Who wants to spend the first of the nice weather of the year cooped up inside spring cleaning their home? I stopped spring cleaning years ago. In fact, I think it has been well over 10 years since I spring cleaned my home. Read on to find out what I do instead.
Stop Spring Cleaning! This Deep Cleaning Method Makes More Sense
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Deep clean your home in late fall and early winter instead. I have been doing this for at least a decade and I love it so much more than spring cleaning and here is why.
The beautiful weather has almost come to an end
In springtime the “nice weather season” where we live in Indiana is just beginning. After a few months of very cold weather, I want to get outside every chance I can. I don’t want to spend warmer days inside cleaning, I want to spend them outside enjoying the warmth of the sun.
However, by late fall the warmer weather is starting to disappear and my cabin fever from last winter has long since passed. I am ready to attack indoor home projects once again.
My home is sparkling clean for the holiday season
It seems odd to me that you would deep clean your home in spring when most social events you host after your done will probably be mostly outside. However, when you deep clean your home in late fall you home is at its cleanest just in time for the holiday season.
Living in the States I try to have my deep cleaning done by Thanksgiving in late November so that Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s festivities are all done in a home that has recently been deep cleaned.
My home gets a deep clean right before my family is going to start spending a lot more time in it
The new year is often followed by two months of extreme cold where we go outdoors as little as possible. When I deep clean my home in late fall, that means it is relatively clean when we are in it the most. If I deep cleaned it in spring we would be outdoors and would not enjoy my hard work nearly as much.
My Fall Cleaning Schedule
This post, How To Get Your Home Clean For The Holidays–Before The Christmas Rush, contains the schedule I use to deep clean our family home.
My Deep Cleaning Tools
- All-purpose cleaner
- Glass cleaner
- Dusting spray
- Tub and Tile Cleaner
- Super Washing Soda (my secret weapon for tough stuck on spots in shower stalls and walls)
- Toilet cleaner
- Dustpan and brush set
- Cleaning gloves
- Microfiber wet/dry mop
- Cleaning Cloths
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I Do Clean A Few Things In The Springtime
Each fall I drag the outdoor furniture indoors to the basement. In spring I place it outdoors again where I give it a good wash down.
Each spring I weed the flower beds and give the dirt a good turnover so they are ready for the annuals I buy each Mother’s Day weekend.
Outside of Windows
I can reach most of the downstairs windows from my front porch, those that I can’t I leave for my husband to do. Thanks to the style of our upstairs windows, the outsides are easy to clean from inside our home.
I like cleaning the windows in spring to make the most of the sunshine that the good weather brings. I do wash then again in fall.
Exterior Of Home
I don’t do this job, my husband does. He has a pressure washer and uses it every year to wash down the exterior of our home–at least what he can reach with the ladders he has.
Are you convinced? Will you switch to fall cleaning?
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