It's that time of the year again! Time to prepare our homes for the cold months ahead. With a little attention to a few key areas, you can create a cosy cocoon that will make the cold season one to relish!
Clear the cobwebs
Most of us need to do a big clean once a year. However, if your home is in need of a deep clean, go over to our Spring Cleaning post hit the spaces you like or follow along room-by-room.
If you live in a house or have a balcony, fall is the time to tackle the outdoors. However, we promise, if you do these few indoor jobs, your home will be much less dusty by the end of winter.
Windows & Walls
- Vacuum cobwebs from ceilings
- Vacuum in and around windows
- Remove dust, leaves, bugs
- Vacuum insect screens
- Wash insect screens if necessary
- Install storm windows
- Clean walls and trim
- Use DIY wall cleaner for tricky spots
- Get into the corners!
DIY Wall Cleaner Recipe
Borax is a well-tested mineral ingredient that is very useful for cleaning but toxic if you eat it. Don't leave it out around kids or pets. It has been used safely for generations (was a very popular laundry aid back in the day). It's safe if you use it with caution: Use gloves, avoid breathing in the dust when mixing, don't get it in your eyes, etc.
You can use a melamine sponge but they are non-renewable chemical products. A natural sponge works just as well. Find something that has a bit of abrasion and will hold some of the Borax liquid
- Pick up rugs
- Air outdoors (if possible)
- Vacuum floors
- Pay special attention to corners
- Mop floors
- Scrub corners/skirting boards
- Use DIY magic cleaner on tricky spots
- Use DIY carpet cleaner
DIY Carpet Cleaner Recipe
What better way to welcome fall and the colder months than by filling the house with the smell of cinnamon, cloves, star anise? Time to put a pot of apple cider on the stove and get cosy!