Autumn is a time to enjoy the changing colors of life. The season brings the change in weather, which means the outside world is getting cooler, the days are shorter, and the nights are longer. It's a time for fresh thinking, new beginnings, and stepping into a fresh start!
Autumn is a great time to do a deep clean. It's the time of year when you can get into the nitty-gritty of your home and get rid of those old bits and bobs you never use anymore.
Autumn cleaning is also an excellent opportunity to get rid of things that are no longer needed or may be damaging your indoor air quality.
The best thing about autumn cleaning is that it's something that you can do without even thinking about it! But, of course, if you think about it, it probably won't happen until sometime in January at the earliest.
You should know why you are considering doing an autumn deep clean.
Reasons to Do an Autumn Deep Clean
Autumn deep cleans are a great way to renew your home, tackle clutter, and eliminate any old winter drags that have been collecting dust over the last few months - like those winter coats from last year!
When you're ready for an autumn deep clean, here are three reasons why you should do one:
1. Fresh thinking
Autumn is a great time to prepare your home for winter, but it's also a great time to get fresh thinking about what you want next year. Autumn inspires us to dream big, and when we dream big, we tend to think differently about our homes and how they function. Many things can be done in the autumn months that will help you organize your life and make it run more smoothly in the months ahead.
Winter is an ideal environment for germs to thrive because of the lack of warm moist air. Bacterial growth will pollute the air, causing breathing problems. Try to open windows as much as possible to freshen the polluted air.
Choose a well-ventilated room if you dry your clothes indoors and use radiators. Drying clothes on a radiator in a closed room can cause unwanted humidity in the air. Unwanted moisture in closed rooms makes it easy for mold and bacteria to grow.
So, it's important that you consider how germ-free and healthy you want your home to be in the coming seasons. Make a list of all the things that need to be done and then prioritize them based on their importance (and how long they will take).
2. Winter wipe down
A good deep clean will always come in handy if you have pets or live with children who like to put toys everywhere. Autumn is warm enough that you'll have time for this task. This leaves you free to spend that time outside enjoying nature instead of inside cleaning up messes and scrubbing floors!
The benefits of doing autumn deep clean extend beyond simply making your home feel more welcoming when you walk in through the door; there are other benefits too!
For example, did you know that if you've spent time cleaning up after pets in the winter months, their urine will evaporate much faster than it would if left untreated?
It will be pretty difficult if you leave the stains for a few weeks and then try to clean them. However, you can remove urine stains from your carpet much faster than this.
It's also a good idea to give all your floors a good wipe down with an antibacterial cleaner. This will help prevent germs from spreading around the house.
3. For furniture and fabrics mites
Furniture and fabrics can get covered in dust and dirt, which can lead to mite infestations. Mites are tiny insects that like to live on fabrics and furniture. They eat fabric fibers, so you can see them in mattresses, curtains, carpets, and upholstery. Mites can cause allergies and asthma symptoms, so keeping them at bay is important!
If you haven't noticed yet, mites are everywhere — from your bed sheets to the couch cushions where cats sleep. They prefer warm temperatures and moist environments, which makes them perfect for our homes during this time of year.
And if you've ever seen one of these critters crawling around on a blanket or couch cushion, chances are they came from somewhere else — like your couch or mattress coverings!
To stop the mite infestation, you need to use an anti-mite spray or treatment as soon as possible after cleaning up the area where you found the pests.
4. To avoid bed bug bites
Bed bugs have been making their way into homes across the U.S, especially since infestations spread to new areas with warmer climates and higher humidity levels in recent years.
Bed bugs are increasingly common in autumn as they look for a place to overwinter and lay eggs. They're also more active in autumn as they adapt their behavior to the cooler outside temperatures. They seek out warm places like your bed or sofa for shelter from the cold weather outside.
If you have bed bugs, you'll need to deal with them before they get into your home again next year. A regular cleaning regimen can help prevent this from happening in your home in the fall. You should remove any fecal matter or other contaminants that may attract pests.
5. To boost your productivity
The autumn weather is perfect for preparing your home to host the winter months. You can do more, as you are fresh and clean from the outside and inside.
If you are a busy person who is always on the run, cleaning your home in autumn can help you to get more organized and focus on your work. This is because autumn is the time when the environment changes, and it often feels like you are in a different place than where you live.
However, deep cleaning your home can help you to feel at home again, which will help you to feel productive and motivated.
6. Fresh smell
When the air is dry and crisp, it can be quite unpleasant to breathe in the dust and dirt we find around our homes. If you want to keep your home smelling fresh, clean up its interior and exterior during the autumn months.
During the autumn months, many people like to use scented candles and air fresheners because it gives them a pleasant scent throughout the house.
However, if you have pets or children, using artificial scents indoors can make their lives difficult. In addition, they may have allergies or asthma attacks because of the strong smells around them all day.
By having deep cleanings throughout the autumn, you will be able to keep your house smelling fresh and inviting for everyone who enters it.
This way, they will not have any complaints about their environment or health conditions as they enter your home daily!
How Often Should You Be Deep Cleaning Your House?
How often you deep clean your home will likely vary based on the size of your home, the number of pets you have, and the general level of activity. But regardless, it's important to let your home breathe from time to time in order to remove allergens, dust, pet hair, and grime.
And if you do it in autumn or spring, you'll enjoy a deep clean along with all the benefits of bringing in a new season. Overall some homeowners perform a deep clean of their homes once or twice a year.
Autumn cleaning makes your home run smoother and a more comfortable environment for you and your family. When you deep clean, you remove all of the mess and "stuff" that accumulates around your home, making your life easier. As you can see, there are plenty of good reasons why you should be deep cleaning your home.
But it's one thing to know why you should be, but another to actually get started. A good deep clean in autumn can set you up for success during the busy holiday season that is sure to come. To that end, here are some tips and tricks to ensure that your home remains clean and fresh all year long.
Last updated on February 24th, 2024