It’s that time of year again, folks. The nights are darker, and the weather colder. We all start to feel a little glum and blue. So why not Spring clean in Autumn? It's the perfect way to bring freshness and light to your home. Not sure where to start or aren’t even sure what jobs you need to do? We have collated a list of all the cleaning tasks you might have forgotten and simple ways to refresh each room.
Let's Start with the Kitchen
No matter what size your space, your kitchen will benefit from a clean. Cleaning your appliances thoroughly and organising your space will make cooking and preparing meals a more enjoyable experience. We’ve listed a few things you can do to refresh your kitchen this autumn.
Clean walls, backsplash and cabinet doors.
Cooking can get pretty messy. You should probably go and check out the cupboards around your food preparation area. They will be dirtier than you think. A thorough scrub of surfaces especially around your oven will have your space looking brighter in no time.
Deep clean all your appliances.
Not only does this help to ensure they run efficiently, but it also ensures the food you are so lovingly preparing is done so in an area that is clean and free from contamination. Your washing machine, dishwasher, oven, and dryer will all benefit from regular maintenance and upkeep.
Scrub the details; the grout between tiles, fixtures and fittings, door handles and the outside of your fridge.
Clean and organise your kitchen cupboards.
It’s pretty normal for the inside of your kitchen cabinets to get disorganised. When you are taking things out and putting them back multiple times a day, it's easy for things to get a little cluttered. We recommend taking out your spices and tins and giving everything a thorough clean. Then you can reorganise things as you put them back; make sure to check through your use by dates too.
Clean your bins.
Yes, all your bins need a thorough scrub. This is where you store your waste after all, so they will need cleaning inside and out. Don’t forget to disinfect the area around your bins too.
Into The Bathroom
Your bathroom is the most visited room in your home, so naturally it's going to need a good scrub. But before you get started, make sure you are selecting cleaning products that are kind to you and your surfaces. You will be having a lot of skin contact with surfaces in your bathroom, so you want to make sure the products you are using are gentle on your skin. Below are a few jobs you might want to tick off this Autumnal cleaning season.
Descale and polish your showerhead, taps and other fittings
Limescale can build up quickly around areas with frequent moisture so it's important to make sure all your fixtures are scrubbed thoroughly.
Scrub the shower, bathtub and grout around your tiles
Wash your shower curtain
If your shower curtain hasn't had a chance to dry properly after use, it can quickly get mouldy. It's often a forgotten bathroom fitting that needs cleaning. Take it down and stick it in the washing machine. If you're lucky enough to have a garden, hang it on the line to dry and your bathroom will smell of the fresh autumn air when you bring it back in.
Clean inside your vanity or mirror if you have one
If you brush your teeth as enthusiastically as us, your mirror probably needs to be cleaned regularly. We recommend using newspapers to get a good shine on your bathroom mirror.
To finish off your bathroom and bring a little of the seaside to your toilet, why not add a CorinCraft Emotif Home Fragrance Diffuser. Our Sealily Fragranced Pebble Jar makes a beautiful statement with its burst of blue colours whilst also giving off the fresh and uplifting aromas of the ocean.
And Then On To The Living Room
Your living space needs to be an environment you can relax and replenish in but often spaces that have high traffic need a more thorough clean. The living room is aptly named as you do alot of your living in this space, especially over the past year. We’ve collated a list of some things you should add to your cleaning chores.
Clean under sofa cushions and any hidden spots
The nooks and crannies of your living room will need a little tlc, after so much extra use. Hoovering your sofa cushions and cleaning out underneath will definitely be needed. Extra snacking crumbs and probably wrappers are often hidden down the sides of your sofa cushions.
Dust off shelves and everything up high. Decorative surfaces such as tabletops and windowsills often collect dust and dirt, so make sure to give everywhere a thorough wipe down. Hard to reach spots where you store home accessories often get missed; now is the perfect time to clean the details.
Clean living room windows and dressings
Curtains and blinds harbour tons of dust throughout the year. Make sure that sunlight can get in through your windows by ensuring they've had a thorough clean inside and out.
High touch surfaces such as door handles and light switches will need a wipe down as they see regular traffic from people in your home. If you have a pet, your high traffic areas will probably include your skirting boards too.
Your living space should feel revamped after you’ve taken care of some of these missed spots. Now, you can enjoy evenings of calm and rest knowing you’ve tackled another load of chores.
Heading to Bed
Your Bedroom should feel like a space for peace and tranquility, but practically it also ends up being a place that needs lots of storage. Let’s see what clutter we can tidy up upstairs.
Clean your nightstand and top of dresser
If you like your trinkets in the bedroom, you’ll need to make sure you give everything a good wipe. Reorganise what you need and what you don’t as you want to avoid too much clutter in your sleeping space.
Clean under your bed and other furniture
You’ll be surprised at how much dust lays under your bed. It’s a great time to pull everything out and give everything a thorough dust and wipe.
Dust light fixtures
While you are dusting, don’t forget your light fixtures. We often have multiple lamps in our bedrooms, they will all need to be dusted properly.
Inside Your Cupboards
With the seasons changing, many start tucking away their summer clothing and pulling back out some of their warmer wolly jumpers. If you're organising your wardrobes and drawers this Autumn, our Emotif Drawer Fresheners leave your clothes and linens smelling fresh for longer. In a range of fragrances, the possibilities for these heart and flower shaped fresheners are endless.
If your shoes are particularly smelly or even where you are storing your shoes, our Emotif Stinky Feet absorb and eliminate bad odours, leaving your shoes smelling refreshed.
Cleaning the tops of picture frames
One spot that often gets missed in our house is the tops of our picture frames. With framed prints, photographs and paintings on our walls, we often don’t see the tops of our picture frames. But that doesn’t mean they don’t need cleaning. It’s a perfect spot for dust to collect, so make sure you give your frames a quick wipe down!
And to finish off any room, our pyramid shaped Aromid Room Fresheners are a beautiful piece of artwork that give off one of our many Emotif Diffuser Oils. Just top up by pouring over a capful of your favourite fragrance for long lasting and gentle aromas. Our Aphrodite Aromid is a popular choice for your bedroom.
Happy Cleaning, Folks! For more tips & tricks for home & living or to look at some of our home fragrances, check out our website.