While Fall isn’t my favorite season it does have some organized benefits. As we turn the corner on Halloween this week, it’s those Fall cleaning tasks I dislike so much that give me a clean slate for the holidays. And for someone like me, it’s those holidays that make this time of year so special. They make me want to gather friends and family, both spur of the moment and planned, to enjoy the fellowship and love that blesses us all.
If you are working Your 12 Month Organizing Plan, Fall cleaning tasks are next step in your year long journey to tackle one organizing focus each month. This plan is designed to follow what you are naturally thinking about right now so when it comes to October, it’s all about getting our home ready for what’s coming next. Here are my tips to help you navigate your Fall cleaning tasks too!
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I don’t love the cleaning thing ~ not inside, not outside. And I especially don’t like it when its just really dirty and you don’t have a choice but to clean it. Think a nasty covering of cobwebs, the spiders who make them, and the pine straw that gets stuck in all that muck. So Fall is the perfect time to share a quick refresher course in how to clean windows.
Do you ever look at your carpets and think “Oh man that’s so gross! I wish I could get it cleaner.” I admit carpet cleaning isn’t exactly an exciting topic ~ I mean its cleaning ~ enough said! But if you are a busy Mom, you know its totally necessary so time to get your carpets cleaned before the holidays begin!
Because I’m always thinking ahead, once I pull down those Halloween decorations it will be time to decorate and entertain for the next round of holidays. So if I get a jump start on cleaning baseboards now, they won’t be nearly as hard to manage for the coming months. At least that’s what I tell myself!
The reality is you can’t get through the entire year saving all your cleaning for the Spring. And while I’m the last one to choose to clean I’m the first one to be so glad I did. At this busy time of year, it only benefits me to get out ahead of some of seasonal Fall cleaning tasks and tackle them before the rest of the holidays take over my days. Tell me…
What Fall cleaning tasks are on your holiday to do list right now?
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Happy cleaning (I know ~ I KNOW!!!) and thanks so much for stopping by ~ we’ll see you next time!