The beginning of a new season is
a great time to do some cleaning on those, questionably clean places. Fall has
come to Florida, so open up your windows, and get to work!
Washing all your windows, they say it’s best to wait for a cloudy day so you
can see the streaks. Use store-bought glass cleaner or make your own. Some
of the concoctions I’ve heard of over the years are – mix water with a squirt
of dish washing liquid or one part vinegar and two parts water. Also use a
newspaper instead of the rag (streaks). You probably want to use gloves though,
so the ink doesn’t get on your hands
Window blinds can be wiped down with a microfiber cloth you can also try using
your vacuum if you have a brush attachment.
Window treatments are another story. Some can be vacuumed only, some can be
washed but most of them probably need a professional cleaner- hopefully you can
still read the direction label!
Wash walls down some or vacuum in the corners and baseboards for cobwebs or
maybe you need a new paint job..
It’s time to dust your ceiling mounted light fixtures and fans thoroughly
Wipe down your kitchen cabinets, replace any ripped drawer liners that are
ripped, it’s also time to go through all your contents and decide what you want
to keep and what you want to donate. Reorganize the items that you’re keeping.
Move your refrigerator out and gently vacuum the coils behind or underneath.
Do the same with your closet. Donate clothes that you haven’t worn for over two
years. Time to dust off the boots and bring out all the clothes for the cooler
We’re coming up on when the time change so now’s a good time to make sure your
smoke detectors have new batteries
– Your furnace filter should be changed regularly but if you haven’t replaced your filter in the past three months – Do it replace it now!
– Inspect the weather-stripping on the doors and windows
It’s a good time to check and clean your gutters and downspouts if you have
any. Also since the weather is cooling down your yard and your bushes should be
in top shape
Drain any and all garden hoses and store, the office will shut off the
Your patio furniture should get a good cleaning at least once a year.
Living in Florida we don’t have to store unless you want to