Everyone has heard of spring cleaning in the past. However there are only a few families that have a Fall cleaning schedule. The Fall season is really a great time to clean out the house of all the summer items that have been left around the house. The kids are back in school by this time, and the house is still usually full of all the beach gear, and other summer items. Take the time to store all of the summer gear away will help to make room for all of the Fall stuff that you will need to have out, and available.
Storage bins work great to put all of the summer gear. Be sure to label the storage bins so that you will be able to find all of the items you need during next summer. This is also a good time to give you home a new Fall look. What I have often found to be fun is rearrange your furniture in your living room, and put up some Fall colored curtains. By rearranging the furniture you will be able to clean behind, and around things that you may not have gotten to during the summer months. Also by changing the curtains, and taking the blinds down, you can give your home a really full cleaning. Soak the blinds for a bit in some bleach to really help remove all of the dust from the curtains.
When it comes to the couch, and the rest of the furniture this is a good time to give them a good vacuum, and cleaning. You should be able to find some upholstery clearer at your local store. Follow the directions on the upholstery cleaner to make sure that you do not cause any damage to your furniture. All carpeting can also be shampooed and cleaned during this time. If you have had all of the kids running in, and out of your home during the summer months, this is really a great time to give the house a good scrub down. If you do not want to pay for someone else to do the job, and pay the high prices, you can rent one. Most local supermarkets have rug shampooers that you can rent to give your rug a good cleaning.
Also if you do a lot of baking during the summer months, you may want to take out all of your baking equipment, and put away any summer items that you no longer want to use. So instead of waiting until the spring months to do a full home cleaning, this is really a great time to give your home a deep cleaning.