Fall is the perfect time to get every area of your home clean, cozy, and comfortable for the colder months and the holiday season. You can clean out the locations of your property that you might have neglected during the summer holidays. The climate during fall is more conducive to getting these tasks done, as you don't have to deal with the sweltering summer heat.
You can start by cleaning the outdoor and then the indoor areas of your home or hire a company for general cleaning if you feel you don’t have the inclination or time to handle everything yourself. On JunkRemoval, you will find companies offering services ranging from garden waste removal, appliance removal, and hot tub removal to tire removal, and more.
While it might seem daunting to get every area of your home clean all at once, you can space these tasks over a few days or weeks. You also have the option to rent a dumpster for a few days, discard unrequired things and then have the junk removal company haul away everything once you are done with your fall cleaning.
If you've neglected cleaning your home during summertime and not done more than clean all the visible dust and grime, you need to deep clean all the areas you have overlooked or ignored cleaning (this includes the cleaning tools). Move systematically through every space and room in your home and follow this checklist to ensure everything is thoroughly clean before winter sets in:
1. Kitchen & Bathrooms
Clean the kitchen grout
Clean the bathroom grout
Clean the insides of the dishwasher
Clean refrigerator coils (if applicable)
Clean under the refrigerator
Clean & condition the bathroom and kitchen cabinet wooden surfaces
Clean the oven
Wash and disinfect all garbage cans
Seal and/or polish your granite countertops
Refresh the bedding (comforters, pillows, etc.) that isn’t regularly washed
Vacuum & flip the mattresses
Place cold-weather linens on all the beds
Switch out all seasonal clothes
3. Living Areas
Vacuum all upholstered furniture
Vacuum under the upholstered furniture cushions
Polish wooden furniture
Wash artificial plants
Dust leaves of living plants
Wipe down your TV, computer, and other screens
Clean all remote controls and keyboards
Throughout the House
Wash all walls
Wash the windows, window sills, and channels
Clean the washer and dryer
Clean doorknobs, light-switch plates, and doors
Vacuum under the beds, couches, and all other furniture
Dust above all doors & door frames.
Spot-clean all carpets and rugs
Clean flooring underneath all your area rugs
Wash the curtains or have them professionally cleaned
Remove and rinse the window screens
Wash the vacuum cleaner filters
Clean all baseboards
Carry Out Seasonal Maintenance
Change the HVAC air filter
Replace fire alarm batteries
Condition all leather furniture
Dust ceiling fans and set them to anticlockwise, so the air circulates upwards
Sweep your chimney and/or have it inspected
Clean out the rain gutters
Check the weather stripping and replace it as required
Maintaining cleanliness in your home is also about de-cluttering various spaces, getting rid of the things you don't need or have use for. So, go through your attic, garage, and basement with a fine-toothed comb and contact a local Junk Removal company to handle trash removal for you. Look for an operator offering all-round services such as general cleaning, bicycle removal, carpet and rug removal, matters removal, furniture removal, and donation drop-offs.
These companies will help ensure that any items you don't need are either donated, recycled, or disposed of responsibly. On the JunkRemoval website, you will find many operators that provide various residential junk removal services. You can get quotes from multiple operators and then make your choice.