Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 2, which means most of us in North America (with the exception of you rebels in Hawaii, Arizona and Saskatchewan) will be adjusting our clocks to “fall back” an hour. The starting and ending dates of Daylight Saving Time are the perfect times to tackle biannual cleaning chores; they occur during seasonal change and seasonal illnesses, they split the year up fairly evenly, and they are easily remembered.
If getting an extra hour of sleep this fall is going to help you breathe a little more easily, our biannual cleaning tips will make sure the air you inhale is all the better for you and your family. Take a few moments out of your recharged day to purify your home. Your immune system (and your HVAC system) will thank you!
- Rotate air flow and clean all ceiling fans.
- Vacuum all vents and registers.
- Vacuum and flip your mattress (both directions.)
- Purge your fridge and pantry of expired items.
- Wash or replace your shower curtains and liner.
- Wipe down the baseboards and trim (particularly in the kitchen, along hallways, and staircases).
- Swap out seasonal clothing.
- Test and/or replace batteries in your smoke detectors.
We know this list can be daunting, but there is plenty of research supporting how much staying on top of these health-related tasks can be beneficial to the health of everyone in the home. If you need more information on how to tackle these tasks, we are here to help!
Download this FREE checklist of the most important biannual cleaning jobs to help keep you on track.