Fall Cleaning

Do you whip your home into shape in the spring with some deep cleaning? You should be doing the same in the FALL! As the cooler weather approaches, be sure to reorganize and clean up. Read through our tips below, get that cleaning up done, and then stay tuned for next month’s blog where we’ll go over the best fall decor ideas we’ve found just for you! 

Organize the closets.

First, take out all of your summer clothing and shoes. Then, vacuum up all the dust that accumulated on the floor and walls all summer. Next, dust off any shelves and drawers. Last, pull out all those cozy flannels and winter clothes and put them in that clean closet.

Get the beds winter-ready.

Take off those cooling sheets and put on some flannel or cotton ones. Add a blanket before putting the comforter back on. If it’s not chilly enough yet, just put the blanket out and ready…maybe folded at the end of the bed, or in a cute basket!

Clean the windows.

Go through the house and clean all of your windows, inside and out! This way, you won’t have to go outside to clean them in the colder months. 

Deep clean the kitchen.

The cooler months mean company and a lot of cooking indoors, so it’s time to get your appliances as clean as possible! Deep clean your oven, microwave, air fryer, etc.! 

Wash the curtains and dust the blinds. 

Don’t skip this step! The amount of dust that accumulates in these spots isn’t always noticeable, but it’s important to clean them to keep your home healthy! 

 

We’d love to help you get your home cleaned up for fall.  Give us a call (404-913-6699) or a get quote online here.

Cleaning Hacks!

Sometimes, using regular cleaning techniques just isn’t enough to get your home as clean as you’d like. Gunk remains in hard-to-reach places, dust gathers in spots you might not notice, and the list goes on! We created a list of some awesome cleaning hacks for you to use and REALLY get your house CLEAN. 

 

Screens and screen doors

Use a lint roller! Get all that sticky gunk and dust off first with a lint roller, and then spray with your basic household cleaner and wipe with a micro-fiber cloth.

Air vents

Spray an old cloth and wrap it around a butter knife. Slide the cloth and butter knife in between the metal on your air vents to get rid of all that old dust you wouldn’t have been able to reach otherwise!

Baseboards

Are your baseboards looking a little worse-for-wear? Use a Magic Eraser! Generic brands will work too.

Stainless steel sink

Can’t seem to get the stains off of your sink? Make a paste out of baking soda and water, and then scrub it with a sponge. Let it sit for as long as you can, and then rinse. Next, add some olive oil to a rag and shine your sink!

Bathtub

Sprinkle coarse salt around your tub, and then use a grapefruit cut in half as if it were a sponge. It will work like magic to remove soap scum! Rinse the tub out once finished.

 

Keeping things in order at home is important, but it’s also important to make sure everything is clean indoors! We’d love to be your saving grace this summer.

Give us a call (404-913-6699) or a get quote online here.

Reorganizing

Taking the time to reorganize around your house really makes a difference in your daily life! Things will be easier to find, and life will feel much less cluttered. Just follow the tips below!

 

Organize your recipes.

Purchase three binders, some clear sleeves, and dividers. 1 binder will be for desserts, 1 for holidays, and 1 for everyday recipes. Organize them as you see fit!

 

Buy a whiteboard for a chore chart.

Hang the whiteboard on your fridge or wall in the kitchen, and update it each week, with assignments for each family member.

 

Organize your cabinets.

Check under your sinks for any cleaning products that are expired, empty, or in need of replacement. Clean out your kitchen cabinets, and make sure there aren’t any expired items.

Go through your bookshelves.

First, head to the kid(s’) room(s) and go through their books – donate old ones that they don’t read anymore. Then, go through your bookshelf. Pick out your favorites, and donate the ones you haven’t read in the last couple of years. 

 

Color-coordinate your closet.

We know it sounds silly, but doing this will actually force you to go through everything and get rid of old items. It will also help you to find things a bit easier when you’re searching for something!

 

Keeping things in order at home is important, but it’s also important to make sure everything is clean indoors! We’d love to be your saving grace this summer.

 

Give us a call (404-913-6699) or a get quote online here.

Summer Cleaning

Summer is about relaxing by the pool, hanging with friends, and much more…but it’s important to remember to clean, re-organize, and keep things tidy around your home as summer begins! We created a guide to help you.

 

Start with your medicine cabinet.

Be sure to dispose of any old medicine, and replace them if need be. Stock up summertime remedies, like aloe for sunburns, bug spray, calamine lotion, allergy pills, you get the gist!

 

Home Improvement

Many home improvement companies offer sales and discounts during the summer months, so check around your home for anything that could use some work. Take advantage of the deals while they last!

 

Spruce things up outdoors.

Clean the grill and be sure to stock up on propane tanks for all those backyard bbq’s you’ll be having. Clean the porch furniture, and set out candles that will repel mosquitos and other critters. Hose off your kids’ playsets and check them for safety (nails sticking out, or screws that need tightened).

 

Check your home for critters.

Take a walk around the outside of your home and check for any evidence of termites, bee or wasp nests, carpenter ants, etc. You might need to give your exterminator a call!

Keeping things in order at home is important, but it’s also important to make sure everything is clean indoors! We’d love to be your saving grace this summer.

Give us a call (404-913-6699) or a get quote online here.

What to Do This Spring

Springtime is finally here! There’s just something about that brisk morning air with some blooming flowers in the yard as you sip your coffee…isn’t there? Warmer weather during the day means so many fun things to do this spring! Take a look at our list of new things to try + events going on in Atlanta, GA to check out.

  1. Go for a walk outside!
  2. Start an herb or vegetable garden.
  3. Go to the Atlanta Spring Wine Festival! 
  4. Visit a farmer’s market, like one of these:

Marietta Square Farmers Market

Sandy Springs Farmers Market

Ponce City Farmers Market

  1. Go on a picnic with friends or that special someone.
  2. Host a barbeque party!
  3. Plan a camping trip.
  4. Go to a music festival, like this one.
  5. Go to a Braves game!
  6. Visit the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.

Give us a call (404-913-6699) or a get quote online here.