As you recall, last week I started a fall cleaning challenge with the end result in mind that we will have a wonderfully clean house by the end of October. I know spring is the traditional time of year for this sort of cleaning project, but here are a few reasons why I think autumn may be an even better time of year to do our deep cleaning:
- Our houses will soon be shut up for the cooler months, so it would be good to go into this closed-in time with a fresh start.
- Many people (including me) have hay fever. Although we may not be able to rid the world of goldenrod or leaf mold, we can do our best to reduce the number of allergens we harbor inside our homes.
- The holidays will be here before we know it. By getting the deep cleaning done now, we can welcome visitors into our homes, knowing that what we used to “sweep under the rug” isn’t there anymore.