Spring cleaning gets all of the attention, but fall cleaning just might be more important to me. We travel a lot in the summer, and I tend to let chores slide. Add that to the thought of upcoming holiday parties or dinners, and I want my house sparkling from top to bottom. Does it always happen? No, but I like to try.
Southern Hemisphere: I know it's Spring for you, so check out my Spring Cleaning checklist if you'd like, and a collection of Spring Cleaning Pinterest boards to follow, here.
Northern Hemisphere: are you ready for a fall cleaning game plan? Let's get started.
Decide when you want to start. Make time for this project. Choose a time when you have some free time on the weekends, or your days/evenings are a little less busy.
2. Length of Time
Decide if you're looking to tackle this whole thing in a week (or very ambitious weekend), or if you'd prefer to do one cleaning project a day, for 30 days. Print off your printable room-by-room or task-by-task fall cleaning checklist HERE.
3. What Do You Need?
Look over the cleaning supply list on your printable, HERE. Buy what you need before you get started on the cleaning tasks.
4. Do It Yourself
Make any cleaning supplies you plan to DIY. Read about cleaning with baking soda and vinegar HERE, and find out how to clean with lemons HERE.
5. Keep That Just-Cleaned Feeling Alive
After all of your cleaning, keep your rooms smelling fresh with DIY options such as homemade reed diffusers HERE; Peppermint and Vanilla room spray HERE; Apple Clove Pomanders HERE; or easy stove-top scents HERE.
6. Keep It Up
Want to stay on a doable house cleaning schedule over the next few weeks/months to come? HERE is an ultimate cleaning schedule, along with a custom house cleaning printable to fit your own needs.
7. Mindful Living
Finally, if you find yourself in an endless cycle of decluttering, consider a change in lifestyle. This is something that I need to work on myself, so I'm not being preachy here. Living a more sustainable lifestyle, or a more mindful lifestyle, can go a long way towards keeping a home clean. Read what contributor Margie of Simple, Faithful, Open has to say about this shift in living; or consider Beginner Homesteading Tips from This Original Organic Life.
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