We are all familiar with spring cleaning, but autumn is also a great time for cleaning. As we move toward being indoors more often when the weather changes, it’s nice to have a clean, inviting home space where you’ll likely be spending the majority of your time. Some great areas to pay attention to are stovetop ranges, the oven, cleaning under and behind large appliances in the kitchen, polishing and dusting furniture, organizing closets and purging any unwanted or unused items to donate to local organizations in need, wipe the dust of of the leaves of houseplants, and snip off any dead materials.
Fall is also a good time to swap seasonal decor like tablecloths, bedspreads, throw pillows and blankets to things that are more cozy and autumnal in nature. It’s a good time to pull out candles and give throw rugs a good cleaning. Change out your door mat and place more absorbent rugs in doorways where wet shoes are likely to trod.
Sharpen your knives for the fall/winter season, since it’s the time of year for holiday feasts.
A lot of us will miss freshly grown produce in the cold months, and if you don’t have any fall producing veggies, you can easily do countertop sprouting to get fresh greens and nutrients for a fraction of what you’ll pay at the supermarket. Check out Sprouting 101 for more info!