Ready For Fall: 5 Ways to Prep for the Fall Season
Transitioning from season to season means tackling some potentially neglected areas of your home. Since there’s so much to do to transition from summer, this blog is Part 1 in a two-part series on preparing your home for fall and doing fall clean up. So, keep enjoying that summer heat but get a jump on the new season headed your way. Check out our list of 5 ways you can prepare your home for the fall clean up!
1. Organize closets to make room for fall clothing.
Donate anything that’s dated, doesn’t fit or hasn’t been worn. If there are clothing items that are worn out or at the end of their life, check your area for local textile recycling options. Finally, store your summer clothes in totes or breathable storage bags so that you can easily tuck them away until next year.
2. Clean the car inside and out.
Get your car ready for fall by using a good soap to wash off the last of that summer pollen and dust. Clean out the wheels with a soapy sponge and hose. Pull out the floor mats and give them a good scrub. Dry them in a sunny spot while you vacuum the seats and floor. Don’t forget to wipe down the steering wheel, gear shift, and all the buttons and vents on the dash!
3. Tidy up entryways and entrances.
Clean or replace the inside and outside doormats. Keeping these in good shape will help your floors stay cleaner this fall season. If you have any plastic shoe trays or shoe racks, give them a quick wash outside. Clear out any items that are no longer in use, such as summer footwear or any items that were mislaid after your last beach trip!
4. Take stock of cleaning items.
Add to, replace or discard items that are broken or worn out. This could include dusters, cleaning cloths, squeegees, mop heads or any other items that you used a lot during your summer tidy-ups. If you use any special cleaning supplies during the fall season, now is the time to pick them up.
5. Inspect and clean your windows and doors.
As the fall weather sets in, be sure to check weatherproofing on doors and windows. You should make repairs as necessary. Now is also a great time for you to inspect storm windows if you have them. Check out our tips for cleaning up summer pollen and give the windows and screens one more good clean before summer’s end.
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