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Top 5 Fall Cleaning Tips You Need to Know

Now that summer activities are winding down, fall is a great time to clean up your home. Read on to learn the top fall cleaning tips.

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Like it or not, summer is over and it's officially pumpkin spice season. Before you know it, you'll be pulling out the Christmas decorations and prepping for the holidays.

As the weather cools down and the leaves start to fall, it's the perfect time to do some cleaning and prepare your home for the chilly months ahead.

If you need some help figuring out where to start with your fall cleaning routine, these five tips can help.

1. Clean Your Windows

During the spring and summer, it's common for a lot of dirt, pollen, dust, and other particulate matter to accumulate on your windows, blinds, and curtains.

The fall is the perfect time to clean these up and ensure the air inside your home is as

clean as can be.

Take down your blinds, curtains, or drapes and give them a thorough wash. Then, wash the windows themselves while you're at it. This way, when you open up the windows to catch a fall breeze, you won't have to worry about getting hit with months' worth of dust and dirt.

2. Clean Your Rain Gutters

It's also important to make cleaning your rain gutters a top priority when fall rolls around.

Once all the leaves have fallen, climb up on the roof (or hire a professional to do it for you) and get all of those leaves out of your gutters.

If you leave the leaves there all winter, it will be harder for rain and snow to flow properly through them. This, in turn, sets you up for broken or clogged gutters and potential roof damage.

3. Winterize Your Fridge

Whether you've invested in an expensive smart fridge or simply want to keep your old refrigerator up and running, winterizing is essential.

This will help you ensure your fridge runs efficiently. It can also help you save money on your power bill -- who doesn't want to cut costs when the holidays are looming?

Take some time to remove the kick plate and vacuum around the coils. It's easy for the coils to collect hair, dust, and debris throughout the year.

4. Rotate Your Mattress

The fall is a great time to rotate your mattress, too. Rotate your mattress 180 degrees to help minimize wear and prolong its lifespan.

After you've rotated it, sprinkle some baking soda on top. Let it sit for an hour, then

vacuum it up. This will get rid of any lingering odors.

5. Clean Your Outdoor Furniture

Finally, dedicate an afternoon to cleaning your outdoor furniture before you store it for

the winter.

Storing your furniture in a shed or garage will help prevent rain and snow damage. And, if you give it a thorough cleaning before you store it, you won't have to do as much work when you want to pull it out for your first spring barbecue.

When the Fall Cleaning is Done, It's Time to Upgrade

Once you've checked all these items off your fall cleaning list, you might want to consider upgrading your home. You've cleared out the clutter, why not bring in something new?

Whether you're in the market for a kitchen renovation or brand new floors, we can help.

Contact us at Milestone Design and Development today. We can't wait to start coming

up with the perfect new addition to your home!

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