Home Cleaning Tips for the Winter Months
Winter can be a great time to give your home a thorough clean and freshening. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your winter cleaning:

Start with the windows – Give your windows a good clean. This will let more natural light into the room, making the space look and feel brighter

Wash your bedding- Plan to wash your bedding once every week or two weeks. This keeps it fresh and smelling great!

Vacuum and dust – Make sure to vacuum and dust your furniture regularly during the winter months to keep a buildup from accumulating.

Clean the carpets and rugs – Vacuuming and steam cleaning your carpets and rugs will help keep them fresh and free of dirt.

Declutter – Take some time to go through your home and get rid of anything that you don't need anymore. This will help to keep your home organized and easier to clean.

Clean your appliances – Take some time to clean and maintain your appliances, such as the refrigerator, oven, and dishwasher. 

Clean your bathroom – Make sure to scrub and disinfect your bathroom regularly.

Clean your HVAC system – Have your HVAC system checked and cleaned regularly to ensure good air quality in your home.

Make sure to take breaks and reward yourself for all the hard work you're putting in. It can be really satisfying to see the results of your efforts!


Fall Decor Ideas Without Breaking the Bank

The secret to adding fall vibes into your home without breaking the bank is by purchasing items that draw your eyes to the focal point of your room. Using neutral fall decor will help transition your home well into winter.  Buy neutral fall decor, such as natural elements like pinecones, branches, white berry sprays or even sprayed greenery.  Checking your local Dollar Tree, Dollar Store, Winners, Marshalls and Homesense for seasonal decor will help to keep costs budget friendly. 

Table runners, vases filled with greenery and fall inspired swag will give your table a lift and provide that eye drawing effect. Adding a couple candles will make your table pop.  Pillows, throws and baskets can add the fall vibes to your home. These elements will create that cozy look without being too bold. 

If you are one of those people who love to change their paint colours frequently in their home, new trends are making an appearance. Rather than the cooler accent colours on your walls such as a blue or grey, there are several warmer tones taking center stage. Colours like beiges, terracota and browns are adding more of a rustic, warm and cozy feel. 

I hope these ideas will help you bring elements of fall to your home that will be fresh and appealing throughout the coming months.


Top Fall Home Maintenance Tasks

The days are getting shorter and the temperature is inching down. The sign of this change is most certainly fall. The leaves will be changing colors and falling off the trees by the end of this month. And it's time to prepare your home for fall.

Here are some tips for making sure that your home is ready for fall:

1) Clean out your gutters and make sure they're clear of leaves and other debris. This helps prevent water damage to the exterior of your house, which can lead to mold or mildew growth.

2) Check basement for leaking or moisture and make sure you have them all sealed up and ready for the winter.

3) Check all of your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. Replace batteries if necessary, and test them regularly throughout the year so that you know they'll work in an emergency situation!

4) Check window screens for holes or tears, and replace as needed. It's also a good idea to install door sweeps on exterior doors so that they don't get outside when left open accidentally.

5) Drain your exterior water lines and shut off taps. Making sure your water lines are clear for the colder weather will ensure that there are no mishaps during the winter months.

6) Clean out the leaves from underneath your deck or patio furniture. This is an easy way to keep your outdoor space looking great.

7) It's good practice to check your HVAC system so that you know it's ready to handle cooler temperatures in the fall. This will also give you an opportunity to clean out any debris from inside your unit or around vents, which could cause issues.

8) Change or clean your furnace filter. Your furnace filters out all kinds of dust, hair, and other allergens. 

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