Summer will be over in a few weeks and your thoughts will turn to the changing colors of the leaves, the crisp morning air, and the end of the year holidays. This is also the time to do something that not everyone thinks of doing: conducting a thorough autumn cleaning of your Tigardville apartment rental. While many people associate deep cleaning with springtime, you want your place to be fresh and ready for all the holiday decorating and celebrations you plan on hosting. Here are a few tips on how to organize the cleaning effort.

Packing Up the Summer Accessories

Before you get into the tougher cleaning, it’s time to launder and dry clean all of the summer accessories that you’ve enjoyed the past several months. That includes throw pillows, area rugs, and other items that helped give your apartment in Tigard, OR a bit of summer color.

Once you have the accessories cleaned, pack them carefully. If some of the accessories are fragile, consider wrapping them individually in bubble wrap before placing them in a box of other storage solution. Whatever containers you use, make sure they are airtight. This will ensure they don’t collect dust in the months ahead and will be fresh enough to air out and use again next year.

Deep Cleaning Every Square Inch

Now that the accessories are neatly packed away, the next step is to clean every inch of your Tigardville apartment. Make sure that not one counter, tile floor, or area of carpeting is overlooked. Take your time and clean one room at a time. If there is any cleaning that you feel is a little outside your level of expertise, don’t hesitate to hire a professional. The goal is to ensure the place is spotless and smells as fresh as it looks.

Bringing Out the Autumn Accessories

Once the deep cleaning is done, it’s time to haul out the autumn accessories. Any pillows and other fabric items you use to bring the autumn colors into your space can be freshened by tossing them in the dryer on a low setting. Add a couple of scented dryer sheets and let them tumble for twenty minutes. If necessary, you can also iron things like table runners, cloths, and throws to give them a crisp appearance.

When everything is ready, strategically place your autumn accessories around the apartment. Just as you did with the summer accessories, make sure there are hints of autumn colors evenly distributed through the space. You can manage this by creating groupings that include items that have hints of yellows, oranges, reds, and browns. This will help give each room a unified look and feel.

Getting ready for autumn is not as difficult as some may think. All it takes is a little planning and attention to detail. Set aside an upcoming weekend to manage the task and you can rest assured that your unit at Tigardville Apartments will fit right in with the upcoming season.