4 Steps to Fall Bliss


Fall in love with your home!

If you’ve fallen out of love with your home, let our team of talented house cleaners help rekindle the relationship. Whether it is having fun setting up family dinners at the table, cleaning out a closet to make room for a neglected hobby, hanging a new charming light fixture or thoroughly cleaning your old one, changing out throw pillows, prepping walls for painting a color you truly love, or working on something bigger, like fixing up a bathroom or kitchen. They can all add up to your home’s “love bank.” It’s worth investing emotional energy in the home you have, because you’ll feel that love coming right back to you.

Four Steps to Fall Bliss at Home:

#1 Fall is for crafting! When planning a craft room, accessibility is key. All the materials you need should be within reach. It’s time to spark that creative energy with an organized clean craft room. The Cleaning Crew can help clean and organize your craft supplies and save you time. So, whether you’re into card making, scrapbooking or one-of-a-kind gift-wrapping, you’ll have more time for the things you love.

#2 Decorate your home with fall! Decorating for fall means rich colors, warm throws and a welcoming feeling of coziness that is hard to match in other seasons. One of the simplest ways to add a touch of fall is to use lots of texture and vibrant warm colors. Clean up summer and pull out fall curtains, pillows & throws.

#3 Fall Food! Is a treat for the eyes, Start with a clean home, Organize and put away the past sun seasons decor and decorate your home inside and outside with gourds, leaves, pumpkins and nuts, place bowls of apples ready for a bite or for dipping in caramel. These fall aromas add enticing flavors to your autumn table.

#4 Fill the air with falls fragrant smells Wafts of freshly ground cinnamon, dried orange slices, sappy pine cones, and vanilla bean. That’s the cozy smell of fall. Now that the weather is cooling down, it’s time to turn your fall clean home into a feast for your senses and bring some of those seasonal scents indoors. Just imagine the pure happiness you’ll experience when you’re cuddled up on the couch catching a fall flick with the fire going, inhaling those fragrant hints of pumpkin drifting through the air and clutching a mug of your favorite fall beverage. Enjoy more Scented Home ideas on The Cleaning Crew, LLC’s Pinterest board.

Enjoy more Scented Home ideas on The Cleaning Crew, LLC’s Pinterest board.

Fall into blissful love with your home today!

 

DIY Natural Air Freshener


Fight common household smells with DIY Natural air fresheners, warmed on the stovetop or strategically placed around your home:

DIY Natural Air Freshener on the Stove Top

On the stovetop, combine cinnamon sticks, citrus, and cloves  in a pot of simmering water.

If you are cooking and want to reduce cooking odors, simmer 1 TBSP of vinegar in a pot of water.

Too hot to simmer fresh scents on the stovetop, try one of these ideas:

Natural Air Fresheners

  1. Baking soda or vinegar with lemon juice in a small bowl will absorb odors around the house
  2. Having houseplants helps reduce odors in the home (you may recall our blog about houseplants that help clean the air!)
  3. Keep fresh ground coffee on the stovetop
  4. Grind up a slice of lemon in the garbage disposal
  5. Place bowls of fragrant dried herbs and flowers around the room


Bring the Scent of the Seasons into your Home….Naturally!


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Holiday Scents for the Home

Christmas is almost upon us yet again, and these last few days will no doubt be spent by many in the bustle of last minute shopping, wrapping, cooking, and visiting with family and friends.

Bringing the spicy scent of the holidays into your home can help create an atmosphere of warmth, comfort and cheer for you, your family, and guests.

You will need:

  • 3-4 Cinnamon sticks
  • 2 Tbls. whole cloves
  • 1 Tbls. allspice berries
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg

Place all ingredients in a pot with water and simmer gently, taking care to add water as needed so the pot does not run dry. If you have a wood or gas stove for heat, this is ideal, but if not the kitchen range will do nicely for short simmer sessions. Another option is a crockpot; the very small ones are particularly nice. Make sure to remove from heat before leaving the house, whichever method you choose.

Other ingredients to try:

  • Orange peel
  • Ginger root
  • Star anise
  • Cranberries

Another great option is to use packaged mulling spice mix and if you have a mini crock pot, even better.

Do you have a favorite recipe or idea for the holidays to share? We would love to hear from you!

Enjoy ideas we’re collecting about Natural Scents in the Home on our Pinterest Board:

 

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