While most people think of deep cleaning in the spring, it is every bit as important in the Fall. As we move towards flu season, it is important to sanitize your home to reduce the spread of germs, keeping your family healthier. Here are 5 tasks we suggest tackling this Fall.

  1. Check & Clean Your Smoke Detectors

While this isn’t a typical cleaning task, it is very important to regularly check the smoke and carbon detectors in your home. We recommend am minimum you check them at the start of each season. If you haven’t done this before, here is a quick overview of what to look for.

  1. Clean and Rotate Your Mattresses

Every few months is a good time to rotate your mattress. A simple rotation can help to eliminate dips in the mattress. If you have a standard mattress you should flip it over while a pillow top should be rotated 180 degrees. After you adjust the mattress, use a natural cleaner like baking soda to deodorize. Simply sprinkle some on and vacuum it up after about 15 minutes.


  1. Clean your Carpets

To extend the life of your carpet it is recommended that you clean it at least once per year. We often opt for twice per year. Once in the fall and once after the spring rainy season is over. There are several effective natural cleaning products for your carpet so we recommend avoiding harsh detergents or chemicals.


  1. Vacuum Your Upholstery

It is easy for a haze of dust to go unnoticed on your furniture. Take some time this fall to vacuum all of your upholstered furniture. Be sure to clean both sides of the cushions and the back of the couch as well.


  1. Clean Out Your Cabinets

The holidays are just around the corner and that means stocking up on your families’ favorite foods. Before you pack your cabinets or pantry, take some time to remove any outdated items while wiping down the shelves.