Why An Autumn Cleaning Is Good For Your Home

The soul of your home isn’t to be found in any room, it’s in you and how you treat it. The thing is, there are many ways we can treat our homes. We can redecorate, we can improve our appliances and most of all, we can clean them from top to bottom. It’s quite popular to clean our homes, every inch, during spring. It’s spring cleaning that we look forward to each year because we get to declutter our home and declutter our minds. But cleaning in the fall is also important yet it hardly ever gets a mention in magazines that focus on household tips and style.

Greeny window sills

During this time of year you will find that you have green window sills. No you’re eyes are not due for s checkup. Rather, the green is mildew and sometimes other bacteria are trying to grow on your window sill. This is usually due to standing liquid, such as rain or the build-up of condensation water. You can easily wash your window sills with household bleach, but this might take away form of the color if you have painted window sills. Using lemon and vinegar is a much better solution. The key is to allow the mixture to sit for about 5 minutes or so. Then you can easily wipe away the mildew.

Cleaning the patio

The build up of grit and muck at your patio is something that is normal during the fall. It’s because the heavy rain season is drawing to a close, and the loose soil and bits of stone in the soil are being thrown up by the falling water. It can mix and turn into a sort of sludge or slime. Even if you think you can’t see anything like this, the color of your patio has darkened. So in effect, you have a dirty skin or top layer that sits on your paved or concrete patio. You can clean this using patio cleaner products, which are not going to damage your stone floor or discolor it in any way.

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Dirty hardwood floors

The fall brings new challenges with it, and your hardwood floors often feel the brunt of them. Your wet muddy dirty shoes are going to stain the floor if you’re not careful. But just how many times can you mop the floor? How many times can you bend down to wipe it clean? Instead you can use a great floor scrubber which will cleanse the floorboards deeper and more efficiently. These types of scrubbers are portable and can be used weekly if you wish. They won’t damage your floor as many scrubbers tend to do. 

Cleaning your home in the fall makes sense because you don’t want wet muddy floors to become the norm, nor do you want to have mildew window sills that depreciate the curb appeal of your house. The patio presents a different challenge but it’s probably where you should start first because you can afford to make mistakes here.

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