Fall Cleaning Time!

Ivy says:

My kids are on fall break this week, and the weather is spectacular, which means it’s time for fall cleaning! I think fall cleaning is actually more important than spring cleaning- you want to get your house as clean as possible before the busy holiday schedule starts. Plus, I like to throw open the windows and get as much dust out the house as possible before we have to button up for winter.

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Now is the time to prepare the outside of your home. Since everything will soon be dying one trim or weeding should clean things up nicely.  Today’s outdoor task is to gather the potted plants that have been living outside for the summer and move them to their indoor winter home. (Sometimes I wish someone would move me to a winter home.)fall house cleaning guide

Today’s inside task focuses on the windows. I am taking down all the blinds and curtains and cleaning them up. I’m also washing all the windows, both inside and out. My mom says that windows are the “eyes” of the house and we should keep them clean.

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  1. Stephanie on October 7, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Fall is cleaning time for me too. Mostly motivated by the large Thanksgiving we host. I’m having trouble getting started this year….

  2. Mom of three on October 7, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Fall break, spring break, Martin Luther King Day, Rosh Hoshonnah, Cow in the Road day, it’s raining (I am totally serious, my kids have been sent home because it was raining), it’s going to snow (emphasis on going to), wanted to have a field trip but was too lazy to plan it day. You name it, our kids have been let out for it. We miss an entire day for a hurricane, I do not live on, or even near the coast. It was 75, sunny, no wind. The kids played outside. It didn’t even rain until three days later.

    Let the weather guy predict snow (which they do pretty much from now until April) and they will close schools.

    One year I got the school calendar and highlighted all the holidays. One week we went 4 days a week, the next 5 and it alternated through the entire school year. No wonder we start in August and go to nearly June.

    • imeverything09 on September 27, 2010 at 3:06 pm

      I should have asked my mom to move to Nashville when I was in school LOL School in Missouri starts in August and ends in June anyways, that's normal. You guys get out of school for Yom Kippur??? I don't even know what that is! I'm not Jewish lol____That's so crazy that different states have all these different rules for when to let kids out.

  3. Hilary on October 7, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Fall break? Your kids get a fall break?

    Mine get off Rosh Hoshonnah, which was last week, and Yom Kippur, which is this week. But, I live in South Florida, not Nashville.

  4. Pam on October 6, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    I do love a deep-big-cleaning……but I made a
    resolution this past Jan. to clean at least one drawer, closet, shelf…….everyday this year….and it has really worked…….some days it’s just a drawer while cooking supper…..some days it’s and entire room and every drawer and closet in it……I have purged….thrown away….given away….it feels wonderful to have gotten ride of soooooo musch stuff!!! I have gone through all of my seasonal decorations and cleand them out to. Pam, South Bend

  5. sherry on October 6, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Great timing! I’m starting my fall cleaning today. I’ve got lots and lots to do! I’d love to read more posts about this!


  6. Mom of three on October 6, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    Forgot to post the link, so you guys can read all about my morning.

  7. Mom of three on October 6, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    Painting here. Kids are in school, I am off. I am taking down wallpaper, and putting up primer. Not very motivated, but I will be once my new UR is nice and clean.

  8. chocolatechic on October 6, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Fall cleaning?

    I just don’t have the gumption to do it.

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