5 Fall Cleaning Tips To Get Your House Ready For Winter

fall cleaning tips

The fall season is upon us.

This means the leaves are falling, the days are shorter and holiday get-togethers are just around the corner. Even experts say that doing a thorough autumn clean around your house can be a great preventative measure against the winter flu. What better way to welcome the new season than to do a little cleaning?  


5 Fall Cleaning Tips

We recommend that you follow a cleaning schedule to keep a clean and safe house throughout the year. It’s important to remember that during the fall season, you’re preparing for guests and the cold season. This means you will want to focus primarily on rooms that are used for entertaining your guests such as the living room, dining area, kitchen, and guest bathroom. Here are 5 easy cleaning tips to get your home holiday ready:


1. Winter Wipe Down

This will help keep germs and bacteria at bay during the chilling winter months. Be sure to use a product that’s anti-bacterial. Focus on areas in your home that are frequently used such as door knobs, telephones, and remote controls.


2. Floors and Fabric

Keep your floors and fabric fresh and clean. Fabric and carpet areas are a hotbed for mites and bacteria. Ensure that your vacuum is working properly and take those curtains over to the dry cleaner to prevent those nasty germs from spreading around the house.


3. Garbage

Keep the garbage bin empty. Your guests may be feeling a little sniffly this holiday season. These bins are a wonderful breeding hub for germs. Go the extra mile by keeping those garbage bins tissue free. Be sure to wear gloves when taking the garbage out as well.


4. Clear the Air

It might feel tempting to want to keep every window and door shut tight but sometimes the air indoors can be more polluted than the air outside. When weather permits, keep your windows open for a few minutes to keep fresh air circulating through your home.


5. Check your Chimney

Professional chimney cleaners get quite busy during the winters months. Get ahead of the game by having them cleaned during the fall. This will ensure that the chimney is safe to use and that unwanted particles will not enter our home.


Cleaning during the fall is the perfect time to get your home in tip-top shape for the holiday season. Not only will it look clean but it will feel safe. Regardless, you can go into the holiday season knowing that you have covered all of your bases using these simple fall cleaning tips.


If fall cleaning isn’t for you, have Hollister House Cleaning come and get your house ready for winter. Call now!