider having a good tidy up though. Fall is also a good period to clean your home in preparation for the busy winter months, especially as most will likely be spending even more time indoors and out of the cold. With this in mind here are five cleaning tasks that should be taken care of during the autumn.
1. Clean the refrigerator
Over time even the best kept refrigerators accumulate grime from the various foods and liquids that are kept inside them. Fall is also the precursor to the holiday season, when people will often be keeping large amounts of food ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. As such, it is extremely important to give your fridge a proper clean before the winter arrives. Ideally the contents should be entirely emptied so that shelves and storage units can be removed and cleaned with an antibacterial liquid.
2. Clear the garage space
If you are lucky enough to have a garage it is a good idea to get the area cleared up and organised in preparation for the winter months. Traditional summer items, such as garden tools, should be moved around to make it easier to access items that are going to be of more use to you when it gets colder. An organised garage is also much easier to navigate so keep that in mind during the cleaning period.
3. Carpet cleaning
A dirty carpet can play host to all sorts of grime and bacteria. Even carpets that appear clean may be hiding some nasty little secrets that the vacuum isn’t quite able to extract. That’s why it is a good idea to properly clean the carpets before the winter really begins to kick in. Once the weather starts to become colder and wetter it will be much more difficult to get this job done, so aim for a later September to early-October finish.
4. Clean the little things
There are many devices that we use during the course of winter that gather dust during the summer. Humidifiers, for example, will really begin to see use when it gets a little bit colder but are in danger of shorting out if they are not cleaned regularly. Get the duster out and get into all those nooks and crannies that you wouldn’t normally notice to ensure that any electronic device you rely on during the winter will continue working at a high standard.
5. Clean and air the winter linens
Many people maintain different bedclothes for different periods of the year, especially those who live in areas that experience very warm summers and extremely cold winters. If you have winter linens these should be brought out of storage and cleaned in preparation for use in the coming months. Don’t leave it until the last minute to get everything ready for a good slumber.
These are just a few of the tasks that need to be completed to ensure your home is given a proper clean during the run up to winter. For those who don’t wish to do it themselves, our Burnaby house cleaning services can save you time and get your home ready for winter at a price that is affordable to you.