Fall is definitely approaching, especially where I live. I spent the entire weekend feeling freezing cold. Want to know just how cold? On Saturday, people were lining the streets for a local parade wearing winter coats and sporting blankets on their laps. I LOVED it! Couple that with the background “music” of my husband’s football games, and I start getting the itch to clean and bake something cinnamon-y.
Organizing, clearing clutter and detailed cleaning make me happy. (I know I’m strange and probably the minority, but it really does.) And this weather is fabulous for it! So invigorating, isn’t it? Enough about the weather… let’s get down to the “business” of fall cleaning.
Now that you have decided which chores you can do on your own from the last post (remember to schedule these during your cleaning sessions) and have set appointments for the rest, you can get started on cleaning! There are lots of ways to deep clean. Some people like to do one thing (such as light fixtures or baseboards) in every room of the house, while others like to tackle one whole room at a time. I generally prefer the cleaning the room-by-room method because I like to see the results right away. It’s rewarding to see the big picture (i.e. an entire room finished), and the sense of accomplishment helps motivate me to do even more.
Let’s start with the kitchen, which seems to be the most trafficked gathering place during the holidays: