If you love pumpkin then you probably love fall and having a clean house is even better going into this season. If you live in Cypress, TX, Spring, TX or Houston, TX you may not notice the immediate change until November. Fall is a great time for many holidays to celebrate and hey lots of pumpkins this and pumpkin that. But a damper on your fall can come from having a disorganized home that needs a good cleaning.
Here are some ways you can head off the fall season and enjoy it more.
Tackle the Fridge Inside
With many holidays coming up you will want to make sure the inside of your fridge gets a good cleaning. You will also want to make sure that you are organizing your drawers and shelves in the fridge. You will likely be cooking more and using your fridge a lot more than you did the rest of the year.
- Be sure you have unplugged your fridge
- First, empty your fridge and as you are doing this, throw away anything you that is expired. If you have not used something in six months or so get rid of that too.
- Next, take out your shelves and drawers and then clean the inside of the fridge with a disinfectant
- Be sure and use a separate rag for drawers that stored meat in them to avoid cross contamination
- Clean your freezer by removing any ice that is built up
- Clean your shelves and drawers and place back in your fridge
- Organized those shelves by fruits, vegetables, storage
- Use your side shelves for condiments and such
Now that your fridge is clean and ready to go you can find things more easily and be confident that your food is in a clean and neat area.
Inside of The Oven
If you don’t love a baked pumpkin pie you probably love a nice apple pie! It gets even better when you have a warm piece of pie with some cream or milk. You’ll want to make sure that you have a nice clean oven in your home to cook these pies.
There are a few ways to clean your oven but overall if you have a self-clean you can turn this on and follow your ovens direction.
Often time over that are sprayed with some water and turned on 400 for about 5 minutes will scrub out easily along with the racks. If you have more substantial build up, grab a can of oven cleaner and use those directions.
It is not as hard as you may think to get your oven cleaned up
Your Kitchen in General
Overall the kitchen will be used more than the rest of the home during fall because of the holidays and family gatherings. You will want to make sure you clean your baseboards, counter tops and inside the cabinets.
Guest’s can quickly draw on how clean they sense your cooking is from the cleanliness of your kitchen. Think about if you went out to eat. Then you toured the kitchen and saw it was dirty. How would you feel about what you have just eaten? So with a clean house you’ll make a better impression.
So keep up with your kitchen particularly the sink area as that is where most of your grime will build up. You will also want to give special attention to the top of the stove as well. You want to your family and your guests feeling good about the environment that their food has come from.
Fall is Not Fall Without Some Parties – Party Areas to Clean
Do you remember those holidays where you had that uncle that had too much to drink? Or perhaps that one aunt was a little too friendly with some friends. It happens. When you are entertaining you likely will have people in your kitchen and living room.
The living room should have a deep cleaning (you could always hire a maid service in Cypress TX or Spring, TX to help you). But if you have to do it yourself here how.
- Dust the top of your ceiling fans and top of your walls.
- Clean your blinds with a damp cloth
- Dust all furniture – by hand with damp cloth
- Vacuum last
Starting from top to bottom will ensure that you get all the dust and keep your living room in great shape. You should also remove excessive clutter and items from your living room so you guests can move around more easily.
Doing this will also make your home feel larger than it is and you guests will feel much better for it.
Consider Hiring a Pro
Well, it goes without saying that most of us would rather not clean out home. If you are short on time like many are around the holidays you may want to consider hiring a cleaning service to help you around the home.
Many get every two weeks around the holiday and some bump up to every week for their services. They love having the support of a residential housekeeper. We often suggest a deep clean once per quarter so considering starting with that service and you can add-on later.
Many home cleaners in the Houston area offer to add on the fridge and inside of the oven as well as cater to your customized needs. With all that you are focused on this may be a great option for you to save time and have more fun drinking some delicious holidays treats.
Fall can be somewhat magical and if you live anywhere in the Houston it is like the perfect summer. You can get ready to enjoy it with the help of a home cleaning service from Houston or do it yourself. Either ways that you go don’t stress out.
Just be sure and take a little time back to enjoy those special moments that fall brings to the heart! Oh and do have a slice of pumpkin pie.