Autumn marks the beginning of cooler weather and the start of our self-imposed hibernation. Make your home worthy of long Netflix binges under the donna with a thorough, deep clean.
If you’re relying on your eyes to decide if your home is clean, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get busy. Dirt, harmful bacteria and deeply embedded dust is not only yuck, a home full of it won’t help you come out of flu season unscathed.
Autumn/Winter Cleaning Tips
1. Have a system!
The secret to cutting your cleaning routine in half starts with a system. We’ve developed a cleaning checklist worthy of Marie Kondo airtime. There’s no need to second guess what you should be focussing on with our weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly smart cleaning system. You can download it here for free!
The best way to protect yourself (and your family) is by ensuring your home is germ-free. Sure, most of us are handwashing aficionado’s (thanks COVID-19!) but this needs to carry through to your home.
Unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation when it comes to home hygiene. Don’t worry though, we’ve got you covered.
Start by removing all dirt and grime. Look in hard to reach places like behind furniture, in cupboards and especially, the bathroom and kitchen.
Once you’re happy with your spot-free abode, it’s time to disinfect. Here’s where the process generally falls over. Once you’ve applied your disinfectant, you should wait 30 seconds to a couple of minutes for the product to kill the germs. Always check the label to be sure.
Also? Wiping in circles, left to right, up to down or even in a star shape won’t affect the disinfectant. This is a myth. Providing you’ve waited the right amount of time, it really doesn’t matter how to spread the product.
As the temperature drops, you’ll be reaching for warmer bed linen, cosier clothing and couch blankets. Now is the time to rotate your soft furnishings in preparation for frosty mornings and cold evenings.
Wash all warmer blankets and bed linen if they’ve been sitting at the back of the cupboard for a while. They’ll likely be dusty and in need of a clean. Don’t forget to always choose natural laundry detergents as you don’t want to be absorbing and breathing nasty chemicals in your sleep!
Store your summer pieces in an airtight container after laundering them.
Pro tip: add a cloth with a couple of drops of your favourite essential oil to your stored pieces to help keep them fresh for the next season.
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