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4 Good Reasons for Fall Cleaning + Thrive @ Home Link-Up

Ah, it’s that time of year again… The cool air nips the back of my neck, a parade of color crunches under my feet and all I want to do is stay inside and clean.

Wait a minute? What?

Ok, not really. What I truly want to do is spend the day outside, enjoying nature and taking in the lovely weather before it gets too cold to step out the door.

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While I am a big proponent of spending plenty of time outdoors during this season, I have to admit that I think Fall cleaning is very important. Maybe even more so than Spring cleaning. And here’s why…

Four Reasons to Deep Clean in Autumn

1, Clean up before you close up. Most dirt is tracked in during the Spring and Summer months. If you don’t give your house a good scrub before it gets too cold, you will be shut in with all the dust and grime for the entire Winter.

2. Prepare your home for the holiday season. If you host holiday parties or big family get-togethers, why not save your self some time later by doing a lot of the cleaning now? You will be less stressed and better able to enjoy being a hostess.

3. Protect your home. Autumn is also a great time to check smoke alarms and other safety equipment you have in your home to make sure everything is working properly. Your life may depend on it! Also, this is a good opportunity to make sure your house doesn’t become a home for bugs, mice and other critters for the Winter months.

4. Stay efficient. Routine repair and/or replacement of weather stripping, air filters and other energy-saving items is vital to keeping your utility bills down during the cold days ahead. Not to mention proper upkeep on many of these things will be a benefit to your health as well.

Are you convinced yet? I encourage you to set aside a day (or several days) to deep clean your house during this Autumn season.

Helpful Resources

If you don’t know what cleaning tasks to perform to get your home sparkling, Real Simple has a handy online checklist you can use.

If deep cleaning sounds daunting to you, perhaps you would benefit from a step-by-step guide at a slower pace to get your fall cleaning done. Check out 31 Days to a Clean by Sarah Mae for a month of daily tasks. (You can also get a Kindle version now.)

 

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About Jenni Mullinix

Jenni is a writer who passionately strives to encourage and equip Christian women to live for the glory of God by fulfilling their call in every season of life. She is happily married to the love of her life and delights in being a stay-at-home mama. She is fascinated with all things domestic and strives to live a life of Gospel-centered simplicity. In her free time, she enjoys deep conversations, decaf lattes and diving into a good book. Read more...

Comments

  1. This is really great and you’re right, so much better to do it now. I have a schedule that I am supposed to be following. Unfortunately, I am teaching myself how to make printables and doing other things on the computer for my blog and of course, I’m blogging every day for 31 days.

    So my deep cleaning has gone out the window. But you’re right, I always like to do it early so that I can enjoy the holidays. Thanks for the reminder.
    momstheword recently posted..31 Days Of Making Your Home Sing, Day 10: Help Your Home Put On Its Fall WardrobeMy Profile

    • I participated in the 31 days project last year. It was so much fun, but also a little stressful on the family, so I decided not to do it this year. I will have to check out your printables! I’m great at getting distracted and procrastinating on cleaning as well. ;-)

  2. Thanks for the party, Jenni. If all our belongings weren’t stashed in our friend’s garage, I’d get to cleaning right way. I love a good purge & moving is one of the best times to do it!
    Jelli recently posted..Pumpkin Scones with Maple Cream Cheese GlazeMy Profile

    • You are so right… It is one of the reasons I enjoy moving fairly often. It makes me declutter and learn to live with less! Thanks for your comment.

  3. Great information! Boy would my daughter love those purple socks!!
    Sylvia Phillips recently posted..It’s Really Fall!My Profile

  4. Thanks for the great post! I’m in the middle of my Fall Semi-Deep Cleaning. I now have my first floor completed… now on to my 2nd and 3rd floors. The basement will have to wait. (Perhaps my husband will tackle that!) You’re right, it’s such a relief to get it done before the holidays begin.
    I’m a new follower and would love for you to visit!
    Mary @ Woman to Woman recently posted..Those Precious MinutesMy Profile

  5. Visiting from Hearts4Home – I agree with your reasons for doing deep cleaning in the fall, maybe even more important than in the spring. Just makes a lot of sense – with the holidays coming up, etc. Enjoyed reading this!
    Cherry recently posted..The Goal of Prayer – {Heart Connect #8}My Profile

  6. I also agree with your reasons to deep clean in the fall. We definitely tracked in some dirt this summer. It was good to see you at Fellowship Friday.

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