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5 useful tips for a perfect Autumn cleaning

Autumn cleaning, especially the basics, is a pleasure for some and a challenge for others! There are people who eagerly take up these activities and others who put them off indefinitely. But as they say: “The eyes are afraid, the hands – not!” And “The appetite comes with the food!”

After all, Autumn cleaning and tidying up from a hygienic and aesthetic point of view is an important necessity. Everyone has to deal with them. Here are some useful tips on how to make it happen more quickly, efficiently and with a good mood.


Autumn cleaning tip 1: Windows and doors

During the infamous Autumn cleaning, the windows are washed from the outside and inside with a special detergent and a towel. You shouldn’t forget mosquito nets either. They collect a lot of dust. And most importantly, adhere to the health and safety standards, especially when dealing with windows located on the upper floors.  

Proper insulation is important to keep your home warm in the winter. That’s why autumn is the best time to check the condition of door and window frames. Door handles, windows, cupboards and drawers, as well as light switches should be cleaned with alcohol-containing detergents regularly. Clean the doors and wooden parts of the furniture with a special wood cleaner and a soft cloth.


Tip 2: Blinds and curtains

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In order to do the Autumn cleaning perfectly, curtains must be removed, patted and washed. And after they dry well – hang back up again. Dirty, dusty blinds are not the most pleasant sight. 

To clean them quickly and easily, take a pair of old socks and make the well-known water and vinegar solution. First, vacuum the blinds. Then put the sock on your hand, like a glove. Dip it in the mixture and pass all the blinds.


Autumn cleaning tip 3: Carpets and rugs

The carpets and rugs are those parts of the interior decoration capable of transforming the house into a home. They create cosiness and warmth in the room, but could also be a breeding ground for germs and dirt. Therefore you need to clean your carpets regulalry. 

Dissolve one packet of baking soda in clean water, spray the carpet and leave it for 1 hour. If there are areas with more serious dirt, rub in a concentrated solution. Then vacuum everything up. Baking soda is not dangerous, which means you can use it without rubber gloves and a mask. It creates an alkaline environment and dissolves biological agents, an advantage when having small pets without proper toilet habits.

If you have chosen rugs for your interior, you are probably already facing certain challenges. Of great importance here is the type of material, the length and the way of inserting the thread. Whether they are made of natural wool, cotton, silk, bamboo, sisal or artificial materials, the use of bleach is not recommended. It can be replaced with weakly alkaline preparations without the substance proteasen. Vigorous scrubbing is also not recommended as to avoid damaging the fibres. It is mandatory to dry after washing, so mould does not appear.


Tip 4: Kitchen appliances

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In most households, the coffee machine is among the most used appliances. Daily cleaning is very important, but every coffee machine needs a more serious Autumn cleaning too. Mix equal parts vinegar and water, pour into the water tank, start the machine and wait for half the liquid to drain. Then turn off the machine for half an hour and turn it on again. When the water and vinegar mixture has run out, fill the tank with clean water 2 times to rinse. 

In the dishwasher, food residues and scale accumulate over time, and this necessitates regular cleaning. Place a bowl of vinegar and run a quick wash cycle. When it’s done, remove the bowl and pour a cup of baking soda into the bottom of the sink before running another quick cycle. To clean the oven. Dissolve 1 tablespoon of baking soda in 1 cup of water. Spray the oven with this mixture, let it sit overnight and wipe with a clean cloth.


Autumn cleaning tip 5: Mattresses and pillows

Leave cushions to air out and bake in the sun for a few hours. If your mattresses are in zippered cases, take them off, wash them, and then put them back on. If not, sprinkle them with baking soda, wait a few hours, then vacuum them up.


Final notes 

Autumn Cleaning and tidying require not only time, but also a steady dose of patience! Your favourite music is able to make their times more pleasant and light! And when you’re done, you can indulge in a well-deserved rest with your favourite food, drink or a movie. What is even more, you can now safely expect the Christmas holidays!

And should you decide to get some professional help with your Autumn cleaning, feel free to contact us and request a free quote. You can find more information about our cleaning services at Merci Cleaning or on our official Facebook page. 


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