fall cleaning

You have most likely heard the term spring cleaning but have you ever thought of tackling some fall cleaning in your home?  Why Not?!  A change of season is a great time to clean things around your home and get ready for a fresh new start, whether you plan to continue to live in your home for a while longer or you plan to put in on the market right away.  Let’s take a look at a few ways to delve into fall cleaning.

  • De-cluttering your home is a great way to make it feel fresh and new and to have those who come into your home like what they see.  A great way to make all things new inside of your home is to have a swap with your friends.   Invite a few of your friends over to your home and let them look through all of the stuff you plan to get rid of, then have them go back to their own homes and bring over a few of their things they may want to get rid of and then swap stuff.  This is a fun and easy way to make your home feel fresh and new.  The items you receive from your friends may not be new but they will be new to you and that is the next best thing.
  • One way to start fresh this fall doesn’t involve your home as much as it does your finances.  If you have recently gotten behind on the bills, fall is a great time to start fresh and catch up on a few of those bills.  If you take the time to do this you might possibly be able to go into the New Year ahead of the game instead of always playing catch up. 
  • Another great way to tackle some fall cleaning  is to get down and dirty by cleaning such things in your home as baseboards and window sills.  These places tend to collect quite a bit of dust throughout the year because they typically don’t get a lot of attention paid to them.  Add these types of jobs to your fall cleaning list and you will be less likely to forget to do them. 

Keep in mind that once fall is over the holidays are right around the corner.  Won’t it be nice to have your home spic and span before all the hustle and bustle begins?!  

Information courtesy of Tampa Realtor Linda Nowicke.