Get your home ready.
It’s almost upon us again, a few days and the summer is over. The kids go back to school and now is the time to start thinking about getting prepared for the longer nights and colder days.
It may seem like a daunting task to start with, after the lazy summer days (when it wasn’t raining, this is the UK after all) getting the house ready for the colder times can be a big effort but don’t get discouraged, proper organisation can make it much easier to tackle.
There are many websites showing you how to prepare your home and what you need to do to make your house Autumn / Winter ready, by all means do a “Google” search and print off a checklist, it will make life easier, I will add a couple of links at the end.
I will just give you some basic ideas to get you started and what I use to keep my home ready for the seasons.
Dusting. Grrrr! it’s never ending. You may not realise, but 70%+ of Household dust is made up of dead skin cells, so it is very much a never ending battle, you cause the dust you are cleaning. To at least minimise the dust laying around, I use E-Cloth Dusters and E-Cloth Dusting and Cleaning Wand The wand has a 2ft long head which is flexible so it can bend into all the hard to reach corners and gets behind radiators a treat. Don’t forget to dust the Skirting Boards and Ceilings.
The Fridge. Probably the most used appliance in the home. Getting ready for Autumn is the best time to take stock of the fridge. Firstly check the best before dates on the contents. It’s so easy to forget the half used mustard in the back or the tub of Garlic Mayo that you used once. Throw them out. Take out the shelves and give them a good clean too. I only use E-Cloth General Purpose Cloth for this, just use with water. Clean the refrigerator coil, dust or use a vacuum cleaner, don’t forget the drip pan underneath.
The whole point of all this, is to get your house ready for when you will have extended days and nights inside due to inclement weather and temperature. Each room will have it’s own challenges but importantly, don’t forget the outside.
HERE is a checklist that will help you get ready, just ignore what you don’t need.