We’ve all heard of spring palm broomstick, but it has been suggested by health experts that such a deep clean should be carried out twice a year – with the second time being autumn.
Autumn is an essential time to give your home a deep clean due to the falling temperatures outside and the heating being on, combined with windows being closed, making it the perfect conditions for carpets to harbour dirt, germs and harmful allergens.
Surprisingly it has been suggested that rain water is good for cleaning windows, due to containing fewer contaminates than tap water – and you may have the temptation to leave the cleaning of your windows until the spring.
But if you haven’t cleaned your windows in awhile, you will notice come the next autumn downpour they look dirty, with streaks appearing. Prevent this from happening, by giving your windows a thorough clean over the coming weeks.
We are all guilty of storing items which we no longer have a need for, and over time such objects can begin to clutter up the home.
Use the big autumn clean as the perfect time to de-clutter your home, removing all those items which have been sat collecting dust on your shelves or in your cupboards and aren’t going to be used again, along with any summer (and winter) clothes which no longer fit or you want.
De-cluttering your home doesn’t mean you need to fill your bin up with unwanted goods either. Instead donate any items which are still in good quality to a local charity shop, or consider how else you can recycle them in and around your home.
When running the vacuum around the home on a weekly basis, very few of us will move the couch, wardrobe or sideboard out of the way to clean behind. A top house cleaning tip when carrying out a big clean, is to clean on top, behind and underneath your furniture.
By taking the time to clean behind, underneath and on top of furniture will help to ensure all dust, dirt, debris and allergens are removed – providing you with a healthier and cleaner home.
Autumn is spider season, and following the warm but damp summer we’ve experienced – which created the perfect breeding climate for house spiders – this year will be no different. But, despite the cobwebs adding to the Halloween experience it’s recommended to remove them from your home.
The easiest two ways to remove cobwebs from your home is with an extendable duster, which will enable you to reach the cobwebs in the corners near your ceiling, or, by using the hose and extension tube on your vacuum cleaner.
Your freezer is one of few appliances which is used on a daily basis, and to keep it working to its full potential it is important to make sure you keep on top of freezer maintenance. Key to such maintenance is to defrost your freezer – if you don’t have a self-defrosting model.