Everyone does a little bit of spring cleaning, but you should also do some fall cleaning as well. Summer can be messy, let’s clean and get the house cozy for the chilly months ahead.
Ah, fall. The season of pumpkin spice lattes, cozy sweaters, and rustling leaves underfoot. As the outside world begins its transformation, it’s also the perfect time to refresh and reorganize the interiors of our homes. Prepping your living space for the fall is not just about sweeping up summer’s sand and dirt, but about creating a warm and welcoming environment for the colder months ahead. Here’s a simple guide to get you started on cleaning up your home for the fall, from DealDash.
Clean Up by Decluttering
Summer has a way of ushering in an assortment of items into our homes – from beach toys to stacks of magazines, souvenirs from vacations, and more. Begin your fall cleaning by decluttering. Donate, recycle, or toss anything you don’t need or use anymore. Remember, every item should have a place, and if it doesn’t, ask yourself if it’s truly necessary. If you decide that you want to keep it all, then you will want to figure out some storage solutions. If you have the space and want to keep the items, keep reading for some excellent storage suggestions available on DealDash.
Deep Clean Up
Once you’ve decluttered, it’s time for a deep clean.
- Windows: The golden glow of autumn is best appreciated through clean windows. Wipe down your windows, inside and out, ensuring that you clean the sills and tracks too.
- Carpets: Summer foot traffic, especially if you have kids or pets, can take a toll on your carpets. Consider getting them professionally cleaned or using a home cleaner to freshen them up.
- Furniture: Dust and vacuum underneath furniture and don’t forget about those neglected areas like the tops of bookshelves and behind appliances.
Summer-to-Fall Wardrobe Swap
As the temperature drops, those light summer clothes won’t be of much use – unless you live in a temperate area, of course! Rotate your wardrobe by storing away summer attire and bringing out fall and winter clothes. Make sure to clean and neatly store your summer outfits so they’re fresh for the next year. This is also a good time to sort through and donate any items you haven’t worn in a while. Personally, I love vacuum bags for clothing storage, you can stack them neatly in the closet, or even just stick them under the bed.
Prep Your Entryway/Mud Room
Fall and winter often come with rain, snow, and mud. Prep your entryway to handle dirty boots and wet jackets. Consider placing a sturdy doormat outside and a rug inside the front door. A shoe rack, boot tray, and coat hooks can help organize and minimize clutter. And don’t forget an umbrella stand!
Update Home Décor
Welcome fall into your home with seasonal decorations. This doesn’t necessarily mean going all out with Halloween or Thanksgiving decor (unless you want to). Simple touches like changing cushion covers, adding cozy blankets, or placing a few autumnal centerpieces can instantly elevate the ambiance of your home.
DealDash Has Storage and Home Décor
No matter how you want to clean up and prep your home for fall, DealDash can assist you. When you visit DealDash you will find many things up for auction that will help make the switchover to fall much easier for you. On DealDash, you will find cozy mattress toppers, fluffy comforters, and plush rugs. In addition to the feel-good additions, you will also find practical storage for all of those extra items that don’t find a home.
Finally, as we prepare to use heaters and fireplaces more regularly, ensure your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide monitors are functioning and have fresh batteries. If you have a fireplace, consider getting the chimney swept and inspected. Safety is a top priority, to ensure the health of your family. In addition, keeping everything clean and maintained properly is much cheaper than having to call in a professional in an emergency.
Need more information on fall safety? Check out the Love to Know site. They have a great article to help you with your autumn safety preparations.
Thanks for Reading
Fall is a season of renewal. As the leaves change and the air becomes crisp, our homes become our sanctuaries. By decluttering, cleaning, and updating your space, you’re not just conducting a routine chore; you’re creating a warm and inviting environment for you and your loved ones to enjoy throughout the season. So, put on some soft music, grab a pumpkin-spiced something, and let’s welcome fall into our refreshed and rejuvenated homes! Remember, when you are ready to get a few new items for your home – whether decorative or useful – be sure to check DealDash first. Thanks so much for reading, and happy fall, ya’ll!
This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. Check out Dawn and her cats on Instagram! This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company.