There is something deeply therapeutic about opening the windows and cleaning out a season's worth of dust and stale air every spring. Spring cleaning has the ability to help you shake off the winter doldrums and prepare for a new season of growth and outdoor excitement. Despite the misleading name, spring cleaning shouldn't only happen in the spring. Your home will also benefit from a deep clean in the Autumn as you prepare for the winter months.
Prepare for A Cold Winter Indoors
Think about it this way - your home will be shut up with the same air for the next 3 or 4 months. You aren't likely to open the windows in the winter, which means your furnace will recirculate the same stale air. If you don't clean your house prior to shutting it up for the winter months, that air will be full of everything from mould spores to accumulated dust.
Poor indoor air quality can pose serious health concerns for people with asthma or other respiratory conditions. It can also make it harder to keep your home clean during the winter months. Instead of feeling miserable and living in a dirty house throughout the coldest and most difficult season of the year, it makes a lot more sense to prep your house for the winter months by deep cleaning and getting everything ready for the cooler months.
Get Your Mind and Home Ready for the Festivities
As the Autumn season progresses, temperatures drop and thoughts begin to turn to the impending festivities. Whether you host a huge New Year's Day party, have family over for Boxing Day, or prepare a dinner over Christmas, you don't want to add deep cleaning your house to your long list of what you must handle as a host. Taking the time to carefully clean your home during Autumn ensures that you will only need to do basic maintenance cleaning before your Christmas gathering.
Cleaning your house in the Autumn can also help you mentally prepare for the months ahead. You can get rid of old items, making space in your home for potential gifts over the Christmas period. You will also feel a sense of relief knowing that you won't have to stare at accumulated grime or dust during those long winter months when you stay home to avoid the cold.
Cleaning Now Reduces the Risk of an Infestation
You aren't the only one who will want to hide out indoors during the chilly months. Rats, mice, insects, and other pests will be looking for a place to call home. Your home currently has at least a summer's worth of crumbs and dropped food that could appeal to potential pests. Cleaning it out now will help reduce the potential risk of your home doing double duty by offering shelter to unwanted guests.
Devoting a week to Autumn cleaning is a brilliant idea. Not only will it make your experience indoors over the winter cleaner and less stressful, but it will also reduce the amount of deep cleaning required in the spring. Adding Autumn cleaning to your annual schedule helps ensure that your home remains inviting and comfortable all year long.
More than 31% of Brits spend 10 hours a week cleaning their homes. Whether vacuuming, scrubbing bathrooms or polishing your furniture, cleaning is a time-consuming chore and could be done faster with better gadgets and devices. With almost 25% of UK residents owning at least one smart home device according to ELS Solutions, cleaning houses can become more efficient. As homes get connected, the house itself will do the bulk of the cleaning for you.
Smart Appliances That Cut Cleaning Time
There are many household chores that the Brits don’t like to do according to an Anglian Home Improvement poll. These include cleaning the oven, toilet, barbecue, grill, bath, and the cat litter. Ironing, vacuuming, mopping & steaming floors, cleaning mirrors and garden furniture also rank high on the list of ‘most hated household jobs.’ The good news is that there are smart appliances that can already do some of these jobs for you.
For example, robot cleaners are doing a brilliant job of hoovering floors and carpets. There’s also the robot mop that mops hardwood floors and tiles. Even windows get their own androids complete with a remote control so you don’t have to climb on ladders or perch on stools to clean hard to reach places. If you don’t like cleaning dog poop, get a self-cleaning potty for dogs under 25 pounds. It automatically wraps and seals your dog’s excrement and the pads absorb their urine. A self-cleaning litter box will also save you time from tidying up after your feline friends. It separates the clean littler from the poop and will put it in a carbon-filtered drawer.
Internet of Things (IoT) Will Play a Big Role
Reducing the burden of cleaning relies on purchasing intelligent home devices and appliances. However, controlling and synchronising these machines will optimise efficiency further. Using a secure home network, you can programme when your vacuum cleaner will do its job followed by mopping. Window cleaning can be done at the same time whilst your dishwasher runs a full load. There are also self-cleaning ovens that you can control saving you the hassle of doing this cumbersome chore. IoT devices let you even adjust when urinals should self-clean with a special toilet bowl cleaning system.
Maintenance Tasks Simplified
As devices communicate with each other, data that is gathered by your machines provides info on your energy or water consumption and also allow you to detect when a potential malfunction will occur. For example, sensors will tell you when your smart appliances need to be serviced and if they break down, a list of repair shops will be provided or even the troubleshooting department of the shop where you bought it from will be suggested. In short, IoT gadgets in your home not only coordinate cleaning chores but also provide a global picture of the situation with the overall objective of making living in smart homes easier and comfortable.
Smart devices and appliances, as well as innovative tools, assist in scaling down household chores. They make cleaning faster, easier and maybe, even fun. With the Internet of Things (IoT), the process of cleaning homes is well orchestrated, all you need to do is kick back your shoes and tell Alexa to switch on your favourite sitcom.
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