Spring Cleaning in the Fall

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Real Estate Agent with Watermark Realty 995684830

 

Bring Winter Linens out of Storage

Leaves turning and falling signal important tasks for your home and garden. Make sure your spaces are ready for a long winter's nap. It's easy to do with these simple homekeeping reminders.

If you like cozy beds, change from light cotton sheets to all-cotton flannel and swap your lightweight bedspread to a heavier duvet.

 

 

Polish Metal

Copper, brass, and silver pieces add warmth and elegance to any room. Over time, tarnish is inevitable—but it’s easy to polish away. Follow a few simple tips to keep these metals looking their most lustrous.

 

 

Dust Ceilings, Walls, and Baseboards

It's a good time to banish summer dust buildup. Use your vacuum's long brush attachment on ceilings, walls, baseboards, and woodwork.

 

 

Vacuum Upolstery Weekly

Removing dust from furniture will keep it looking its best. Use an upholstery attachment. Protect delicate upholstery by vacuuming through a screen to prevent the fabric from being sucked into the nozzle.

 

 

Organize Vacation Photos

Relive your favorite summer memories by taking a day to organize photos from the past few months. Then, evaluate older albums to make sure they're in good shape.

 

 

Update Window Treatments

Switching summer's lightweight curtains for heavier drapes keeps out drafts and sets an elegant tone more appropriate for fall.

 

Winterize Garden

Cleaning up and preparing your garden for a freeze will promote its health in the spring.

 

Remove Winter Clothes from Storage

Pack up summer clothes and linens, and replace them with cool-season items.

 

Clean Chimneys

A chimney sweep will ensure the chimney is free of creosote (a residue that builds up on the chimney's inner walls and can cause fires), as well as soot and other debris.

 

Audit Pantry

Replace spices that are more than six months old or no longer fragrant, and stock up on staples such as flour and sugar.

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Tracie,

Great advice, and I like that you brought it up.  Wishing you a great week.  A

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A good cleaning at any time is a great idea.

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