With the kids back in school and cooler weather approaching, it is time to think about cleaning your home and getting it ready for the coming season. Here are some great fall cleaning tips.
- Washing Windows. Save this job for a cloudy day (the sun’s rays cause streaking) and start indoors. A safe cleaning solution can be made with a few ingredients from around the house — 1/4 cup vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon liquid soap or detergent and 2 cups water, combined in a spray bottle.
- Cleaning Blinds and Drapes. Begin by dusting the valance and frame, then vacuum top to bottom.
- Cleaning Kitchen Cupboards. Start by emptying the contents onto a cleared table. Wipe the shelves with a damp microfiber cloth then wipe down the cupboard exteriors. Put back only the things you use regular and donate or store other items to keep your cabinets uncluttered and organized.
- Cleaning Upholstered Furniture. Remove all cushions and thoroughly vacuum nooks and crannies; use the brush attachment to clean and smooth any fabrics with a nap; use the flat attachment for smooth fabrics.
- Cleaning Bathroom Grout. Ordinary cleansers won’t make a dent in mold or mildew. Spray with a mildew treatment, then scrub with a grout brush or a toothbrush. Let sit for 15 minutes, then rinse and repeat if needed. When the walls are dry, give the grout a final misting with the mildew formula for prolonged protection.
If you want help getting any of your fall cleaning done, contact your Shorewest, REALTOR® for recommendations and special deals for area vendors who are ready to make your home look like new.
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