Cleaning should be a regular routine, and the best way to maintain a clean home. Consistency, and a plan truly make a home go from just clean to pristine. In this article I will make my first point and every Friday add in my other points on Fall cleaning. Though nothing against the Spring, and the more deep cleans you have the better! To be ahead of the game though, Fall is the way to go!
Fall? Why the Fall? Well, here is part 1 of my reasons. Maybe after reading this list you may be convinced, or at least consider making your cleaning season, the Fall time of the year.
1. The Holidays
Think about it, most Holidays that take place in the Fall and Winter are in very close proximity to each other. In the Spring most of these Holidays have already passed, and people want to get out and enjoy the weather.
There are the “Big Holidays” being Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Christmas Eve, Hanuka, Kwanzaa and New Years. Though you may not celebrate all these Holidays, chances are you celebrate or recognize at least 3 of these Holidays. These Holidays having an average of 20.6 days in between the next Holiday! With a turn around like that you would be wise to start your season of cleaning in the Fall.
Not convinced? That is okay, but now lets mention the “Little Holidays”. I am talking about the ones that may not be nationally recognized, but the ones that always seem to creep up on us and are here before we even have a chance to think about them. These are Black Friday, Sweetest Day, Super Bowl, Valentines Day, MLK day & Presidents Day (I include this because many kids are off school), and not to mention Christmas vacation for the students. Which lasts an average of three weeks. Remember that average of 20.6 days in between the Major Holidays? Now lets factor in these “Little Holidays” and events. You are looking at an average of 19.8 days. I did not factor in the students returning for Christmas break as this may vary, and some do not come back. 19.8 days to find time to clean? It would help if we start in the Early Fall.
With the “Big Holidays” and “Little Holidays” mentioned is there anything else that could factor into the average days between Holidays and festivities? Yes! Just a few extra things that may or may not be part of your busy time of the year. Reminder I am just mentioning things that circulate or are seen as Holiday festivities. Such activities include, office/work parties, Church Cantatas and volunteer time. During the Holidays is when many people volunteer their time to help out in the community. Our Average of 19.8 is now 17.2 days.
17.2 days in between just Holiday activities, during the late Fall and Winter time of the year. This in not including an already busy schedule with everyday activities and responsibility. I feel that I have made a decent case for a deep clean in the Fall, but perhaps this first point isn’t enough to convince you. Next Friday I will give my Second point on Spring Cleaning? How About Fall Cleaning?
Holidays, we love them but they take up so much time. Get ahead of the game by cleaning Early Fall!
Co-Owner, Businesswoman and Operator
Pristine Clean LL C