Call me crazy but September is my favorite time of year to reclaim my house after the lazy, crazy days of summer. After months of enjoying summer breezes wafting through my windows, bare feet and my children home from school -our house needs a thorough cleaning. Fall is a great time to restore your nest, prepare for the demands of the new school year and ensure that your family has a happy and healthy season.
Here’s a guide to help you earn an A on your fall cleaning:
Bedrooms Prepare for a closet ambush-start with the kids rooms- Inspect and sort children’s clothes and toys and make three piles-one to give to younger siblings, one to donate and one for trash. Make a quick note of clothes or shoes that each child outgrew or needs replaced so you have a defined shopping list ready for next spring or a vacation. In the master bedroom, help ease your transition to your fall wardrobe by inspecting all of your clothes for stains or deterioration. Wash or dryclean any soiled garments to prevent moth damage or stains.