Summer has come to an end, which means it’s time for some end-of-season cleaning. With fall weather settling in, it’s important to take some time to declutter and prepare your home for the cooler months ahead. In this blog post, we will discuss the top five end-of-summer cleaning tasks you don’t want to miss.
End-of-Summer Cleaning: Deep Clean Your Outdoor Furniture
Summer takes a toll on your patio furniture, and it’s time to clean it before the cool weather really gets here. Begin by wiping down all surfaces with a cleaning solution and a sponge. Pay extra attention to any spots with stains or discoloration. You can use a coat of rust-resistant spray paint for metal furniture to prevent rusting during the wetter months. Add additional coats of stain or sealant to wooden furniture and clean plastic or wicker furniture with a disinfectant spray to help prevent mold, algae, and mildew buildup.
Wash Your Windows
Yard work, insects, and summer storms can leave your windows dusty and dirty. Start by dusting off the windowsills and surfaces, then use a liquid cleaner to soak and scrub the windows, and wipe with a microfiber cloth to avoid leaving streaks. Spray the exterior of your windows with a garden hose to remove caked-on dirt or debris, then follow up with a window cleaner and a microfiber cloth to make your windows shine.
Clean Out Your Gutters
After the summer storms, your gutters may be clogged with leaves, twigs, and debris. Clearing the gutters will help prevent water from overflowing, which leads to water damage to your roof and foundation. Take safety precautions while working on a ladder to avoid injury or property damage while you’re working.
Declutter Your Wardrobe
The end of summer is a great time to exchange summer clothes for your fall wardrobe, but don’t pack up items you no longer wear or need. Take this opportunity to assess your summer clothes and donate, sell, or discard any items that no longer serve you.
Deep Clean Your Carpets During End-of-Summer Cleaning
Summer activities bring in a lot of dirt, which leaves your carpets looking dingy over time. Rent a carpet cleaning machine to deep clean all the carpets in your home or, if you have room in the budget, pay a professional carpet cleaning service to come out and get your carpets looking new again.
These five end-of-summer cleaning tasks will help you prepare for cooler weather and give you a fresh start for the new season. Now that summer’s over take some time to declutter and clean your home indoors and outdoors. You’ll be ready for autumn and the cozy months ahead by completing these tasks.