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.
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