You spent summer opening your windows because you know that running the A/C constantly is not good for your health. Furthermore, you spent much time outside gardening, hiking, walking, and just enjoying the sunny weather while it lasted.

You cleaned your home in the spring to get rid of all the dirt, salt, and sand that your family tracked in.  Even if you did not spring clean, fall is the very best time to deep clean your home because you will have the windows closed most of the winter, and the dust and dirt will have a much harder time getting inside.  Your hours of hard work will be fruitful for much longer!

1. Better air quality

Getting rid of the dust on your blinds, behind your dresser, and in the nooks and crannies of your home can significantly increase your air quality.  When you walk into your home, you will notice that the fall cleaning you took hours to do has paid off since your home smells so much better.

When you dust, first take a dry cloth (microfiber works best) to remove dust.  Run it along each horizontal and vertical surface.  For example, when you dust your desk, don’t remove dust just from the surface.  Look at the sides and back, and you may be amazed and how much dust has accumulated.

Next, you will want to take a mild cleaner and spray down all surfaces you just dusted.  Let them sit for just a little while before you wipe clean, and you won’t need to use as much elbow grease.  Fall cleaning is as much about working smart as it is working hard.

After you clean, you can use these natural scents to make your home smell amazing and keep the air quality top notch!

2.  Less illness

Fall cleaning is necessary because people already have the sniffles.  Next time you go out in public, notice all the people coughing and sneezing.  If you really want a rude awakening, notice all the adults who do not cover their mouths.

As you are out in public, you are collecting all these germs and bringing them into your home.  Yes, these germs can make you ill.  However, you do have control because you can clean!

Here are a few areas you want to clean thoroughly:

  • Every door knob
  • Every light switch
  • Every faucet
  • Every cabinet handle/knob
  • Every keyboard
  • Every cell phone
  • Every chair
  • Every couch
  • Every bathroom wall
  • Walls by a trash can

In addition, you will want to launder the following:

  • Rugs, especially entryway rugs but also kitchen and bathroom rugs
  • All blankets
  • All shower curtains
  • All pillows

In addition, go here to learn more about keeping germs out of your home.

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3.  Less stress as the holidays draw near

Before you know it, Thanksgiving will be here.  After that, there is just over a month left until the New Year.

You will have much going on in your life that cannot be done ahead of time.  You can’t cook your Thanksgiving turkey ahead of time or make your mashed potatoes ahead of time.  What you can do is deep clean ahead of time, and you won’t be stressing about the cobwebs when your guests are ten minutes away.

In addition, a clean, organized home is one necessary component to having a stress-free home.  For more tips to reduce stress around the holidays, go here.

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