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Making the Summer-to-Fall Transition: Prepare Your Home Before Winter Sets in

Take care of Fall home maintenance

The end of summer is all about change. Leaves are starting to fall, the weather’s just beginning to cool (okay, at least it’s less hot). The kids are back in school, and everyone settles into familiar and busy daily routines. Soon, you won’t have as much time for those little household jobs that’ll pay off later ­– or cost you some money if they’re neglected – so do yourself a favor: put down the TV remote, pull on your sweatpants and t-shirt, and get ‘em done now.

Clean Inside and Out

The end of summer is a good time to clean and organize your house, room by room. As your family begins to transition to fall clothing, start putting away the summer wardrobes. Store them safely in secure plastic containers, especially if they’ll be spending the winter in the attic or basement. Put away the doo-dads you picked up on vacation or your kids brought home from summer camp. If things have really gotten out of hand, you might consider having a professional home organizer help you tackle the clutter. 

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Is Fall Cleaning Better Than Spring Cleaning?

A study shows Fall Cleaning is better than spring cleaning.
Should we be doing fall cleaning instead of spring cleaning? 45% of people think fall is the best season for deep cleaning, according to a study conducted by SpareFoot.com. This could explain why our local Goodwill drop-off point filled up by noon the other day. Children are back at school, the weather is still great, and parents are decluttering and reorganizing their most important spaces.
Five rooms you don’t want to forget during fall cleaning:
1. Bedrooms: Take a look through your summer wardrobe. This is the time to donate those pieces you may have tried on, but never wore this summer. Perhaps that is a signal that these pieces were not your most beloved. In your children’s closets, pull out and donate worn or outgrown clothes. If you store winter clothes, this is the perfect time to return them to your closet and inventory what you have.
2. Kitchen: In the pantry, throw away any unhealthful, unpopular or expired food items. Organize your pantry so that your children can easily find items to put into their lunchboxes. Store snacks for your children at eye level in labeled containers. Fall is also a great
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