Monday, 19 September 2016

5 Easy Steps To Prepare Your House for Winter

We are on the verge of Autumn so what better time to prepare your house for the oncoming winter with a reverse Spring Clean? Here are my super easy 5 steps to creating a winter-ready home. 
5 Easy Steps To Prepare Your House for Winter

Call me weird, but I love a good clean. Nothing de-clutters your mind more than de-cluttering your house. Seriously, when my room is a mess I find it so hard to focus on anything. Mess is simply not relaxing. So as we approach a new season, what a perfect time to clean before the chaos begins.

1. Dust, polish and vacuum
Get the basics done. When you are taking items off shelves to dust, consider if you actually need said items. What purpose/value do they serve?

2. Reverse your wardrobe
Pack your summery clothes away into either vacuum seal bags (very cheap on ebay) and put them into a spare suitcase. Time to get out those thick jumpers, hats and gloves again.

3. Donate to a charity shop
If you decide certain items are no longer loved and needed, put them in a box and pop them over to your local charity shop who will be happy to take them off your hands.

4. Open your windows
Take advantage of the few warm autumn days we have to give your house a final blow around. You can't beat fresh air.

5. Reorganise the furniture
If you are feeling adventurous, maybe experiment with moving furniture around. You don't have to full on move sofas and dressers, just try putting that vase that sits in the corner over on the table instead for a change.

Here is a great infograph from Mesothelioma and Asbestos Awareness Centre. Yes, I know this is all about Spring cleaning, but this is still very relevant for Autumn cleaning.


What are your autumn cleaning tips? Do you enjoy cleaning too or is it just me?

Helen x 


12 comments:

  1. I love spring and autumn cleaning so this was a great post idea! I love re-organising an re-decorating my room for the changing seasons, and getting out my cold weather clothes is always exciting, I find so many things I'd forgotten I owned! Thanks for sharing your tips, m'lovely! This is my first visit to your blog and I've loved it - I'm sure I'll be back!

    Abbey 🌷 www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! Autumn is my favourite season so I'm looking forward to getting out my scarf. Not looking forward to the dark mornings though.

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  2. These are some wicked ideas! I love spring/winter cleaning, time to say bye to the old and start a new chapter :)

    thisissimplyme.com

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    1. Cleaning is so relaxing haha. I love getting rid of junk.

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  3. These are some fantastic tips and Autumn is the perfect time to do a little bit of housework and upkeep to keep the home, safe, warm and cosy

    Laura x

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    1. Thanks. Its nice to be prepared for winter.

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  4. Great ideas! We keep our windows open as long as we can. I couple fall/back-to-school together as my time to purge things we no longer need or that don't fit anymore.
    Love your blog name btw :)

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    1. Thank you :) I like sleeping with my window open which is why my room is always full of spiders.

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  5. Great tips!! I always have a good declutter during winter so often visit charity shops x

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    1. I'm giving my room a thorough clean and sort out :)

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  6. Donating to a charity shop is on my list! This has encouraged me to continue with it!

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    1. Yay! I'm always finding random stuff to donate.

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