Amy’s Cleaner’s Blog: Late “Fall Cleaning” – A Better Time To Clean Than Spring!
Holiday time is right around the corner. It’s already the end of November and you never got around to your fall cleaning – not yet anyway – and time is running out. For that matter, you never did spring cleaning either. Your thoughts are pre-occupied with the upcoming holidays and the preparations you need to make along with the warm thoughts of visiting with friends and relatives. You don’t have time to think about cleaning your windows and dusting baseboards.
While spring is generally the time that people associate with cleaning, it’s not too late to have a thorough cleaning done. Let’s face it: if your mother-in-law is coming over, it doesn’t matter what time of year it is, you need your house meticulously cleaned.
You will be delighted to know that you will actually get more from a thorough cleaning now than if the cleaning were done in the spring. Fall is by far the best time to clean. The concept of spring cleaning came about during the times when homes were closed up as tightly as they could be for winter, and sources of heating were dirty fuels such as coal, wood, and oil – all of which left soot and other residue covering in the home. Back in the day, it made sense to clean the rugs, bedding and draperies by taking them outside to beat them ridding them of the soot and ash that accumulated over the winter. This had to be done when the weather was nice so the items could be washed and hung to dry. Once that was done, the walls, ceilings and floors would be washed from top to bottom; and lastly the windows were cleaned. Hence spring cleaning…
Even though most of us do not heat our homes like our ancestors, in this area of the country our homes are closed up tightly for the winter, and most people assume the springtime is the best time to do a thorough, deep clean. Unfortunately, as soon as that spring cleaning is finished, the windows and doors are opened more frequently in the spring to let in all that wonderful smelling fresh air and this also allows pollen, dust and dirt to enter the home as well.
So you are in luck! The best time to do a thorough, deep cleaning of your home is now – before the holidays so that your home is a warm, sparkling welcome to its visitors. Your cleaning will last much longer, and you get the added benefit of having your home holiday-ready.
Most people want to spend more time with friends and family at this time of the year but find themselves having less time to do so because of the pressures of the holidays. If, like most people, you find yourself needing some extra help, ease some of your burden by calling Alexandria Domestic Services and we will “fall-clean” your home and get it ready for all your holiday guests. That is one item you can cross off your “To-Do” list. Alexandria Domestic Services will take care of everything for you and make you the envy of all your friends. Even your mother-in-law will be impressed!
Till next time… Amy