With temperatures cooling off outside, it's time to start preppin' your home for fall! Before you do, check out our top 8 tips for Fall Cleanup!
1. Listen to music!Listening to your favorite music will help lighten the mood (it especially helps if you dance a little while you clean but don't worry, we won't judge you if you do).
2. Keep a schedule + make a list!There is A LOT satisfaction of making a list and crossing things off as you complete the task. Keep a notebook handy and write down the area or places you want to tackle and when. Once you're done, cross it off and BOOM! Task, done.
3. Use some TECH!
If you're not the notebook type, this is 2018 so... use some TECH! Use whichever digital assistant you prefer (i.e., Siri, Alexa, Google, etc) and set up weekly cleaning reminders.
*Hey Siri, remind me to clean the bathroom on Saturday morning at 10:30am*
4. Know the difference between weekly and monthly chores!Sometimes you need to clean an area that takes a little more time. Delegate these tasks to monthly cleaning (especially for an area in your home that isnt a high traffic area). Shift the things that need more attention to weekly tasks instead (such as bathroom, kitchen, etc).
5. Divide and conquer!Include the whole family with your cleanup! Delegate certain tasks to family members and rotate the tasks every few weeks to keep your family on their toes. Rotating the tasks also shows them how to keep the whole house clean!
6. Invest in the right tools!
Make sure to work smarter, not harder. If you're cleaning window blinds, you probably shouldn't be using a broom. We know this sounds ridiculous but investing in the right tools will make your cleaning tasks exponentially easier.
7. Chill out!
An area people always forget to clean is their fridge! Our fridges store everything, so why not devote some cleaning time to it? Remove everything and wipe down shelves, doorways and gaskets to ensure your fridge is keeping everything cool.
8. Know when to replace!
Another mistake people make is not replacing refills, sponges, gloves, or dish brushes. Your cleaning is only as good as the tool you're using to clean, so if a refill is on its last legs... replace it! Don't clean things with tools past their prime as it will cause you to have to clean twice (and thats not nice).