You probably give your home a deep clean in the spring – especially if you are considering listing your home for sale…and you should also show your home some love at the beginning of fall. Here's where to start:
1. Perform a pantry audit.
First, remove all the cans and boxes from the shelves, and vacuum away any lingering dust or crumbs – you might be amazed at what can build up in just a few months. Then, inspect each item before putting it back in its place, tossing anything that is expired or past its prime. Consult a shelf-life chart as a helpful guide.
2. Test and clean your smoke detectors.
You already know to put fresh batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors (doing this on the days you change the clocks for…