Fall Cleaning Tips for Indoors

 

Summer’s come and gone – it’s time to come inside.  Use Autumn’s brisk and breezy days to conquer deep-cleaning chores for a clean and comfortable home.  Kids are back in school, vacation time is over and many people use this time to look for new houses.  Fall is the second busiest time in real estate.

Clean your rooms from top to bottom including vacuuming corners and baseboards as well as your drapes and or window treatments.  Move your furniture and vacuum beneath and behind it.

Clean your window sills and wells and make sure your interior windows sparkle.

Schedule to have your carpets professionally cleaned and well as your upholstered furniture.

Launder all bedding:  mattress pads, pillows, duvets, blankets, comforters, etc.  It’s also time to turn you mattress front-to-back and end-to-end.

Schedule your fall furnace inspection, don’t wait for that first cold night and have no heat!

Buy a supply of furnace filters and change them monthly for maximum energy savings.

One downfall of selling your house in the fall is that winter is coming.  Be sure not to overprice it.  Although there may be fewer buyers in the winter, you can be pretty sure they are serious, qualified buyers.

As interest rates remain at all-time lows and homes are priced to sell, now is a great time to work with a REALTOR® to buy or sell a home.  Visit www.gatewayRealtors.com to locate a REALTOR® who knows the market in your area.