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Top Tips for Deep Cleans: From Carpets to Cigarette Stains

As the leaves change and the air turns crisper, it's not just nature that's going through a transformation. Fall is the perfect time to rejuvenate your living space with a deep clean, and we're here to share some top tips for a sparkling home.

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1. Rethink the Season

While spring cleaning often takes center stage, fall is an ideal time for a deep clean. As the summer dust settles and we prepare to spend more time indoors, it's the perfect opportunity to refresh your home for the coming months.

2. Show Your Carpets Some Love

Your carpets have likely endured a lot of foot traffic during the summer months. Fall is the perfect time to give them a thorough cleaning. Consider renting a carpet cleaner or hiring professionals to remove embedded dirt and allergens, leaving your carpets fresh and inviting.

3. Bid Farewell to Cigarette Stains

If you or a previous occupant were smokers, those stubborn cigarette stains on walls, ceilings, and even furniture can be a real eyesore. Tackle this issue by using a mixture of warm water, vinegar, and baking soda. Gently scrub the affected areas, and you'll be amazed at the difference it makes.

4. Embrace the Power of Baking Soda

Baking soda is your secret weapon for removing stubborn odours. Sprinkle it on your carpets, let it sit for 15-20 minutes, and then vacuum it up. You can also use it to deodorize your mattress, refrigerator, and even shoes.

Natural cleaning solution spray bottle and a woman holding a roll or paper towels.  House cleaning services in Niagara.

5. Don't Forget the Small Stuff

Deep cleaning isn't just about the big tasks. Take time to clean light fixtures, ceiling fans, and blinds. Wipe down baseboards and give your windows a streak-free shine to maximize the incoming natural light.

6. Freshen Up the Kitchen

Fall is an excellent time to revamp your kitchen. Clean out your refrigerator, freezer, and pantry, discarding expired items. Give your oven and microwave a thorough cleaning, and don't forget the dishwasher – it's easy for debris to accumulate.

7. Declutter as You Go

As you deep clean, it's a great opportunity to declutter and make room for cozy fall decor. Donate items you no longer need and organize your space for a fresh, welcoming feel.

8. Enlist Professional Help

Sometimes, the best way to ensure a thorough deep clean is to bring in the professionals. Whether it's for upholstery cleaning, air duct cleaning, or tackling challenging stains, experts can provide the deep clean your home deserves. Remember, the Estate Concierge Team is here to help. Contact us if you’re looking for cleaning support.

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With these tips, your home will be a clean, inviting oasis for the fall season. Remember, fall cleaning is a rewarding way to prepare for the upcoming months and ensure your living space is both fresh and welcoming. So, roll up your sleeves, put on your favourite playlist, and let the cleaning commence!

Caroline Maurice

Co-Founder, Estate Concierge & Downsizing

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