With the arrival of a new season and the return to work and school routines, autumn cleaning also arrives.

Preparing your home for colder weather will allow you to have the essential comfort to enjoy your time with those you love most and even with yourself.

Fall cleaning tips

The change in time and climate means you have colder, rainier weather, fewer hours of sunlight and a greater need to be indoors. What are some of the essential tasks to put into practice?

Good time to clean windows

While the weather is still mild, take the opportunity to clean your windows from the outside and then from the inside. We tell you how you can do it effectively:

  • Use a dry cloth to remove as much dust as possible;
  • With a few drops of cleaning vinegar, it removes dirt and grease that the glass may have, as well as accumulated stains;
  • Dry the glass: remove excess water and vinegar with a microfiber cloth;
  • Spray Multiusos regularly on the surfaces to be cleaned;
  • Wipe the surface with a dry, soft cloth, let it dry and then wipe it with a dry cloth again.

Wash and tidy up what you have outside

During the summer it is normal to have furniture outside the house, whether on the balcony or in the garden. Then, and taking advantage of the sunny days, wash all the furniture and objects you have outside so that they dry and put them away. This way, you prevent them from getting damaged.

Check your heating media

Chimneys and fireplaces need to be inspected regularly. To avoid the accumulation of dirt in fireplaces and chimneys and safety problems, it is best to ask a specialist for help in this type of cleaning and checks.

Also check the heating and air conditioning, cleaning or changing the filter.

And what goes unnoticed?

Rugs, carpets, closets, mattresses, drawers, shoe racks, shower curtains, door handles, baseboards and electronic devices: how often do you clean these objects?

Take the opportunity to start a general cleaning without forgetting any detail.

Dishwasher and washing machine

These are household appliances used throughout the year and, in some cases, daily. Therefore, cleaning the washing machine and dishwasher according to the manufacturer has advantages such as:

  • Prevents the accumulation of germs;
  • Effective cleaning of clothes;
  • Reduces limescale accumulation;
  • Increases the lifespan of the machine.

Hello winter clothes

Packing away your fresh clothes and reviewing your winter clothes is normal at this time of year. To avoid being afraid of how to wash woolen clothes in the washing machine, pay attention to the following precautions:

  • Read the label on each item of clothing;
  • Choose the appropriate program;
  • The detergent must be suitable for these items, as is the case with Detergente Roupa Delicada;
  • Washes at low temperature;
  • Check if you can dry your clothes in the machine.

With this change you can select the clothes and even summer shoes/sandals that you want to keep with you and donate or sell what no longer makes sense to you.

Declutter

This tip does not concern autumn cleaning but can be supplemented. This is because, with the deeper cleaning of your home, you will probably see objects that you didn't know you had or that you haven't used in a while.

So, you can choose to declutter: sell or donate everything that is just taking up space in your home.

Autumn cleaning allows you to have your refuge sanitized and prepared for winter, a time when we spend more time at home and feel a greater need for comfort.

Cleaning the windows, sanitizing and tidying up what is outside the house, checking the heating, cleaning appliances and selecting winter clothes to wash are some autumn cleaning tips to put into practice.

Author: Daniela Matos