photo credit: Pewari
It’s that time of the year again! Growing up, spring and fall cleaning were an ORDEAL!!! The windows were the worst! We had windows that had a pulley system inside (you
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Fortunately, we don’t do that! In fact, we haven’t washed the outside of the windows in a few years since hanging out the windows is NOT my idea of a fun time!! We don’t have windows that come out (too old for tilt in and too new for pulleys) so we just wash the inside. But there is SO MUCH MORE to do in our fall cleaning project.
photo credit: Nationaal Archief
But today, we begin one room a day.
- dust & de-cobweb all surfaces and ceilings
- wash woodwork and inside windows
- vacuum out window sills
- re-organize all bookshelves & dust
- pull out all furniture, clean behind, under and inside – vacuuming where possible
- wash drapes
- wash walls
- de-clutter wherever possible
- vacuum floors (getting all carpets shampooed after the cleaning is done)
Let the CLEANING BEGIN!!
photo credit: rachel a. k.
Today we start with the den. I love the feeling of fall cleaning – starting the winter with a clean and decluttered house is so much fun! Granted our house is decoratively challenged, but at least it is fully and deeply cleaned for 1 week every 6 months!
So, what do YOU do for fall cleaning? Maybe you don’t do it, maybe you only do spring cleaning. Maybe you do deep cleaning on 1 room a month (we’ve done that too and will pick it up again once it is all clean). Share what YOU do to keep your home clean.