The days are starting to get shorter and the leaves falling from the trees – Autumn is definitely here.
By ticking a few things off every month, you can stay on top of all your household duties. Here’s what you need to get done this month.
If you’re in NSW, SA, VIC, TAS and ACT you’ll need to turn back the clock, otherwise you’re going to be early to a lot of things.
Fire alarm check
It’s always encouraged that your fire alarms are checked and batteries are replaced on the daylight savings weekend. With the increased home fire threat in winter due to heaters and fireplaces, this is crucial to do in April.
After being packed away for 6 months, your blankets and duvets will need to be refreshed by giving them a clean. Also think about flipping over the mattress if you find it is starting to sink in the middle.
Extra tip: Every few weeks on a sunny day, place your pillows in a bright sunny spot so all the moisture is removed – you’ll find they fluff up nicely.
If you’re lucky to have a fireplace in your home before you start the first fire, make sure that the chimney flute is inspected and cleaned. Once it’s safe, you’re able to light a lovely warm fire on those cooler days.
Rain can be quite unpredictable at this time of year so while it’s dry, start to collect or buy firewood and place it in a well protected dry place. Also start to collect kindling wood.
While the days are still warm enough, get any house painting done now so that the paint can dry quickly. When winter hits there will be more moisture inside and it can affect your paint work
Clean out the fridge
Tis the season for slow cooking, pies and roast dinners. But before you get stuck into your winter cooking, think about cleaning out the fridge of anything that is out of date and give it a general top to bottom clean.
With allergies at an all time high over winter, dusting regularly throughout the house is important to keep allergens at bay. Dust all surfaces with a proper duster that will pick it up, rather than a cloth that just moves it around. And don’t forget to vacuum after.
Yep – it’s that time of year again where mould can take over your bathroom, living areas or even worse, your wardrobe. Protect yourself, and your clothes, by giving the house a thorough clean now to remove any mould already presenting itself before it gets cold outside and warm inside.
For your wardrobe, fit with moisture beads that help to soak up any moisture and make sure that you allow for plenty of air flow. If you would like more information about how to keep a mould free home here’s how to rid mould for good.